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Everything posted by putrevus

  1. If Pakistan keep playing against ZIM they will beat all records.
  2. people were dismissing Indian wins against SL as it were against minnow team. But reality is SL swept Aus, Pakistan away and now SA. These same set of SL bowlers were made to innocuous against Indian Team.Indian team has a chance to dominate test cricket if they play well against England.
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    Bumrah will win us the series.

    I really want this guy to be fit for second test and sincerely hope they have not screwed him up.Bumrah after this series ha to be wrapped in cotton wool and given nice rest till Australian series.No need to play him in odis.
  4. But Bumrah and Bhuvi are not present and Bhuvi was a question mark before the selection and that is the reason why i don't have any problems with this selection. Saini or Siraj are not that big upgrade over Umesh if at all. Those 22 year olds you are talking about are can't miss prospects like Yadav and Aaron when they were coming up. It is a different story they have not evolved into good bowlers but Yadav is one of best athletes who had success under Kohli so IMO it is not a bad selection.I would have like out and out swing bowler like Bhuvi in the squad but I don't think Siraj or Saini are in Bhuvi's mould. If Siraj or Saini had 8fers or 7fers in these matches for India A I am sure they would have made the cut.
  5. You answered your own question, while I agree your point on Yadav and Ishant.Ishant is undroppable from the team as he is the one who will do donkey's work and keep run rate down. Yadav has to get chance for first test as he sat on bench for three tests in SA and he has not played much test overseas.So it is only fair to give him chance now if he fails then draft newcomers. Saini and others are young if they keep improving they will get chances.
  6. I do that's why I feel Rahul doesn't have any case to feel aggrieved till last odi.First he is fragile and he is not an upgrade over top three in odis.Yes he should have played in third odi at no 4 over Karthik .
  7. You just don't discard player like Vijay based on one match and draft Shaw.If you draft Shaw then Vijay should no longer be part of this team. Didn't Cook score a century against Siraj and co so what makes you think Siraj will suddenly get Cook out in first test on Aug 1st for cheap. You don't just select youngsters over seniors like Vijay who scored a century in his last test.I would get Pant into playing over Karthik but that means closing book on Karthik.
  8. Question is not about if these prospects become good to great down the line. Yes I understand they won't become good unless they are given chances but none of scream select me over the bowlers who have been selected. Ishant, Yadav and Shami along with Bumrah and Bhuvi will be the main core of fast bowlers who will be there at least till next world cup and if they are selected you cannot blame selectors. Sorry if I am selector I am not selecting Siraj, Rajpoot or Saini in my playing eleven over above bowlers until those five bowlers are totally out of picture for selection. If you have any express bowler like Mavi who needs little refinement I would induct them into squad right now to get experience. IMO unless a fast bowler has raw pace they need some weapons to consistently get batsmen out on any surface.I don't think Saini and co are that kind. Shardul I agree might should not have found a place but he has been part of this setup so maybe you give a pass.
  9. What is Pujara doing, why didn't he play this match.After his miserable summer with Yorkshire this guy needed to play.
  10. Selectors and this team have invested too much on Umesh Yadav and Shami not to select them when they are healthy. You cannot realistically expect India to go with Ishant and other uncapped bowlers to a series. Mavi was just an example, ideally I want two young fast bowlers who are year away from selection to be part of this team to gain experience.
  11. That is why this selection is not wrong. You cannot select Siraj over Umesh or Shami. Siraj is no given and he is not that express where he will blow people way with his pace. I cannot blame selectors for not selecting Siraj.Where I blame selection is not selecting young guys like Mavi who might not play this series but will benefit a lot being around this team.when you are selecting 18 member squad you need to select for future series.
  12. KL is Bradman reincarnated (averaging under 10) who did so great in two tests he played in SA that Kohli is afraid he will become captain.
  13. They are not great team but our fast bowlers have habit of making mediocre batting look great.Ability to last 5 tests in one month will be a big test.Our fast bowlers are not used to that kind of workload. I am hoping they get some wickets where spinners play to take burden from them.
  14. Every captain has his views on how his team should look like and that is his right. Raina and co were selected by selectors first , if they didn't get selected to squad then Kohli will not have that option. IMO other than Rahul that too in third odi, I have not seen one selection where you can say Kohli was completely wrong.
  15. But will he crack starting eleven, if he does not crack starting eleven he is better off playing for India A and gain more experience. Rajpoot might have done well IPL but IMO he is not winning you test matches.
  16. I don't think it will happen because our bowling is so inferior to theirs. Another big reason why it won't happen is our batsmen will become tailenders as soon as they see hint of swing or bounce.Have you got any confidence in Vijay, Pujara or Rahul.I would be surprised if they score a hundred in this series.Rahane will get his one score without doing much but will keep his so called overseas good record intact.Kohli is x factor, I have no idea what is Kohli going to do as Anderson suggested I don't he has changed anything in his technique to combat swing. Unless our bowlers show up and match Anderson and Broad we have no chance of winning the series.
  17. Can you say for sure Siraj is better than bowlers who are selected for first three tests. If yes who is the bowler Siraj will replace.
  18. How are you going to win matches, if these youngsters don't match them.Yes it is unfair but that is what they are expected to do. That has been problem which has plagued Indian cricket, fast bowlers are so dispensable. Guys like Sachin and Dravid toured England or Australia many many times but fast bowlers kept changing .Batsmen are constant but fast bowlers are use and throw commodities in Indian cricket.I don't see that changing anytime sooner. We had surplus of fast bowlers in SA but due to injuries we have no idea who is going to play in first test.
  19. It is not that simple, bowlers have do more.BTW what heck is Dravid doing selecting only three fast bowlers. First test in SA , they were 12 for 3 but ended scoring 286, who is to be blamed for that loss , bowlers or batsmen.They did play 4 fast bowlers there.
  20. Even in IPL you only bowl and you atleast can assess to some extent their pace .Anderson and Broad might do jack in IPl but they did play in shorter formats when they were younger.They are now relying more on skill than pace now.I doubt any of our Indian guys have those skills. IPL has become a place where all these youngsters have chance showcase their talent and make their case for themselves for Indian team both A and senior.
  21. Tell me who is screaming select me other than Rahul in odis .
  22. Batting has been horrible there is no question , but bowling has to improve especially economy rates. No Indian bowler is out and out quick so they have build pressure to get wickets and that can done only when they stop leaking runs. Our fast bowlers are so tired by end of their first spell , that they completely lose their plot. This inability to maintain pressure in second and third spells has lost so many tests overseas.
  23. Doing well against A teams and hoping to replicate that performance against this marauding English lineup is living in denial.I have not seen anything special in Chahar which screams wow.I have not seen Khaleel so can't comment on him. Rajpoot is not that world beater either, seen him IPL.Bumrah is in different league to them and can you say for sure he is in the league of great fast bowlers I don't know yet. Why are we cribbing about these bowlers.
  24. Why would he be afraid of new talent.If he was afraid of new talent he would not playing Bumrah over Ishant and Yadav in SA in test series.People come up with weird conspiracy theories.
  25. That will be the problem in test series too, our batting will make their bowlers far better than they actually are in reality. Giving wickets to Dom Bess is criminal. Sam Curran is not that great bowler. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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