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  1. K Gowtham for senior team

    Batsmen are not the problem with team India... bowlers are.... It is bowlers who can bat (with high S/R) that are very valuable for team India. The proper batsmen who can bow a bit can be considered but not that useful given our enormous batting talent.
  2. I think a mammoth innings in South Africa when chasing under pressure would have allayed all doubts on his ability and his readiness for international cricket to rest. Are you all convinced we need to give him chances in international cricket (perhaps in the places of some middle order batsmen).
  3. So, no series decider!!!
  4. And add to that, Akbar also patronized great saints of his time. He ensured that the songs of Sur das are collated together and announced prize money for people who collect those songs. That's how we have "Sur Sagar", the collection of all songs of Sur das ji. He even offered Tulasi das ji the position of one the ratna's (jewels which is like a top poet in his court) which Tulasidas declined. Without many such harmonizing efforts of Akbar, Mughal empire could not have survived and thrived that strongly for so long after his reign. If his descendants were at least similar to him, the East India company could have never been able to capture the subcontinent like they did. The intolerance and cruelty of Aurangazeb eventually gave rise to the rise of Marathas and weakening of empire every where else and this gave ample opportunity for the rise of British EIC and eventually establishment of British Raj.
  5. Looking at the attitude of Kedar, you have got to give it to him that this is the dude that deserves the T20 spot in the first XI.... He is standing tall in a big collapse and seemingly scoring runs very easily. This innings will test him and either establish him either as the utility T20 player or prove that he is just an ordinary IPL/domenstic bully....
  6. excessive handshaking

    Actually, I think that makes a good question in JEE or some such entrance exam in the area of "Permutations & Combinations".
  7. Both are similar bowlers with respect to how they turn the ball. Kuldeep bowls Chinaman and Ashwin bows Offspin. But boy, I must say that Kuldeep is far more attacking and wicket-taking in nature as compared to Ashwin who is more of a containing bowler in ODIs. Despite the fact that Ashwin is far more experienced and successful in tests and Kuldeep seeming to leak runs, I will prefer the Kuldeep over Ashwin in an ODI starting XI.
  8. Rabada vs Amir

    And for the record for those who are not following Ranji trophy, Ishant returned with the figures 20-7-38-5 in his first Innings as captain...
  9. Rabada vs Amir

    People on this forum are just short of tirades for Ishant Sharma but they just don't understand it is not easy to stay fit and play for so long for team India. He was not that productive in terms of wickets but he was quite useful for the captains for his workhorse attitude and "hit the deck" type of fast bowling.
  10. Fair enough and I personally do not mind. But many people claim that there are more deserving members who need a chance instead of Rahane...
  11. how does that matter.... Do you want Rahanae to be given as many chances to discard him...? Rohit got so many chances also because of chance.... That is he was an irregular player due to the constant breaks that SRT used to take from ODIs in his final years (2009-11). Only after SRT retired and Sehwag declined did Rohit started getting continuous opportunities....
  12. Rangana Herath joins 400 wickets club

    Pragyan Ojha should be groomed so that he can emulate the success of Herath>>> Left arm orthodox spinners are very good for tests in sub-continent conditions. Jadeja has done well but we should still explore.
  13. Sunny has stooped low with that phrase there....
  14. Ashish Nehra has been included in the side for the Australia T20Is after missing the one-off T20Is against Windies and Sri Lanka. © Getty Ashish Nehra has been around for a long time, long enough to know what works for him and his injury-prone body. Success, failures, accolades, pitchforks - the left-arm paceman isn't a stranger to any of it. Now in the final laps of a noteworthy career, Nehra projects the same kind of relaxed confidence he's always had. Nehra's inclusion in the Indian squad for the upcoming Australia T20Is surprised many, mostly because he is on the wrong end of his 30s and the next World T20 is a good three years away. He last donned the blue jersey in a T20I series earlier this year against England, before missing the one-off T20Is on the tours of West Indies and Sri Lanka respectively. Speaking to PTI about his selection, Nehra expressed satisfaction at making a comeback. Happily oblivious to what critics have to say, he indicated that the only opinion which matters is that of the captain and the dressing room. "Who isn't happy if he is playing for India? I have never been bothered by criticism. The Indian dressing room knows what I bring to the table. The skipper knows it, the selectors know it. If I am in the team, definitely, I must be contributing something," Nehra said on Monday (october 2). The mention of social media got the veteran player chuckling. "I don't even know what people say about me on Twitter. Now people may have a notion that since I am not visible on social media and now that I am in the team, where was I during the period. Well, I was religiously following my training schedule, working on my fitness, doing my bowling routines. "Things you actually do to make a comeback. "Oh yes, people didn't know where I was but skipper Virat Kohli and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad were well aware of what I was doing," Nehra said. At 38, Nehra is probably taking it one game at a time. He even says as much when asked about his goals. "At my age, you don't set long term goals. I have been selected to play three games for India. I will take one game at a time. "Waise bhi Ashish Nehra accha karega toh bhi news hai, accha nahi karega toh woh aur bhi badi news hain (If I do well, that's news, if I don't do well, that's even bigger news)," Nehra quips. He points to his longevity and how he's kept going forward all these years. Playing for India - even if it means only a few more matches - it is something he still cherishes. "Come February, 2018, I will complete 19 years in international cricket. Save myself and Harbhajan Singh, I don't think there is any player, who made their debuts under Mohammed Azharuddin. There has to be some kind of motivation that keeps a sportsman going," Nehra noted. "And this stage of my career, I don't need to play for money. I have had 12 surgeries. Ask any sportsman, what it takes to recover from one and here I have been under the knife 12 times. "Still in the morning, when I wake up, I am keen to go for training. That's the motivation." ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Is Ashish Nehra really slapping all the ICF pundits who are criticizing him/his selection in Indian team.
  15. Very funny video by Cricinfo about what Ashish has to say
  16. Cheteswar Pujara's overseas form

    If we remove that one unbeaten innings, his average is < 30 (IIRC). That unbeaten 100+ is also scored in a low pressure situation, i.e. when the team is already doing very well and is in good lead over the opposition.
  17. Multan Sultans : The Sixth team in Pakistan Super League

    What's with the name of the team............ The sultan of Multan is none other than: VIRENDER SEHWAG.
  18. How Many Matches Will Rahane Cost Us, Before He is Dumped?

    Depending upon the opposition bowlers and conditions, it is not that easy. The good fast bowlers of Australia (Cummins, NCN and ) had a good chunk (11) of their overs left at 35th over mark. So, I did not have much hopes unless the finishers really do well. And there was a stupid rain break "breaking the momentum". And there are no two words about it that Jadhav was as much or a bigger culprit than Rahane when he dotted a lot of balls from Zampa (who is Australia's weak link against India).
  19. How Many Matches Will Rahane Cost Us, Before He is Dumped?

    After 15 overs, Aus 95 for 0 India 85 for 0 AMRahane 48(56) and RGSharma 36(34) After 35 overs, Aus 231 for 1 India 218 for 3 So, essentially Australia's scoring rate was consistently better than that of India's but then India bowlers (i.e. Umesh et al) pulled back things a bit until 45th over and then Australia had relatively good finish. No one denies that Indian finishers (Jadhav and Pandey here) were not up to the task in chasing but they had taken up greater burden because they still had to chase nearly 120 runs in the last 15 overs. That is a burden that most teams will not like their middle or lower middle to take in a chasing cause.
  20. INDIA vs AUSTRALIA | 4th ODI | Bengaluru | Sep 28 2017

    Jadhav is winning it for team India. True team man that Jadhav is!!!!!
  21. INDIA vs AUSTRALIA | 4th ODI | Bengaluru | Sep 28 2017

    Even virat cannot always carry the team to the target. We need more match winners to be a more consistently winning team.
  22. INDIA vs AUSTRALIA | 4th ODI | Bengaluru | Sep 28 2017

    Whose mistake was it in the runout?
  23. ODIs have become extended T20s now. Just the number of runs do not matter as much as runs + speed of scoring.
  24. Dropping Rahane From ODI Side: Prayers and Duas Thread

    You mean hit as a Panauti or hit in a direct way!!!
  25. Duleep Trophy 2017-18 India Red won by 163 runs

    I don't understand why Ishant is still not used by Raina yet in the 2nd innings. Granted the first innings performance is not that good but it is high time to bring Ishant in. For all we know, once Ishant smells the blood he will simply run through the line up. India red has to be dismissed by a target of at most 320. Raina is simply proving himself to be an unworthy captain... lol.... using only three bowlers until now (one is he himself).

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