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#1306 Sep 26th, 2018, 09:18
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Tied. Two wrong LBWs. MS and Pandey failed.
Jadeja Sir did not fulfill his responsibilities as the senior batsman, though he succeeded as a bowler. I am surprised. He is a triple centurion in First Class matches.
MS proving a total misfit at #4 or #5 when he has to face spin. He also had the worst strike rate at 47 (17 balls, 8 runs). It really pains. At least Khaleel had the courage to hit a four. Otherwise India would have lost the match. Time to bring in Pant?
Let us see the selections against West Indies.

So, it is going to be Bangladesh. Sorry for Pakistan. But it happens. We recently lost to England and escaped being beaten by HongKong.
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They should have included Rahul instead of having four spinners. Hope, they are able to win the match.
160 for 5. Dhoni gone. It all depends on Jadhav, Jadeja, etc.
Don't know, why did they not take in Rahul? Rohit/Shastri to blame.
Karthik, Jadhav, Jadeja, even Dhoni now, are make-shift batsmen.
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India manage to tumble across the line on last ball of the match.
Kedar Jadhav again screws up his hamstrings and comes back to score the winning run.
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Originally Posted by Aupmanyav View Post Don't know, why did they not take in Rahul? Rohit/Shastri to blame.
The contention is that he is looked upon only as an opener. That means though he will be in the squad in the shorter version he will be in the team only if either Rohit or Shikhar are rested or injured.

In the upcoming test series against West Indies he is the designated opener most probably along with Prithvi with Murali and Shikhar out of the squad.

Rishabh will be the wicket keeper and probably Rohit coming back into the test team.
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I do not agree with these designations. What is the playing difference between an opener, one down or two down? If the top order fails then others have to take up the responsibility. Rahul, Rohit, Dhawan, Prithvi, Kohli, Pujara, Rayudu (Vijay IMHO has missed the bus, new people are coming in), all are top order batsmen, wherever they are placed. If needed Rohit, Rahul, like Rahane can play in the middle order too.

Tests: Rahul Mayank Prithvi Pujara Kohli Rahane Vihari Pant Ashwin Jadeja Kuldeep Shami Umesh Siraj Thakur

I wholly approve of the selections. The selectors have done a nice job. Though I would like Shreyas Gopal and Vijay Shankar to be given a chance in the the shorter format. Let us see how Saurabh fares in today's match. He has been going strong.
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Monga: Hapless Karun Nair caught in selection crossfire. (ESPN Cricket)
Beg to differ, he has failed to perform when the chances come, just like Pandey, Iyer has done slightly better. To grumble is of no use. People have to show their worth. One time effort is not enough. Jayant Yadav is another such case.

Avesh Khan succeeded in Bord President's XI's game (4 for 60), Saurabh got 2, and so did Bawne (116) and Mayank (90). Prithvi, Vihari and Nair failed. I think Prithvi and Vihari will warm the bench in the first test. Also Mayank and Rahane may succeed because of the weakness of WI bowlers. They are not the terror that they once used to be. Good that Rohit, Dhawan, Bhuvi and Bumrah are being rested before the shorter format matches.

Gabriel and Lewis are their lead pacemen, and Bishoo and Chase are their lead spinners. Bishoo got 3 and Gabriel 2 in the practice game. Their batsmen performed better.

Exclusion of Rohit from tests and that of Rahane from ODI are problems. The statistics refute it.
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Prithvi gets the chance and not Mayank. I am sorry for that. Hopefully they will try Mayank too.

Prithvi arrives. 75 at lunch time. At time impetuous, but overall nice. He will learn. Surely, test material. Finally out at 134.
That said, we have to take into account the nature of the pitch. I do not know why we persist with such dirt tracks like Rajkot? The match is headed for a draw. The Indian bowlers also will not be able to dispatch the West Indies twice, handicapped as we are by absence of lead pacers.

And the West Indies folded like a pack of cards.
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To the great disappointment of Star Sports and TV viewers, West Indies folded in the second innings too. Loosing a test match in two and a half day! They have millions of dollars involved in it. Bangladesh, Afghanistan and even HongKong do better than that. I hope they will play better when Holder and Roach come back. The spinners:

Playyer Overs Runs Wkts Ave Econ
RA Jadeja 19.5 57 4 14.25 2.87
R Ashwin 29.0 108 6 18.00 3.72
Kuldeep Yadav 24.0 119 6 19.83 4.95


What I mean is that they are not giving equal chance to Jadeja. If not better, he is just as good as the other two. Statistics do not lie.
As on Oct. 6, he is the second best all-rounder and the fourth best bowler in Tests apart from being a brilliant fielder.
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I have lost sleep thinking about the possible team for 2nd test and the ODI series. That is addiction to cricket. What should I do?
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The same team will play for India. In West Indies Holder and Roach will replace Paul and Lewis for sure. Another possible change could be Worrican in place of Bishoo, however I think they will persist with Bishoo.
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For 2 ODIs: Rohit Dhawan Rahul Rayudu Pandey Pant Dhoni Jadeja Kuldeep Chahal Shami Khaleel Thakur
One surprise - Khaleel. I thought Siraj may get a chance. No problem. There will be more matches. Of course, poor Mayank.
Wish both these get chance in the next team announcement. No particular objection to the selections.
Rayudu and Pandey will contest for the fifth batting position. I think Pant will get preference over the two.
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Shardul making his test debut today. So India does not stick to the same eleven.
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Shardul had to leave in his second over due to groin injury (questions about his selection). WI collapse again, 136/5. 3 to Kuldeep, one each to Umesh and Ashwin. Ashwin's figures 10.2 overs, 7 runs, economy rate 0.67 (at the moment), fantastic even if he gets just one wicket. Chase pushing the accelerator, four fours, one six, 30.
But WI survive honorably for the day, Chase close to his century.
Rahul, Pujara fail. Others do fairly well (Prithvi, Kohli, Rahane, Pant). Three short of WI total with 6 wickets in hand. Let us see if Rahane and Pant are able to get centuries. Rahane needed a good outing.
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No, they don't get centuries. WI flounder again, they have made a habit of it. Nice work, Umesh.
Pant far from Dhoni's level. Dhoni is the king.
WI go down tamely as perhaps never before, by 10 wickets.
Just a question. Why was Prithvi not called for ODI? Perhaps in the last three ODIs. Rotation policy. Perhaps because some of the named players need to be tested. Rahul, IMHO is a surety, does not need to be tested.
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