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  1. Either Bhuvi or Jadeja will play at No.8 It's gonna like this for whole tournament If Bhuvi plays then it will be Kulcha and No Shami and if jaddu plays then One from Kulcha and No bhuvi.
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    Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019

    Yes. It was a full toss (penultimate ball of CSK innings) and was thumped by Dhoni for a six. Speed without accuracy.
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    Who should bat at #4 in the WC?

    Should try Kohli at 4 once in a warm up match. I would prefer to play Rahul as a floater. At No. 3 when a wicket goes within 15 overs. Otherwise Kohli at 3.
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    Who should bat at #4 in the WC?

    Virat Kohli won the WC-11 and that U-19 WC when he batted at No. 4 No.3 Virat Kohli is Panauti for the team in WCs.
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    WC squad selected, DK n Jaddu selected.....no rayudu, pant

    Some of the folks here are going overboard. This is a good selection and thank them that they didn't take Rayudu. From Selectors perspective - The combination is going to be 5 Bat + 1 WK + 1 AR + 2 Spin + 2 Pace India will not be playing 3 seamers + Pandya in match. Jadeja will play as AR if all 3 seamers are going to play which is less likely. 1 Back up for Top order Batsman : KL Rahul 1 Back up for Finisher/Lower Order/ WK : Dinesh Karthick 1 Back up for spinner and AR spot: R Jadeja (sub fielder) 1 Back up for seamer: Shami / Bhuvi Pandya is better than the likes of Khaleel, Shardul, Inconsistent Umesh. And realistically taking Navdeep Saini to WC is just like taking a chance.
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    Msd Odi average watch

    For Indian fans: Yes. His poor form is a concern. For Dhoni and his Fans: No. If he would have cared about his poor form then he should have retired a long ago.
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    Msd Odi average watch

    Dhoni presently averages 50.24 in ODI with 10150 runs from 280 innings out of which he had stayed not out in 78 innings. If Dhoni scores 150 in his next 5 innings. (Assuming he scores around 30 which looks unlikely because of his poor batting form) he will then average 49.75 i.e, below 50. So There is a very high chance that the desire of playing 2019 WC is going to make a dent on his ATG (above 50 average.) His Odi legacy might also be questioned in future. Looking how Dhoni had resigned and retired, Don't be surprised if he retires during this WI Odi series.
  8. 1. The bowling line up is against the standard world class norm. Historically, No team has won a World Cup by playing just 2 pace bowler. (Except Sri Lanka in 1996.) 2. The spin bowlers don't bowl during death overs. Imagine Bhuvi/Bumrah having an off day or getting injured. 3. Chahal is a okayish fielder with no batting and doesn't even bowl during powerplay and death overs. He is no world class bowler either. So his position can be debatable. 4. India has developed a lot as a cricketing nation. You can see now India has two bowlers with one averaging 19( who doesn't bowl during tough period) and other 22 (who bowls during tough time). Fans believe there shouldn't be any place for average bowlers in the team. 5. Bhuvi has very poor stats in Odi. But he provides batting depth to the team. Second seamer for the team? Again debatable. These are might be the reasons. It's a forum. People will have opinions just like you. They may want to see the team become like the Invincibles Australians of 2000 and WIs of 1980. This team is not. There is always a place for betterment.
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    Please drop Pandya to maintain Test cricket’s sanctity.

    Different perspectives. I would prefer a batting all rounder/ bowling all rounder over a pure all-rounder.
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    Please drop Pandya to maintain Test cricket’s sanctity.

    It won't happen. Can say that there is 90% chance, he won't. The team management has messed up Pandya experiment. They burden Pandya to become a improved bowler in LOI because he is the fifth bowler. And want Pandya to be a player in Test who will contribute more with bat and won't be given more than 10 overs an innings. There is no clarity. He has different roles in different format. He can't improve this way. He will most probably be a Afridi 2.0. Impact player, Inconsistent bowler, Inconsistent batsman, Can win you a match on his day. Are there any world class all rounder who didn't have any primary skill? I only think of Shakib Al Hasan, who I don't think belongs to ATG level.
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    India A Quadrangular One-Day Series, 2018 - Indian Squads updated

    India B and Australia A . Points table. India B - 12 India A - 9 Australia A - 12 SA A - 9
  12. Grind them! Make these English bowlers bowl atleast 25-30 overs. Make them Exhausted for the remaining 2 test matches.
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    Whats this agenda that India Today is running against Pandya?

    Ain't comparing anything. Just wanted to point that Stokes wasn't a failure in India. He even bagged the highest IPL contract for foreign player on the basis of his performance in India. The thing is Stokes scored a ton and even took a fifer in Test series. Can say it as a decent performance but a failure? I don't think so.
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    Whats this agenda that India Today is running against Pandya?

    All what I had written, was about India- England test and odi series in India. It wasn't about Stokes debut series.
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    Whats this agenda that India Today is running against Pandya?

    Stokes in the first test of India-England series in India scored a hundred in the first innings and took a fifer in the 3rd test of that series. He was their best pacer along with broad I think. Stokes was one of their best players in that test series. Woakes was very poor in that test series. In Odis, Stokes wasn't good with ball (remember those were high scoring matches) but contributed well with the bat and Woakes was the best new ball bowler in the Odi series who also won the 3rd Odi with his batting. Ben stokes even bagged a very high Ipl contract in 2017 because of his all round performance in India.

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