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    Jaddu vs Pandya

    We need 3 specialist pacers in England and Hardik cannot be one of them. Bumrah, Khaleel and Bhuvi maybe ideal if they keep performing. Hardik at 6. Krunal / Jadeja / Sundar / Gowtham at 7. Kuldeep at 8.
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    Rayudu

    How does he manage to play in so many such games these days ?
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    Rayudu

    Out on 13 off 28 today SR of 46
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    Rayudu

    SR of 76 ... average comes down to 38 against non-minnows with SR at 77 http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/33141.html?class=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposition=2;opposition=25;opposition=4;opposition=5;opposition=7;opposition=8;template=results;type=batting
  5. All English pacers bowling 130 to 140 k mostly. Haven't seen much real pace yet. Only occasional quick deliveries by Plunkett.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Both Bumrah and Bhuvi have used the bouncers and rising short balls well today, although the pitch was slow. Both have got a wicket each with bouncers. There have been other such good balls too. And Bumrah hit one of the openers on the shoulder with a hostile ball.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    We have a game against Pakistan day after tomorrow. Bumrah and Bhuvi will play that for sure. That means Bumrah plays 3 games in 5 days in this heat, after 3 gruelling tests in England. And Bhuvi plays 4 games in 6 days. Khaleel and Chahar should have played today and the 2 Bs rested. No point injuring premier pacers. And Khaleel deserves a game after a great debut match.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Bumrah 146 k in his 7th over.
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    BP-XI announced for a Warmup game against West Indies

    Decent team. Mavi could have been there. Good to see Avesh.
  10. Sad but true ! Kohli has an unclear idea about what kind of players are needed to build a good team ... and lacks ruthlessness too. Old Dhoni would have never survived if young Dhoni were the captain.
  11. This is quite blunt actually. A little sugar coating is always used when criticizing superstars.
  12. The only thing this ODI squad have depth in is our coach's huge belly.
  13. I don't know. But I have read a couple of interviews of Shastri, where he has talked about different batsmen at 4 in ODIs but never Rahul.
  14. Don't remember this kind of a nonsense ever happening in Indian cricket earlier. Don't remember so many mediocre batsmen playing together for India ever. Something is seriously wrong somewhere, about which we know nothing of. No way can Rayudu and Karthick be chosen ahead of Rahul in the playing 11 ... and Pant be totally ignored. Yeah ... we need more courageous ex-cricketers speaking out like Ganguly and Agarkar.
  15. Whether Kohli is the captain or Rohit ... Rahul does not get a proper run in ODIs. Is Shastri the guy opposing Rahul in ODIs then ?
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Bumrah 4th over 143 k 144 k 135 k 145 k ... inside egded, Dhoni can't reach 138 k 139 k
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Bumrah till his 3rd over 145 k 144 k 143 k Both Bumrah and Bhuvi have picked up a wicket each aand Bangladesh 21 for 2
  18. Yeah ... I want Bumrah rested for all non-Pakistan matches. But problem with including Kaul is that ... if he comes up with a decent performance even against a weaker team ... he will linger on in the future and block a deserving spot.
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    Chennai Super Kings influencing national selections?

    While they are at it, I won't mind them picking Lungi Kumar Ngidi. He is a good bowler.
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    Chennai Super Kings influencing national selections?

    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.
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    Vijay hazare trophy 2018

    The big difference between Kohli and Dhawan on the one hand and Dhoni , Rayudu and Rahane on the other hand, is that Kohli and Dhawan never let their SRs fall much during any time of their innings. The last 3 never let their SRs rise at any time during their innings. Rohit starts slow but makes up later.
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    Vijay hazare trophy 2018

    1. Rohit 2. Dhawan 3. Kohli 4. ... 5. Dhoni 6. Kedar ... as he is the 6th bowler 7. Hardik More or less decided spots. 1 open position for Rayudu, Rahane, Pandey, Karthick. Ek phool ... chaar Mali Only one of you can torment us in WC19 ... and not all of you .... take that Rayudu, Rahane, Karthick, Pandey
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    Vijay hazare trophy 2018

    Navdeep Saini 10 - 0 - 45 - 2 2nd solid performance in 2 matches.
  24. Agarkar's chances of making a comeback for WC19 is going down the drain with these harsh truths. Age is on Aggy's side ( he is older than most other pacers but still fit ). And he is surely mediocre and slow in pace these days. Ticks all the boxes for a LOI comecack for Team India nowadays if he can come out of retirement.

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