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Malcolm Merlyn

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  1. Malcolm Merlyn

    Starc and RCB part ways.

  2. Malcolm Merlyn

    Starc and RCB part ways.

    Sapne dekhna chhod de be.
  3. Goenka said this was in the works since last season and they wanted a younger captain.
  4. Malcolm Merlyn

    Starc and RCB part ways.

    Teri Mafia team gaayi is baar.
  5. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    This isnt a comparision then what is? Aaj Jai Baba Bholenath kiya kya?
  6. Malcolm Merlyn

    Starc and RCB part ways.

    Mumbai ki bhi lagegi.
  7. Malcolm Merlyn

    Disha Patani Fan Club - DPFC

    Ye dress acchi nahi lagi?
  8. How the Star of Dhoni has fallen in last 12 months. Everyone salutes the rising sun.
  9. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Then why are you comparing Ashwin with Dhoni? Lahori Logic?
  10. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    SA or NZ pitches are hardly pattas.We wont be playing 5 bowlers when we play at Perth Brisbane etc.So he may play in 1 or two matches here or there.
  11. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Yes 2 100s againist minnow WI. 13 tests are good enough to judge? Adam Voges has a avg of 61.87 in 20 tests,by your logic he is better than Lara,Ponting,SRT etc.
  12. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Ashwin has 13 tests Dhoni has close to 40 tests.Try again.
  13. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Yes he can play on absolute pattas like we got at Trent Bridge.Else he is no use. We will play 4 bowlers.3pacers and 1 spinner.
  14. Malcolm Merlyn

    Starc and RCB part ways.

    Abey ye kya hai.Poora news do.Ek line.
  15. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    AGain bring out one off performances.He just isnt a good enough batsman in tests.Yes can do a lower order power hitter job in LOIs.
  16. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Avg of 28 spread over 3 seasons.No he doesnt cut.
  17. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Pandya wont cut it.Cant bat.
  18. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Yes in west Indies.Your point? As usual you pick and choose one or two performances and try hyping that.BK scored 50 plus in tthat innings as well. Heard the word "CONSISTENCY"
  19. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Play extra spinner outside India ?That also Jayant Yadav??You wont play more than one spinner outside Asia.
  20. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Ashwin or Jadeja or Pandya will do zilch with the bat in overseas conditions.If Umesh Shami and Bhuvi dont take wickets in overseas condition Pandya will do Ghanta.Almost every team plays 4 bowlers.Test is a game for specialists unless you have a KapilDev hiding somewhere.
  21. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    The reason Rahane was chosen over Nair because Rahane scored overseas.If another batsman does the same then good luck dropping him because you want to play a Jayant Yadav.This playing 5 bowlers wont last,no other team does it unless they have a World Class AR who can play in all conditions and perform consistently.
  22. Malcolm Merlyn

    Why Indias 5 bowler policy at home is untenable in the long term

    Pandya is a poor batsman even in Indian condition let alone in overseas condition.There is no way he will play as a fifth bolwer unless the pitch is absolutely flat.
  23. Is it a bit of a case of some other boards trying to make the most of the state of flux that the BCCI is in? Absolutely. They are making the biggest mistake in doing so. You hit the nail on the head. My warning to such people is: beware. This institution is here to stay. They are making the mistake of trying to take advantage of the BCCI in this situation. This state of flux will not last for long. BCCI will be back where they belong very very soon. And that is why it is important that the BCCI stresses on the issues at hand. As far as I am concerned, there are too many ICC tournaments. This is the only sport that has so many champions at any given point of time. In my mind, the Champions Trophy should be scrapped after this edition because it only dilutes the World Cup. Who remembers who won the last three editions of the Champions Trophy? But if you ask me who won the last 10 editions of the World Cup, I can tell you. This period of time should be given to individual countries to make their domestic season prosper. I would use that corridor for another two weeks of the IPL and probably have nine or 10 teams in the future. The IPL is a massive platform from which youngsters can be showcased. If India are the powerhouse that they are today across all formats, the IPL has a big role to play. What's important for all boards, especially India is to focus on bilateral series. India should have a set home season with at least six matches in front of their fans each year, as England and Australia have. The ICC should know the story of what happens when you even think of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Take care of the goose and it will give you more and more. It's been suggested that the BCCI has not given importance to Test cricket... When people point fingers like this, they should realise there are three fingers pointing back at them. India would not be the No. 1 ranked team today if Test cricket was not promoted by the BCCI. I only want it to be promoted even more. This means that you must have a solid domestic season. And bilateral series is in your hands, ICC has nothing to do with it. You get on the front foot and make sure you have the best teams coming over to play at the right times of the year to keep Test cricket alive and strong in India. The crowds this year have been fabulous and it will only be enhanced during the Australia series. A case could be made that you're only defending the BCCI or taking this position because you are contracted by them in commentary roles and benefit directly in a monetary sense... That's bullshit. I've worked all around the world. If I am something today it is because of the opportunities the BCCI gave me, but not as a commentator. It is what the BCCI did for me as a player, a cricketer, people should get that clear in their minds. That is the most important role of a cricket board. And you want to be loyal to an institution that has been your guardian right through your growing years. It has given you an opportunity to do what most people only dream of. How many people get so much from an institution? I'm telling you straight on your face, when it comes to this. Many people would like to hide behind the BCCI and still make the most of this. I'm not that type. It is the committee appointed by the courts that is in charge now. When transparency in administration and the electoral process are in place, BCCI, the institution, will be back to where it should be. http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/92332/ravi-shastri-interview-india-cricket-bcci-icc

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