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by indiansportsfan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

I think there's plenty of blame to go around. In such conditions, you expect to lose a few wickets with the new ball. The blame should also be placed on our new ball bowlers, who were not able to make inroads into NZ lineup like the NZ bowlers were able to. Equally is to blame our middle order, Kart...
by indiansportsfan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

I didn't understand why chasing would not work. If they bowl Bangladesh out for 170 and chase the target in 16 overs (which should be doable), that should suffice, shouldn't it? 170 in 16 overs ~ 520 in 50; hence a difference of 350.
by indiansportsfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

I would rest Hardik as well. He is the most overworked player in the team. Jadeja/Jadhav can share the 5th bowler duties. Either Kohli or Dhoni can play in Hardik's place.
by indiansportsfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

There were multiple mistakes from team composition/strategy today. Firstly Jadeja should have played in place of Karthik, he not only provides an actual bowling option but also we don't lose much in terms of batting. Karthik was never likely to succeed, especially batting at that spot. And I just ho...
by indiansportsfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

The 2 backups selected, Mayank and Pant should have been in the original squad instead of Rahul and Shankar respectively. Rahul and Shankar had done nothing to merit selection ahead of the other 2, but somehow the selectors refused to believe it. I think this was a serious error of judgement, which ...
by indiansportsfan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

Once again Rohit proving to be the best in the game right now. Some of his recent criticisms on the forum just don't make sense to me. How the f does it matter if he is slow early on? In the end he wins more matches for us than anyone else. It's best he takes his time and settles down, because we kn...
by indiansportsfan
Thu May 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

I don't think Kohli has been too bad as Indian captain. A captain needs to be a motivator and not a de-motivator and should handle stress well; and I think Kohli has done well in both aspects. The Indian team has also done very well under him, better than Dhoni at least. That Kohli has underachieved...
by indiansportsfan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Tokyo Olympics 2020 projections
Replies: 46
Views: 2057

Re: Tokyo Olympics 2020 projections

I think Sindhu should be 1 level down after her recent performances.
Manu should be in the no-hoper list.
Bisht could move up a spot.
by indiansportsfan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Premier League (IPL)
Replies: 1746
Views: 88594

Re: Indian Premier League (IPL)

I think the reason for the regular's non-performance is quite simple. They are already feeling burnt out from nonstop cricket; and they may just have tuned out from the daily grind of IPL. What is important is whether they are able to bring back their focus for the series that really matters. Pandya...
by indiansportsfan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 12253

Re: World Cup 2019

I don't think Rayudu has been in the team so long because of Kohli. Its the selectors who are at fault here. MSK is a useless cricketer/selector and you could not have expected any better. But now it seems the tide is turning and both Kohli/selectors are coming around to the futility of Rayudu
by indiansportsfan
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Shooting thread
Replies: 910
Views: 83201

Re: Indian Shooting thread

Yeah if we were worried by the security risk posed by Pakistani contingent, why couldn't we simply put some security personnel to be their shadow at all times? The size of the contingent was only 2-3, so only 3-4 security personnel would have been fine. Would have been a simple solution, without too...
by indiansportsfan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3201

Re: India in New Zealand ODIs, 2019

I think Mayank would have been the best solution. He is a better player of the limited over format than the longer one; and he has also proved himself against international level opposition (in his weaker format). But I read somewhere he got a niggle, which is unfortunate. While Gill may be better e...
by indiansportsfan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in Australia, 2018-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 14456

Re: India in Australia, 2018-2019

What pressure on other batsmen? At the time Dhoni got out, he had 51 of 95. and Rohit had 75 of 76, and still you blame Rohit. Ridiculous to say the least!!
by indiansportsfan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in Australia, 2018-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 14456

Re: India in Australia, 2018-2019

Kaul and Shankar are still one of the best T20 bowler and seaming all-rounder respectively in the country after the regulars. So they definitely need to be given chances. Lets not discard after only 1 or 2 chances.
by indiansportsfan
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in Australia, 2018-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 14456

Re: India in Australia, 2018-2019

IMO average does not really matter that much in a Test; what is more important is wickets/inning. Because at the end of the day you need to get the opposition out. If you were super expensive doing so, then the only reason your captain was still bowling you was that you were better than the other bo...