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Rahul

Rohit

Gill

Kohli

Vihari

Pant(wkt)

Jadeja

Ashwin/ Shardul ( home/away)

Shami( Axar at home for one of pacers on alternate basis)

Bumrah

Siraj

 

Then the backups:-

 

Mayank as third opener

Shreyas as middle order backup

W Sundar as batting A/R( they won't play him till Jadeja is there)

Umesh and Prasidh as pace bowling backups 

 

How many is the count now? That's 18. So, Chepu and AR don't deserve to be even in 18 let alone 11.

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Some proviso

 

Rohit is playing on a series by series basis. Luckily for him, the next couple of seasons are lined up with home tests. But be mentally prepared if he completely shits himself when the next cycle of big overseas series come around.

 

RAT is cooked as much as Rahane and Pujara but his PR and record means he'll get a pass for 12 months minimum. If he produces some random score here and there then this team would be saddled with him for another 12-18 months. I am expecting the team to carry RAT the passenger till 2024. It'll raise an almighty stink but people in charge would pretend they don't smell any RAT.

 

Mayank is another spud who's been found out. People go on about home tests but if you want an opener who can murder attacks at home, go with Shaw. Shaw is 10 times the batsman plus he's 10 years younger.

 

Yes, Vihari has been hard done by but does this mean TM/Selectors are going to overcompensate by keeping him in the XI even over someone worthier? Something to look out for.

 

My preferred XI against the Sri Lankas

 

KL

Rohit

Gill

Kohli

Vihari/Iyer

Pant

Jadeja

Ashwin

Axar

Siraj/Prasidh

Bumrah/Umesh/Shami

 

 

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17 minutes ago, vayuu1 said:

See people including Rohit and umesh just want to answer one thing how much time do we have with them,i mean both are well over 30 ,why not invest in new bloke and groom them.

 

People are including Rohit not because they like it but because they know he's not going anywhere. And till the time we have a RAT infested team, Rohit adds value otherwise than as a batsman too. But yes, I'll happily take Shaw over him.

 

Umesh is not going anywhere for a year or two even if he doesn't feature much in the playing XI. We only need 2 quicks at home and he's one of the better ones and it's nice to rotate.

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42 minutes ago, asterix said:

Domestic cricket watchers, do we have any left arm seamer who could be future prospect. Need left arm pacer & also a middle order lefty batsman.

Yash Dayal bowls in mid-to-late 130s as per slower domestic speed guns and swings the ball both ways, good prospect. Nagwaswalla would also be good if he was 5 kpf faster and hit the deck harder.

 

We have Sundar as a middle order left-hand batting AR

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4 hours ago, R!TTER said:

X/Y/Z factor is overrated, I'd happily take Pujara/Rahane's best years vs BRat because these guys won us tough games & arguably in tougher situations than the false king!

True. At 3-4, you need technically strong batsmen. Aa alrounder, I would like Sundar, a batting spin alrounder at 6. I am not comfortable with just 5 batsmen. We need a spin bowling alrounder to bat at 6 or 7. Specialist spinner isn't useful if we are playing 4 seamers.

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4 hours ago, asterix said:

Domestic cricket watchers, do we have any left arm seamer who could be future prospect. Need left arm pacer & also a middle order lefty batsman.

Yaah Dayal surprised me with his bowling in VH trophy, bowled at pace and moves the ball. Bit of work on his fitness and he can be a great test prospect.

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Tests Outside Asia ....

 

1. Rahul

2. Rohit

3. Gill

4. Washington

5. Kohli / Shreyas

6. Pant

7. Jadeja

8. Shardul 

9. Bumrah

10. Shami / Siraj  (  rotate )

11. Prasidh

 

 

Tests in Asia ....

 

1. Rahul

2. Rohit

3. Gill

4. Washington

5. Shreyas

6. Pant

7. Jadeja

8. Ashwin

9. Axar

10. Siraj

11. Bumrah / Prasidh  (  rotate )

 

....  Try Kohli only in tests outside Asia to see if he has resurrected himself as a batsman after giving up captaincy ... groom young batters in Asia

....  Washington must be tried as a specialist batsman

....  It's high time we groomed a tall, quick, bounce bowler like Prasidh 

.... Play old man Shami only in away tests, that too by rotation with Siraj, so that he can fire on all cylinders. 

.... Young pacers should be groomed in home tests as spinners do the bulk of the job at home

.... Remove Rahane and Pujara from the squad.

.... Remove Ishant and Umesh from the squad.

 

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play shaw at home, then ease him in abroad. dude got 3 tests and was summarily dismissed, whereas trimurthi got a long rope. shaw does have weaknesses, but it's not like the cupboard is bursting with talent. he did decently in my opinion in NZ, where pitches were very hard to bat on. Admittedly looked clueless in Oz, but he seems to have made some adjustments.

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2 hours ago, express bowling said:

Tests Outside Asia ....

 

1. Rahul

2. Rohit

3. Gill

4. Washington

5. Kohli / Shreyas

6. Pant

7. Jadeja

8. Shardul 

9. Bumrah

10. Shami / Siraj  (  rotate )

11. Prasidh

 

 

Tests in Asia ....

 

1. Rahul

2. Rohit

3. Gill

4. Washington

5. Shreyas

6. Pant

7. Jadeja

8. Ashwin

9. Axar

10. Siraj

11. Bumrah / Prasidh  (  rotate )

 

....  Try Kohli only in tests outside Asia to see if he has resurrected himself as a batsman after giving up captaincy ... groom young batters in Asia

....  Washington must be tried as a specialist batsman

....  It's high time we groomed a tall, quick, bounce bowler like Prasidh 

.... Play old man Shami only in away tests, that too by rotation with Siraj, so that he can fire at all cylinders. 

.... Young pacers should be groomed in home tests as spinners do the bulk of the job at home

.... Remove Rahane and Pujara from the squad.

.... Remove Ishant and Umesh from the squad.

 

 

Logical, accurate and the right approach.


The batting alone just looks so much stronger and the bigger the score the more pressure the bowlers can place on the opposition batsmen.

 

Its been so long since I have seen Sundar play?? Is he due back soon?

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8 minutes ago, SRT100 said:

 

Logical, accurate and the right approach.


The batting alone just looks so much stronger and the bigger the score the more pressure the bowlers can place on the opposition batsmen.

 

Its been so long since I have seen Sundar play?? Is he due back soon?

 

Sundar broke his finger ... was returning in this ODI series but got Covid.

 

Hope to see him back soon.

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2 hours ago, Vijy said:

play shaw at home, then ease him in abroad. dude got 3 tests and was summarily dismissed, whereas trimurthi got a long rope. shaw does have weaknesses, but it's not like the cupboard is bursting with talent. he did decently in my opinion in NZ, where pitches were very hard to bat on. Admittedly looked clueless in Oz, but he seems to have made some adjustments.

 

Want Shaw in the mix too.

 

But with Rahul and Rohit in form, he may have to bat at 3 ... maybe in place of Gill at home.

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