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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