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by PKBasu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3613
Views: 402349

Re: Yuki Bhambri

Why re-wash dirty or soiled linen. Let it lie. To get back to Yuki, yes we should be happy for small mercies. What seems clear is that his body is so fragile that he wouldn’t dare play another tournament before the US Open for fear of jeopardising his participation in the USO. That is a very fragile...
by PKBasu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3613
Views: 402349

Re: Yuki Bhambri

Absolutely crazy approach, unless he is injured. And of course he now has higher overheads since Stephen Koon is a travelling coach, but he hasn’t played for the past 6 weeks. Astonishing that he skipped the entire hard court season. And to go into a 5-set match straight away is madness. He has wast...
by PKBasu
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 5798

Re: India in England, 2018

Nottingham weather forecast is sunny and warm for Saturday and Sunday, so ideal conditions to bat first. Rain is forecast for Monday (the third day of the Trent Bridge test).
by PKBasu
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India's Dream Cricket Test Team
Replies: 212
Views: 16353

Re: India's Dream Cricket Test Team

Of Jimmy Amarnath's 37 tests abroad, 11 were in the peak season of his career -- 1982/83 (Pakistan and West Indies) -- when he rose to absolutely astonishing heights. And 5 were against Australia in 1977/78 (another comeback series for him) against a weakened attack (containing Thomson, but no Lille...
by PKBasu
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: China/Korea Challengers July-August 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3087

Re: China/Korea Challengers July-August 2018

Heartbreak for Arjun Kadhe, but he should take heart from this terrifically competitive match against the former top-100 player who is seeded third here. Truly heartening win for Sid Rawat over the local wildcard. Congratulations to the doughty Indian qualifier! It should read (Q not 7th seed in the...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Golf Tournaments
Topic: GOLF MAJORS/ WGC Events
Replies: 249
Views: 17405

Re: GOLF MAJORS/ WGC Events

Julian Suri had an even par final round and slipped to T19. All the drama was at the top of the leaderboard, with Tiger Woods (6 strokes behind at the start) scoring a 64 (his best round ever at a major), and finished second (2 strokes behind winner Koepka). So T6 at the British Open, and 2nd at the...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India's Dream Cricket Test Team
Replies: 212
Views: 16353

Re: India's Dream Cricket Test Team

Jimmy Amarnath had one great season (1982-83 in Pakistan, where SMG too did well, and West Indies, where SMG failed except one test and one ODI innings but Amarnath shone). It was a heroic season, and he topped it with a superb 1983 World Cup. But then he just collapsed in the home series. Jimmy Ama...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 5798

Re: India in England, 2018

Karun Nair made 20 & 93; 42 & 55 (in two matches against West Indies A; so he got two chances against them, while most others got one); then 4 & 13 against England A (Curran, Woakes, etc); and 4 in the "practice match" against Essex. He hasn't made a case for selection against England, because he ha...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 5798

Re: India in England, 2018

Prithwi Shaw averages 60.78 in his 13 first class matches before this one. One the tour of England, he made 0 and 188 (against West Indies A) and 62 and 0 (in the match in which Vijay made 8 and 0 against England A, who included Sam Curran and Chris Woakes). Then the 136 against South Africa A in Be...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 5798

Re: India in England, 2018

The truly monumental error in the second test was not to have given the ball to Ashwin, our near match-winner in the first test, until England were already 160/5. Ashwin should have bowled to the leftie openers early. And the second monumental error was to have played a second spinner when the weath...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 5798

Re: India in England, 2018

In the meantime, in Bengaluru against the RSA-A new ball bowlers, PP Shaw 16 and Mayank Agarwal 0. The grass is always greener on the other side. We just don't have good batsmen who can handle swing. We have to figure out those who are mentally strong and can play in a disciplined manner and make t...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 5798

Re: India in England, 2018

IPL is a strawman. Leaving aside a couple of years under Ganguly , our team has been dismal in away conditions in tests throughout history. At least, these days, England, Aus and SA share the same fate and get drubbed even by SL when they visit Asia. And one year under Wadekar. Even that one includ...
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Pre-US Open Challengers, July-August 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3404

Re: Pre-US Open Challengers, July-August 2018

The Greek takeover of tennis is nigh? Kokkinakis is older but Tsitsipas and he look to be worthy successors to Sampras and Philippousis...(Kyrgios too is half-Greek).
by PKBasu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup
Replies: 3279
Views: 218816

Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Tsitsipas vs Zverev will hopefully become the next generation's big rivalry. But Sasha has failed repeatedly on the big stage, which makes one wonder whether he is missing the temperament to succeed. Dimitrov is clearly a write-off, Thiem too one-dimensional, so that generation has faded. Nadal and ...
by PKBasu
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 5798

Re: India in England, 2018

Vijay's career should now be over, as of course should DK's test career. Pant did very well in the India A match, and his 'keeping isn't much worse than DK's so he should play at Trent Bridge. Kuldeep was a big mistake, and he lacked confidence -- thus bowling very badly indeed. Just one good ball t...