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by indiansportsfan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Premier League (IPL)
Replies: 1570
Views: 59568

Re: Indian Premier League (IPL)

Considering that spin is not expected to play a major role in England, Dhoni's edge in that area does not matter much. Personally I would select Karthik over the other 3, think he has the best chance to do well in England. Also he is coming on the back of a great domestic season.
by indiansportsfan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Test series in 2017
Replies: 364
Views: 7717

Re: Test series in 2017

If Vijay is injured, they should get Parthiv. I have zero confidence in Mukund. Similarly Nair on a seaming pitch is a walking wicket. Given the fragile nature of our batting, it would have been prudent to prepare a featherbed and hope for a draw. Might be too late now!!
by indiansportsfan
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian domestic season 2016/17
Replies: 120
Views: 3956

Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Saha and Parthiv have both consistently shown they are one of the best in the domestic scene at playing the seaming ball. Also other than Shahbaz Nadeem (in 1 inning), Sid Kaul starred in both innings for ROI. Not many positives for Gujarat in this match, they were likely tired from a long Ranji cam...
by indiansportsfan
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India-England ODI Series, Jan 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 2799

Re: India-England ODI Series, Jan 2017

On this pitch and ground, what Bhuvi did was truly commendable. I don't think any of the replacements could have done a better job than him. If Umesh was selected, infact even if he was just given the last over, we might very well have lost the match. Thats because Bhuvi is a smart bowler, while Ume...
by indiansportsfan
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India-England ODI Series, Jan 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 2799

Re: India-England ODI Series, Jan 2017

Why not rest Shami? He has been prone to injuries and we really need him for the Australian series. His value to the Test squad is much more than the ODI squad. For the ODIs Bumrah and someone among the options mentioned (Dinda, RPS, Bhuvi) should do the job
by indiansportsfan
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India-England ODI Series, Jan 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 2799

Re: India-England ODI Series, Jan 2017

For this series, I would like our Test bowlers to get a break, specially Shami/Umesh/Ashwin/Jadeja. There are lot of tough Tests coming up soon after. This opens up 2 spots for fast bowlers. Dinda has been highly impressive this season. He has the aggression and the pace and it is time he gets anoth...
by indiansportsfan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Test series 2016 (in WI; then hosting, BD, NZ, England)
Replies: 535
Views: 8964

Re: Test series 2016 (in WI; then hosting, BD, NZ, England)

Seems like Anderson is likely to be replaced in the last Test by Broad, which is bad news for us. Anderson was quite mediocre (as expected), whereas Broad was good (at times). I think England needs to think about retiring Anderson, or at the very least restrict him to swinging conditions, a la Bhuvi...
by indiansportsfan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Saketh Myneni Thread
Replies: 527
Views: 56570

Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Great stuff Jaydeep for digging this up :clap: How did you get this information?
Also did Saketh play only doubles in Hong Kong or singles too?
by indiansportsfan
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: The Badminton Forum
Topic: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016
Replies: 42
Views: 1863

Re: European series tournaments Oct/Nov. 2016

Why is it an upset? She was higher ranked, and frankly it is high time to lay the Chinese bogey to rest. The rest of the world is not afraid of the Chinese any more, and neither should we.
by indiansportsfan
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian domestic season 2016/17
Replies: 120
Views: 3956

Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Pervez Rasool plays for J&K in the weaker division C; hence his performances have to be taken with a pinch of salt. Ditto for Rishi Dhawan. Thats why our domestic structure is no intractable. There are so many teams, with such varying team strength that its really hard to judge who is really goo...
by indiansportsfan
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Test series 2016 (in WI; then hosting, BD, NZ, England)
Replies: 535
Views: 8964

Re: Test series 2016 (in WI; then hosting, BD, NZ, England)

It is quite clear Kohli prefers the 2 fast bowlers, 2 spinners strategy at home, this gives him the opportunity to keep Rohit in the side. But I think we seriously need to consider adding a 5th bowler to the lineup; otherwise we could end up with Ashwin tiring out or picking an injury. Ashwin is una...
by indiansportsfan
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian domestic season 2016/17
Replies: 120
Views: 3956

Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Sangwan took 5 and not 7 wickets. Still a commendable performance from him, he should be tried out in some Duleep trophy matches first. This Sakure guy could also be someone to watch out for. From the Lahli pitch no reasonable evaluation can be made of a medium pacer's actual worth, but good work ne...
by indiansportsfan
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Sundry ODI/T20I series, June-Dec 2016
Replies: 83
Views: 2238

Re: Sundry ODI/T20I series, June-Dec 2016

Shami of course picks up wickets in ODIs, but he is also expensive, so I consider his utility limited for the shorter versions. I would rather preserve him for Tests, and only play him in matches of any real importance, like World Cups and Champions Trophy. Mohit is someone I had overlooked, he is n...
by indiansportsfan
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Sundry ODI/T20I series, June-Dec 2016
Replies: 83
Views: 2238

Re: Sundry ODI/T20I series, June-Dec 2016

Bhuvi's injury has really spread our ODI bowling stocks too thin. Other than Bumrah, Dhawal and Hardik, I don't see any other bowler in the reserve who is good enough for this level. Unadkat is meh, Sran is injured, Rajpoot has been disappointing of late, Sandeep Sharma is likely a poor man's versio...
by indiansportsfan
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Test series 2016 (in WI; then hosting, BD, NZ, England)
Replies: 535
Views: 8964

Re: Test series 2016 (in WI; then hosting, BD, NZ, England)

It does look like that no matter what combination we field, WI does not have the bowling nor the pitches to take 20 wickets. We could even play only 4 proper bats, maybe bring in Umesh/Thakur in place of Rohit. The only thing we need from our batsmen is they score at a fast pace, giving enough time ...

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