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How effective would Indian players be in an LOI World 11?

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The recent no cricket season has produced a lot of AT11 topics. As those who follow Indian cricket, we would prefer to include Indian players in the 11-12 esp. if the other options considered are more or less on par. In tests, the prime consideration is the skill, however in LOIs, different factors such as SRs, fielding, all round cricket, etc. come into play. When it comes to Indian LOI teams, usually, they have depended on a handful of players. These players enjoy various privileges such as getting to bat at prefered positions, taking their time to get runs, slowing down to reach a milestone, relatively less pressure on their spot unless in the last phase of their career, and so on. Therefore, there numbers will be relatively good because they function in such an environment. 

 

When it comes to world 11s (or even teams with a highly competitive talent pool), you are playing with the best. There is not much difference in quality among the top 5-6 batsmen and bowlers. Therefore, there are no privileges. You neither have the luxury or privilege to get to a 50 first like a Rohit or Kohli, nor could you slow down to get to a 100 like a Tendulkar as personal milestones take the backseat. You could be pointed out for unnecessarily blocking balls in the slog overs or taking it to the last over like a Dhoni. The players may basically have to approach their game like how the current England players do.  In this type of an environment, how effective (or adaptive) can Indian players be in LOIs? 

 

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19 hours ago, zen said:

The recent no cricket season has produced a lot of AT11 topics. As those who follow Indian cricket, we would prefer to include Indian players in the 11-12 esp. if the other options considered are more or less on par. In tests, the prime consideration is the skill, however in LOIs, different factors such as SRs, fielding, all round cricket, etc. come into play. When it comes to Indian LOI teams, usually, they have depended on a handful of players. These players enjoy various privileges such as getting to bat at prefered positions, taking their time to get runs, slowing down to reach a milestone, relatively less pressure on their spot unless in the last phase of their career, and so on. Therefore, there numbers will be relatively good because they function in such an environment. 

 

When it comes to world 11s (or even teams with a highly competitive talent pool), you are playing with the best. There is not much difference in quality among the top 5-6 batsmen and bowlers. Therefore, there are no privileges. You neither have the luxury or privilege to get to a 50 first like a Rohit or Kohli, nor could you slow down to get to a 100 like a Tendulkar as personal milestones take the backseat. You could be pointed out for unnecessarily blocking balls in the slog overs or taking it to the last over like a Dhoni. The players may basically have to approach their game like how the current England players do.  In this type of an environment, how effective (or adaptive) can Indian players be in LOIs? 

 

Dhoni started doing this slog over blocking when he is past his best. At his peak, he was one of the best slog over hitters. Also when he was at his peak, him taking things deep also worked well for him. He had his methods which worked for most of his career except last 2-3 years. 

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On 5/18/2020 at 8:21 PM, rkt.india said:

Dhoni started doing this slog over blocking when he is past his best. At his peak, he was one of the best slog over hitters. Also when he was at his peak, him taking things deep also worked well for him. He had his methods which worked for most of his career except last 2-3 years. 

In odis,he was one of the best in his peak years but has always been an uber pathetic t20 player coming down the order ,his methods sucked in the shortest format

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