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    Hanuma Vihari - Performance Watch

    The debutant had an average of almost 60 in FC matches,which is phenomenal.

    Made 56 in his first ever Test Innings.

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    Handled pressure well, got the easiest pitch to bat on, let him play the whole AUS series

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    His temperament looked good. Let's see how he will perform in aus tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehen View Post
    Handled pressure well, got the easiest pitch to bat on, let him play the whole AUS series
    i hope you are joking he batted well in difficult conditons and looks like top quality player .india need to
    give him long run he is quality

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    He is from the land of vvs laxman, hope he turns out be the 2nd laxman.

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    He has played really well and if he scores in 2nd innings also he will definitely be the first choice no. 6 batsman. Pandya's place is in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    He has played really well and if he scores in 2nd innings also he will definitely be the first choice no. 6 batsman. Pandya's place is in trouble.
    Pandya, with or without Vihari should be out of test team.

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    Worth remembering he would have been out for a duck if England had reviewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Worth remembering he would have been out for a duck if England had reviewed.
    Tbh luck can go either way, had India won all tosses had Kohli not gone out to stokes at edgebaston, had England batted first at Lord's, had we batted first at Southampton had Bhuvi been here had ashwin been fit had Rahane clicked, there are so many woulda coulda hads, but there is no place for had beens or woulda coulda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
    Tbh luck can go either way, had India won all tosses had Kohli not gone out to stokes at edgebaston, had England batted first at Lord's, had we batted first at Southampton had Bhuvi been here had ashwin been fit had Rahane clicked, there are so many woulda coulda hads, but there is no place for had beens or woulda coulda.
    + Had Pandya not gotten run-out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
    Tbh luck can go either way, had India won all tosses had Kohli not gone out to stokes at edgebaston, had England batted first at Lord's, had we batted first at Southampton had Bhuvi been here had ashwin been fit had Rahane clicked, there are so many woulda coulda hads, but there is no place for had beens or woulda coulda.


    What is this comment?

    First, this thread about Vihari and I made the valid observation he should have been given out on zero. That is fact. It does not by any means undermine what he went on to do.

    Second, there is difference between comparing a definite (ie he should have been out for a duck) vs speculation (i.e. your "what if" situations").

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post


    What is this comment?

    First, this thread about Vihari and I made the valid observation he should have been given out on zero. That is fact. It does not by any means undermine what he went on to do.

    Second, there is difference between comparing a definite (ie he should have been out for a duck) vs speculation (i.e. your "what if" situations").
    Its okay....everyone needs a begginers luck. Dont forget, Fakhar Zaman was out for 5 in CT final but his good luck (Bumrah's no ball) saved him and rest is history. What matters is Vihary showed grit and scored a gutsy half century.

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    Shaw or Agarwal should've been tried.

    Looked rusty but, deserves more chances, given he's been selected.

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    Looks weak on the pull. Starc and Cummins will eat him up in Australia. Other than that he looked pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canford Cliffs View Post
    Its okay....everyone needs a begginers luck. Dont forget, Fakhar Zaman was out for 5 in CT final but his good luck (Bumrah's no ball) saved him and rest is history. What matters is Vihary showed grit and scored a gutsy half century.



    Did I say otherwise? In fact if you had read my earlier posts you would realise I made it very clear I was in no way undermining his innings. I simply stated a fact that overly sensitive fans seem to have taken offence to.

    Your Bumrah analogy is false; Bumrah bowled an illegal delivery so according to the laws of the game it wasn't out. Who knows what would have happened if it had been a legal delivery. Vihari was out to a legal delivery and according to the laws of the game should have been given out.

    All said and done, you've needlessly taken offence and made the trite observation that luck is part and parcel of life. Well, duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli, The King of Chase View Post
    Shaw or Agarwal should've been tried.

    Looked rusty but, deserves more chances, given he's been selected.
    For a test match, Vihari's selection over Shaw is a no-brainer.

    It is always the more experienced first class campaigners who are selected for tests. Vihari has played far more FC games than Shaw and also has a higher average.

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    I think against wi shaw & agarwal will open for india.

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    What on earth has befallen poor Karun Nair ? No friends in high places ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    What on earth has befallen poor Karun Nair ? No friends in high places ?
    From reports it would appear that he hasn't looked to convincing in the nets.

    He had a poor tour of England last month with India A as well.

    So maybe Kohli and co. did not have enough confidence in him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    What on earth has befallen poor Karun Nair ? No friends in high places ?
    Yeah, which Dhawan has..


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    I guess Hanuma Vihari proves that India need to give the young players more opportunity. I will even have KL Rahul spend some time with the A team to get some valuable time under Dravid. His Test career is going nowhere his modes of dismissal is very similar. I think Dhawan has to go and I don't think he should be picked for the home series against West Indies.

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    Early days. Just one innings but already looks a better test bat than talent sharma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post


    What is this comment?

    First, this thread about Vihari and I made the valid observation he should have been given out on zero. That is fact. It does not by any means undermine what he went on to do.

    Second, there is difference between comparing a definite (ie he should have been out for a duck) vs speculation (i.e. your "what if" situations").
    Well England had the review, they didn't take it, so I guess blame goes to England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloo paratha View Post
    Looks weak on the pull. Starc and Cummins will eat him up in Australia. Other than that he looked pretty good.
    That's too early to call

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    Good start for Vihari

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    India have such a great crop of batting talent.Prithvi Shaw,Mayank Agarwal,Rahul and Vihari for Tests along with Pant too for LOIs.

    Pant doesn't look too convincing as a test batsman yet but might develop into one.

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    Looks very similar bat to Robin Uthappa


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    He seems decent but had fair bit of luck in his first innings. wish him best for his future.

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    Six ball duck in the second innings.

    Didn't look comfortable against the short ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Six ball duck in the second innings.

    Didn't look comfortable against the short ball.
    You were faster than me in bumping this thread..

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    Hanuma Vihari, predominantly a batsman but also a bowler of serviceable off-spin, returned figures of 2/53 on day one of the second Test between India and Australia, said he "tried to keep it tight" with the ball and help "give the seamers a rest".

    After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Australia added 112 runs for the first wicket before India bounced back later in the day to claim six wickets across two sessions. Vihari was at the crux of the action, dismissing two set batsmen – Marcus Harris (70) and Shaun Marsh (45) – with his off-break bowling.

    "I tried to bowl a little bit quicker than the first few deliveries because I was trying to hit the surface a little bit more and get that bounce from the wicket," said Vihari after the game on Friday, 14 December. "That was the main idea – try to keep it tight and give the seamers a rest.

    Vihari returned figures of 2/53 with his right-arm off-break Vihari returned figures of 2/53 with his right-arm off-break
    "I have done a bit of bowling, even in the Ranji Trophy level, but more in limited overs. I know the idea of where I can make the batsmen play and I try to play with the fields I have. I want to keep it simple and try to do the job for the team. I know my role very well in the team.

    "I try to keep it tight and my job is to make the batsman play a wrong shot I will do the same if I am required to bowl tomorrow or in the second innings."

    It seemed like the hosts were running away with the game after the morning session, but India pulled it back well to restrict Australia to 277/6 at the end of the day's play.

    "Our only plan was to be disciplined. I think we did very well in that aspect. In all three sessions, we bounced back really well. They had so many plays and misses. It happens in the game. But overall I thought the bowlers put in a good effort," added Vihari.

    "The wicket was a little slow at the start and improved its pace after lunch. The bowlers adjusted well to that."

    As a batting unit, we will try to be as disciplined as possible, just how we did in the last match in the second innings
    The 25-year-old stressed the importance of a maintaining discipline while batting and believed India should adopt a "ball by ball" approach in their innings.

    When asked if the pitch at the Perth Stadium will be a concern for them, he said "For us, the important thing is to not think about those aspects too much. You can only expect at a certain bounce and you have to play at that. If it is up and down, you can't do much about it. If we can keep that out of mind, we will be successful.

    "As a batting unit, we will try to be as disciplined as possible, just how we did in the last match in the second innings and maintain the discipline we showed. You have to play ball by ball. That's what matters.

    "The first one hour tomorrow will be very crucial. If we get them out for below 320, then we are right back in the game. If we bat well in the first innings, then we have a good chance. The first hour is crucial and I'm sure the pacers will come out [and do the job]," said Vihari.

    Virat Kohli dished out a stunning effort at first slip to dismiss Peter Handscomb with a single-handed catch right after tea. It was an exquisite piece of fielding from the 30-year-old and Vihari lavished praise on his skipper, saying it was one of "those moments that change the course of the game".

    "It was a blinder," he said. "Those are the moments that change the course of the game. We needed something after tea to change the rhythm of the game. We were lucky he had come to slip in the same over. It was meant to happen, I guess."

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    Feel sorry for Vihari - thrust into the role of makeshift opener on a difficult pitch when the likes of 31 year old Rohit Sharma who has played for India over 300 times hides down the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    Feel sorry for Vihari - thrust into the role of makeshift opener on a difficult pitch when the likes of 31 year old Rohit Sharma who has played for India over 300 times hides down the order.
    Fair point but the way he was bounced out was embarrasing for any test batsmen. Can he do an Amla and work on it to be better at ducking , not sure.


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    Having a good series against WI. 84* right now.

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    Suspect against short ball. Even Holder is troubling him very much when he's hitting good length. A very average prospects and stronger teams will eat him alive.

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    An outstanding test player in the making. May have some niggles yet but has a lot of time to iron them out. He shows a lot of grit, determination and maturity.
    I'll pick him anyday over the over-hyped one-match shows that people keep prattling about.

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    Solid as a rock. Should improve with more games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Shekhar View Post
    Suspect against short ball. Even Holder is troubling him very much when he's hitting good length. A very average prospects and stronger teams will eat him alive.
    he is better than every other Sena prospects however I do agree that he has issues with short ball. So does everyone when pitched right. He can and should work on it. He has the skills. Good player.

    pant is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Shekhar View Post
    Suspect against short ball. Even Holder is troubling him very much when he's hitting good length. A very average prospects and stronger teams will eat him alive.
    Can't be easily diacarded if somebody has grit and patience which he seems to have. I am sure you will learn a lot more as you get acquainted with the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gani999 View Post
    An outstanding test player in the making. May have some niggles yet but has a lot of time to iron them out. He shows a lot of grit, determination and maturity.
    I'll pick him anyday over the over-hyped one-match shows that people keep prattling about.
    You have nailed it. His domestic record speaks for himself and he is better in long form than the ones who are more active in Facebook and Instagram.

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    After raising his maiden Test century, India middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari revealed that he could not sleep the night before as couldn’t stop thinking about the three-figure landmark.

    Vihari, who was dismissed for 93 in the second innings of the first Test in Antigua, went into stumps on the opening day in Jamaica, unbeaten on 42. On Saturday, 31 August, he built on that overnight score to notch up 111 off 225 balls as India ended up with a mighty first-innings score of 416.

    "When I was batting overnight on 42, I didn't sleep well,” Vihari said. “All I was thinking about was how to get a big score. Really happy that I was able to get my first ton. At lunch I was on 84, and it took me a while to get to a hundred. Credit to the bowler, they were
    That Vihari got a hundred was also down in large part to the support he received from Ishant Sharma. India had been reduced to 302/7, with Vihari on 62, when Ishant joined him at the crease. By the time the stand was broken, Vihari had moved well past the century, batting on 109, and their eighth-wicket partnership had realised 112, with Ishant having contributed 57 – his maiden Test fifty – off 80 balls.

    “Credit should go to Ishant,” Vihari said. “He looked more like a batsman today than me. The way he was going, we kept discussing what the bowler was doing and his experience really helped.”

    Vihari also dedicated the hundred to his late father, a long-time wish of his, and hoped to have made him proud. “My dad passed away when I was 12,” he said. “So I had decided, when I get my first international century, I want to dedicate it to him. Today is an emotional day and I hope he's proud."

    Hanuma Vihari takes a moment to cool down during the course of his century Hanuma Vihari takes a moment to cool down during the course of his century
    After Vihari’s knock, it was time for Jasprit Bumrah to take centre stage. India’s premier fast bowler ripped through the West Indies line-up with a hat-trick in the ninth over of their innings. By the time he wound up for the day, Bumrah had snared 6/16, and West Indies were staring down the barrel at 87/7.

    "We bowled brilliantly and Bumrah was exceptional,” Vihari said. “We have to get them all out as soon as possible. Any opposition will tell that they fear facing Bumrah. We enjoy watching him bowl and I know he has a long career ahead."

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    He's ordinary.

    Thanks to Kohli's egoistic approach betters batsmen are sitting out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    He's ordinary.

    Thanks to Kohli's egoistic approach betters batsmen are sitting out.
    What sense is he ordinary?

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    Vihari, Pant, Kohli dads passed away when they were really young. I think i have seen a few more like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    He's ordinary.

    Thanks to Kohli's egoistic approach betters batsmen are sitting out.
    He averages 60 in FC cricket with over 5000 runs. He has among the best records in domestic cricket in recent years. Here he is just translating that same thing in International cricket. He may not have personal charisma but he has loads of batting talent.

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    His batting reminds me of Misbah Ul Haq..anyone has same thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyboard_warrior View Post
    His batting reminds me of Misbah Ul Haq..anyone has same thoughts?
    He does seem very similar to Misbah in batting stance. A very hardworking talented cricketer with clear mind.

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    Good performance from him, although
    Coz him , Saha would never make it to the test team now, really gutted for that guy, coz Kohliís pro approach for Pant style would mean we can have either Vihari or Saha although in a test team both would be ideal.

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    Vihari reminds so much of fabulous cricketer VVS. Such a languid style of play and not a complex but effective technique. He is a must have number 5 or 6 for Indian team

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    What an innings. The GOAT Asian Test captain Kohli was right about him.

    Immense temperament.

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    Superb blockathon from the limping Vihari.

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    Shades of Faf Du Plesis in 2012

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    Excellent dead bat effort here, espcially when his place in team was on the line aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Good performance from him, although
    Coz him , Saha would never make it to the test team now, really gutted for that guy, coz Kohli’s pro approach for Pant style would mean we can have either Vihari or Saha although in a test team both would be ideal.
    I have to say Vihari has regressed a lot.. and Pant has improved his batting..


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    Quote Originally Posted by globalcitizen View Post
    Vihari reminds so much of fabulous cricketer VVS. Such a languid style of play and not a complex but effective technique. He is a must have number 5 or 6 for Indian team
    I was right on this. only test match purists can understand the value of a test player

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    Despite whatever he did today, Vihari doesn't belong to this level.

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    So hard to find a place in this Indian batting line up.
    Even guys like Vihari, who averages 20.93 in against SA, England, NZ and Australia are not sure to be in the playing XI.

    Imagine any other player from any other country playing like this how much he will be critisized.

    It's a shame for India that they are producing players like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    So hard to find a place in this Indian batting line up.
    Even guys like Vihari, who averages 20.93 in against SA, England, NZ and Australia are not sure to be in the playing XI.

    Imagine any other player from any other country playing like this how much he will be critisized.

    It's a shame for India that they are producing players like this.

    Helped his team secure a crucial draw in Australia when he last played...

    As a Pakistani, you should know how hard it is to not lose Test matches in Australia.

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    Vihari is gone case.
    Sundar grabbed the opportunity with both hands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    So hard to find a place in this Indian batting line up.
    Even guys like Vihari, who averages 20.93 in against SA, England, NZ and Australia are not sure to be in the playing XI.

    Imagine any other player from any other country playing like this how much he will be critisized.

    It's a shame for India that they are producing players like this.
    How/Why the random bump?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    How/Why the random bump?
    Was planning it for a long time because always heard India's batting depth is so great and it's so hard to find a place in the team that sometimes it looks like Steven Smith will strugle to make it to the indian team.

    So wanted to show those posters that they are completely wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    Was planning it for a long time because always heard India's batting depth is so great and it's so hard to find a place in the team that sometimes it looks like Steven Smith will strugle to make it to the indian team.

    So wanted to show those posters that they are completely wrong.
    That's what happens when you rely on statsguru like a drone without actually watching any games. Vihari saved the Sydney test for India. And that too with an injury. And even after that, he might not be in the next series. So, the rumors you've heard are true. Indian batting runs deep. If at all, only issue is with Rahane who just performs once in a while. Before you check his stats, know that he won the Melbourne test with a century. So, don't just rely on stats. Watch the games. Learn the impact each one had over a period of time. That should make you worry less for Steve Smith's place in Indian team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhony View Post
    That's what happens when you rely on statsguru like a drone without actually watching any games. Vihari saved the Sydney test for India. And that too with an injury. And even after that, he might not be in the next series. So, the rumors you've heard are true. Indian batting runs deep. If at all, only issue is with Rahane who just performs once in a while. Before you check his stats, know that he won the Melbourne test with a century. So, don't just rely on stats. Watch the games. Learn the impact each one had over a period of time. That should make you worry less for Steve Smith's place in Indian team.
    I assume you are indian but I am 100% sure I watched more of the test series in Australia than you. Vihari is poor, Vihari is really what you call a nothing batsman. Not because he has done well in one innings that it should anything.
    He doesn't score, he does nothing.

    Stats are not everything but an if you average 20 there is no other way of looking at them than you are one of the worst ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    I assume you are indian but I am 100% sure I watched more of the test series in Australia than you. Vihari is poor, Vihari is really what you call a nothing batsman. Not because he has done well in one innings that it should anything.
    He doesn't score, he does nothing.

    Stats are not everything but an if you average 20 there is no other way of looking at them than you are one of the worst ever.
    Sundar has not played First class cricket for the last 4 years. HE played atleast potentially 2 match winning knocks. Another one he did his best. Others didn't support him. Considered an out and out T20 bowler. Vihari was rewarded for his consistency in domestic cricket. He played 9 matches during that phase averaged 21. Kohli played 7 of those 9 matches ended up with an average of 31. Pujara 38, Rahane 29. Agarwal 29. Those were all low scoring series for India. Only Pant/Jaddu played most of those games and averaged 49. Rest were all average. I don't rate Vihari much. But India has some spectacular batsmen waiting in the wings. Agarwal/Shaw disappointed. Gill made up for that. Sundar surprised us. Pant has taken his game to new level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    I assume you are indian but I am 100% sure I watched more of the test series in Australia than you. Vihari is poor, Vihari is really what you call a nothing batsman. Not because he has done well in one innings that it should anything.
    He doesn't score, he does nothing.

    Stats are not everything but an if you average 20 there is no other way of looking at them than you are one of the worst ever.
    Don't be hatin on Vihari. There's no Vihari vs Babar thread for you to be suffering so much. He averages about 30 overall. He averages about 57 in FC. Indian team needed some experienced campaigner in the middle order and he did a decent job. Like I said earlier, he probably won't be part of another series. That's the depth of Indian team. Despite his heroic Sydney knock, the dude could find himself with a bucket of popcorn watching the Indian game just like you did. Your wish for a dynamic young Indian middle order player could come true though. Who knows. They've been pulling rabbits from empty hats and every debutante has been a rip roaring success so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhony View Post
    Don't be hatin on Vihari. There's no Vihari vs Babar thread for you to be suffering so much. He averages about 30 overall. He averages about 57 in FC. Indian team needed some experienced campaigner in the middle order and he did a decent job. Like I said earlier, he probably won't be part of another series. That's the depth of Indian team. Despite his heroic Sydney knock, the dude could find himself with a bucket of popcorn watching the Indian game just like you did. Your wish for a dynamic young Indian middle order player could come true though. Who knows. They've been pulling rabbits from empty hats and every debutante has been a rip roaring success so far.
    Here comes the problem. Him not being part of another series doesn't tell you anything about the depth of Indian batting. It's just normal that a player that have failed for about 10 tests is dropped.

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    Indian Batting depth is not great, have no delusions about it. We are carrying strugglers like Rahane and Vihari because well, we are working as a unit and when one doesn't perform, the other does. We aren't ready to let go of the seniors and it will come a stage like it did in 2011, when we were whiwashed 8-0 in Eng/Aus for us to let go of Rahane/Pujara/Rohit. This may happen after a couple of years at best. Vihari may not get too many chances now that Sundar has come about


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    Vihari is the best player of spin now that Puj has regressed. He will score eventually

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    Looks like he's playing at least three matches for Warwickshire in the County Championship, deal could be extended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    Here comes the problem. Him not being part of another series doesn't tell you anything about the depth of Indian batting. It's just normal that a player that have failed for about 10 tests is dropped.
    You are right. It's normal that a player that has failed for about 10 tests is dropped. He just helped India draw Sydney test. Guess we will see his status after 9 more tests.

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    Vihari is Pujara 2.0 for me. He'll be vital for our test team.

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    Vihari is debuting for the Bears at Trent Bridge today

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    That's a good news for India.
    One of their best midle order batsman is getting ready for the upcoming summer tour

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    India batsman Hanuma Vihari got a duck in his first outing in the County Championship on Friday.

    The right-handed batsman, respresenting Warwickshire, was scalped by Nottinghamshire's England pace bowler Stuart Broad and was caught by former England Test batsman Haseeb Hameed.

    Vihari, who walked in at No. 3 after the fall of an early wicket in only the second over of the day, stayed at the crease for 22 deliveries with skipper Will Rhodes before he was dismissed on the 23rd ball he faced.

    On Thursday, the first day of the match, Vihari had taken a diving catch at mid-wicket.

    He plucked a catch out of thin air to send back right-handed batsman Steven Mullaney.

    Vihari, who was ignored at the IPL mini-auction this year, had signed a contract to play County cricket.

    Vihari will play at least three County matches for Warwickshire before he joins the Indian Test squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton in June.

    India will then take on England in a five-Test series in August-September.

    Vihari, who had entered the IPL mini-auction in February with a base price of Rs 1 crore, was ignored by franchises.


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    0 and 8 on debut against Notts.

    Not the ideal start.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    0 and 8 on debut against Notts.

    Not the ideal start.
    One run short of the number of wickets Abbas has taken in the match.

    But, he averages around 60 in Indian domestic so he is one of the elite batsman in the world.
    If he was Pakistani he would have been playing at 4 and Babar would struggle for his place in the team. If he was English, Root would struggle to make the team and if he was Russian, Putin would struggle to keep his place.
    Legend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    One run short of the number of wickets Abbas has taken in the match.

    But, he averages around 60 in Indian domestic so he is one of the elite batsman in the world.
    If he was Pakistani he would have been playing at 4 and Babar would struggle for his place in the team. If he was English, Root would struggle to make the team and if he was Russian, Putin would struggle to keep his place.
    Legend!
    He was injured in aus test series and after recovery he is playing first competitive game. He need some game time.
    IMO he is the best player of spin india has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    One run short of the number of wickets Abbas has taken in the match.

    But, he averages around 60 in Indian domestic so he is one of the elite batsman in the world.
    If he was Pakistani he would have been playing at 4 and Babar would struggle for his place in the team. If he was English, Root would struggle to make the team and if he was Russian, Putin would struggle to keep his place.
    Legend!
    Must have been a green pitch if Abbas with his dollies is taking bucketfull of wickets. Having said that, Vihari and Rahane are warming a couple of spots for fresh talent. The problem is nobody knows who that talent is. Maybe it's worth giving Shreyas Iyer a run in the middle order. He can't be worse than these two despite a few short comings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhony View Post
    Must have been a green pitch if Abbas with his dollies is taking bucketfull of wickets. Having said that, Vihari and Rahane are warming a couple of spots for fresh talent. The problem is nobody knows who that talent is. Maybe it's worth giving Shreyas Iyer a run in the middle order. He can't be worse than these two despite a few short comings.
    Mohammad Abbas has a test bowling average of 22.80!

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