T20 World Cup, 2016

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T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby prasen9 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:01 pm

India announced their squad. On the batting side, Rohit, Kohli, Dhoni, Raina, and Yuvraj pick themselves. The opening slot went to Dhawan even though he has not performed well in T20Is in his career. He gets in by virtue of being a good ODI bat. The other batting slot went to Rahane by virtue of his test career. I do not rate Rahane highly in the shorter formats in the sub-continent. My alternative would be Uthappa, who could open and be the backup keeper in case Dhoni gets injured. Instead of Rahane, I would bring in Irfan Pathan as a candidate for the #7 slot on a seaming wicket. Alternatively, you go with one of the young batsmen who played well in the IPL. Maybe Manish Pandey.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby Sin Hombre » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:57 pm

No Kohli and bundled out for 100 against SL today on a green track.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby PKBasu » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:06 pm

The absence of Kohli and Pandey proved catastrophic. I don't know what the selectors see in Pandya, and what they have against Pandey!

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby Sin Hombre » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:59 am

Agree with PKB. Can't play on a tough pitch with these many hacks. Almost the same struggles as Australia when they play on a decent pitch. Manish Pandey at least gives the impression of a proper batsman (unlike Pandya and the older lot).

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby Sin Hombre » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:44 pm

Flat pitch and we win easily. Yuvraj with another batting flop and will be a concern to repeat the last T20 WC.

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Indian team new jersey launched for world t20 2016

Postby Deeksha » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:53 am

The brand new outfit for Indian cricket team is launched for world t20 2016.Image

On this new kit launch, Mithali raj said, "At every stage, the meaning of wearing India jersey changes. When you are the senior player, you have everyone on your shoulders and you can’t let them down. When you are a debutant, you are playing for yourself and all those people who have made you a player. It is different, but when I don the signature blue kit, I carry it proudly, believing I will win."

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby S_K_S » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:06 pm

Am I reading this right that the top 2 from each group go into the semis? We definitely are in the tougher group if that's the case.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby jaydeep » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:50 pm

Yes, you are right Samarth.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby PKBasu » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:45 pm

The two groups are:

Super 10 (Group 1) - England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Group B winner (likely Zimbabwe or Afghanistan)
Super 10 (Group 2) - Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan,Group A winner (likely Bangladesh or Ireland)

On the face of it, ours does look the tougher grouping, but the fact that the Pakistan match has been moved from seamer-friendly Dharamsala to Calcutta should certainly help us. I don't think NZ and Australia will be able to beat us on spinner-friendly tracks.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby Omkara » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:15 pm

when was the last time we beat pakistan in kolkata? since salim malik scarred us in 1984 or 85, we always lost to them

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby sameerph » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:56 pm

But Pakistan is not the same team that they were in those days. Miandad, Zaheer, Mudassar, Salim Malik all tormenting us in batting and Imran, Wasim, Waqar in bowling. It seems they do not produce those kind of players any more.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby sameerph » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:14 pm

So, the strategy of preparing a rank turner misfired. It seems the pitch maker forgot that these days our batsmen cannot play spinners too even those from NZ. Bad start to the world cup against New Zealand.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby ankit1407 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:17 pm

Well its a well proven things apart from Kohli and MS none of these guys can bat on turners but if we keep going that way, ridiculous... well played NZ

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby PKBasu » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:19 pm

Disastrous start to the world T20 championship at home. Pakistan can knock us out at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
We are basically playing with two reliable batsmen -- Kohli and Dhoni. Once Kohli is out, we are toast. The inability of modern Indian batsmen to play spin is astonishing to see.

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Re: T20 World Cup, 2016

Postby sameerph » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:58 pm

What a masterly innings by Virat Kohli who is getting better and better with time. Both teams read the pitch wrong. Pak playing 4 seamers and Dhoni was silly in not completing Ashwin's quota of overs and not bowling Yuvraj at all on a rank turner. Good that it did not cost us the match.


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