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    Playing the World Cup is the biggest motivation for Shreyas Iyer

    Mumbai smashed the third-highest T20 score in India, and the seventh highest in all T20 cricket, after they finished at 258 for 4 against Sikkim in Indore. On the way, Shreyas Iyer's 55-ball 147 also broke Rishabh Pant's 128* as the highest T20 score by an Indian. Iyer struck 15 sixes and seven fours in his innings, including a 35-run over off Sikkim medium-pacer Tashi Bhalla. He was assisted by Suryakumar Yadav's 33-ball 63. Incidentally, Iyer's 15 sixes also saw him take the record among Indian batsmen for most sixes in a T20 innings from M Vijay (11). Iyer is now perched tied-fourth with Chris Gayle on the overall list.
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    What did you think of his batting qwality today?
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    Is Rohit-Dhawan pair ideal for T20s?

    Rahul Tripathi should be the opener in T20Is.
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    Vijay Shankar at 4 can be a good option

    That is more on the moderating of this forum than anything. It's what breeds this idea that you can create any number of threads on the same topic.
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    I think Shankar should not be a back-up or replacement for Pandya. Pandya can sometimes bowl 10 good overs whereas Shankar can only be used at a certain time to get overs out of someone when the batsmen are not looking to attack. He's not a wicket-taking bowler at all. He can come in as a No. 5/No. 6 batsman but he can't be picked as the 5th bowler like Pandya.
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    Yeah. Unfortunately for him, Dhoni and Rayudu won't be dropped and Karthik is a back-up for Dhoni. Shankar is a back-up for Pandya and both won't play in the XI together.
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    What did you think of his batting today?
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    Vijay Shankar sent up the order. Batting well considering the situation that India was in.
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    Our tailender batting skills

    If they do their job as bowlers, I don't care how they bat.
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    Shreyas Iyer and Rahane/Raina must be in WC team

    Rahane is not even a short term solution. He's just not cut out for one-day cricket.
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    Shreyas Iyer and Rahane/Raina must be in WC team

    Rahane is much worse than Rayudu.
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    Shreyas Iyer and Rahane/Raina must be in WC team

    Raina/Rahane for Karthik/Rayudu. So you're replacing one has-been/never-was combination with another.
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    Learning from other sports: Teenagers in FIFA World CUP

    And he has the game to make up for it, which he does more often than not, considering his average of over 60 to go along with that 97 strike rate. India right now needs their top order players to score big runs. They're not an England with a strong middle order that can afford their openers to hit out or get out with the knowledge that their team bats deep.
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    Learning from other sports: Teenagers in FIFA World CUP

    He has a strike rate of 97 in the last 50 ODIs. Nothing to complain about.
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    Should Kedar Jadhav be sent up the order?

    Every time? He has batted only 4 times at No. 4 in his ODI career. That's like declaring Shubman Gill a failure for life based on his debut match alone. They sent Kedar Jadhav at No. 5 in the 3rd ODI and he scored an unbeaten 61 off 57 balls to win the game. Let's not pretend he isn't capable of batting at the top of the order simply because he hasn't got as many chances batting there as a Rayudu has.
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    Should Kedar Jadhav be sent up the order?

    He's only played 4 matches at that position. I think he's the best guy to play there right now if you want to keep the likes of Rayudu and Dhoni in the XI. He's played a couple of innings where he's pretty much had to play a No. 4 role while batting at 6 and helped India win or come close.
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    Should Kedar Jadhav be sent up the order?

    Imagine if Kedar Jadhav had been given a consistent run at No. 4 since 2017. Yet people like @rkt.india would rather have had has-beens like Yuvraj.
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    Playing the World Cup is the biggest motivation for Shreyas Iyer

    Shreyas Iyer in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s SS Iyer 7 6 2 373 144 93.25 344 108.43 2 2 0 24 22 (Mumbai)
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    Playing the World Cup is the biggest motivation for Shreyas Iyer

    He has a great record in List A cricket and is just the kind of player we need at No. 4. Attacking batsman capable of upping the ante when required. He should have been given an extended run in ODIs. I know he was ordinary in a few T20Is but it's a different format.
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    Lockie Ferguson and Doug Bracewell both played the 1st ODI on Wednesday. Even Jimmy Neesham and Seth Rance have played ODIs for New Zealand. The venue that India 'A' played at is the same venue as the 2nd and 3rd ODIs of this series. Either way, you have to perform at domestic/'A' level to get to international level. International level players don't just come out of nowhere. He's performed in an entire ODI series for India 'A' and you're judging him based on one T20I. I say give him a chance. If he fails, he fails and we move on, but we won't know without trying. There must be something about him if Rahul Dravid tried to push him up the order to No. 5.
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    In December last year in New Zealand, Vijay was entrusted with the responsibility of finishing the innings for India A, and he stepped up with a chart-topping 188 runs at an average of 94 and strike-rate of 105.02 in the side's 3-0 sweep of a strong New Zealand A in the List A series. Vijay says that tackling different conditions - according to him, the pitches for the first two one-dayers were quick while the one for the third game was slow - and an international attack comprising Lockie Ferguson, James Neesham, Seth Rance and Doug Bracewell has tuned him up for his first ODI assignment. "The A series in New Zealand was an eye-opener for me," Vijay says. "We were chasing 300 or more in the first two games and I was able to win it for my team against a quality attack. In the third match, the wicket got a bit slow and Rahul [Dravid] sir came up to me and said try to take the total to 250. I got around 45 and we went past the total and won. I was able to do what the team needed. "The tour showed me I can stand up to one of the quickest bowlers [Lockie Ferguson] in the world. It was not just about hitting well. I believe I was able to control the innings well. And finishing the innings has been a great experience. When you go to different conditions and perform and learn, it definitely gives you a good feel."
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    Ind could play 3 ARs

    Not a bad idea. Shankar was batting at No. 5 for India 'A' anyway and scoring big runs. No reason he can't play at 6.
  23. ICC is well within its rights to create its own laws on who gets to represent the national team. The same way FIFA mandates that a player must have the passport of that country to represent the national side. Are you going to say it's discriminatory to not let a player play for the national side just because of his passport even though he was born in that country? No first world country has made an issue out of it. ICC is the governing body of cricket. There's no court of law in any country that would overturn ICC's decision to not let players with one or both parents from Test playing nations to represent associate nations, if such a rule was put into place. With Trump as President, I'm sure there are far more discriminatory laws in US itself. I've lived 10 years of my life in the UAE. I didn't find one Indian/Pakistani there who supported the UAE national team, even though it was made up entirely of South Asians. Most South Asians living in associate nation countries aren't going to support that nation's team because they have a much better one to support in South Asia. When did any associate team made of expats ever beat India in the World Cup? Damn right they shouldn't. I'm all for trying to accelerate growth of associate teams with genuine local players even if they're bad, like China, Japan, Korea etc. It makes zero sense to let countries like UAE, Oman, Hong Kong, USA, Canada etc. get ahead with their achievements inflated by expat players. An entire team of South Asian origin players isn't going to help promote cricket in associate nations even if they were born in that country.
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    Virat Kohli rested for last two New Zealand ODIs

    India captain Virat Kohli will not play the last two ODIs of the New Zealand series, and the T20s that follow; he has been rested for those games, the BCCI said on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma will captain India in his absence. No replacement player has been named for Kohli.

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