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by PKBasu
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: T20I World Cup 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1089

Re: T20I World Cup 2021

Even using prasen9's own figures, Chetan Sharma was the worst of the four bowlers he cited -- by quite a long way. Having a bowling average of 35+ is unworthy of a specialist bowler. Lala Amarnath was a batting allrounder, most famous for having scored India's first test century (which he did on deb...
by PKBasu
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.

Good performance by Balaji! Seemingly played better than his career peak. Prajnesh reached a new career high when he was 29, so why not Balaji who is just a little older at 31. I should mention that the one shot that Balaji should cut out when playing singles is the drop shot from the back court (n...
by PKBasu
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.

In doubles, [QF] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) d. (WC) David Marrero (ESP)/ Dhruva Mulye (USA), 62 63 [SF] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs (3) Denys Molchanov (UKR)/ David Vega Hernandez (ESP) This fellow Dhruva Mulye seems a rich kid who buys a lot of wildcards -- ...
by PKBasu
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: T20I World Cup 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1089

Re: T20I World Cup 2021

Yuzvendra Chahal, the best bowler in the UAE phase of the IPL (perhaps after only Harshal Patel), isn't even among the reserves!! This is simply confounding. At a minimum, he should have stayed on as a net bowler. The official reason offered by that brilliant chairman of selectors, Chetan Sharma, is...
by PKBasu
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.

Balaji clearly should be playing singles whenever he can. He could have won this, especially after breaking back (to get back on serve) in the final set. But he caved into pressure in the next service game -- getting just a single first serve in (which happened to be an ace on match-point) and makin...
by PKBasu
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.

[R2] Q- N.Sriram Balaji (IND,1323; CH 287) vs 8-Joao Sousa (POR,182; CH 28) 26 63 46 Final set: Sousa using some nasty gamesmanship tactics, breaks Balaji on the 4th break point of the 2nd game. 0-2 Sousa 0-30 (great backcourt backhand play from Balaji) 15-30, 30-all, 30-40, Deuce (horrible UFE from...
by PKBasu
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.

Balaji is one-set all against the former world #28 Joao Sousa!! 2-6, 6-3
by PKBasu
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Premier League (IPL)
Replies: 2088
Views: 161702

Re: Indian Premier League (IPL)

Delhi Capitals were pretty poor yesterday, but they shouldn't have lost to CSK in the previous match. It was a poor decision by Pant to use Curran in the final over rather than Rabada. Interestingly, Curran didn't play at all yesterday!! Ashwin had a tough ask bowling the final over, and bowled with...
by PKBasu
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: Alicante Challenger (Hard), Oct 11-17, 2021.

Sad to see Divij in free fall at the moment. He needs to find a regular partner and put an end to his misery.
by PKBasu
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: T20I World Cup 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 1089

Re: T20I World Cup 2021

Bizarre decision by the selectors. Axar Patel is replaced by Shardul Thakur, but the out-of-form Hardik Pandya isn't dropped. No place for Ruturaj or Venkatesh Iyer, although the latter stays on as one of the reserves. Lukman Meriwala, Karn Sharma and K Gowtham are also among the practice bowlers (a...
by PKBasu
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Premier League (IPL)
Replies: 2088
Views: 161702

Re: Indian Premier League (IPL)

Narine goes for glory and is caught at the boundary! Ferguson in now...Ashwin on a hat-trick.

They crossed, so Tripathi takes that on, and hammers a poor ball from Ashwin for six. KKR are through.
by PKBasu
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Premier League (IPL)
Replies: 2088
Views: 161702

Re: Indian Premier League (IPL)

Spoken too soon? Brilliant innings from Venkatesh Iyer, but a ridiculous collapse by the entire star-studded middle-order. Ashwin has 3 balls in which to prevent KKR making 6 runs now.
by PKBasu
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: General Tennis Discussions
Replies: 112
Views: 19401

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Good article aimed at shaking things up. That Italy has 20 Challengers (plus the Rome Masters and loads of other ATP tournaments) while India has 1 to 3 Challengers in a good year (and currently no ATP tournaments at all) tells its own story. But Indian tennis isn't currently at its "lowest ebb". We...
by PKBasu
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Pre-US Open ATP/WTA tournaments
Replies: 78
Views: 3292

Re: Pre-US Open ATP/WTA tournaments

What does running a Twitter handle entail? I'm willing to do it, as I'm quite active now on Twitter on several topics.
by PKBasu
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3836
Views: 598567

Re: Yuki Bhambri

I hope he can play the 3 Futures in India next month. It is far below the level he should be playing at, but useful because of the points available.