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msb1991 last won the day on July 10 2008

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  1. I used to be very interested in speed gun readings. Not as much these days. My finding was that it is only really good for judging the relative speed of bowlers in that match. Between matches and series is too variable.
  2. I think new pacers will struggle to make an impact. Just because Shami, Ishant and Bumrah have been so great does not mean everyone is also great - breaking into Test cricket is hard (unless you are an Englishman bowling in England). Look at how clearly worse Umesh was - and he took 6 against West Indies. Ishant has been so good recently - excellent seam position and very accurate. Even Shami is a class above - because of how deadly some of his spells are - when he gets the reverse swing.
  3. He has been mediocre throughout the career but you must admit that he was quality in England.
  4. msb1991

    India XI for the 1st test at Adelaide

    If four pace bowlers, I think one has to be Bhuvi so that the tail isn't too long.
  5. Without pace, there is surely no reason for Khaleel to play. There are more skilful medium pacers such as Kaul or Mohit. Glad India won but you cannot afford to carry players.
  6. msb1991

    Deodhar Trophy 2018

    All in all though, a match-winning knock.
  7. I've not seen him bowl other than short videos. How does he benchmark against Shami, Ishant, Bumrah and Kumar in terms of general quality (accuracy, pressure, skills, etc.).
  8. No need for Ishant in the tour games - he knows the conditions. Let's see how well the three spinners can do and who comes out on top. Unsuitable spinners are destroyed in Australia. I think Shami or Bhuveneshwar for the final pace slot is a very difficult call because of Kumar's batting.
  9. I don't think bowlers ever intentionally bowl slow (apart from Munaf). You just need to be in good rhythm which cannot be switched on and off.
  10. msb1991

    Deodhar Trophy 2018

    I think it is insane that people criticising Rahane. Batting through for 144 is excellent. Iyer will need to do something truly special to get India B over the line. I think people use their selection judgements to cloud judgement of every individual performance.
  11. Don't agree with this thread. England were 210/3 in the first innings. India were then 100/5 in response. That's Test cricket!
  12. msb1991

    Pujara's county performance thread

    What is interesting is the purpose of the stint. If he scores 100s every game then it feels useless as he hasn't gained anything. If he continues to fail then surely the stint has shown inability to deal with the conditions and potential evidence he should be dropped. If he does well in latter games then it feels that it has done the precise goal which is for him to learn how to play the conditions. Either way, I don't think early failures are the catastrophe that they seem
  13. Look how many of Philander's here were under 130kph.
  14. If South Africa managed to get all four of those fit in South African conditions then I'm not sure any team has a chance?
  15. msb1991

    Thommo - how quick was he?'

    Yes, I recall reading that there are human limits to this sort of thing.

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