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1 hour ago, rkt.india said:

It's a very poor job by selectors in terms of spin options. 5 spinners what the duck! Selectors have ducked the responsibility of selecting the spinners on TM. Selecting too many spinners is useless. In the end, you will play 2-3 and it's not a long tournament, so you will have to stick with these 2-3 spinners. 5 is 2 too many. Could have kept in the reserves. Shardul right now seems to be a better option at 7 than jaddu.

 

doesnt have to be same 2-3 spinner everytime. We can change according to opposition.

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I do not think much will be changed in the Squad by October.

 

If a spinner gets injured they will likely bring Thakur/Chahar instead of calling any spinner like Chahal from outside. If any of these spinners have bad IPL then it just means they are not in starting 11.

 

If any of the seamers get injured or Hardik then they will get Thakur/Chahar again instead of calling for another from outside like Prasidh or Siraj or even Avesh.  Though this would not be a bad thing. The selection only 3 seamers in the main squad also indicates that they are expecting Pandya to do lot of bowling duty. 

 

If a Batsman gets injured they have Iyer to get in. 

 

Overall I think its hard for anyone from outside will get a chance unless lot of them break down or catch COVID. However if something happens I hope one of  Prasidh, Siraj, Avesh, Shaw or Padikkal makes it depending on Batting or bowling.

 

It is possible that Krunal Pandya got ignored because of the recent controversy or else he may have got in place of Axar. But this is good as I hoped Axar gets preference over him.

 

Chahal is likely flat out dropped and has fallen way behind for being one dimensional and not performing to expectations.

 

The Idea behind Shami may be experience and if Bumrah gets injured, he gets a game or just rotation with Bumrah. Bhuvi has an ideal back up in D Chahar. The team will likely go with two spinners and two seam bowlers each match. get more overs from the allrounders. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Suhaan said:

Dont you think they have selected too many spinners?

Siraj isn't considered,Shardul on standby

Is Pandya going to bowl regularly? let's see how does he operates in IPL

Ashwin,Chahar,VC,Axar/Jadeja(Jadeja rarely picks wickets in t20s) were enough


I don’t know why people are hyping Siraj in T20. From day 1 the argument has been that he is not a white ball bowler but will be perfect in red ball. 
 

Fans then (not you. I think you always backed him) said trundler etc when fans who saw him were shouting from the rooftops he should not be judged on those and red ball is his format.


Then he gets selected in red ball, becomes a star and then a couple of decent IPL games and people talk like he has figured T20’s out.

 

He always bowls the same length and yes if he gets conditions that suit him he will run through lineups. In fact in 2016-2017 too he had a very good IPL season just like he did last year.

 

The only sample size he has is previous International white ball record which is poor and you can’t push him in WT20 just because he had a couple of good IPL games and success in test cricket.

 

In fact not picking Siraj was a fantastic decision and I think he and us as fans will benefit from this.

 

I might get hate from fast bowling fans but Deepak C and Bhuvi are way better options than him in T20 and even Thakur who offers batting depth as well.

 

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3 hours ago, Gollum said:

Core of :mi: and :dc:, 2 of the best IPL sides since 2020!!!!

 

Rohit

SKY

Ishan

Hardik

R Chahar

Bumrah

 

Pant

Axar

Ashwin

Iyer in standby

 

More than half the squad.

 

Let our great houses unite to bring home the cup, extending Olive branch to my Bambi frenemies like @Mariyam, @asterix, @Laaloo, @zen, we can always fight later. Promise to not make fun of your side this edition. MI-DC friendship zindabad. Country needs us to forget our differences and unite for a greater cause. 

china test GIF

We have the same IPL teams since 2007, that is the last time we won WT20. If we can’t win a WC, take your IPL teams and shove it where daylight is a no-go zone. Laanat hain

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3 hours ago, sandeep said:

I don't underestimate his bowling, but Krunal's batting is better. 

 

I feel that selectors have gone for specialists, which is a consistent pattern with Indian selections even for T20.  But in T20, more often than not, its a batting shootout, and having a guy at #7 who can put up a 30 ball 50, or can come in and give you that cameo of 25 from 12, has value.  

 

Axar can slog it a bit, on his day, but not reliably.  

 

Yards the better bowler, no doubt, but I'd even go as far as saying that in t20 cricket, I rate Krunal the batsman bit better than even Jadeja.  This is not to say I am a Krunal fan - he's a quintessential bits and pieces player, just about barely adequate with either skillset, but in T20 such players often end up making crucial contributions over the course of a WC.  

He did jack shyte in SL . He s too overrated 

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Pluses ----

 

.... No Dhawan

.... No Pandey

.... No Chahal 

.... Batting is good

.... Very happy to see SKY, Pant and Kishan.

.... R.Chahar selected

 

 

 

Minuses ----

 

.... No backups for No.6 and No.7. What if one among Hardik or Jadeja get injured ????

.... No bowling all-rounder at No.8 who can hit big ( unless Axar makes it to the playing 11, which is unlikely with Jaddu at 7 )

.... Atleast one among Shardul and D.Chahar should have been there for their lower order batting ability.

.... Why only 3 pacers. ????

.... Hoped to see Siraj.

.... 5 spinners is an overkill.

 

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6 minutes ago, maniac said:


I don’t know why people are hyping Siraj in T20. From day 1 the argument has been that he is not a white ball bowler but will be perfect in red ball. 
 

Fans then (not you. I think you always backed him) said trundler etc when fans who saw him were shouting from the rooftops he should not be judged on those and red ball is his format.


Then he gets selected in red ball, becomes a star and then a couple of decent IPL games and people talk like he has figured T20’s out.

 

He always bowls the same length and yes if he gets conditions that suit him he will run through lineups. In fact in 2016-2017 too he had a very good IPL season just like he did last year.

 

The only sample size he has is previous International white ball record which is poor and you can’t push him in WT20 just because he had a couple of good IPL games and success in test cricket.

 

In fact not picking Siraj was a fantastic decision and I think he and us as fans will benefit from this.

 

I might get hate from fast bowling fans but Deepak C and Bhuvi are way better options than him in T20 and even Thakur who offers batting depth as well.

 

Current form,he did well last ipl,

His sample size in lois is small though

People often go with current form that's it

On current form Shardul is also not behind and he can provide you balance in t20s

Chahar too is good,he can swing it upfront,any way they won't play more than 2 pacers else what was the purpose to take a whole army of spinners there

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Expected playing 11 from this squad  ( not necessarily my choice )

 

1. Rahul

2. Rohit

3. Kohli

4. SKY

5. Pant

6. Hardik

7. Jadeja

8. Ashwin 

9. R.Chahar / Shami

10. Bhuvi

11. Bumrah

 

.... Top 3 can all be slow starters.

.... 4 to 6 are very good

.... No big hitter at 8 like Shardul / D.Chahar

....  No backups for position 6 or 7 ( Axar can bat at 8 but not 7 or 6  )

.... Missing a 4th pacer.

 

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34 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Expected playing 11 from this squad  ( not necessarily my choice )

 

1. Rahul

2. Rohit

3. Kohli

4. SKY

5. Pant

6. Hardik

7. Jadeja

8. Ashwin 

9. R.Chahar / Shami

10. Bhuvi

11. Bumrah

 

.... Top 3 can all be slow starters.

.... 4 to 6 are very good

.... No big hitter at 8 like Shardul / D.Chahar

....  No backups for position 6 or 7 ( Axar can bat at 8 but not 7 or 6  )

.... Missing a 4th pacer.

 

I know this is what is going to happen but -

 

I would go with Ishan Kishan in place of Rahul to open with Rohit... Kishan can blast plus a Left Handers.. And it solves the top 3 being the slow starters..

 

Rest team remains the same with Char Playing between him and Shami as they are expecting Crumbling pitches. 

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6 hours ago, speedheat said:


IGood to see D Chahar isn't in the main squad, if Bhuvi is fit then his services are not required.
 

 

6 hours ago, speedheat said:

The only drawback is that Siraj isn't even in the reserves, he should have been chosen over Chahar. Bowled really well in the IPL , looked much improved loi bowler.

 

Chahar se jaani dushmani lagti hai

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3 hours ago, express bowling said:

Pluses ----

 

.... No Dhawan

.... No Pandey

.... No Chahal 

.... Batting is good

.... Very happy to see SKY, Pant and Kishan.

.... R.Chahar selected

 

 

 

Minuses ----

 

.... No backups for No.6 and No.7. What if one among Hardik or Jadeja get injured ????

.... No bowling all-rounder at No.8 who can hit big ( unless Axar makes it to the playing 11, which is unlikely with Jaddu at 7 )

.... Atleast one among Shardul and D.Chahar should have been there for their lower order batting ability.

.... Why only 3 pacers. ????

.... Hoped to see Siraj.

.... 5 spinners is an overkill.

 

 

The pluses are massive. I do like Dhoni selected as a "coach" over there. Its a strong positive. Kohli is out of his depth as a captain, Dhoni will help guide him.

 

I presume the backups for Hardik is Thakur and for Jaddu its Axar.

 

3 pacers is a concern. It means we need them to be fit and injury free.

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3 hours ago, express bowling said:

Expected playing 11 from this squad  ( not necessarily my choice )

 

1. Rahul

2. Rohit

3. Kohli

4. SKY

5. Pant

6. Hardik

7. Jadeja

8. Ashwin 

9. R.Chahar / Shami

10. Bhuvi

11. Bumrah

 

.... Top 3 can all be slow starters.

.... 4 to 6 are very good

.... No big hitter at 8 like Shardul / D.Chahar

....  No backups for position 6 or 7 ( Axar can bat at 8 but not 7 or 6  )

.... Missing a 4th pacer.

 

 

Only Kohli should be able to anchor the innings, the rest must have the freedom to go big. There is decent depth to the batting lineup to recover if we lose early wickets.

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