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    India [174/3] beat Bangladesh [173] by seven wickets in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup

    India will start the game as favourites after winning both their group games, while Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka comprehensively but then lost by 136 runs to Afghanistan.

    Overview

    Bangladesh v India
    Asia Cup 2018, Super Four Match 1
    Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
    Friday, 21 September, 3.30pm local time, 11.30am GMT


    In short tournaments, with limited turnaround time between matches, recovering from a defeat isn’t easy. For Bangladesh, it’s made worse because the defeat was by a whopping margin, it came against a team ranked lower than them, it was less than 24 hours before their next match, and they have to rest, recover and get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai to play India.

    Not easy, but that’s how it is, and Mashrafe Mortaza’s men must do what it takes to be ready for the big test against India.

    For Bangladesh, the big hole in the line-up is the missing Tamim Iqbal. The opening batsman fractured his wrist in the game against Sri Lanka and is out of action. Nazmul Hossain, who opened in his place in the game against Afghanistan lasted just 13 balls, but that shouldn’t count against him as the entire batting line-up faltered, totalling just 119 runs in 42.1 overs.

    Bangladesh are much better than that, even without Iqbal, but two of the other key players, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, are also carrying injuries, and that can’t help. Rahim sat out the fixture against Afghanistan, as did bowling star Mustafizur Rahman, and their return should bolster the team to a big extent.


    Mortaza will hope for better from the batting unit against India, and also the bowling – Rashid Khan and Gulbadin Naib plundered 95 runs in 9.1 overs at the close, and that took the game well away from Bangladesh. A repeat against India might have a similar effect.

    India are looking good. There’s no Virat Kohli, and three others – Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur – have returned home with injuries, allowing a comeback for Ravindra Jadeja and Siddarth Kaul, and an opportunity for Deepak Chahar to play one-day international cricket.

    But the core of the team, bar Pandya, is the same as it was in the games against Hong Kong and Pakistan, and that should mean no major worries for Rohit Sharma, the stand-in Indian captain in Kohli’s absence.

    Shikhar Dhawan has been in outstanding form Shikhar Dhawan has been in outstanding form
    India won the first game, against Hong Kong, after a big scare. They put up a solid-looking 285/7 after Shikhar Dhawan century, but Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath, the Hong Kong openers, scored 174 together at the top of the chase. It stopped 26 runs short, but the Indians had been put on their guard.

    They were a completely different outfit against Pakistan, bowling the opposition out for 162 and knocking the runs off in 29 overs, Sharma scoring 52, Dhawan 46, and both Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik 31 not out.

    That’s the performance India will look to repeat against Bangladesh, but they have to be wary of a big comeback from their neighbours.

    Key players

    Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh): Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal usually corner all the attention for Bangladesh, but Mushfiqur Rahim, the little wicket-keeper batsman, has been in the form of his life of late, playing key roles in a number of good team performances. Like against the Sri Lankans, when his 144 in 150 balls lifted Bangladesh to a good total and put the match beyond the opposition’s reach. At No.4, it’s his job to give the innings direction. He has done it before, and will be expected to do it again.

    Shikhar Dhawan (India): A century against Hong Kong and then 46 in the pressure game against Pakistan proves that Dhawan, back in subcontinental conditions after the Test series in England, is in form. He is the sort of player who can blast opposition bowlers away at the start and keep doing it over after over, as 14 ODI centuries in 107 games prove. If he can continue the good form, the Bangladesh bowlers better beware.

    Hot and humid – that has been and is expected to be a constant for the Asia Cup, with temperatures before sundown in the early 40s, and going down only marginally in the evenings. But run-scoring hasn’t been too tough, especially for teams batting first, and that’s what the team winning the toss should look to do, put up a good total and keep the opposition out under the baking sun for 50 overs.

    Squads

    Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Ariful Haque, Mominul Haque, Abu Hider, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nazmul Hossain

    India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul

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    any surprises expected?


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    Dont know about surprises,

    will be a good mathc for fans

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    Bangladesh were not full strength yesterday. They'll come all guns blazing at us. Their spinners will choke our grandpa army.

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    India will beat BD easily... Expecting to see KL in the eleven, hope Rohit overcomes his insecurities and plays KL (direct competition for Rohit's opening spot) !

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    We have a supremely flawed team, but hope we smash them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangalorean View Post
    India will beat BD easily... Expecting to see KL in the eleven, hope Rohit overcomes his insecurities and plays KL (direct competition for Rohit's opening spot) !
    KL hasn't done much to inspire confidence either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaankeJi View Post
    KL hasn't done much to inspire confidence either.
    Won't be any worse than say a Rayudu or a Karthik....

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    I think India will win easily today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Won't be any worse than say a Rayudu or a Karthik....
    In current form, Rayudu is better than KL and Karthik.
    Karthik and KL are at the same level of form currently. But KL has a higher ceiling.
    That's why it is even more frustrating to see KL failing time and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaankeJi View Post
    KL hasn't done much to inspire confidence either.
    DK, Kedar Jadhav, Rayadu are better than KL ?

    Only concern is KL is best suited as opener, with settled opening pair in LOI it's difficult for KL to get chance in regular eleven.

    Current series KL could have played as No. 3 like Virat, but our Rohit Sharma + Cheerleader doesn't want to give chance to KL !
    Last edited by Bangalorean; 21st September 2018 at 07:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaankeJi View Post
    In current form, Rayudu is better than KL and Karthik.
    Karthik and KL are at the same level of form currently.
    What?

    What form of Rayudu and Karthik? A 50 against the likes of HK and 31* while chasing 162? And pray tell, what were scores of Karthik on Eng tour in both tests and ODIs?

    Rahul at least scored a ton against Broaderson at good clip in the last int'l innings he played. Agreed that was a test match, still runs are runs.

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    Ideally we should've brought Shaw, Pant & Gill on this trip especially considering the amount of minnow matches we are playing here.

    Playing the likes of Rayudu, Dhoni & Karthik in this mostly meaningless tournament is waste of time and team slots. Dhoni, I can still understand as he is bloody stubborn and no amount of humiliation and poor performances will deter him to block path of far more deserving youngsters in team but Rayudu & Karthik as specialist bats? What value do they offer? Jadhav too is useless as he has proved time and again. He might have reprieved himself a bit by taking those 3 cheap wickets against Pakistan but is he good enough to warrant a slot in India's WC team next year? I don't think he is.

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    Seeing that talentless Karthik in Indian team sheet again and again makes my blood boil. I suspect he is favorite of MSK, both talentless hacks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    What?

    What form of Rayudu and Karthik? A 50 against the likes of HK and 31* while chasing 162? And pray tell, what were scores of Karthik on Eng tour in both tests and ODIs?

    Rahul at least scored a ton against Broaderson at good clip in the last int'l innings he played. Agreed that was a test match, still runs are runs.
    Rayadu has earned his chance. He should be played for the rest of the tournament if he can be solid like he's been so far.

    But DK 2.0 has turned out to be exactly the same as DK 1.0. He is very much a below-par batsman as per Indian standards.

    I would much rather the team had used this Asia Cup to give KL Rahul and Manish Pandey a long run in the ODI XI. Problem with KL seems that he is very much an opening batsman. And frankly, I don't mind having him as a reserve opener in our WC squad. You never know when an injury is around the corner and then we will thank our stars to have someone like KL Rahul filling in for a Rohit or Dhawan in a semi-final.

    Which leaves us with Manish Pandey. I rate this guy very highly. He really should be tried as much as possible for that no 4 spot. If KL is your reserve opener then play Rayudu and Manish at 3 and 4 for this tournament and by the time we tour down-under, we would know clearly who our no 4 for the WC is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Jadhav too is useless as he has proved time and again. He might have reprieved himself a bit by taking those 3 cheap wickets against Pakistan but is he good enough to warrant a slot in India's WC team next year? I don't think he is.
    You're completely wrong about Jhadav. He is our best finisher in the middle order. He's going to be a real asset in the WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangalorean View Post
    India will beat BD easily... Expecting to see KL in the eleven, hope Rohit overcomes his insecurities and plays KL (direct competition for Rohit's opening spot) !
    Speaking like a proper Bangalorean. I don’t see any competition between KL and Rohit; both are brilliant batsmen but Rohit will always have an upper hand due to experience. KL has been hot and cold offlate.

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    BD team should be
    1. Mithun
    2. Mominul
    3. Shakib
    4. Mushfiq
    5. Mosaddek
    6. Mahmudullah
    7. Miraz
    8. Ariful
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_outsider View Post
    Rayadu has earned his chance. He should be played for the rest of the tournament if he can be solid like he's been so far.
    What?

    How has he earned his place? By performing in IPL? If yes, then KL had far better numbers than him in IPL-'18!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangalorean View Post
    DK, Kedar Jadhav, Rayadu are better than KL ?

    Only concern is KL is best suited as opener, with settled opening pair in LOI it's difficult for KL to get chance in regular eleven.

    Current series KL could have played as No. 3 like Virat, but our Rohit Sharma + Cheerleader doesn't want to give chance to KL !
    KL Rahul will get injured in this heat! His body is not made for that. For whatever reason the dostanas decided to keep him out is actually good! KL Rahul should forget his International LOI ambitions and stick to International Test Cricket & his IPL team where he has no competition & full freedom!

    It is easier to switch from Tests (throughout the year) and IPL (once in a year) than switching between different formats & different batting positions continuously!

    But having said that he failed in establishing himself as Opener for all formats with the given opportunities. He lacked that elite skill (or rather temperament required for that!) Forget Rahul & start considering other players (like Shaw, Gill, Pant, etc) to push at Rayudu, DK, Dhoni, etc which is more easier! Rahul will be considered again only if Rohit/Dhawan are long injured or get totally out of form!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_outsider View Post
    You're completely wrong about Jhadav. He is our best finisher in the middle order. He's going to be a real asset in the WC.
    For India's sake I do hope he does prove to be a better finisher than what Dhonis and Rainas have proved to be since long but I won't hold my breath for it. Jadhav is still strictly average barring his first few months in int'l cricket. If that gives you vibes about him being an important member of Indian team for WC'19 then so be it. I frankly don't share that opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    KL Rahul will get injured in this heat! His body is not made for that. For whatever reason the dostanas decided to keep him out is actually good! KL Rahul should forget his International LOI ambitions and stick to International Test Cricket & his IPL team where he has no competition & full freedom!

    It is easier to switch from Tests (throughout the year) and IPL (once in a year) than switching between different formats & different batting positions continuously!

    But having said that he failed in establishing himself as Opener for all formats with the given opportunities. He lacked that elite skill (or rather temperament required for that!) Forget Rahul & start considering other players (like Shaw, Gill, Pant, etc) to push at Rayudu, DK, Dhoni, etc which is more easier! Rahul will be considered again only if Rohit/Dhawan are long injured or get totally out of form!
    This I agree with. Rahul has indeed blown away his chances in Eng tour. Such a golden opportunity for him to play 5 tests (and 2 tests in SA) in alien conditions and he blows the opportunity so royally, his last innings ton notwithstanding!

    But my point he is still anyday better than that waste of space DK!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    For India's sake I do hope he does prove to be a better finisher than what Dhonis and Rainas have proved to be since long but I won't hold my breath for it. Jadhav is still strictly average barring his first few months in int'l cricket. If that gives you vibes about him being an important member of Indian team for WC'19 then so be it. I frankly don't share that opinion...
    He averages 40 with a SR of 110 how are those not good enough numbers for a finisher?

    But more importantly, the WC will be played on 350 runs pitches. The only 350 runs series Kedhar got to play, he top-scored the series with 232 runs in 3 matches (SR of 145) including a match-winning century. He's tried and tested for those conditions.

    If he can do well again in the 5 ODIs in NZ later this year, I will confidently back him as the best finisher in the 2019 WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    What?

    How has he earned his place? By performing in IPL? If yes, then KL had far better numbers than him in IPL-'18!
    He's been prolific in the last 3 years in Ranji and Vijay Hazare. Plus, even before his comeback, he was averaging 50 for India so yes, he has earned his right to have an opportunity to audition for a place in the WC squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    This I agree with. Rahul has indeed blown away his chances in Eng tour. Such a golden opportunity for him to play 5 tests (and 2 tests in SA) in alien conditions and he blows the opportunity so royally, his last innings ton notwithstanding!

    But my point he is still anyday better than that waste of space DK!!
    That's why he is still a certainty in tests even though he has performed not up to the mark! Because there he is not seeing any competition (he beats Dhawan easily! Vijay has regressed... And selectors can't try Agarwal or anyone for same reasons we know!) But still he is putting himself too much pressure even in tests (he should understand that he is almost regular there!) And he should draw that confidence to LOI. But what he is doing instead is - he is taking all the negativity of failures in LOIs (competitions from Rohit/Dhawan + Kohli's firm No.3 which he could have eyed!) into Tests!

    He is not worse than DK... Problem is he should bat in Top 3 which is not possible now! He should have come up with such a stellar performance & consistence that he should have forced Rohit to go back again at No.4 (I think now Rohit is capable of batting at No.4. He struggled when he was younger! But now his game actually suits for No.4 because he sometimes takes too many balls to get started, which is a kind of crime in modernest day cricket, especially T20!) Rahul is/was capable of that, but "Indian Cricket" is not his personal property to utilize everything for his personal wish, he should have done it with the limited opportunities he got! I am sure Rahul can be more effective than Rohit as an opener (we all know that!) but the reality is Rohit is doing it and Rahul is failing for whatever reasons it is (You can compare this with our Mahabharata characters - Arjuna vs. Karna or Arjuna vs. Ekalavya! Rahul is on the victim-side though he may claim he is better than the other!)

    DK & co should be attacked through Shaw, Pant, Gill and not Rahul (because Rahul has to compete with Rohit/Dhawan/Kohli)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    DK & co should be attacked through Shaw, Pant, Gill and not Rahul (because Rahul has to compete with Rohit/Dhawan/Kohli)
    Shaw and Gill are both top order batsmen. You can't expect them to adjust to number 4 of 5 after being openers for most of their lives when they are going to debut in international cricket. It's too much to ask and they will not be able to deliver and we will end up doing more harm to their careers than good.

    Pant is the only middle order player and he really should have been in this squad over someone as ordinary as DK.

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    Problem with Indian domestic cricket right now is that all the good batsmen we are producing are all top order players. Mayank, Shaw, Gill, Nair, Bawne are all top order batsmen.

    Apart from Pant and Vihari, I haven't heard about any quality middle order batsman as such.

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    Should be a better game than last two😩. I think, Dubai is less toss dominant venue and regardless of batting first or 2nd, if we can get IND 75/2 with both openers gone, we’ll have a good chance. Need to survive also against Indian new ball pair, which I think without Tamim as big a challenge as it is to manage the team Indian opening pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_outsider View Post
    Shaw and Gill are both top order batsmen. You can't expect them to adjust to number 4 of 5 after being openers for most of their lives when they are going to debut in international cricket. It's too much to ask and they will not be able to deliver and we will end up doing more harm to their careers than good.

    Pant is the only middle order player and he really should have been in this squad over someone as ordinary as DK.
    Well then they have to wait... I think it will take some years (2-3 years probably) for Dhawan/Rohit to regress, Kohli will have like 5+years (but I guess he will be still around like Sachin) That's why I said Rahul should simply stick to Test Match opening by tightening his defense (release it only once in yearin IPL ) actually he can be that aggressive opener like Langer even in tests playing his shots (Even Sehwag was more successful in tests than ODIs) Also as someone pointed out, he can still be our reserve opener in the squad whenever a case arises he can utilize the opportunities (who knows he may over-shine in one of the important matches!) Hence I don't like him playing in any other batting number just because he is better than DK & co (Same thing applies to Shaw, Gill if they can't bat in middle order!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_outsider View Post
    He's been prolific in the last 3 years in Ranji and Vijay Hazare. Plus, even before his comeback, he was averaging 50 for India so yes, he has earned his right to have an opportunity to audition for a place in the WC squad.
    Rayudu averaging 50 in ODIs is perhaps the most deceptive stat ever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_outsider View Post
    He averages 40 with a SR of 110 how are those not good enough numbers for a finisher?

    But more importantly, the WC will be played on 350 runs pitches. The only 350 runs series Kedhar got to play, he top-scored the series with 232 runs in 3 matches (SR of 145) including a match-winning century. He's tried and tested for those conditions.

    If he can do well again in the 5 ODIs in NZ later this year, I will confidently back him as the best finisher in the 2019 WC.
    Again, you just go by stats and nothing else!

    And when did that 232 runs series happened, 2 years back? For how long you want to milk that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    That's why he is still a certainty in tests even though he has performed not up to the mark! Because there he is not seeing any competition (he beats Dhawan easily! Vijay has regressed... And selectors can't try Agarwal or anyone for same reasons we know!) But still he is putting himself too much pressure even in tests (he should understand that he is almost regular there!) And he should draw that confidence to LOI. But what he is doing instead is - he is taking all the negativity of failures in LOIs (competitions from Rohit/Dhawan + Kohli's firm No.3 which he could have eyed!) into Tests!

    He is not worse than DK... Problem is he should bat in Top 3 which is not possible now! He should have come up with such a stellar performance & consistence that he should have forced Rohit to go back again at No.4 (I think now Rohit is capable of batting at No.4. He struggled when he was younger! But now his game actually suits for No.4 because he sometimes takes too many balls to get started, which is a kind of crime in modernest day cricket, especially T20!) Rahul is/was capable of that, but "Indian Cricket" is not his personal property to utilize everything for his personal wish, he should have done it with the limited opportunities he got! I am sure Rahul can be more effective than Rohit as an opener (we all know that!) but the reality is Rohit is doing it and Rahul is failing for whatever reasons it is (You can compare this with our Mahabharata characters - Arjuna vs. Karna or Arjuna vs. Ekalavya! Rahul is on the victim-side though he may claim he is better than the other!)

    DK & co should be attacked through Shaw, Pant, Gill and not Rahul (because Rahul has to compete with Rohit/Dhawan/Kohli)
    Yeah, huge opportunity missed by him. But he should thank his stars as our selection committee is led by that talentless hack MSK who can't pick Shaw or Mayank as India's test opener even in a dead rubber! Dhawan playing all 5 tests of that series was perhaps the biggest selection joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Again, you just go by stats and nothing else!

    And when did that 232 runs series happened, 2 years back? For how long you want to milk that?
    It happened last year. Against England, no less. He had a decent series against Aus last year too, averaging 35 in a sub-300 score series. Got wickets in that series again, including that of Smith.

    Since then he's hardly played and has been plagued with a recurring hamstring injury.

    He's given no reason to question his place in the side yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Rayudu averaging 50 in ODIs is perhaps the most deceptive stat ever...
    Are his domestic and IPL stats from last 2 seasons also deceptive?

    I am not saying he is our no 4 or that he will even succeed. I don't know myself. But I do know that he has earned a right to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_outsider View Post
    It happened last year. Against England, no less. He had a decent series against Aus last year too, averaging 35 in a sub-300 score series. Got wickets in that series again, including that of Smith.

    Since then he's hardly played and has been plagued with a recurring hamstring injury.

    He's given no reason to question his place in the side yet.
    Ok. It happened in the Jan-17. What difference doe this make? And against Eng? Eng who has one of the most popgun attacks on wickets which were shirtfronts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_outsider View Post
    Are his domestic and IPL stats from last 2 seasons also deceptive?

    I am not saying he is our no 4 or that he will even succeed. I don't know myself. But I do know that he has earned a right to try.
    Problem is that he got easy way out by just having to perform in IPL and domestic cricket. He was 'injured' when tough 'A' tours were happening. Where the likes of Mayank, Shaw & Gill (and Manish Pandey) were performing day in and day out!!

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    Keep an eye on Bangladeshi left arm pacer Hider. I think he clearly chucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Problem is that he got easy way out by just having to perform in IPL and domestic cricket. He was 'injured' when tough 'A' tours were happening. Where the likes of Mayank, Shaw & Gill (and Manish Pandey) were performing day in and day out!!
    But like I have been saying that apart from Pandey all those batters are top order players. We don't need top order batsmen right now. Pandey is the only middle order player from there and he is rightfully in the squad. I would really like for him to be picked over DK in the playing XI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Ok. It happened in the Jan-17. What difference doe this make? And against Eng? Eng who has one of the most popgun attacks on wickets which were shirtfronts?
    Guess what? England might very well be the team we are facing in the semis or something come WC.

    And 350 pitches are exactly what we will get. Not every good batsman can be useful on 350 pitches and perform a role in high scoring games. Jhadav can. And has.

    With Jadhav at 6 and Pandya at 7, I will be quite happy with our back-end batting. Problem is not them at all. Problem is we are missing a tonker at no 8 like England does.

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    IND has opted to chase, which I think is a wise call at Dubai, particularly against our attack. And they are going with 4 spinners including Jadav, probably wants to bowl with a dry ball in day time.

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    India opt to field.

    For India: Jadeja in for Pandya
    For BAN: Musfiq and Fizz in; Monimul and Rony out.

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    Why not Khaleel?

    4 spinners??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    Why not Khaleel?

    4 spinners??
    Can't go in with only 6 batsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandMaster View Post
    Speaking like a proper Bangalorean. I don’t see any competition between KL and Rohit; both are brilliant batsmen but Rohit will always have an upper hand due to experience. KL has been hot and cold offlate.
    KL is far better test batsamsn than Rohit will ever be !
    Test the format that separates men from boys, lol.

    I don't support KL just because he is from my town, he is better player thank DK, Rayudu and Kedar.

    Agree, KL is inconsistent, also part of the blame should be taken from VIrat & Cheerleader. They never gave KL consistent chance to settle in LOI.

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    Well India would miss the opportunity of scoring or chasing 250 runs on these pitches if it goes like this! Hopefully they don't get into that situation on the finals!

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    two wickets gone.

    BD: 16/2
    5.1 overs

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    Lol what a catch by Shikhar.

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    Why this liton das keeps getting selected? He's a a worthless player. As a matter of fact every single young player in our team is worthless. Its the same old seniors who r performing.

    Pls kick out these young useless players out of the team and bring back Ashraful.
    Last edited by RainMan_; 21st September 2018 at 12:01.

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    This nazmul hossain doesn't look impressive at all.

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    BD are missing Tamim and Sowmya big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainMan_ View Post


    Why this liton das keeps getting selected? He's a a worthless player. As a matter of fact every single young player in our team is worthless. Its the same old seniors who r performing.

    Pls kick out these young useless players out of the team and bring back Ashraful.
    Where’s anamal haque? He played well in the 2014 Asia cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Should be a better game than last two😩. I think, Dubai is less toss dominant venue and regardless of batting first or 2nd, if we can get IND 75/2 with both openers gone, we’ll have a good chance. Need to survive also against Indian new ball pair, which I think without Tamim as big a challenge as it is to manage the team Indian opening pair.
    We have to score 75 first. :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by YousafTheBeast View Post
    Where’s anamal haque? He played well in the 2014 Asia cup
    Don't know. But Afaik he's another brainless player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    BD are missing Tamim and Sowmya big time.
    Soumya would've been a walking wicket on these pitches. He can't play spin.

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    Indian bowling showing their class

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    Catch dropped by Dhoni !!

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    Spinners to bowl nearly 35 overs, great opportunity for BD to score easy runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddy View Post
    Catch dropped by Dhoni !!
    Dropped a dolly against Pakistan also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    Why not Khaleel?

    4 spinners??
    Khaleel could have played in place of Chahal. 4 spinners are way too many!

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    Good recovery by Bangladesh. Hopefully they post 250+ and test the hell out of Indian middle order!

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    What the hell he just got out! Key batsman!

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    Loads of action in Jadeja's comeback over, two fours and a wicket.

    Shakib Out.

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    42-3 shakib gives his wicket away and Jadeja strikes

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    If Chahal doesn't pick up couple of wickets today he should be dropped for Pacer Khaleel against Pak

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    Why can't teams like Bdesh, HKK, Nepal, Burma play some plate level Asia cup, I am sure the matches will be pretty competitive.

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    Chahal shouldn't be in the playing 11 at all. He did nothing against Pak too. Khaleel after a fantastic debut gets benched for no reason even after Pandya's exclusion. Chahal is just wasting 1 spot and add his terrible fielding to it.

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    We are going to get smashed. That is the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitaly View Post
    If Chahal doesn't pick up couple of wickets today he should be dropped for Pacer Khaleel against Pak
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Chahal shouldn't be in the playing 11 at all. He did nothing against Pak too. Khaleel after a fantastic debut gets benched for no reason even after Pandya's exclusion. Chahal is just wasting 1 spot and add his terrible fielding to it.
    I thought Khaleel injured his wrist in the first match?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happydavy View Post
    Why can't teams like Bdesh, HKK, Nepal, Burma play some plate level Asia cup, I am sure the matches will be pretty competitive.
    Actually see some merit in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Dropped a dolly against Pakistan also.
    Dhoni is the biggest liability in the team now, so many options to choose from: Pant, Ishan Kishan, Samson etc..

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    second for Jadeja.

    BD: 60/4

    15.4 overs

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    Quote Originally Posted by happydavy View Post
    Why can't teams like Bdesh, HKK, Nepal, Burma play some plate level Asia cup, I am sure the matches will be pretty competitive.
    I can see Afghanistan is the most competitive team and a threat to India! If they post 200+ runs somehow, we are doomed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    I can see Afghanistan is the most competitive team and a threat to India! If they post 200+ runs somehow, we are doomed!
    Afghanistan is a serious good team, I am talking about minnows like Bangladesh, who bring down the quality of any international tournament.

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    Third for Jadeja in comeback match

    BD: 65/5

    18.0 overs

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    Pathetic from BD. Srilanka would have competed better than this.

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    Bangladesh struggling really hard here will be difficult for them to get past 150 mark

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    This shows the importance of Jadeja on tracks like these. And add his incredible fielding to it. How criminal was it to choose Axar Patel in his place? I'm glad he's back with a bang minus his funny looking straightened hair.

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    This is pathetic - we can't survive in international cricket with batsmen batting like novice. Batting Shakib at 3 is not working for sure - he is not technically equipped enough to bat at 3.

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    This idiot Chahal is one terrible fielder. Can't pick wickets, can't catch, can't bowl. But still get picked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    Pathetic from BD. Srilanka would have competed better than this.
    Won't bro - I am not happy with our show today, but SRL had been pathetic, specially against IND, and they lost last game to us by 137 runs. Can't we ever stick to a BD game within the game itself without comparing with 3rd party - there are enough topics to discuss in this game itself?


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