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  1. If deserving and best players are getting selected, keeping in mind the team composition,  then most people won't mind if all 11 players are from CSK or any other franchise.
    Let us study whether the CSK players selected for the LOIs in England and the Asia Cup, are deserving and the best available.
    Kedar Jadhav --  Has a high SR in ODIs along with a good average.  Is decent at No.6 and provides a 6th bowling option.
    Fair selection.
    Suresh Raina --  He was selected in the ODI squad in England after Rayudu failed the yo yo test.  On what basis was he selected  ?   Was not a part of India A , did nothing of note in List A in 2018 and was not among the best in IPL 2018.
    Read that he was selected as he can bowl a bit and is needed in the absence of Kedar.   So, why was the original selection, Rayudu, not much of a bowler  ?
    And on what basis was Raina selected in T20Is in England  ?  Many people did better than him in IPL 2018.
    Rayudu --   On what basis was he selected for ODIs in England  ?   Did not play in our A-team before that and did nothing noteworthy in List A in 2018.  If the selection was based on IPL 2018 performances  (  which is a strange thing to do for ODI selection  ) then why not Pant who had a much higher average and much higher SR which is much needed in modern day LOIs.
    And before the Asia Cup selection, Rayudu played for India A in the Quadrangular series and played at low strike rates in all 4 games.
    Even if he performs somewhat for India, his selection basis remains dubious and there will be no way to know how the more deserving candidate would have performed in his place.
    Jadeja --  Same question again. Among spinners who can bat ... Gowtham,  Krunal aand Gopal have performed  for India A and / or in List A in recent times.  How are they ignored ?
    But I still think that Jadeja's selection has more basis than Rayudu or Raina ... because he is a champion bowler in test matches and has just played a great knock in England, albeit in tests.  The team management may have wanted an experienced guy who is in good form and in a positive mental frame now.
    Shardul Thakur --    Keeps getting selected in all 3 formats.   But does not come across as a pacer of such quality that he will automatically precede all other upcoming pacers in every format.  
    Atleast his basis for selection can't be questioned as he has performed for India-A and in FC.  But one would expect a super performer in the Unofficial tests, like Siraj, to get preference ahead of Shardul in test squads.
    Deepak Chahar --  Was named as a replacement for Bumrah in the T20I squad in England. It looked strange that a genuine fast bowler was being replaced by a swing bowler at a time when England was experiencing a heat wave and there was almost no swing on offer and the squad already had 2 more swing bowlers in Bhuvi and Kaul.
    Chahar has performed for India-A in the 50-over format and has some batting ability.  Him replacing Pandya in the ODI squad is reasonable fair.
    Dhoni has influence on Virat Kohli and Shastri.Its no surprise team management is basically The selection committee.

  2. Still 20 matches lead in odis. You guys only beating us hear and there. Why don't you come for a clean series at leat 3 match game we had in 2012? Reason is you guys are fear to play series since most of the series so far are lost. You are just collecting ODI wins one at a time here and there and say India won last this amount of matches, blah blah blah. Come on tell BCCI to organise a ODI series, and we will show you same like 2012.:cantstop:
    If you can beat Afghanistan India and Pak will play 3 times.

  3. I'm actually feeling great. This match has exposed the most obvious we've been discussing for the last 4 years or so..  But Indian selectors will still have no spine tinting in changes..
    You expect some unknown Selectors to go against Ravi,Kohli,Dhoni.Indian System is rotten too much power with out checks and balances.

  4. Apart from Bumrah, our current ODI pace bowlers are as unimpressive as our current test fast bowlers are impressive.  Bhuvi, Shardul, Kaul, Umesh, Hardik etc. give no confidence in ODIs.
    We desperately need a new pacer like Khaleel to come good in ODIs.
    Umesh Yadav was good with the new ball in England catches were dropped off him.

  5. 1.Bad luck Followed India The Whole Tour.Injuries to Bhuvi Bumrah were pivotal in Losing the Odi Series and was felt even more in test series.

    2.Attitude of Not Respecting Practice Matches Proved Costly .

    3.Selection Mistakes were Repeated.

    All in all we learned nothing from SA and Considering Kohli Comments He is Still in Delusions.

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