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  1. #721
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZGOD View Post
    Looks to be the real deal. Hasn't put a foot wrong thus far. His first major test will be coming up shortly in SA. If he passes that with flying colours then India have found themselves a real gem.
    LOL how wrong was I. I must've been drunk when I posted this.


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    It's okay OZ. Seems like a lot were drinking from the same Kool-Aid bottle on here, and still are.


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  3. #723
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    Or he'll be lambasted by you for being a typical Pakistani opener that deserves to be dropped forever.
    I'd take him over Shehzad and Hafeez, but an upgrade would be required in the long run.

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    Murali Vijay would have been better choice for WC than this hack.

  5. #725
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    Rohit and Rahane should open.But Rahane has similar problem which Rohit Has in Tests.Self Destruction

  6. #726
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post


    His innings have been at home. His away record is abysmal.


    He was Player of the tournament in Champion trophy that was played in England so let's not write him him so early. He again can be a vital player for India in the world cup.


    He is a Hack in test cricket, but still think he is good in LOI cricket.

  7. #727
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    Dhawan is facing some great new ball bowlers lately.

    He had to face Steyn, Anderson, Starc/MJ/Rhino etc. He does not have the technique to counter the movement.

    Make no mistake, he is going to come good against Pak in Adelaide (Flat) and against Lanka and other minnow attacks. We need him to fire for India to be successful.

    Lately whenever India won, Dhawan has always provided some rollicking starts. I would persist with him even if he fails against Aus and Eng. We need him for other teams like Pak, Lanka, Ireland, Windies etc.

  8. #728
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    Shikhar Dhawan

    Has been quite for too long but a player of his calibre and attitude will always fight back. I am expecting a massive come back in the world cup. india might still be knocked out but Dhawan might just destroy a team apart and spoil their party.


    Only question is, who will be that unfortunate team to bear the brunt of the Jaat's anger!

  9. #729
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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Has been quite for too long but a player of his calibre and attitude will always fight back. I am expecting a massive come back in the world cup. india might still be knocked out but Dhawan might just destroy a team apart and spoil their party.


    Only question is, who will be that unfortunate team to bear the brunt of the Jaat's anger!
    Pakistan!

  10. #730
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    Preforming well so far in this WORLD CUP

  11. #731
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    He is scoring, but most importantly, he looks class too.

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    has played well so far. might be regarded a decent LOI player at the end of his career.

  13. #733
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    Looking good. Just like at CT. Watch out oppositions.

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    Century vs SA in CT and WCUP. Looks like he likes to perform only in big tournaments.

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    Majority of Indians have been calling him hack, some pies thrown their way now.


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  16. #736
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    Man for the big occasions.

  17. #737
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    Dhawan was in horrible form coming into the WC and look at him now.

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    If he carries on like this, he may well take Ind all the way. These guys are peakimg at the right time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in_cutter View Post
    If he carries on like this, he may well take Ind all the way. These guys are peakimg at the right time.
    Will be found out against the genuine pace of AUS when we meet them.


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    Another century for Dhawan. 8th in his career and 2nd in this world cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Has been quite for too long but a player of his calibre and attitude will always fight back. I am expecting a massive come back in the world cup. india might still be knocked out but Dhawan might just destroy a team apart and spoil their party.


    Only question is, who will be that unfortunate team to bear the brunt of the Jaat's anger!
    Had an intuition about him coming good in world cup when every wanted him expelled. He's a match winner.

  22. #742
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    Seems to love ICC events..


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    ICC ODI multi-nation event bully

  24. #744
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    One of the best batsmen this tourney. Only failure was against UAE, has been brilliant otherwise.

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    Played very well but one thing I have observed that he scores 50+ most of the times when he gets a chance early in his innings. Got two chances today. Not his fault though, makes good of the chances he gets.

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    How has he turned it around so quickly? It isn't like he has made any technical adjustments or anything. Played superbly against everyone he has come up against.


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  27. #747
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    I think 4 of his 8 hundreds have come in ICC events only.

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    Shake it like Dhawan peaking at the right time


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  29. #749
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    The greatest Left handed batsman in the history of cricket #Respect


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  30. #750
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenKnightRises View Post
    The greatest Left handed batsman in the history of cricket #Respect
    lol no.

    Anyway, 2nd highest run getter in the tourney now after 5 matches.

  31. #751
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    After a horrible tri-series, Dhawan's productive WC continues:

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  32. #752
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    He is still a hack. They havent bowled well to him. He is vulnerable outside the off stump and to the short ball just like Sehwag and Gambhir. He masks his weaknesses by being aggressive like Sehwag. He tries to make the bowler think about saving runs than attacking him. Thats his reason for success. He will be found out against better teams like Aus and NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Bird View Post
    He is still a hack. They havent bowled well to him. He is vulnerable outside the off stump and to the short ball just like Sehwag and Gambhir.
    Easier said than done. All 3 players you mentioned have pretty good records.

  34. #754
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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    lol no.

    Anyway, 2nd highest run getter in the tourney now after 5 matches.
    All credit goes to team Pakistan for allowing him to get back to form. As usual #WehavebigHearts


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  35. #755
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    I wonder how much longer Dhawan can keep his place in the test team - other than his debut innings and the tour to NZ 18+ months ago he hasn't done anything to suggest he can score runs outside of Asia or against decent attacks. His technique is suspect. I'd replace him with Lokesh Rahul or another youngster.

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    Don't know why we're still playing him despite him being an average performer.. His technique is not cut for opening in test cricket, specially outside Asia. We should try someone else now.

  37. #757
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    Not sure why India persist with him, he is technically flawed and isn't going to score outside low bouncing pitches unless he rectifies the issue.

  38. #758
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    Shikhar back in form.

    Never doubted him.

  39. #759
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    Time for Dhawan to do what he did in England in 2013. If not I think he'll be dropped for good.

  40. #760
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    And Dhawan delivers.

  41. #761
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    Proper clutch performer.

  42. #762
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    Always believed in him.

    Plays with a plan and capable of delivering in clutch matches

  43. #763
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    Dhawan delivers once again.

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    He is mentally quite strong. Scores runs even when he's in awful form and three CT centuries is superb. The choker Kohli meanwhile has zero CT centuries.


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  45. #765
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    He is mentally quite strong. Scores runs even when he's in awful form and three CT centuries is superb. The choker Kohli meanwhile has zero CT centuries.
    Fifth century in ICC ODI tournaments for Dhawan in 15 innings.

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    Tournaments player.


    Clutch and full of swag.

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    Gabbar in form is a treat to watch. His technique is not orthdox but mostly good and very easy on the eye. I bet on him to be top scorer of the tournament. Might come good

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    50 for Dhawan.

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    Clutch player.

    An absolute treat to watch as well.

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    Want him to hang on till 2019 WC .. But most likely he'll be sacrificed to protect Sharmajis spot.

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    Clutch player.

  52. #772
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    Obvious and huge problem with the short ball.

    He struggles with anything around the throat area - seems to be in 2 minds whether to duck or attempt a shot and ends up doing neither.



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    His problem is that he should not be playing in these conditions. Kohli is being an idiot again.


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    He is a limited overs specialist.

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    It's time Dhawan is disposed of from the test team for good.

    He's failed in Australia, failed in England, failed in South Africa, failed in the West Indies. Outside of Asia the only place he's done well in is New Zealand.

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    Gets century before Lunch against Afghanistan! 107


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    Only the 6th player to do so.

    Did it against so called best spin bowling line uo on the world, as they like to call themselves.

  58. #778
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    Century in a session. Not bad.


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    Poor man's sehwag in tests.

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    2nd best Indian batsman after Kohli.

  61. #781
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    His current form will help India in England. If he survives 50 balls, it's a different ball game, doesn't matter where he play or what conditions are there.


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    'Enjoyed battles with Rashid' – Shikhar Dhawan

    "One advantage that I had was that I faced him in nets for two years," said record-breaking India opener.

    On Thursday, 14 June, on their first day of Test cricket, Afghanistan went to their big strength, spin bowling, as early as the ninth over.

    Rashid Khan, their wunderkind leg-spinner, was brought on for the 14th. It wasn’t an over that he’ll remember particularly fondly. Struggling to settle on a length, he was taken apart by a belligerent Shikhar Dhawan. India, it would appear, had chosen attack as the best form of defence.

    Khan was immediately taken for a string of three boundaries, and when he came back to bowl the 20th, he went for 20. His googly simply could not shake Dhawan.





    Having successfully nullified the spin threat, Dhawan raced ahead to become the first Indian and only the sixth player to bring up a century before lunch on the first day of a Test.

    The Indian opener later credited his familiarity with Khan from their time together playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League for his success against the bowler.

    “Of course Rashid is a top-class bowler and I enjoyed my battles with him,” said Dhawan “Since I dominated, I enjoyed it, but as I said, he is a great bowler.

    “I just went with the flow. The good thing and one advantage that I had was that I faced him in nets for two years, because we play for the same team in IPL. So, I was used to his bowling and that helped me.”




    Where Dhawan went on the attack, and Murali Vijay and KL Rahul kept up the run-rate going at a good click, the final session went all Afghanistan’s way. The Indian middle order, perhaps in an attempt to not lose late wickets, played cautiously, and paid for it.

    “See, each one has a different game,” said Dhawan, defending his teammates. “A team is formed of different characters – I am a different character, my game is different to what Vijay’s is.

    “Some people like to step out and play and some others don’t prefer that. Each individual has his own game. My strength is to step out and play and I play accordingly.”

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/725362


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    If Dhwaan plays the 5 tests vs England, on a good batting wicket I would expect him to win 1 game . But I wouldn't play him in typical English conditions.

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    Found this on Twitter


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    The very fact that this thread has been bumped can only spell bad news for the casual observer.

    Obviously he shouldn't have been picked in the first place.

    Kohli always makes a trademark dumb selection per tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post


    Found this on Twitter
    HAHA I've seen this before.

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    Whole Indian batting has been like that only.

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    Dhawan is a big match player. One player Kohli can rely on under pressure. It's understandable if he's hoping that he somehow clicks in tests. But he just doesn't have the off stump game to open, however, India can try him at 5-6.


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    India has made a mistake by picking Dhawan and Rahul in top 3. There's room for one of them. Go with Rahul as opener and bring back Pujara at 3.


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