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    India Team Discussion

    KLR isn't a captain material person. Look at his ridiculous post match interviews in the IPL. All he cares about is his own runs/ Orange Cap. He isn;t calm, blames others- cannot handle pressure. Wouldn't want India to be led by a person like him. KLR hasn;t led at India A/ Karnataka level as...
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    India Team Discussion

    Why did he only give up T20 captaincy? If the rumours surrounding his selection meet are true, then its really sad that he wanted Rohit out of the leadership group. T20 captaincy- it was on the cards, have a look at 2019- Kohli didnt lead India in many matches. It was a given that he would...
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    India Team Discussion

    Thankfully MSK Prasad aint the Chief Selector, else Vijay Shankar would have led the Indian team in Sri Lanka :lol
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    India Team Discussion

    The article isn't conclusive enough. Its just an appreciation bit about him. As I said earlier, please point out instances wherein this guy has actually single-handedly won matches for India. Forget the triple centuries- by that logic, Karun Nair ought to play every damn game. By that logic...
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    India Team Discussion

    The same way you see Jadeja as being indispensable to the Indian team. In Aparajith/ Jayant,you get the extra dimension of an assured batting result. With Jadeja ,you do not. Again, please clarify what his role is?
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    India Team Discussion

    If Ash is the better of the two, why not play Ash only? Replacement of Jadeja- well it depends upon how you look at him. In the eyes of Virat, he is the best AR India can ave. To an extent, it seems you agree. My question though- what is the role that Jadeja must be playing in the team? Is he...
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    India tour of England Aug-Sept 2021

    That re-scheduled 'Manchester Test' is worth more than the entire 'Pakistan/WI/Bangladesh tour of England'. So, doesn't surprise me.
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    India Team Discussion

    Jadeja is being played as an all-rounder, wherein he clearly isn' one. His batting is over-hyped. Point out one instance where his batting led the team to victory? Ashwin is a far better spinner than him. Boy, MI is a domestic setup. I couldn't care less what happens/whom they appoint. My...
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    India tour of England Aug-Sept 2021

    Both ECB and BCCI would only bother about the monetary inflows tbh. If either of Ind/Eng fails to make it to the ICC WTC Final 2023 on the basis of this 'Manchester Test'. only then, would the admins take a keen interest.
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    India Team Discussion

    Ravindra Jadeja Yes, but MSD has moved on from the game. If Virat cannot manage the on-field decisions in MS' abscence, he is perhaps better off giving up the captaincy. It was Dhoni's DNA, not the DNA of the current or any of the other captains. Ganguly, Dravid, Azhar had different views and...
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    India Team Discussion

    Now this makes it interesting. Could be the reason why Kohli called MSD to mentor??? https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/icc-mens-t20-world-cup/rohit-sharma-could-be-white-ball-skipper-after-t20-world-cup/articleshow/86156013.cms
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    2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup - UAE/Oman

    SA cricket is regressing at a rapid pace. I still remember they used to be my favourite team back in the 1990's- under the leadership of Hansie. Its a far cry from then on and I hope they recover in order to lend sanity to cricket.
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    India tour of England Aug-Sept 2021

    5th Test or not, I have to say Ind v Eng has become a bit of an overkill nowadays. The English Test side isn't as exciting as their ODI/ Australians and to have to play them the entire year over 9 Tests is an eye sore of sorts. It reminds me of the Ind v SRL we used to have in the run up to the...
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    India Team Discussion

    India has a larger pool, minus the consistency in performance, not selection. To your point about a coach not able to do much- I agree. However, at this level, what you need is a person who can talk the team out of tough situation ,strategize and lead them towards victory. That, in essence, is...
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    India tour of England Aug-Sept 2021

    After the Australian tour, I dont think there was any doubt of fielding an XI. Injuries to Rohit, Pujara could have been covered by Shaw, SKY, R Ashwin. Either the Indians were afraid of taking field in a decider or the focus is way too much on the IPL.
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