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by PKBasu
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian domestic cricket/ players
Replies: 2177
Views: 117764

Re: Indian domestic cricket/ players

India A won the second "test" by an innings and 68 runs, with Saini (the Delhi pacer) taking 3/30 and 1/25, Jalaj Saxena 2/10 (in 10 overs!) and 2/40, but 21 year old Punjab legspinner Mayank Markande took 5/31 in the second innings to finish off the English. Markande has a first class bowling avera...
by PKBasu
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3683
Views: 419989

Re: Yuki Bhambri

So it does look as if he will take 6 months off and come back with a PR. The only problem with this is that all his big points will drop out before his return -- the two Masters at Indian Wells and Miami, and the Taipei Challenger title are all points that fall off in March and early April. He will ...
by PKBasu
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian domestic cricket/ players
Replies: 2177
Views: 117764

Re: Indian domestic cricket/ players

In the second "test" against England Lions, Abhimanyu Easwaran made 117, his opening partner (and skipper) KL Rahul made 81, while #3 Panchal made 50. Karun Nair is batting on 14 at the end of Day 1, with India A finishing on 282/3. I hope the selectors are paying attention to the fact that Easwaran...
by PKBasu
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian domestic cricket/ players
Replies: 2177
Views: 117764

Re: Indian domestic cricket/ players

Rahane made 59, 91 and 0 (average 50) in 3 List A matches for India A against England Lions, as an opening batsman. But he was slow (strike rate of 67 and 77 in the two big innings). In the Irani Cup match, skipper Rahane has fallen for 13, so his wretched first-class form continues. Vihari and Maya...
by PKBasu
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 1601
Views: 185387

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Disappointing loss in R1 to a player he should have beaten, but good to see RamK qualifying into an ATP tournament with a very good win in Q2.
by PKBasu
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: $54K(+H) Bangkok 1,2 challenger,Thailand,February 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: $54K(+H) Bangkok 1,2 challenger,Thailand,February 2019

Awful week in singles, but amazing R1 win in doubles: thrashing the Ratiwatana twins in Bangkok? Wow!
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: European ATP Tournaments 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: European ATP Tournaments 2019

SF losses in 3 different ATP tournaments this week -- but quite a satisfactory week for Leander, Jeevan & Purav. Not too bad for Divij/Rohan either; they lost to a much-lower-ranked Asian pair (who we know a lot about from the Challenger level), but won a good one over Pavic/Zimonjic earlier.
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread
Replies: 342
Views: 42410

Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

:Offtopic: Yuki is from a typical middle-class Indian family -- salary-earning professional parents, who aren't particularly well-off. Similar to Karan Rastogi's parents, who were also middle-class (his dad Rahul, IIRC, was a UCO Bank officer). That is why Yuki's family decided not to fully push Ank...
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: The Golden Oldies
Topic: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????
Replies: 160
Views: 28935

Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Prajnesh becomes only the 9th Indian in the Open era to be ranked in the top-100 in ATP singles, and Mukund enters the list too. Vijay Amritraj - 16 Ramesh Krishnan - 23 Somdev Devvarman - 62 Leander Paes- 73 Anand Amritraj - 74 Yuki Bhambri - 83 Sashi Menon - 87 Jasjit Singh - 89 Prajnesh Gunneswar...
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: $54K(+H) Chennai Challenger, Feb 4-10, 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2828

Re: $54K(+H) Chennai Challenger, Feb 4-10, 2019

Slightly disappointing that no Indian made the final in the home Challenger in Chennai, but good to see Prajnesh and Mukund reaching new career highs.
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 1970

Re: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019

Sorry, we didn't win because of Rayudu. If we won because of any one person, it was because of Pandya. Award adjudicators are absurdly biased in favour of batsmen. There was absolutely no basis to pick Rayudu as MoM over Hardik Pandya, who scored quickly enough to give India a fighting total (while ...
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 121
Views: 3118

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

The Davis Cup is basically dead. This was the last tie played approximately in line with the old system. The glorious matches of the past will soon become a distant memory... :cry:
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 1970

Re: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019

The worst thing that could have happened is Rayudu getting the MoM award today. He ran out Vijay Shankar -- who would have done much better had he stayed on. Rayudu's first two sixes were both horrible mishits -- and soon afterwards he ran out Vijay Shankar. I hope the selectors noticed that the one...
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 1970

Re: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019

Rayudu plays so much away from his body -- with a massive gap between bat and pad -- that it's amazing he has played so many matches for India (most of them, of course, on flat Indian pitches or in Zimbabwe at a time when Zimbabwe was at its nadir).
by PKBasu
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 1970

Re: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019

It is a pleasure to watch Vijay Shankar bat. Fluent footwork is the heart of his approach -- a distinct contrast to the poking style of Rayudu, whose footwork makes him look unbalanced a lot of the time.