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  1. All English pacers bowling 130 to 140 k mostly. Haven't seen much real pace yet. Only occasional quick deliveries by Plunkett.
  2. 58 balls 71 runs - Kohli, Dhoni, Pandey

    Pandey has a SR of 123 in T20Is and a SR of 120 in the IPL. A batter with such low SR is not an ideal pick for T20Is, and especially so if he bats below 4. And that is my point. He may play a good innings on a good day but we can't expect him to be consistently good. We need to find high SR batters.
  3. 58 balls 71 runs - Kohli, Dhoni, Pandey

    And Pandey too And Kohli should bat at 3 with Rahul at 4
  4. 58 balls 71 runs - Kohli, Dhoni, Pandey

    Positions 4 to 7 in T20s should go to really high SR batters who can hit big shots from the start. None of Kohli, Pandey or Dhoni qualify for these slots. Kohli, the great player that he is, should still bat in the top 3 in T20s. Why are be so obstinate regarding not playing high SR batters ! Why is Rahul warming the bench ?
  5. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    What were the speed ranges of Bumrah, Pandya, Bhuvi and U'kad ?
  6. Surprised to see Thakur playing for india

    Overall career stats take into account both strong teams and minnows as oppositions.
  7. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Dala is a strange bowler in terms of pace. Bowls 130 k to 136 k most of the time and suddenly bowls a 146 k at times.
  8. Surprised to see Thakur playing for india

    You are talking about just 1 series. Anyone can fail in 1 series.
  9. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/766861.html You are right. Atul Wassan interview above, talking about some of the things you said regarding injury management and pacer management. We hear him raising many valid points and he generally comes across as a sensible guy. We also hear him talking about some steretypical beliefs, which have stopped us from having a pool of fast bowlers till 2015. Wassan talks about Australians Saffers and Pakistanis having better genetics than us. He talks about them having better strength and sustainability. This is the part that I don't agree with. Pacers from all countries have issues with sustainability. We have seen Pattinson, Cummins, Starc and Johnson break down very frequently. Same with Steyn. Usman Khan got injured after a couple of games. Shoaib, Zahid, Irfan were all very injury prone. Ngidi dropped pace after just 1 match. Morkel bowling much slower these days. Amir can't bowl quick in tests ... and I could go on and on. The secret is to have a larger pool of fast bowlers. This means proper replacements for the injured fast bowlers and competition forcing the injured quicks to not drop pace. Regarding strength ... Indians have done well in many such sports like weight-lifting, wrestling etc. Moreover, strength is just one of the many qualities needed for bowling fast. Flexibility, fast-twitch muscles, good bio-mechanics in bowling action. hyper-extension, etc. play a big part too. We have shed all these inhibitions now ... and are producing fast bowlers by the dozen. Speed-guns are showing that Indians are bowling as quick or quicker than most pacers of these known-for-pace countries. Yes.
  10. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    All that is true. Zaidi was a skiddy fast bowler who could swing the ball. Was said to be really quick .... but we don't know about his exact pace as he never played for India.
  11. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Harvinder had pace and hit the deck hard. Srinath once said that he liked Harvinder as he had pace. Watch him bowl on a slow and low pitch below against Australia .... hurries Slater very first ball ... watch the rising delivery from 12.50
  12. Surprised to see Thakur playing for india

    In his ODI career, Pandya has an economy rate of less than 5.5 in an era of frequent 6+ innings ERs. Plus, he takes 1 wicket every match on an average. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/625371.html Definitely performs his role as a 5th bowler, especially given the fact that he adds value as a high SR batter as an addition.
  13. Surprised to see Thakur playing for india

    Hardik Pandya has the highest strike-rate ( SR of 115 ) in the history of Indian ODI cricket. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_strike_rate;qualmin1=500;qualval1=runs;team=6;template=results;type=batting Basically, he scores 25.1 runs per innings on an average ... and scores them off 21.7 balls on an average. And therein lies his utility as a lower-middle -order batsman ... as they need to be able to come in and score at a high SR and start hitting immediately. We need atleast one more high SR batter like him in the lower-middle order.
  14. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    My impressions about the pace of the earlier batch of " pace foundation developed Indian pace bowlers " , starting 1989 Rajdan - Fast-medium ( tall ) Ankola Fast for 2 years ... then Fast-medium ( tall ) Wassan - Fast-medium ( tall ) Srinath - Fast ... express from 1995 to 97 ... Fast ( very tall ) Subroto - medium ( medium height ) Prasad - Medium ( very tall ) Vaidya - Medium-fast ( very tall ) Kuruvilla - Medium fast when he played in 1997 ... was perhaps Fast-medium around 1990 ( very tall ) Zaidi - Was said to be skiddy quick by batters who faced him, never played for India ( tall ) Mhambrey - Medium-fast ( medium height ) Ganesh - Medium ( very tall ) Johnson - Fast-medium ( short ) Harvinder - Fast-medium ( medium height ) Mohanty - Medium ( tall )
  15. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Ankola bowled with genuine pace in 1989 and 1990 ... he had a recurring foot problem, was advised to cut down his run-up and lost some pace after that. Settled down to a bouncy fast-medium from 9991 before the film bug bit him.
  16. India Tour of England : Just 3 ODIs ?

    England are a below-par test team away from home. But competitive at home.
  17. India Tour of England : Just 3 ODIs ?

    I am very happy that we have a 5-test series in England and 4-test series in Australia. We may have won if we had a 5-test series in SA. Nothing better than 2 strong test teams fighting it out in a long test series ! The contests are riveting !
  18. BCCI announce India’s itinerary for 2018-19 season

    Yes , day-night tests is the way to go in NZ. But anything less than 3 tests puts us at a big disadvantage.
  19. King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    He was playing cricket even then !
  20. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    And we had trundler-kings Madan, Binny, Sandhu, Chetan partnering Kapil in the early and mid-'80s. I remember that people were excited to see Kuruvilla and co. bowl after the Madan, Binny experience. Indeed, we have come a long way from those days.
  21. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    There are many many reasons, most of which we had been discussing in another thread. ... India's tremendous economic development ... much improved cricketing infrastructure and personal confidence as a result ... gym and fitness culture setting in ... NCA and top quality support staff ... Kohli's love for quick bowling as a captain ... picking players from all over India, as opposed to a few places ... regular usage of speed-guns have given a quantifiable target to be achieved, bowling 140 k + ... Srinath, Umesh, Aaron, Shami etc. making young Indian pacers beleive that Indians too can bowl quick for many years. ... better domestic pitches ... young pacers learning from international coaches and players in the IPL ... IPL making cricket a viable career to a much larger number of people. All these have lead to fast bowling culture setting in in India, which is bearing more and more fruits as the days go by. All young Indian pacers want to bowl 140 k+ and hit the deck hard these days.
  22. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Shardul has been with Team India for almost 20 months now. Has played just 3 ODIs in this period. Looks like the Team management has not been that impressed by him ... if they were then he would have played much more. But, he is still the backup, new backups haven't been introduced in tests and ODIs.
  23. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Most Indian pacers have. I wonder why Shardul is bowling at his original pace even after spending so much time with Team India.

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