Indian domestic season 2016/17

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:54 am

Dhoni made 70 off 62, but was bowled by Ojha (whose first 7 overs had yielded 0/56). Pragyan finished with 5/71 off 10 overs, as Bengal won by 41 runs -- Bowling out Jharkhand for 288, with Jaggi making 59 off 43 balls. Dinda had 1/44 off 10 overs, Seth 2/48 off 10.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:58 am

So it will be a Bengal vs Tamil Nadu final on Monday at the Kotla.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby prasen9 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:51 pm

Goswami shines again. He has the best record batting-wise among all List-A wicket-keepers in India. I have not checked part-timers such as Uthappa, Rayudu. It is a travesty that he is not chosen for India-A for List-As. Our ODI selections have always not cared much for domestic cricket. Pujara never got a decent run despite batting well again and again in domestic List-As. He could have been handy abroad. Mukund was never given a decent run. KM Jadhav was ignored for ever but just now has finally maybe made a breakthrough. He should be given a decent run.

I would try some of Pujara, Mukund, Ishank Jaggi, SS Tiwary (hope his fielding has improved) in the A-team. Vijay never got a decent run either but now maybe he is too old. As is Yashpal Singh.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:04 am

TN 74/4 in 17 overs after the first hour of the final. Dinda picked up 3/26 in 7 overs this morning. Shami has come in for the final (and picked an early wicket) but is still short of his best form and fitness.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:38 am

Great counterattack by Dinesh Kartik (93* off 99) has taken TN to 184/6 off 40 overs.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:20 am

Kudos to DK for a match-winning effort as TN win the Hazare trophy, winning the final by 37 runs. Only Sudip Chatterjee (58) got more than 32 among the other batsmen on either side, so Kartik's 112 off 120 balls (in a team total of 217) was a very special effort.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby prasen9 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:49 pm

There is no way anybody could have beaten this Tamil Nadu team. Just look at the side:

Humans: Gandhi, Washington, Mohammed
Gods: Karthik, C(h)rist, Shankar,
Kings: Shah
Demons: Indrajith (aka Meghnada, son of Ravana)

And, among the other humans, there is one guy who goes by the name Aparajith, undefeated (by definition)!

The other two are Sai and Ganga, whose wrath we cannot contain when she is furious during the rainy season. Of all teams, Bengal would know that well! Sai (Baba) was a saint. This is just a godly, or should I say ungodly team!

But, with such force, the opposition might as well not show up. Bengal did good, I'd say.
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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby Atithee » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:12 pm

Funny Prasen. Well done. I'd elevate Mohammed from humans to the God category.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby prasen9 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:27 pm

Hey, I did spend two years in Qatar --- not for nothing. They consider Mohammed to be Allah's messenger. But, he was a prophet and not God. But by that token, I should move C(h)rist to human too. But, he is considered to be the son of god. Don't know if the son of god should be considered god or human if he visited the earth (which one should take precedence in the classification)? I'd say being son of god trumps his human birth. To the extent, I know Mohammed was God's messenger but not related to god. Hence, he is listed as a mere mortal.
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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:28 pm

Next up is the Deodhar Trophy, played among three A, B and C teams. Meaningless matches, but decent trials.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby prasen9 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:31 pm

I hope that the selectors watch these matches carefully. It should mean more to make runs against the best in the domestics vs. say against Tripura.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:21 am

Actually it turns out that Deodhar is between India A, India B and the Hazare champion side (TN this year).

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby prasen9 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:50 pm

That's great! I would have preferred India-A, India-B, and India-C.

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:16 am

The Deodhar trophy teams (other than Hazare winners TN) are as follows:

India Blue: Rohit Sharma (capt), Mandeep Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Harbhajan Singh, Krunal Pandya, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna, Pankaj Rao

India Red: Parthiv Patel (captain & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav, Ishank Jaggi, Gurkeerat Mann, Axar Patel, Akshay Karnewar, Ashok Dinda, Kulwant Khejroliya, Dhawal Kulkarni, Govinda Poddar

The best batsman in the competition, Shreevats Goswami, fails to make it in. I think his opening partner, Easwaran, should also feel hard done by. Rishabh Pant has had an underwhelming List A season -- making 99 against Tripura, but otherwise failing to pass 35 in 5 other matches (and in 3 inter-zonal T20 matches in the Mushtaq Ali trophy season). His first class season (including the triple century on a batsman's paradise) seems to have secured him a place in limited-overs competitions as well (regardless of form).

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Re: Indian domestic season 2016/17

Postby PKBasu » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:04 am

Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav have dropped out through injury. Ruturaj Gaikwad replaces Rohit, and Bhajji becomes captain of India Blue. Two players will replace Jadhav in India Red: Suman, Hyderabad's left-arm pacer, and Shreevats Goswami.


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