Indian U19 Team thread ....

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Re: Indian U19 Team thread ....

Post by Atithee » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:51 am

I think it’s much easier to at least get a look for a bowler than batsman in Indian cricket. Whether they become a permanent one is another thing.



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Re: Indian U19 Team thread ....

Post by prasen9 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:40 am

Sure. But, Sandeep Sharma is a bowler. He, actually, has been a star performer in the domestics. However, he does not find a place. I guess we value "pace" in our pacers and thus, he does not get in. In fact, Bhuvi does not get in despite his good record and batting prowess.

The other fact is that the batsmen are actually not even in contention for the A-team. They did play in the A-team but did not do much. Zol has perhaps even stopped being picked for FC cricket! I think the batsmen there were over-rated except maybe Aparajith. Akshdeep is a very good batsman but may be not among the people knocking on the door.

If someone is really prodigious and makes tons of runs a la Prithvi and Gill, they will break in despite being batsmen.



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Re: Indian U19 Team thread ....

Post by suresh » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:14 am

prasen9 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:40 am
I think the batsmen there were over-rated except maybe Aparajith.
In first class cricket, Aparajith has been fading (average just under 40) while his twin brother Indrajith has been doing better (average just over 50).



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Re: Indian U19 Team thread ....

Post by prasen9 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:52 am

The team for the world cup was announced. I am happy to report that both Divyansh and Divyaansh got in. If it was up to Jay, perhaps only one would qualify but luckily the Supreme Court passed a decree banning discrimination based on transliteration. Now, those that cannot read Samskrit will try to discriminate them by making the "a" clear, e.g., Divnysh or Divyaaaaaaaa-take-a-breath-aaaaaaaansh. That should do it I think. Those who read their news in Samskrit, will perhaps scratch their head and try to figure out which Divyansh to call. Or which Divyaaansh. We computer scientists simplify things by calling it divya*nsh, which matches any number of a's you may want to use.

And, Kumar is keeping wickets again.

Atharva is in marking the beginning of a new chapter. BTW, is he an opener? Given his name, it will be very confusing if he is not.

Akash is in too. If things are not going well, people are going to look at him and ponder.

But looking at Ravi may be injurious to your eyes. So Indian players should not look at him (remember, if need be look at Akash). Maybe he is our trump card to en-blind-en (I made up the word. It sounds like a good word.) the opposition.

Vidyadhar is also a good selection because he brings in supernatural powers. If the Angrejs find it hard to say his name, they call call him "Repository" or maybe even "Database". I like "Knowledge Base". I think this guy is the data analytics person on the field. People should go to him for information.

Tilak is chosen because he can seamlessly get into the opponent's head and have them distracted, itching and scratching.

It is actually late here. No, you are wrong. I am fully sober. I will go to sleep now and address the rest of the team later. Unless some good soul, who writes in a less cryptic manner can put it up.



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