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If we are serious about winning WC: SKY should be playing every match. Its like ABD waiting on the bench for SA because Amla average is really high and score 100s at SR of 90.

 

Either of these should bring him back:

 

1) Drop Hardik Pandya and play with only 5 bowlers. Trust your main bowlers to do the job every time. If one has a bad day goes for 80 runs, let it be. Start Iyer with bowling 4-5 overs till World Cup. 

2) Drop Kohli. Get Iyer batting at #3 position. Even this is the best way, but no one will go for it. Honestly, emotions of a player shouldn't determine strategy. Ronaldo was benched for WC. 

3) Drop one of the main bowlers and trust Pandya to bowl 10 overs. This is good case too, but Pandya might get broken down during stretch. 

4) Drop Iyer. This is the not the ideal case, because Iyer has been the best batsman for last 12 months or so. 

5) Drop Gill/Rohit and get Kishan instead of KL: Worst scenario to bring him back. Kishan is a hack who will not work 7 out of 10 times. 

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

2) Drop Kohli. Get Iyer batting at #3 position. Even this is the best way, but no one will go for it. Honestly, emotions of a player shouldn't determine strategy. Ronaldo was benched for WC. 

3) Drop one of the main bowlers and trust Pandya to bowl 10 overs. This is good case too, but Pandya might get broken down during stretch. 

4) Drop Iyer. This is the not the ideal case, because Iyer has been the best batsman for last 12 months or so. 

5) Drop Gill/Rohit and get Kishan instead of KL: Worst scenario to bring him back. Kishan is a hack who will not work 7 out of 10 times.

 

His best chance is Iyer's injury. Dropping Kohli is not a realistic possibility.

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Just now, Frustrated said:

If Pandya bowls more than 5 overs, we are doomed.  Almost cost us the game today, single handedly with the ball.  

 

With or without Pandya, we can't have Sky in the team without comprising the bowling.

 

It is so frustrating that none of the top 6 bowls.

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SKY might score an odi century here and there.  But he is NOT an odi player by any stretch of imagimation. Niether has the technique nor the temparament. Also, he is already 32.  Does not hv the time to evolve as a batsman in Odi format.    For t20, he's absolutely fine.  With him in our odi playing 11, we will lose 9 out of 10 games against top oppponents.    

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SKY will have to learn to build his innings like ABD did for a place in the ODI team. ABD had 25 hundreds, so he was someone who first learned to build his inning, strengthened his game in testing conditions and then banking on that he developed his 360 degree batting.

 

SKY hasn't done that yet. The only solution for India is Hardik's form needs to be on track, especially his batting. He needs to play impact knocks with bat coming at 6. If that can be done, then we should do well.

 

Or else you try whatever way you want, the balance will mess up because your backup keeper is also not a like to like no.5, he is an opener backup in general.

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Kishan / Shaw

Gill

Kohli

Iyer

KLR /SKY

Hardik

Jadeja / Axar

Kuldeep

Siraj

Bumrah

Umran / Other New Guy

 

Get Rohit out.. Cant believe I say this but he is fat and his captaincy is not impressive at all.  Kohli cant be dropped from ODI .. no way that happens. He is fit and wont be injured. I still trust Virat in ODI which is his best format. 

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12 hours ago, Lord said:

SKY has not taken his chances so far.Throws away starts too often

 

Hopefully a big innings in next 2 games

Its not that he struggles to score runs . looks at ease even in ODI. Since he has become a T20 expert , plays too more risky shots for ODI game .

The adjustment requires time and by only playing in ODI internationals he will a get a grip on the tempo required for ODI.

Since WC is in India and lot more spin will be bowled , we need good players of spin in MO who cannot be tied down. 

Just a pointer - yesterday Santner was bowling very miserly , Only Gill & SKY could score against him. Else Santner & Bracewell would have restricted india below 300.

I firmly believe teams would have very aggressive 2-3 batters in ODI who have done very well in  T20 and play last 20-25 overs in T20 mode. If they click no score is safe as we saw yesterday from 130-6  to 337. 

Like the NZ team ODI set up potential wise- Allen at top to attack, then Glen & Bracewill in MO . Once they mature , should do very well.

IN India team - Pandya batting has regressed a lot , do not remember any impactful knock recently . Hence there is need for a player like SKY at 5 or 6.

 

 

 

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This series Rohit and Virat should have sat out and played Ranji to prepare for Aussies. SKY should have been at 4

 

Of the options: 5 is the "best" option: Kishan to keep and open- I do not like the idea of KL keeping anyway

 

Gill is undroppable now and Rohit is the captain, they aint going anywhere.  And tbf to Rohit this being a home world cup there is definitely place for him

I agree SKY should in the 11, at 4 ideally, but it cant happen unfortunately.

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