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by PKBasu
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 6174

Re: India in England, 2018

Terrific day for India, with Pandya excelling with the ball, Pant behind the wicket on debut, and then the openers putting up another fine opening stand. With 3 days to go, India lead by 292 runs, with 8 wickets still in hand. What a commanding position!! And to top it off, Pujara is gradually regai...
by PKBasu
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 6174

Re: India in England, 2018

Rohit Sharma isn't in the test squad, so there should be no question of him being under consideration for Trent Bridge!
by PKBasu
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in England, 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 6174

Re: India in England, 2018

Yes, I think the entire batting line-up other than skipper Kohli have their careers on the line at the Trent Bridge test. If we lose the test, there will probably be wholesale change in the squad for the final two tests -- especially considering that the India A team has stayed so active. Shaw, Maya...
by PKBasu
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3615
Views: 403019

Re: Yuki Bhambri

Hopefully, he won’t have to take 6 months off after the US Open (in which case he will miss his favourite Slam, the AO).
by PKBasu
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3615
Views: 403019

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 fragil...
by PKBasu
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Tennis Asian Games 2018, Indonesia - Jakarta Palembang 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 4295

Re: Tennis Asian Games 2018, Indonesia - Jakarta Palembang 2018

It seems clear from the statement that Leander was being asked to pair up with Sumit Nagal for the doubles. It is a waste of his time to play the Asian Games with someone who rarely plays doubles on the Pro tour and is in poor singles form too. He was obviously keen to pair up with RamK, but the lat...
by PKBasu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3615
Views: 403019

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: 3615
Views: 403019

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: 238
Views: 6174

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: 16411

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: 3121

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: 17459

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: 16411

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: 238
Views: 6174

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: 238
Views: 6174

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...