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Pollack last won the day on March 22 2017

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  1. Jos Butler vs MS Dhoni

    Quinny is his nickname. Don't try to be de kocky.
  2. Jos Butler vs MS Dhoni

    Good. So he can ask dhoni to tie his boot laces.
  3. Jos Butler vs MS Dhoni

    Prefer Quinny over Butler in my team.
  4. Jos Butler vs MS Dhoni

    I would pick even Tim Paine over dhoni. Atleast he will get out and do no damage. M S Dhoni currently is a match loser. He won't get out and at the same time screw scoreboard.
  5. Ravi Shastri defends Ajinkya Rahane's omission from first two Tests "If Ajinkya (Rahane) had played the first Test and not done well, you would have asked me the same question about why Rohit hasn't played. Rohit played, he didn't do well, so you are asking me why Ajinkya didn't play," a defiant Shastri told reporters when queried about the selection policy." "The same would have happened with the fast bowlers. So you have choices. The team management has discussed what is the best option. They stick by it and they go by it," Shastri said."Overseas, you go on current form, you go on conditions. You see which player can adapt to certain conditions quicker than the other," he added. https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/india-in-south-africa/ravi-shastri-defends-ajinkya-rahanes-omission-from-first-two-tests/articleshow/62606660.cms
  6. Good bowler. Couple of bad outings. Has great potential.
  7. Shami is India's best Test bowler, could fit into SA pace attack very well: Fanie de Villiers https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/india-in-south-africa/shami-is-indias-best-test-bowler-could-fit-into-sa-pace-attack-very-well-fanie-de-villiers/articleshow/62581635.cms Former South African fast bowler Fanie De Villiers has praised Mohammed Shami as India's best Test bowler and added that the Proteas could easily fit him in their highly-competitive pace attack."Shami is a good bowler. He could play for South Africa and fit into their pace attack very well," de Villiers told PTI after Shami took 4-49 in the second innings at Centurion. He has a beautiful out-swinger, runs in hard, bowls at 140s, and most importantly, he consistently bowls that line to first slip. He bowls the line Glenn McGrath did, Shaun Pollock did, Ian Botham did, Dale Steyn does, and so, he is India's best Test bowler."Overall, Shami is the second-highest wicket-taker in the Test series so far after Vernon Philander, with 9 wickets in two Tests. "When you are bowling in South Africa, it is important to have that away-swinging line. Shami has that. Hardik Pandya has that too, but he doesn't have too much pace. Until he gets that pace he will not be a big wicket-taker "He will fit into India's overseas plans very well though, because he bowls that away-swinging line. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also has that, but he didn't play in Centurion," he said. India's team selection has been a point of sharp debate with skipper Virat Kohlieven losing his cool in the post- Centurion press conference when asked about his tendency to change the playing eleven in every match. For the second Test, Kohli had made three changes, with Kumar making way for Ishant Sharma while KL Rahul came in for Shikhar Dhawan. Parthiv Patel was a forced inclusion as Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out of the remainder of the tour with a hamstring injury. Ajinkya Rahane was sidelined again. "I am genuinely surprised that Kumar didn't play. He should be playing all overseas Test matches for India. He is someone who can take the ball away from right-handers and then bring it back into left-handers as well. "That is the future of world cricket on quicker wickets and this has been the past. Jasprit Bumrah bowled well, but he primarily bowls into the right-hander, or bowls into the stumps. Even on flat wickets like Centurion, Kumar can average 4 wickets per match. It was a big mistake not picking him," said de Villiers. "Ishant Sharma bowls into the stumps. Bumrah bowls into the stumps too. In South Africa, you cannot have two pacers bowling into the batsmen on a wicket like this. Bumrah bowled well in patches yes, but is he going to take 8-9 wickets in a Test? How many times has Ishant picked 8-9 wickets in a test. Pretty spot on about Bumrah and Ishant. Like I have been saying Bumrah doesn't bring anything into tests. He just bring the the bowl into the batsman 97% of the time with the same predictable angle. After a few matches batsman would get used to it. And Ishant is well Ishant Sharma . Even this former SAfrican cannot stop taking a dig at him like when was the last time he picked 8-9 wickets.
  8. Ramachandra Guha never makes any sense to me but tbh this is a thoroughly well written article. India has a lot of talent and resources and still we arent dominating on or off the field. We are not even achieving even 10% of our potential. Nepotism, corruption, crazy amount of money and power and it's misuse isn't letting it happen.
  9. Because he is a Sharma and Kohli is captain.
  10. Shubman Gill or P. Shaw --- who is better?

    Cannot speak for others but at no point (seriously not even once) Unmukt Chand looked quality or even decent batsman to me. He looked plain mediocre.
  11. Shubman Gill or P. Shaw --- who is better?

    Shaw is far from an accumulator. May turn out to be a negative for him tbh.
  12. Shami was decent. Your recent criticism of Shami is because he wasnt hitting the speed guns as he should at least be.

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