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South Africa A vs India A : Nov/Dec 2021 (3 Un official test at Bloemfontein)

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Really hope someone like prithviraj Yarra gets a look in for a India A game, he has great potential, I said it earlier both Saurabh Kumar and gowtham are mediocre, best left arm spinners in the country after jaddu and axar is sai Kishore and then Siddharth Desai. Mavi should definitely consider himself unlucky, imagine gifting India A games to chahar who has not even played a season of first class cricket since 2011

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51 minutes ago, Mesky99 said:

Really hope someone like prithviraj Yarra gets a look in for a India A game, he has great potential, I said it earlier both Saurabh Kumar and gowtham are mediocre, best left arm spinners in the country after jaddu and axar is sai Kishore and then Siddharth Desai. Mavi should definitely consider himself unlucky, imagine gifting India A games to chahar who has not even played a season of first class cricket since 2011

 

Sanjay yadav could have been tried. Ofcourse he plays for plate division.  So have to take his stats with a pinch of salt. But he is an all rounder.  Second highest wicket taker last season. Also averaging 46 in the FC/49 in List A. Plays for SRH

 

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A tours are not just about grooming young talent, it's also about rewarding Ranji performers. Saurabh Kumar has taken loads of wickets and deserves his chance in A cricket. Now that he's had a taste of a higher level of cricket, it's upto him now to improve further. if he can't, he will get consigned to Ranji and not get picked for A side again.

 

Gowtham was always a poor pick.

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8 minutes ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

A tours are not just about grooming young talent, it's also about rewarding Ranji performers. Saurabh Kumar has taken loads of wickets and deserves his chance in A cricket. Now that he's had a taste of a higher level of cricket, it's upto him now to improve further. if he can't, he will get consigned to Ranji and not get picked for A side again.

 

Gowtham was always a poor pick.

Well Saurabh is still 28.. if he gets better can give us 4-5 years. Gowtham is really poor selection. Should have selected some young promising spinner, even if on talent alone to take a punt.

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2 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

A tours are not just about grooming young talent, it's also about rewarding Ranji performers.

 

A-tours are for preparing actual prospects for test matches and ODIs.

 

Ranji performers were rewarding by selecting them for Zonal Teams / India Red / Blue etc.

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1 hour ago, express bowling said:

 

A-tours are for preparing actual prospects for test matches and ODIs.

 

Ranji performers were rewarding by selecting them for Zonal Teams / India Red / Blue etc.

And how do you prepare prospects? By giving performers an opportunity to perform at a higher level.

 

The Zonal concept is dead since BCCI started investing heavily on A tours in the last 4-5 years (Irani Trophy or Duleep Trophy have lost their relevance). Which is why I don't find anything wrong in giving top Ranji performers a couple of A tours. If they are up for it, they get picked further ultimately getting picked for the national side, else they go back to Ranji Trophy for the rest of their career.

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3 minutes ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

And how do you prepare prospects? By giving performers an opportunity to perform at a higher level.

 

The Zonal concept is dead since BCCI started investing heavily on A tours in the last 4-5 years (Irani Trophy or Duleep Trophy have lost their relevance). Which is why I don't find anything wrong in giving top Ranji performers a couple of A tours. If they are up for it, they get picked further ultimately getting picked for the national side, else they go back to Ranji Trophy for the rest of their career.

 

 

For 90% players, selectors generally know which players are National Team prospects and which ones are just Ranji level heroes. 

 

For the 10% borderline cases, I don't mind them being tried out on A-tours.

 

 

 

 

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