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Posts posted by putrevus

  1. Why is PCB so fascinated about playing against India. Everyone knows the answer:phehe:. These guys should be ashamed for keeping on begging .If PCB thinks they hold any aces they are sadly mistaken.


    PCB again proved they are run by clowns when they keep repeating the empty threats. I sympathize to some extent Pakistani fans but they also seem to be buying in this PCB propaganda of being a victim.


    I am sure these Srilankan politicians have been well taken care off , they are subjecting their players to unnecessary danger. SLC should be ashamed for not giving players options.

  2. 9 hours ago, express bowling said:


    Injury-prone pacers are advised not to do it.


    It is the precise reason why India and other teams are playing 5 bowlers these days ....  so that average overs per day per bowler come down from 22.5 to 18... any extra bowling is done by the workhorse pacer and spinner.

    But on first day wicket on green top if fourth seamer in this case Pandya is not upto mark , load has to be shared by top three seamers.He was taking wickets in this match that's why he was bowling. In my view taking those 6 wickets and bowling 24 overs will benefit him a lot during upcoming season.


    These fast bowlers need to know how to get tail enders out and also how to pick up 5fers.

  3. 2 hours ago, express bowling said:


    Hardly being used as a backup ODI bowler even when no FC going on.


    One would assume it is due to work-load management.


    Try bowling them and your view will change


    18 overs a day means 4 standard spells ..... 5 + 5 + 5 + 3      or 5 + 4 + 5 +4   or something similar


    24 overs a day mean  5 standard spells or 6 spells even .... it means very little resting time between spells and this often leads to injury

    In overseas conditions bowling 24 overs in 4 bowler attack is not unheard off. It is like he is bowling 24 overs every day.

  4. 1 minute ago, G_B_ said:

    that stadium does not even have a proper roof.



    If I am not wrong I remember seeing a video of Shivlal Yadav talking about this stadium, how he visited stadiums all over the world and tried to design the best stadium.Best stadium my foot if it does not even have roof for fans to watch test cricket or cricket during day time. It is all about corruption there ,HCA is worst and these two Yadav and Ayub have made a mockery.

  5. 1 minute ago, rkt.india said:

    dont think he is in horrible form. He just scored a 38 ball 70 against NZ in the Ist 4-day game on a tough pitch.  He got fever after that and just came back in this match.

    I thought he was an opener in shorter formats.I think he should insist on opening at least in shorter formats there by having more opportunity to score hundreds. That is the only he is going to have any chance to displace Dhoni by scoring huge scores.

  6. Just now, rkt.india said:

    No one said he was trundler.  Real trundlers can never be that successful in test cricket.  He was fast to fast medium, bit slower than Waqar at his pomp.


    Just found a video of 18 year old Tendulkar thrashing Akram in 1991 who was supposed to be at his quickest in those days.



    How does that prove that he was a trundler, or medium pace. You guys needs to stop reacting to few videos on youtube and make an assessment on greatest left armer fast bowler who has ever played this game.


    Anyone can bowl slow in any given spell, He played game for  18 yrs.

  7. 3 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

    this Lakmal's quickest. Akram would have had 145k at the quickest. he was not in category of Johnson and Starc when it comes to pace. 

    No one said he was faster than MJ, but he never was a trundler people are making him.He was a fast bowler not medium pace.

  8. 7 hours ago, Vilander said:

    Show documentary or video evidence of aram ever hitting anything above 145. This is a low bar even vinay Kumar has hit 151.


    Lakmal to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, 136kph, ploughing it around fifth stump channel, Zaman wanted to go hard at it, the ball seamed back in and ruins his timing. He skews it off the inner half to point and earns himself a single


    If Lakmal is capable of hitting 136k Akram surely hit more than 145. and also operated at much higher average speed. 

  9. 32 minutes ago, Rightarmfast said:

    Exactly! That's why a lot of bowlers are called because they are uneasy to face. And when you think of 70's without safety gears, all those tall bowlers who could bounce would be way awkward to face.. hence the term fast, when they actually werent!


    Exactly why a lot of players say Wasim Akram was fast when in real he was fast medium at his fastest. But due to his left arm angle, fast arm movement and an awkward runup, batsmen couldnt decipher him and felt he was difficult to handle. Not necessarily express but more awkward to face a genuine quick bowling at 150.

    Safety  gear does that eliminate fear, even today those 1980s WI bowlers would be the nastiest bowlers to face, every one was express and Holding was super express.When ball is bouncing chest high from short of length  all the time no batsman is safe.


    Pommies inspite of all protective gear were scared like hell facing MJ in last ashes. MJ even at his fastest was at best equal to one of those four WI bowlers.

    Talking about just speed is just juvenile . Akram is like Steyn who if needed could operate at higher speeds but generally operated about 140 which is plenty because the amount of movement they generated.


    If you find a chance listen to Imran Khan talk about Holding's speed .He knows thing or two about fast bowling, listen to Dickie bird talk about them.

  10. 15 hours ago, MCcricket said:

    One thing which was often talked about Clarke in hush tones was he chucked, especially his quicker deliveries n bouncer, he wasn't an out n out quick.


    When Steve Waugh was at Somerset as a young man, he recalled the atmosphere in the dressing room changing a full week before their appointment with Mr Clarke. Waugh then faced what he called "the most awkward and nastiest" spell of his career. "It was something you can't prepare for."


    Speed is just not enough, Agarkar too bowled 140k but there was no nastiness in his bowling. Agarkar landing his 140 k and Garner landing his 140 k deliveries have different nastiness. That comes from the length at which those tall bowlers land the ball and the bounce they generated thats why IMHO this talk about just speed is irrelevant.


    Aaron can generate as much speed as anyone but he has no control and he is already yesterday's news.Sad thing is you can't even say he didn't fulfill his potential.

  11. 9 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

    It doesn't at all matter what they say. County is still a domestic cricket. What ever Videos I have seen of him doesn't look fast. Anyway for batsmen without protection gears, even 135 kph is very fast.

    It was best domestic circuit at the time  and had all the great players playing there so it was no gimme, just because the videos you looked he didn't look bowling fast does not mean he was slow.

  12. 1 hour ago, rkt.india said:

    how is it ego? Did I say Holding wasn't fast? Did i say Thommo wasnt fast? Did i say Marshall wasnt fast? These three were all fast. I only said Gray wasn't fast. Sylvetser Clarke was not fast. I go by evidence which are videos. Videos show Thommo, Holding, Marshall were fast. Videos show Clark and Gray not that fast. I said Duncan Spencer was fast who bowled to Viv Richards in 1994 and made him look like a novice though Richards was at the fag end of his FC career. While I posted Gray bowling in 1992 and did not look fast. Now it cant be that videos are making others look fast but not Gray or there is some visual illusion in videos of Gray.

    People who faced Clarke in county matches swear by how fast he was , videos hardly tell how fast a bowler is bowling.

  13. Dhoni please take clue from Nehra and retire. You never were good enough batsman in T20s but how you were allowed to play this long is the biggest mystery.

    When you have one lousy half century in 80 matches, you should have been kicked out long time ago but that is not going to happen so please retire.



    Veteran speedster Ashish Nehra has decided to retire from competitive cricket after the first T20 International against New Zealand at his home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla, on November 1. 


    According to a senior BCCI official privy to the development, the 38-year-old Nehra has intimated his decision to chief coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli. 


    With ICC not slotting any World T20 in 2018, Nehra apparently told the team management that it is only fair that performing juniors have a longer rope. It is understood that Nehra won't play even in the Indian Premier League's next season. 

    Making his India debut back in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin, Nehra has so far played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20 Internationals for the country. He has picked 44 Test wickets, besides 157 ODI and 34 T20 scalps. 

    "Yes, Ashish has told both Ravi and Virat that he does not want to continue beyond November 1 when India plays New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Obviously, there is some element of surprise. One thought that he would like to continue till the home season against Sri Lanka. But he feels, it's the right time to move on," the senior official was quoted as saying by PTI.

    Nehra was recently picked for the three-match T20 International series against Australia but everyone was surprised when he did not figure in the playing XI for the first two matches.

    "Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are form bowlers and Ashish felt that it's only fair in the interest of the team that they continue. 

    "Bhuvi has improved as a T20 bowler in leaps and bounds and Ashish said that the pair should continue. Had there not been a match at Kotla next month, Ashish would have retired after playing the third T20 International at Hyderabad on October 13," the official said.

    The Kotla T20 will give Nehra a chance to finish his injury-plagued career at his home ground. He is best remembered for his 6 for 23 against England at Durban in the 2003 World Cup, a match he played despite being unwell and frequently throwing up in between his overs. 

    He was also a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad with a match-turning performance in the semi-final against Pakistan. He missed the final due to a finger fracture. It is learnt that a few IPL franchises want Nehra as their bowling coach-cum-mentor as his expertise and knowledge with white ball is considered to be unparalleled. 

  14. Here is where you miss a guy like Yuvi who was good enough to consolidate after early wickets and had ability to explode in the end.


    Gosh Dhoni is such lucky sob he never did anything worthwhile in his whole t20 career and yet has this image of a big game changer in T20s.


    Dhoni and to some extent Kohli their strengths  are running between wickets which is not enough in T20s.

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