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  1. How do you rate Virat after this SA series?

    I want to see what @Gollum wants to contribute to this thread. I will be very interested given his immense knowledge of sports (in general) and across various eras that a lot have not seen.
  2. I was dropped despite performance: Suresh Raina

    First thing to check is if this has been written by his nephew on twitter or he himself said that!!!
  3. This is an excellent excellent news for team India. Ishant Sharma would be very acclimatized and may learn few tricks of trade on those English pitches and can be potent in the India's long test tour of England. Hatsoff to everyone involved in this decision!!!
  4. 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.
  5. Sure, I am not denying he should not be given more opportunities or drafted in India A etc. He needs to be in the selectors radar but let him perform more consistently. Let him gain more experience and his stats will automatically stabilize at a point where we can assess how good he is. Just feel that he is not that good to be in seniors team yet as some people are clamouring here..
  6. His ListA career average is 35.33 and SR is nearly 83. It is just not bad and is not in the "good" category yet to be inducted into the seniors category. Can be tried in A teams from now and if he does well then taken into the main team... which is likely to be after WC 19 now.
  7. Kuldeep Yadav vs Ashwin Ravichandran in ODIs

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/559235.html?class=2;template=results;type=bowling Fair to say, Kuldeep has won this comparison as he won India first series in South Africa ( with the help of Chahal, Bumrah etc.). Ashwin has been an embarrassment whenever we toured abroad whereas Kuldeep has shown his potential in his first challenging overseas assignment. My original point regarding their wicket taking ability still seems to be the difference.
  8. Well on the night of Maha Siva Rathri, Shivji has ensured that India does the impossible. Hats off to team India! :-)
  9. Rangaiah betters Wasim Akram

    As we were all engrossed with the Pink day match in Johannesburg, Rangana Herath crosses Wasim Akram as the most successful left-arm bowler in test history. Amazing that a tiny island nation can produce two bowlers who are the highest wicket takers in test cricket bowling right arm and left arm. Some stories: http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22390206/herath-battling-father-cut-deal-him http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22388193/rangana-herath-akila-dananjaya-rewrite-record-books
  10. Rangaiah betters Wasim Akram

    One thing is for sure is that Herath did not do well vs India. His performance against India is minnoyish and hence Sanjay Manju would have the guts to speak like that. The reason is probably because of the fact that Indian batsmen are good players of spin and most spinners don't have a great record against India. On the other hand, his record against Pakistan (which is also a subcontinent team with good spin playing ability) is fantabulous. He has 106 wickets in just 21 matches at 28 runs a wicket that includes 8 5-wicket hauls and 2 10-wicket matches. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/49178.html?class=1;filter=advanced;opposition=7;orderby=default;template=results;type=bowling
  11. Guess if this is a batsman or a bowler?

    Rohit Sharma is going nowhere in 2020s (I eman until Dhawan or even Kohli is around) in ODIs/T20s.
  12. 5.3-0- 68 -1

    Is it this spell from this man that lost it for team India....
  13. North Indians making Goa another Haryana, says minister

    Can I know which parts of Canada, you were made uncomfortable (just out of curiosity). The facts you mentioned about Delhi and Chennai, even I heard that. Delhites seem aggressive to outsiders... It is not about Southies alone. My friend from UP also complains about Delhites. The complaints of non-tamils or northies about Chennai is very well known.
  14. 5.3-0- 68 -1

    Some people are over reacting here. Nobody is saying Chahal needs to be dropped or this performance is the end of his career. Let us not sweep this performance under the carpet... He needs to take his lessons from this performance. H needs to learn the importance of keeping his cool under pressure and when the opposition is attacking him and not overstep... Sure, let us hope he will keep providing the value that he has been giving to team India....
  15. Team India in trouble!!! It is only 9 runs that India has got to defend.... Have to have a miracle to win this match now....
  16. 290 is a very good score. Obviously we can take it very happily. Not sure if India can reach there though!
  17. Navdeep Saini bowling with genuine pace now

    Not a should. There are many senior players ahead of him in the pecking order. I won't play him even ahead of Ishant Sharma.
  18. Well, you implied he failed today.... Why would you want me to reply when you can reply yourself. Why would you quote me for that question. IN any case, my answer is not to you alone may be I should have quoted that questioner too! Edit: I have edited my response!
  19. @Rasgulla@WC2011INDIA According to us fans a batsman has to score at least a 50 in every innings to be a good batsman.... But that's living in utopian world. Rahane is not that good at spin but he will certainly comeback and make you cringe again. Rahane is a true Indian soldier especially for test cricket.
  20. Bhuvi in ODIs vs Ishant in Tests

    On a serious note, yes he need to better in ODIs but it is a matter of time. Let us be patient!!!
  21. Bhuvi in ODIs vs Ishant in Tests

    View image on Twitter /thread
  22. Bcci.tv domain expired

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22333607/bcci-site-goes-lalit-modi-fails-pay-bill He is the reason why it went down.
  23. So, finally Bang bros are showing improved performances in test arena too. Scoring a 513 in the first innings of test is no mean feat even if the conditions are conducive to batting. Granted they conceded a lead of 200 runs despite having such a massive score, they are fighting it out even in the second innings and are on their way for a well earned draw!!! ( even in their own home!) Keep it up Bangladesh and I hope this will inspire better performances from you in the future!
  24. @mancalledsting, I think we are getting the answer in this series. We already saw one complete innings by RGS. Let us wait for 5 more.

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