Champions Trophy, 2017

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby prasen9 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:09 pm

That's right. I had forgotten about Bumrah. Bumrah will possibly replace Shami.

Umesh "doing well". lol. He has been one of the worst ODI bowlers to ever play for India. He is lucky to be in the ODI side. He is 29 years old and his runs/over is over *6* in his career with an average of 33.65. He has gotten 64 matches! I do not recall any other bowler who does nothing with the bat but played over 60 matches and gave away more than 6 runs/over. The only justification is that maybe going by his test form and above-average bowling in the IPL, we think Umesh has improved. That is up to the team managers to make the call by seeing them in the nets. However, he still cannot bowl that well in the end overs.

I would take Bumrah in the team.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby Sin Hombre » Sat May 20, 2017 1:18 am

Umesh is one of Kohli's "achievements" as a test captain. I can see him playing. His record under Kohli in ODIs is decent.

*MS Dhoni 2011-2016 45 45 35.41@6.08
*V Kohli 2013-2017 8 8 23.73@5.83


That said, our batting is dismal and I go into this tournament with no expectations.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby prasen9 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:16 am

8 ODIs is a very small sample size. So, it is possibly a flash in the pan. His runs/over is still 5.83, quite high. The only reason to play him is because he seems to have turned a corner in the last year or two and become slightly less erratic and gets wickets a bit more. If the selectors see him bowl well consistently at the nets, then I may risk him. Bhuvi-Bumrah seems to be the safe choice with Hardik as the 3rd pacer/allrounder.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby Sin Hombre » Sun May 28, 2017 2:13 pm

Indian bowling showing its might in the warm up match by bowling out NZ for 189.

Batting unsurprisingly off colour so far though Kohli looks sharp. Hoping that Dhawan can scratch around long enough to recover some form, he is an ICC event giant after all.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby Atithee » Sun May 28, 2017 2:58 pm

Why is Dhoni trying to walk toward the off stump every time like Steve Smith? He looks clownish trying to do so every ball. Never seen him do this before.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby jaydeep » Sun May 28, 2017 3:06 pm

We r giving catching practice to New Zealanders but they r fumbling.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby Sin Hombre » Sun May 28, 2017 3:52 pm

Outside of Kohli (and Rahul who is injured), it is a poor ODI batting lineup.

Karthik again showing why he is not international quality at all in his 9 ball duck.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby Abish arul » Sun May 28, 2017 4:23 pm

our batting looks so weak with so much outdated players like dhawan yuvraj Dhoni hopefully atleast we can win against Pakistan.rohit mental midget sharma hasn't even reached to England for attending his cousins marriage isn't he should be the one who should be playing these warmup games after post injury and lean ipl.who the heck selected tired tested failure dinesh karthik suresh raina deserved that place.

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Re: Champions Trophy, 2017

Postby prasen9 » Sun May 28, 2017 4:52 pm

Shami was Shami again. So, it seems like Shami may come in instead of Hardik. Given that we have Jadeja, Ashwin, and Bhuvi who can bat. Hardik's value is in his hard hitting.


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