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    India's tour of the West Indies 2019

    CWI ANNOUNCES DATES FOR INDIA’S TOUR OF THE WEST INDIES 2019 SPONSORED BY MYTEAM11

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies will begin their bid to become World Test champions during the India Tour of the West Indies which starts in August and will be sponsored by MyTeam11 and co-powered by Skoda and Kamla Pasand.

    The WINDIES and India will play two Tests – from August 22 to 26 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua and from August 30 to September 3 at Sabina Park in Jamaica – during the five-week Tour, which also includes three Twenty20 and three One-day Internationals.

    The two Tests open the new ICC World Test Championship, which will be played over the next two years and has been introduced to give greater context and competition in the “Ultimate Test” of the game, combining strategy, skill and endurance.

    “The West Indies and India have a long and colourful rivalry, and the MyTeam11 Series will bring more thrilling competition across every format of the game,” said Cricket West Indies chief executive officer Jonny Grave.

    “We’ll be seeing some of the World’s best players go head to head in T20Is, ODIs and then in the new World Test Championship. West Indies fans, young and old, will have the opportunity to see some incredible cricket.”

    The MyTeam11 Series starts with three T20Is, with the first two matches being contested back-to-back on the weekend of August 3 and 4 at the Broward County Stadium in the city of Lauderhill in the American state of Florida.

    Only one of the two T20Is produced a result when the two sides played at this venue three years ago before sell-out crowds, with the second match ending in a no-result, due to a rain and technical delay.

    In the first match of the series, India’s K.L. Rahul scored the second-fastest T20I century off only 46 balls, eventually finishing on 110 not out for the highest international score in the venue’s history.

    The two teams also the posted the highest international innings totals in the venue’s history for a World record of 489 runs, with the West Indies winning by one run, thanks to an even hundred off 49 balls from left-handed opener Evin Lewis.

    “We’re excited to bring two more T20Is to Florida, giving the West Indies diaspora in North America the opportunity to watch the team play ‘live’ and in person,” said CWI commercial, marketing and communications director, Dominic Warne.

    “This continues our plans of growing our audience and the game’s appeal in North America to increase participation and investment back into the West Indies. The MyTeam11 Series will provide a chance for a growing audience in the United States, who follow the West Indies, to experience the fast-paced action of the T20 format.”

    The last of the three T20Is in the MyTeam11 Series will be played on August 6 at the National Stadium in Guyana, where the series also transitions to the 50 overs-a-side format with the first ODI taking place on August 8, the first time in three decades the two sides will contest an ODI in the South American nation.

    The MyTeam11 ODI series concludes with matches – on August 11 and 14 – at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.

    Online sale of tickets for the matches will be available from June 24 via the “Buy Tickets” button on the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com. Local box office sales start approximately two weeks in advance of each leg of the Tour.



    MATCH SCHEDULE

    Sat, Aug 3: 1st MyTeam11 Twenty20 International – Broward County Stadium, United States (10:30 am start)

    Sun, Aug 4: 2nd MyTeam11 Twenty20 International – Broward County Stadium (10:30 am)

    Tue, Aug 6: 3rd MyTeam11 International – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (10:30 am)

    Thu, Aug 8: 1st MyTeam11 One-day International – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)

    Sun, Aug 11: 2nd MyTeam11 One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad (9:30 am)

    Wed, Aug 14: 3rd MyTeam11 One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval (9:30 am)

    Sat, Aug 17 to Mon, Aug 19: Tour Match – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)

    Thu, Aug 22 to Mon, Aug 26: 1st MyTeam11 Test – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)

    Fri, Aug 30 to Tue, Sep 3: 2nd MyTeam11 Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (9:30 am daily)
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    West Indies may not be that easy side to beat now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    West Indies may not be that easy side to beat now.
    Will Pakistan be playing any cricket from the end of the world cup to September??
    Any tours??

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    West Indies can beat India in Tests.

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    Rohit Sharma in all likelihood will lead the Indian limited overs side in their next assignment against the West Indies as regular captain Virat Kohli is slated to go on a long break after a tiring ICC World Cup 2019. India, after being knocked out of the World Cup from the semi-finals after suffering an 18-run defeat to New Zealand, will to travel to West Indies for a full series comprising – two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. The India vs West Indies will begin from August 3 with the three-match T20I series. The first two T20Is will be played at Florida.

    The T20I series will be followed by three ODIs and two Test matches. Ajinkya Rahane is expected to lead the Test side if Kohli is given a break even for the Test series.

    According to an Indian Express report, Kohli’s decision to give the West Indies series a miss is mainly because of the workload management and has got nothing to do with any concerning niggle or injury. Kohli is not the only cricketer all but certain to opt out from the West Indies series. India’s premiere fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah too might be rested from the entire leg of the series.

    Both Kohli and Bumrah have been constantly playing all three formats of the game for the past 2 years and BCCI feels the due deserve a break to come back fresh for the latter half of the year. While it is certain that Kohli and Bumrah will miss the limited overs series, the selectors are considering the possibility of resting them even from the Test series, slated to begin from August 22. The fact that all the Test matches from now on will be a part of the World Test Championships, will also be taken into consideration.

    “Kohli and Bumrah are going to miss the T20s and ODIs for sure but the selectors are also thinking to rest them for the two Tests in the West Indies. They are important players for the team and the team management and selection committee wants them to stay fresh for the home season ahead. They have already had a hectic season in the past one year,” sources in the BCCI informed.

    The selectors are likely to meet to choose the teams for the West Indies series after the Indian team returns from England on or after July 14.

    The report also states that there was no clarity on MS Dhoni’s availability for the West Indies tour. There have been speculations about the former captain’s retirement after he played his last World Cup match in the semi-final on Wednesday.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...HHe4oE8nI.html


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    No interest in these matches to be honest. Unless some new players will be tried instead of ttfs

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    Indian team taking a Caribbean break August...
    Let’s hope they get some time on the beaches when it’s not raining

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    Time for the emergence of new Rayudus, Karthiks to make merry! And the cycle repeats! Instead of this tour I would rather be happy with a mini Second IPL tournament! (I am not crazy really! We fans will get better entertainment, boards & all players can make better money!) With IPL we will at least observe all the players (including the emerging ones, oldies, useless, everyone playing and can select the right ones appropriately!) But these tours will spoil the idea of our team composition indirectly by giving virtual evidences!

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    Please play full strength side or send official India-A team (by calling it as India-A team). So that people (fans/media/selectors) can then not take these matches too seriously!

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    West Indies need to continue producing quick, bouncy pitches as they did in the England series.

    Those slow, low turners of the past meant Windies quicks enjoyed no home advantage whatsoever.

    I'll be surprised if Kohli sits out the Tests as it'll be India's first series in the new World Test Championship tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    West Indies need to continue producing quick, bouncy pitches as they did in the England series.

    Those slow, low turners of the past meant Windies quicks enjoyed no home advantage whatsoever.

    I'll be surprised if Kohli sits out the Tests as it'll be India's first series in the new World Test Championship tournament.
    kohli never misses test matches even if it is against bangladesh unless he gets injured,the only time he skipped was against afghanistan that too he was having back injury,he loves test cricket he said many times in press conferences.

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    Youngsters In Focus As Selectors Gear Up To Pick India's Squad For West Indies Tour

    Virat Kohli, who led India to the semi-finals in the recently-concluded World Cup 2019, is expected to be present along with the five selectors when they pick India's squad for the upcoming West Indies tour, starting August 3. On Saturday, former India captain MS Dhoni made himself "unavailable" for the month-long tour but ruled out immediate retirement a day before the selectors meet in Mumbai. While Virat Kohli has decided to now make himself available for the limited-overs series of the tour, there will still be quite a few fresh faces, especially after a gruelling season that saw the Indian players first play the Indian Premier League and then the World Cup.

    India will first play the limited-overs series - three T20Is and three ODIs between August 3 and August 14 -- before starting their campaign in the Test championship with two Tests in Antigua and Jamaica.

    The selectors are expecting a few fitness reports, but it will be unlikely that either Shikhar Dhawan or all-rounder Vijay Shankar will be a part of the touring party. The pace battery of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are also likely to be given a break and that would then see youngsters like Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed being given a go.

    In the batting too, the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill and Manish Pandey could be given a go-ahead. In fact, it could be a case of the Indian selectors finally giving Shreyas Iyer a chance at the number four spot. At present, Gill and Iyer are the two players who definitely have the arsenal to stand tall and hold fort at that position. While Gill has scores of 62 and 77 in his last two games for India 'A' against West Indies 'A', Iyer has a 77 (first game) and 47 (third game).

    In the spin bowling department too, some changes can be expected if the selectors do decide to give young turks like Rahul Chahar or Shreyas Gopal a chance. While Kuldeep Yadav is most likely to miss the flight after a dismal show in the World Cup, Yuzvendra Chahal too could be rested since he has been playing non-stop.

    Rahul impressed in the IPL and picked up 13 wickets in 13 games and was a key figure in Mumbai's triumph. Gopal also had a brilliant IPL for Rajasthan Royals. Apart from bagging 20 wickets from 14 matches, Gopal achieved the rare feat of dismissing both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the same innings, not once but twice.

    While Dhoni's position is clear for the next two months, the selectors must look at the job at hand and that is to lay the foundation stones with an eye on the 2023 World Cup and that means giving youngsters like Rishabh Pant a go. While there are a few other options as well with the likes of Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson showing their brilliance on and off on the domestic scene, for the moment it has to be Pant who deserves a go as he has shown sparks which even skipper Kohli has taken note of.

    As for the selectors, there can't be a better opportunity than the series against West Indies to give the youngsters a chance to cement their positions in the side, keeping the 2023 World Cup in mind.

    https://sports.ndtv.com/west-indies-...s-tour-2072682

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    West Indies beat England 2-1 in Test recently. They are a good Test side when they play at home.

    I expect WI to win one Test minimum.


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    West Indies bowling is good hopefully they prepare juicy wickets with pace and bounce where they can get their 4-5 Pacers to relentlessly test Indian batsmen. If they can do that will be a fun series to watch otherwise no point watching.

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    When is it starting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mueez View Post
    When is it starting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
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    Thanks

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    WI are so lucky that the big giant tours it so very often, this exposes their board to a lot of revenue and players get exposure to competition, but I cannot see any progress of WI team in terms of international rankings. Poor state of affairs.

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    It will be a close one. Dhoni has decided not to take part in this tour. I feel many other Indian's may choose not to tour as well.


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    Rather watch paint dry.

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    From the current on going India A WI tour
    Gill
    Gaekwad
    Manish Panday
    Iyer
    Krunal Pandey
    Khaleel Ahmad
    And may be Saini

    Can be part of the main India squad.

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    India squads announced for tour of West Indies

    India’s squad for 3 ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini

    India’s squad for 3 T20Is: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

    India’s squad for 2 Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
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    Why is Jadhav still in squad?

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    It's the Test tour which is fascinating, to be honest.

    Although India beat Australia 2-1 away last Christmas, it was an Australia team deprived of its only two world class batsmen, and the result was expected.

    But more to the point, last year India lost a horrific total of 7 (yes, seven) Test matches.

    And the reason they lost so many Tests (including losing 4-1 in England the month after Pakistan drew there 1-1) is the same reason why New Zealand knocked them out of the World Cup.

    India in effect is the Rolls Royce of Flat Track Bullies, superb against gun-barrel straight bowling of any pace but vulnerable as soon as it starts to move off the seam or to swing in the air.

    That's why they lost their most recent series not just in England, but also in South Africa and even New Zealand.

    The West Indies are a weak team, but the Tests will be played with the Dukes ball, and now is when we will see whether India is going to just aim for "more of the same" or whether they actually want to learn to win in all conditions like the 1980's West Indians.

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    Lol Kohli and Sharma in all the squads.


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    I was probably wrong to call India the Rolls Royce of Flat Track Bullies.

    To use a famous line from "Hi De Hi", India is more the Rolls Canardly of international cricket.

    India rolls its way through the opposition on flat tracks, but can 'ardly survive a couple of sessions on a seaming track.


    If they seek to address that Achilles Heel, they have the raw materials to be an all-time great team. But if they do what they did last year in South Africa and England they will continue to be viewed as an undeserving Number One ranked team.

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    For this tour I am only interested for the Test Series . This series will be a part of the World Test Championship so both teams will take them very seriously . West Indies beating England this year was a huge shock for me but they were absolutely brilliant . The West Indies pace attack of Gabriel, Thomas, Joseph, Holder and Roach is very impressive . This bowling unit has the ability to demolish Indian batting unit .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    It's the Test tour which is fascinating, to be honest.

    Although India beat Australia 2-1 away last Christmas, it was an Australia team deprived of its only two world class batsmen, and the result was expected.

    But more to the point, last year India lost a horrific total of 7 (yes, seven) Test matches.

    And the reason they lost so many Tests (including losing 4-1 in England the month after Pakistan drew there 1-1) is the same reason why New Zealand knocked them out of the World Cup.

    India in effect is the Rolls Royce of Flat Track Bullies, superb against gun-barrel straight bowling of any pace but vulnerable as soon as it starts to move off the seam or to swing in the air.

    That's why they lost their most recent series not just in England, but also in South Africa and even New Zealand.

    The West Indies are a weak team, but the Tests will be played with the Dukes ball, and now is when we will see whether India is going to just aim for "more of the same" or whether they actually want to learn to win in all conditions like the 1980's West Indians.
    Agree with each word of yours. Flat track bully suits Kohli the most. This guy can't face 2 balls of Amir or Boult on a seaming pitch and speaks as if he rules the world.

    After looking at our selections like Jadhav in ODIs and Rohit in tests, I want India to lose badly. Hopefully 2-0 in tests and 2-1 in ODIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    I was probably wrong to call India the Rolls Royce of Flat Track Bullies.

    To use a famous line from "Hi De Hi", India is more the Rolls Canardly of international cricket.

    India rolls its way through the opposition on flat tracks, but can 'ardly survive a couple of sessions on a seaming track.


    If they seek to address that Achilles Heel, they have the raw materials to be an all-time great team. But if they do what they did last year in South Africa and England they will continue to be viewed as an undeserving Number One ranked team.
    Our team was shown it's place by both England and South African teams. It's a shame we still hold #1 rank after such humiliating defeats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    I was probably wrong to call India the Rolls Royce of Flat Track Bullies.

    To use a famous line from "Hi De Hi", India is more the Rolls Canardly of international cricket.

    India rolls its way through the opposition on flat tracks, but can 'ardly survive a couple of sessions on a seaming track.


    If they seek to address that Achilles Heel, they have the raw materials to be an all-time great team. But if they do what they did last year in South Africa and England they will continue to be viewed as an undeserving Number One ranked team.
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    What happened to that Caribbean Hardik Christopher Pandya ? Is he injured or what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptan View Post
    What happened to that Caribbean Hardik Christopher Pandya ? Is he injured or what ?
    Rested.

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    This time squad selection is sooo great it makes me wanna support India again.

    Msk prasad you beauty....

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    think should try out newbies for windies tour, dont think their is need to bring y0ur full strenght team

    yes windies beat england, but don't think windies will pose a threat to india.

    I hope the pitches are similar to that eng series. even then, indians lat year have been toughened up on difficult pitches in their SEA tours

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Yes. No Gill is surprising. Why is Kedar Jadhav in the team, no one knows.
    Gill has to be in the ODI squad in place of Kedar.

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    Surprised there's no Gill in that team instead of one of the usual run of the mill batsmen such as Pandey or Jadhav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami92 View Post
    Gill has to be in the ODI squad in place of Kedar.
    Tell that to Yum Yeask Praasadh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    This time squad selection is sooo great it makes me wanna support India again.

    Msk prasad you beauty....
    Yeah your favourite Kedar Jhadav is still there.

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    shreyas iyer deserves a test debut. dont know why he has been ignored

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    It's the Test tour which is fascinating, to be honest.

    Although India beat Australia 2-1 away last Christmas, it was an Australia team deprived of its only two world class batsmen, and the result was expected.

    But more to the point, last year India lost a horrific total of 7 (yes, seven) Test matches.

    And the reason they lost so many Tests (including losing 4-1 in England the month after Pakistan drew there 1-1) is the same reason why New Zealand knocked them out of the World Cup.

    India in effect is the Rolls Royce of Flat Track Bullies, superb against gun-barrel straight bowling of any pace but vulnerable as soon as it starts to move off the seam or to swing in the air.

    That's why they lost their most recent series not just in England, but also in South Africa and even New Zealand.

    The West Indies are a weak team, but the Tests will be played with the Dukes ball, and now is when we will see whether India is going to just aim for "more of the same" or whether they actually want to learn to win in all conditions like the 1980's West Indians.
    Unlike England, we don't lose test series after test series in the Caribbean. The last time we played here, it was the Dukes ball being used and Windies had a good attack then as well. No matter what you say about India's tour of Australia last year, the fact is no other team could have beaten Australia in Australia the way we did. England were struggling to win a dead rubber in the Caribbean, Pakistan could not win in the UAE let alone in Australia and SA got whitewashed at home by Lanka of all teams. You can talk about it being s weakened Australian side but theg would have beaten any other side last season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptan View Post
    Yeah your favourite Kedar Jhadav is still there.
    Yes. Hope he plays the 2023 and 2027 WC.

    You gotta back your talents.

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    Next tournament is in 2020. Till then all these useless filler series no one care about players can boost up their stats and make public happy.

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    Hardik Pandya needs to be playing cricket to improve as there is a lot of improvement required, so unless he is struggling with back or fitness this there is no reason for him to be rested.

    Iyer as I said even before the world cup should have been playing over Shankar, Pant and Rahul(in the middle). Not saying he would start scoring match winning runs from the word go but he is a specialist batsman and with more experience of FC while playing in the middle order so it was always the most logical choice for no 4-5 position.

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    Kohli is still captain. Damn!

    I thought they were going to replace him. Rohit is a much better captain.


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    Bumrah's body needs some rest after World Cup but it surely doesn't during the holy month of IPL?

    I still see some failures like KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer(who couldn't even catch and field properly let alone batting the last time he played), Pandey Jee who keeps getting dropped and selected by selectors.

    I can't see Hardik Pandya's name there? Have they dropped him? Why did they select Krunal Pandya the so called big hitter again?

    There were talks of Kohli resting after the World Cup but he is playing in all three formats now. Is he feeling the pressure of losing his captaincy?

    Good to see Saha back in the team. Khaleel was picked for his speed hopefully he doesn't bowl like a trundler. I would rather give a chance to Navdeep than a failure like Bhuvi.

    All in all a pretty poor team selection. No Shaw or Gill in the squad. Selectors haven't learnt anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Shekhar View Post
    Agree with each word of yours. Flat track bully suits Kohli the most. This guy can't face 2 balls of Amir or Boult on a seaming pitch and speaks as if he rules the world.

    After looking at our selections like Jadhav in ODIs and Rohit in tests, I want India to lose badly. Hopefully 2-0 in tests and 2-1 in ODIs.
    Kohlis a FTB , are u sure?
    Did u watch kohlis batting in England tests last year

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    Manish pandey keeps on making returns. Ridiculous selection

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    I was hoping to see Gill and Shaw and other upcoming youngsters. Its the same old team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    India’s squad for 3 ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini

    India’s squad for 3 T20Is: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

    India’s squad for 2 Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

    So Agarwal was the best choice they had for the ODI WC when 3D Shankar got injured, but not good enough for the WI ODI series?

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    Thread about India squad - no need to discuss other sides


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Rested.
    Rested for what? Is he bigger than Kohli or Rohit lol? He is dropped.

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    Prithvi Shaw is the Haris Sohail of India

    Both are talented but are brittle like glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    Why is Jadhav still in squad?
    We are preparing for WC 2023.

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    Rohit in the Test squad is a joke.

    Mannish Pandey an For kedar in limited overs side is another joke.

    Selectors seem to think that Jadhav is world class. No youngsters except The Rahul Chahar.

    Another meaningless tour. Even if we win, it will be empty in the long run. Oldies still rule the roost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Prithvi Shaw is the Haris Sohail of India

    Both are talented but are brittle like glass.
    Shaw is not injured. He will get his chance 3 months before 2023 worldcup. Then if he and Gill fail again, they can go back to Rayadu or Shankar or Pandey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Shaw is not injured. He will get his chance 3 months before 2023 worldcup. Then if he and Gill fail again, they can go back to Rayadu or Shankar or Pandey.
    He has got a hip inury

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/70229821.cms

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    West Indies will look to prepare quick, bouncy pitches to suit their fast bowlers but India have pace bowling ammunition of their own.

    I'll be surprised if India don't start off their World Test Championship campaign with a win, but West Indies under Jason Holder have been steadily improving and have an exciting young core of talent.

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    A mixed squad for India. Should have rested players like Kohli and Rohit for LO section.

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    Once again MSK Prasad proves that he is incompetent. A 34 year old who was dropped mid tournament is picked in a team ahead of a 19 year old who is seen as future. I have no clue what Manish Pandey is doing in the t20 team, i am pretty sure he doesn't either. Atleast chahar's ipl performances show that he might be a good bowler though how he performs on pitches that aren't slow will be seen. Saini is your typical kohli's teammate pick clearly following the dhoni way of gathering chamchas. While with Khaleel ahmed's selection the management continues the stupid we need a left arm bowler nonsense, we need good bowlers it doesn't matter which arm they use if they aren't good you fools.
    Last edited by The Viper; 21st July 2019 at 22:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    That sucks. Thanks for the link.

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    Pathetic team selection, not that I'm surprised one bit.

    What the hell that FTB Rohit doing in a test squad? And Jadhav? And that good for nothing, Manish Pandey? And that trundler
    Khaleel whose sole claim to fame is that he is a left armer!

    Kohli is such a curse for Indian cricket! And people have nerve to call him best ever Indian cricketer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BhayanakMaut View Post
    So Agarwal was the best choice they had for the ODI WC when 3D Shankar got injured, but not good enough for the WI ODI series?
    This! The way this guy has been treated by these clowns is cringe worthy.

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    No Gill in any team is a big big joke. Do these clowns think that someone like Pandey, Rahul or Jadhav are better than Gill? Pathetic Kohli and MSK!

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    And how many times does this Rahul guy need to fail before being dropped? He seems undroppable. Even after such a pathetic WC campaign couldn't unseat him from the team....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    And how many times does this Rahul guy need to fail before being dropped? He seems undroppable. Even after such a pathetic WC campaign couldn't unseat him from the team....
    Benefits of being kaptaan's friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    Benefits of being kaptaan's friend.
    Which sucks because I genuinely used to hold Kohli in high esteem. Used to think that he'll be a breath of fresh air after grandpa's vice like grip on Indian cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Which sucks because I genuinely used to hold Kohli in high esteem. Used to think that he'll be a breath of fresh air after grandpa's vice like grip on Indian cricket.
    Why do you think he keeps grandpa around, he's learnt from on of the best at how to grab power and keep it whichever way you can. Sad days to see after ganguly clearing this nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Which sucks because I genuinely used to hold Kohli in high esteem. Used to think that he'll be a breath of fresh air after grandpa's vice like grip on Indian cricket.
    When kohli wasn't giving chances to rahul there were a section of fans who said kohli feared rahul as he is way more talented than him.
    And now all of a sudden kl rahul is kohlis pal. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    When kohli wasn't giving chances to rahul there were a section of fans who said kohli feared rahul as he is way more talented than him.
    And now all of a sudden kl rahul is kohlis pal. LOL.
    Kl rahul averaged 16 for 2 years prior to being picked for a world cup starting spot. Only good team he has faced multiple times in his odi career is england, he crossed double digits against them a grand total of 0 times in 6 games. This was the guy who was first choice no 4 for India, outside of being kaptaan's friend i don't see how he earned this particular status.

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    Contrary to what indian fans were thinking during the world cup our selectors did select the best possible XI for the world cup. Certainly that can't be used as an excuse for failing to win the world cup now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    Kl rahul averaged 16 for 2 years prior to being picked for a world cup starting spot. Only good team he has faced multiple times in his odi career is england, he crossed double digits against them a grand total of 0 times in 6 games. This was the guy who was first choice no 4 for India, outside of being kaptaan's friend i don't see how he earned this particular status.
    He didn't get a proper run in odis before world cup, you know that.
    He was selected on basis of potential and ipl performances which have a big say in selection these days.
    Dinesh kartik was also selected despite poor performances but i don't think he is kohli's pal or is he?

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    I don’t think Khaleel is that great. It seems he is only being picked as he bows left armed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    He didn't get a proper run in odis before world cup, you know that.
    He was selected on basis of potential and ipl performances which have a big say in selection these days.
    Dinesh kartik was also selected despite poor performances but i don't think he is kohli's pal or is he?
    Kartik also got dropped when he didn't perform, same standards don't apply to kaptaan's friend. A 27 year old has only so much potential.

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    Gill still not in any squad - that's a surprise.

    I would have thought this tour was the ideal time to give him a chance.



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    How has Rahul made the test squad again?

    His recent test history....

    Failed in his last series in Australia (averaged 11), failed in the series before that vs WIs at home (averaged 18), in the series before that he averaged 30 vs England, did okay in the one off test vs Afghanistan, before that he failed vs SA, prior to that he averaged 29 vs SL.

    The last time he had a good test series was 2 years ago vs SL.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...ng;view=series

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    These stupid electors will never change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    I was probably wrong to call India the Rolls Royce of Flat Track Bullies.

    To use a famous line from "Hi De Hi", India is more the Rolls Canardly of international cricket.

    India rolls its way through the opposition on flat tracks, but can 'ardly survive a couple of sessions on a seaming track.


    If they seek to address that Achilles Heel, they have the raw materials to be an all-time great team. But if they do what they did last year in South Africa and England they will continue to be viewed as an undeserving Number One ranked team.
    Indians are poor against moving ball but so are Australians, England and South Africa. In the English series, even their top-order struggled to make runs and it was lower-order batting which made the difference.And Aussies even with Warner and Smith were pathetic against moving ball in 2015 Ashes in England. They were even all out for 60 runs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Viper View Post
    I don’t think Khaleel is that great. It seems he is only being picked as he bows left armed.
    He and Saini bowled well in the ongoing A tour. He was hurrying the Windies batsmen and could see bowling much faster to the naked eye than his earlier outings. So that contributed to his selection in the team. Let’s see how will he do in the real matches.

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    Picking players for tests based on ODI form has to stop. KL Rahul was becoming an expert in "getting clean bowled" until Agarwal put him out of misery. Shaw lost his place only because he got injured in Australia. Otherwise he was going to be no.1 choice. There is a pattern in Kohli's choices. He prefers older players. Youngsters always take a back seat. But for Dhoni's retirement Pant would have never played Tests. Now Gill/Shaw nowhere to be seen.

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    Good visionary planning by the selectors and the captain.

    Jadhav surely has a role to play in LOIs.
    Also Rohit has lot of potential and rightly given chance in Tests.

    I am absolutely delighted that Mayank Agarwal has not been included in the ODI squad. A mere average of 50+ and his hard work and on ground performance may deceive lot of folks but not the cool dude captain and a very able selection committee. Even Gill who is consistently scoring runs in first class and A tours has been right excluded. He is too young and inexperienced when compared to the incumbents. We need to wait till 2027 to see if he adds appropriate skills to his repertoire to be eligible.

    P.S. You guys need to understand that in a commercial arena, under a commercial authority, the all round abilities in terms of social media management , connections to strong lobbies like IPL teams or sports management companies managed by Bunty Sajdeh are essential value added skills that are required to sustain the commercial graph of the Enterprise called BCCI. Its a business decision which I am sure will be vindicated by good number of strong 13O billion population. Hence the selection may surprise few of you because you have probably a one dimensional sense of meritocracy in a money market. The cricketing skills while important probably are not the first 3 in pecking order. You don't believe me? Then wait and watch how the team India (BCCI) gets rolicking support during the upcoming series in all platforms. BCCI knows this and hence simply engaging the ******, sorry fans the way they want to be engaged.

    Now you may be confused but don't be disappointed. Because atleast you now know that you are biggest ***** because you will continue to be infront of your television when the first ball gets bowled.


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