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  1. zen

    Foreign players in England squad

    Ironically, Indians and Chinese are among the largest communities with foreign citizenships I would expect British Indians, Australians Indians, NZ Indians, SA Indians, etc., to support their respective home teams (country of their major citizenship), who are test playing nations (and most of them). Ind can be their 2nd team Many of these countries could allow duel citizenships so that brings flexibility as well on whom to support/ play for
  2. Looked at the scores. Afg bros doing well in PP RRR + 2.5
  3. Recent series, Eng vs Pak Eng 1-7: 1267 runs (93%) 8-11: 101 runs (7%) View overall figures [change view] Primary team England Opposition team Pakistan Home or away home venue Start of match date between 1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2019 Batting position between 1 and 7 Grouped by team Ordered by runs scored (descending) Page 1 of 1 Showing 1 - 1 of 1 First Previous Next Last Return to query menu Cleared query menu Overall figures Team Players Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s England 9 5 25 5 1267 128 63.35 1084 116.88 3 7 3 118 42 View overall figures [change view] Primary team England Opposition team Pakistan Home or away home venue Start of match date between 1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2019 Batting position greater than or equal to 8 Grouped by team Ordered by runs scored (descending) Page 1 of 1 Showing 1 - 1 of 1 First Previous Next Last Return to query menu Cleared query menu Overall figures Team Players Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s England 7 5 6 3 101 31 33.66 84 120.23 0 0 0 8 3 A similar trend has been observed with other teams. Generally, the 1 to 7 get 90% or more runs. If the total is 330, the top 7 is expected to score close to 300 runs, while the tail (if it bats) around 30, which is possible on such surfaces. Below is the average of the tail this year so far: View overall figures [change view] Primary team Australia or Bangladesh or England or India or New Zealand or Pakistan or South Africa or Sri Lanka or West Indies Opposition team Australia or Bangladesh or England or India or New Zealand or Pakistan or South Africa or Sri Lanka or West Indies Start of match date between 1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2019 Batting position greater than or equal to 8 Grouped by team Ordered by batting average (descending) Page 1 of 1 Showing 1 - 9 of 9 First Previous Next Last Return to query menu Cleared query menu Overall figures Team Players Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Pakistan 13 15 31 15 365 59 22.81 343 106.41 0 1 3 29 12 West Indies 8 8 16 8 149 43 18.62 136 109.55 0 0 2 7 6 Bangladesh 6 6 12 3 162 41 18.00 210 77.14 0 0 1 16 2 New Zealand 9 11 20 7 200 57 15.38 228 87.71 0 1 2 12 9 India 9 13 27 8 258 46 13.57 333 77.47 0 0 2 18 9 Australia 9 13 22 11 149 29 13.54 147 101.36 0 0 3 13 1 England 7 10 14 5 119 31 13.22 122 97.54 0 0 4 11 3 Sri Lanka 12 8 28 7 229 78 10.90 297 77.10 0 1 6 17 8 South Africa 10 10 8 2 25 8 4.16 58 43.10 0 0 2 1 0 Only 3 50s have been scored by the tail in 94 innings! In Eng, because of good batting surfaces, the tail is expected to do well for most teams
  4. zen

    WC19 Warm Up Matches

    I would have preferred if Ind played different teams as well but would not lose sleep over that though
  5. zen

    WC19 Warm Up Matches

    Schedule WI games vs SA and NZ should be fun There is Eng vs Aus and Ind vs NZ as well
  6. This year, the top 7 of most teams have scored > 90% of the runs (data posted on one of the threads) From memory (%) Team, 1-7, 8-11 Ind 92, 8 NZ 93, 7 Aus 96, 4 and so on Therefore, if the score is 320, 290 or more is expected from the top 7. On such surfaces, guys lower down can get 30 runs or so
  7. zen

    England gloating thread

    Weren’t ppl saying similar things about India in 2011? .... in 1996, it was SL’s bubble will burst sooner or later
  8. DK is in the team through and has played around 30 games in the top order. The conundrum would arise if KL settles at #4 position, so do we move a settled batsman or consider other options as well from the squad (which is what the topic is about)
  9. zen

    Respect for Dhawan!

    Will Dhawan rise like a phoenix to top the charts once again or will he be moderately successful (as he is not the player he once was)?
  10. PS also refer to challenges discussed below:
  11. In that case, we should not be discussing anything as we have no control over what team does. I hope you understand that many do not post like news reporters In case you are not aware, Rohit has the worst record vs. major teams despite playing in 3 ICC ODI events. People are judging him based on his bilateral record where you get to play not necessarily the strongest teams in multiple games where you come eventually have your day on a flat pitch. Will not go into details here as this has been covered in other threads including: Therefore, the need to have a contingency plan as well Some good points there. Similar things are discussed below so will not repeat them:
  12. Appears to have used all their luck in CT17
  13. zen

    Will this be the most boring world cup ever?

    If the conditions are the same for all teams, I do not mind it. I would not have minded it if the conditions were bowler friendly for all in general too .... I would have preferred sporting pitches everywhere though what I do not prefer in such tournaments is pitches being different at different venues. So for e.g., BD could upset Ind on a bowler-friendly, "bat first and win the game" surface and lose to Aus on a flat deck. In this case, it is a disadvantage to Ind, which is a fav against BD, and advantage to Aus. Now if both matches were held on sporting or batting or bowling friendly wkts, and if BD beats Ind, it is acceptable So if conditions remain constant, it should be ok (though sporting pitches are definitely preferable)!
  14. therefore a need for a contingency plan
  15. Have written about Rohit's poor record in ICC events vs. major teams despite his good record in bilaterals. Now he appears to be past his best and his conversation to 50 and from 50 to 100 is not that attractive enough as well considering his low SRs, which tends to hurt Ind as he gets out more often than not to make up for it. Ind is expected to open with Rohit-Dhawan, with KL coming in at 4. If Rohit fails in the first 2-4 games, would Ind: a) move KL from #4 position to open b) not disturb a relatively settled KL at 4 and consider DK, who is chosen in place of explosive batsmen like Pant, to open esp. since he can play "positively" too? Discuss and vote. Poll closes on 06/04.

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