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Odi team is struggling at present. Reasons I feel we are struggling

No aggression in top order batting

Not enough all rounders

Lower middle order not dynamic enough

 

Considering these points and that world Cup is in India and will require spinners I put forward following team for discussion

 

Rohit

Shaw

Kohli

Sky

Pant

Rahul

Pandya

Jadeja

Ashwin/bishnoi/chahal/axar who ever is most likely to take wickets

Prasidh/siraj

Bumrah

 

We bat deep with aggression at top and lower middle for finish. Specialist spinners which are needed in India nad good pacers

 

Only issue is no 6th bowler can sundar replace rahul Or maybe we can go ultra agressive with batting till 8

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Shreyas Iyer has to be backed knowing that next World Cup is in India assuming that he fills the sixth bowler role.

 

Rohit

Dhawan

Kohli

KL

Shreyas

Pant(wkt)

Jadeja

Shardul/D Chahar

1 Spinner

Shami/Siraj

Bumrah

 

This is what the team will be. If Pandya is fit enough and willing to bowl 4-5 overs, he comes in for Shreyas. Do not expect anymore change.

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11 minutes ago, Majestic said:

Shreyas Iyer has to be backed knowing that next World Cup is in India assuming that he fills the sixth bowler role.

 

Rohit

Dhawan

Kohli

KL

Shreyas

Pant(wkt)

Jadeja

Shardul/D Chahar

1 Spinner

Shami/Siraj

Bumrah

 

This is what the team will be. If Pandya is fit enough and willing to bowl 4-5 overs, he comes in for Shreyas. Do not expect anymore change.

axar at 9

swap dhawan or rohit or kohli for shaw/ishan

we cant have too many washed up players.

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8 minutes ago, Majestic said:

Last three years :-

 

Kohli AVG 54 SR 94

Rohit AVG 54 SR 89

Dhawan AVG 50 SR 92

Rahul AVG 50 SR 90

 

How are they washed up?

because they stat pad vs weak bowling lineups. they do F all vs proper bowling. 

only one or 2 of them is enough. we dont need all 3. they are all slow starters. 

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There are several things to bear in mind: 1. The template of ODI batting is such that scores of 320-330 and above are almost imperative, 2. the job of bowlers is to bowl 10 overs for not-so-many and wkts don't matter greatly, and 3. we have lost most of our wkt taking bowlers - boom is poor in ODIs in past 2 yrs, shami is too old, kuldeep is out, chahal has regressed, rest don't merit a mention.

 

based on this, I propose that the template should be to bat as deep as possible and have as many explosive players as possible. in other words, attempt to do what Eng (also NZ) did at their peak.

 

1. Shaw

2. Pant (wk)

3. Rohit (c) /Gill --> I believe that one consolidator is needed if early wkts fall. Moreover, Rohit/Gill should be able to score at 90 SR in theory.

4. Gaekwad/SKY --> Gaekwad has excellent game vs spin. moreover, at 4, he will have enough time to settle and go for big shots later

5. KLR/SKY --> choose wisely based on conditions

6. Sundar/Jaddu - don't be fooled by low avg and SR. Sundar can score at 100 SR in ODIs if given a run.

7. Hardik/V. Iyer - they should play only if they can function as 6th bowler. V. Iyer has not looked convincing, but 2 matches is too small sample size.

8. Thakur

9. D. Chahar

10. A. Patel

11. Bumrah/Siraj/Bishnoi/Prasidh --> choose as per conditions

 

batting till 10. lot of flexibility since many of these players can be moved up and down the order. bowling is s**t, but we lack wkt taking bowlers anyway, so might as well as try and bat deep.

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Pant should never bat higher than 5 or 6. Dont think he is suited to bat long. Shreyas should be sent at 5, he deserves a few more chances. KLR at 4. Suryakumar and Rohit to open with Kohli at 3.

 

Suryakumar

Rohit

Kohli

KLR

Shreyas

Pant

Jadeja

Hardik Pandya/Thakur

W Sundar/D Chahar/another spinner

Bumrah

Siraj/Shami/Prasidh/another seamer

 

We bat deep till 9. Can also play both Pandya and Thakur if Shreyas dropped from side - giving 6 bowling options.

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