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Gambit last won the day on October 3 2009

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  1. Why do CSK fans want to downgrade from a lion in their logo to a panther?
  2. Gambit

    Happy Birthday Glenn McGrath

    Agree. I was giving some one on one context that when the game started McGrath got taken for 14 runs by Tendulkar and things were looking good until Dravid batted inexplicably.
  3. Gambit

    Happy Birthday Glenn McGrath

    Break this down to a one on one contest. Tendulkar hammered McGrath in 1996 WC, 2000 CT and 2003 WC group game - yes where he took him for 14 an over before Dravid killed momentum with a 1 (23). McGrath owned Tendulkar in 1999 WC, 2003 final and 2006 CT.
  4. I think this (with Bumrah) is the most incisive attack we have ever had. With this bowling lineup and the best top 3 in the world, we have to make it to the World Cup final at the very least.
  5. A special mention to the 2003 and 2007 teams who came closing to winning but were cruelly denied mostly by factors mostly outside their control.
  6. Lol, why would I do that? Hope you stick around!
  7. Welcome back BB! How have you been?
  8. Historic day. Just to give context, Australia has won just 1 series in India in the last 50 years. India has equalled going to show that they have found it as hard to beat us at home as we have them.
  9. Everyone once in a while comes a post that makes one spit their morning coffee out and come out of hibernation. Not sure why you are bowing at the end of that post. Or maybe that's a smiley asking for a smack on the head. I have seen some stats hacks but Avg*SR and random bowling combinations take the cake! Any case can be easily made for Lara being better than Tendulkar because there is so little separating the two but the above "analysis" is just puerile and disingenuous. Here's a simple analysis: Tendulkar and Lara against bowlers with more than 150 wickets and less than 26 average. Bowlers list https://bit.ly/2STSzdF Disclaimer - Tendulkar faced 3 WI bowlers (Ambrose, Walsh and Bishop) who matched this criterion but no Indian bowler met this threshold. Hence, Kumble has been added for Lara as he was the leading Indian bowler ("lone wolf") to add an additional opposition and home/away dynamic. These are what the stats look like now. Lara - 132 innings with 16 100s at 46.95 (Home - 46.84, Away - 47.04) https://bit.ly/2rJawA3 Tendulkar: 129 innings with 20 100s at 47.32 (Home - 47.40, Away - 47.25) https://bit.ly/2EC7BSf In roughly the same number of innings, Tendulkar has more 100s, higher overall average and higher away average. Tendulkar faced 12 such bowlers and Lara 8 (never batted against Akhtar in tests). Tendulkar also outperforms Lara in Australia, in Pakistan and in West Indies too. Tendulkar's lowest average in a country is 40 whereas Lara averages 22 in Pakistan and 33 India with 0 100s in 7 tests/14 innings!
  10. Gambit

    The elephant in the room part 2

    MSD will figure in the playing XI in the 2019 world cup for sure. Crying and whining, while cathartic, is of no use. We should all pray that somehow he rediscovers what made him a legend, instead of what he is today (a leg-end).
  11. Gambit

    Will KL Rahul make it count in the 2nd innings?

    This has the makings of his “167”.
  12. Yeah, it’s been a while! How have you been NJ?
  13. Test cricket’s levels of sanctity must be flimsy. Pandya is a star. Get used to it.
  14. This one is very tough to take.

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