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  1. Agree with everything you have written. Bumrah has been a brilliant test match bowler till 2020. He can focus on ODIs a year before the 2023 World Cup. And focus on just tests and T20s for now.
  2. Bumrah never moves the ball much in T20s .. but in tests he used to get significant movement at high pace while maintaining accuracy. He was special till 2020. I hope he comes back to his old self in August 2021
  3. Agree. Our bowling has been top class from 2018 onwards. Our pacers have had the best away averages as well as home averages as a group in this period, before the final. Bumrah, Shami and Ishant have all been excellent. Also Siraj in the limited opportunities he has got. They have bailed us out when batsmen have failed. Only thing on this topic is ... we need to look forward and look to find replacements for Ishant and Umesh. Ishant has not been fully fit for the last 2 years and there are better bowlers than Umesh in India now. Siraj is ready as one replace
  4. Yes, our bowling has generally been very good since 2018, and have bailed us out despite batsmen faltering time and again. It is our batting, especially the middle order before Pant, which is the main issue.
  5. Jadeja is averaging 50.6 with the bat in test matches in the last 3.5 years, from 17 tests. He is a proper batsman now. https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;qualmax1=50000;qualmin1=500;qualval1=runs;spanmax2=24+Jun+2021;spanmin2=01+Jan+2018;spanval2=span;team=6;template=results;type=batting
  6. Starting 2018 ( time from which our away tour cycle started ), Pujara averages 35 and Rahane averages 37. Can a Team, which aspire to be the undisputed World Champion, fill such crucial middle order positions with such inconsistent batsmen ? https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;qualmax1=50000;qualmin1=500;qualval1=runs;spanmax2=24+Jun+2021;spanmin2=01+Jan+2018;spanval2=span;team=6;template=results;type=batting
  7. Found this article at the beginning of this year by Cricviz. Bumrah gets 1.31 deg of average movement across venues. It is strange that he did not do so this time in England. https://www.cricviz.com/welcome-home-jasprit-bumrah/ An excerpt ... " In terms of the ball, and the vagaries which come from having different manufacturers producing the ball in Tests around the world, Bumrah is in the enviable situation of not really relying on lateral movement. Of the 50 established seamers in Test cricket since Bumrah debuted, he ranks 34th for average latera
  8. Do you have the link to this Cricviz article ? Bumrah averaged less than 138 kph only in 3 test innings since his stress fracture. And all were around the time he incurred abdomen injury earlier this year.
  9. And in a test in India after that, Siraj was getting this kind of movement both ways. https://www.bcci.tv/videos/151128/how-siraj-set-up-root-s-dismissal If someone can move the ball this much in India, just imagine the movement he might have got in England. Plus he is regularly hitting 88 mph to 91 mph with accuracy now. And getting good bounce too.
  10. Ishant has not looked fully fit in the last 2 years. Loses steam after a few overs. Has missed a lot of series as well as matches. We need to replace him with Siraj in the 5 test series in England. Prasidh and Avesh need to be tried against weaker teams.
  11. Until and unless accountability is introduced in Indian cricket, we can never rule World Cricket like WI of the 1980s or Australia of 1995 to 2008 ... although we have the resources to do so now.
  12. @Trichromatic has posted this in another thread. How can we let 3 batsmen play every match despite such poor returns for such a long time, just because they are seniors ? Would youngsters like Pant or Gill have survived this kind of mediocrity for so long. !! Shaw got dropped from the squad after 1 bad test match.
  13. The NZ pacers looked so desperate when wickets were not falling. It was visible that they were giving it their all. Trying to set up batters and bowling bouncers when needed. Bumrah and Ishant were just going through the motions. Did not try to set up batsmen and hardly bowled any bouncer. Only Shami looked to be giving it his all.
  14. At least one new batsman must be introduced at 3, 4 or 5. Can't allow 3 senior batters to underperform for 2 years and still be certainties. Otherwise we will keep on having batting collapses.
  15. In that match, Bumrah was coming back from stress fracture of the back. So, he was supposed to be sub-par. This match was different and he was expected to do well.
  16. There is no accountability regarding senior players. Pujara and Rahane will play irrespective of whether they are consistent or not. Kohli will play as well as be the captain irrespective of how he or his team does. This policy ALWAYS results in reduced performances in EVERY walk of life. Our batting has been underperforming for a LONG time. So, this is what is expected. Our bowling has been bailing us out for a long time but did not do so in this match.
  17. A solitary test match does not really work. A 3 test series for WTC final is something I have always wanted.
  18. True. And Siraj's ceiling as a pacer is definitely higher than Ishant and maybe higher than Shami too. He can be a complete pacer ... both swing as well as seam the ball at good pace while having a good yorker and a quick bouncer too. Siraj has picked wickets in whatever level he has played in.
  19. This is factually incorrect in test matches ( and T20s too ) In tests .. Bumrah has played 20 tests. And 18 of those tests have been against big teams. And he averages 25.8 against these big teams. Averages .. 21 vs Australia 25 vs SA 27 vs England. He averages 21 from 7 tests in Australia, which is very tough for touring pacers. Having an overall average of 23, while playing 18 of his 20 tests against big teams, is very creditable and shows genuine wicket taking ability. https:/
  20. 1. Gill 2. Rohit 3. Rahane 4. Kohli 5. Washington 6. Pant 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin / Shardul ( based on conditions) 9. Shami 10. Siraj 11. Bumrah
  21. In an interview in late 2019, captain Kohli said the following, " You’ll have to figure out who are the people that are very similar in their bowling skills, and you pick the senior one. " https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/who-is-prasidh-krishna-why-did-virat-kohli-mention-his-name-after-india-beat-sri-lanka-in-indore-t20i/story-LXcqQVrMkTijNQzjk3ZLsN_amp.html Kohli did NOT say " Pick the best one but talked about picking the senior one. Is Team India a government office of the 1980s ! Where is meritocracy ? It
  22. Perhaps a Pakistani painter did it recently. Picture of a test match on canvas while sitting in Australia.
  23. For team selection purpose, the only relevant issue is whether he is among our top 3 pacers. The best pacer tag is only of theoretical importance, isn't it. ? Agree.
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