November 3, 2013

The new yardstick

© Satish Acharya

Satish Acharya is a cartoonist in Mumbai

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  • enigma77543 on November 4, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Seriously, WHY does Vinay Kumar keeps coming back into the team? Sure, he's consistent performer at the domestic level but not everyone who does that necessarily becomes a good International player (& vice versa) & this guy gets destroyed pretty much every game he's in the team, even in previous series he's done nothing to deserve getting selected again! Seeing him in an International match makes me puke, he's just not good enough period. He's 30 years old & isn't bowling well so can't say that "we are investing in the future" so when are people like Mohit Sharma & such who are much younger & more talented than him, when will they their chances?

  • dhmts on November 3, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    Virender Sehwag 219 Rohit Sharma 209 Sachin Tendulkar 200 Coventry 194 Saeed Anwar 194 4 out of 5 top scores in ODIs have been scored in India.

  • on November 3, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    New rules and batting friendly pitches is not helping the game at all. There should be some difference in ODIs and T-20s. It is not worth converting ODIs into an extended version of T-20 match. At least 30 overs with an option of keeping 6 fielders outside the 30 yard circle is a must. Switch back to power play options like when it was introduced. 10-5-5 and the 5 over power plays can be taken anytime. Current rules are making the entire match a power play with additional super power play. People are already getting bored of it. ICC please hear us for the love of game.

  • naansari on November 3, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    This ODI series was really awful for the bowlers...especially for the Indian bowlers. Even yesterday India should feel lucky to won the match because Aussies lost too many wickets in beginning. Indian bowlers need to improve a lot specially on flat wickets. But this type of high scoring matches are not exciting to watch all the time it should an even contest with the bat and ball.

  • Captain_Tuk_Tuk on November 3, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    There should have been comparison b/w Pakistan v/s South Africa series v/s India v/s Australia series, we are having low scoring games where as India are having high scoring games :P

  • Nair_saab on November 3, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    vinay & ishant are awesome.is 30 the new 20 ? LMAO

  • DaisonGarvasis on November 3, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    And is Vinay new Ishanth?

  • on November 3, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    vinay & ishant r simply superb!!! LAMAO,ROFL,LOL!!!!!

  • on November 3, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    yes as log as you are playing in india

  • enigma77543 on November 4, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Seriously, WHY does Vinay Kumar keeps coming back into the team? Sure, he's consistent performer at the domestic level but not everyone who does that necessarily becomes a good International player (& vice versa) & this guy gets destroyed pretty much every game he's in the team, even in previous series he's done nothing to deserve getting selected again! Seeing him in an International match makes me puke, he's just not good enough period. He's 30 years old & isn't bowling well so can't say that "we are investing in the future" so when are people like Mohit Sharma & such who are much younger & more talented than him, when will they their chances?

  • dhmts on November 3, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    Virender Sehwag 219 Rohit Sharma 209 Sachin Tendulkar 200 Coventry 194 Saeed Anwar 194 4 out of 5 top scores in ODIs have been scored in India.

  • on November 3, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    New rules and batting friendly pitches is not helping the game at all. There should be some difference in ODIs and T-20s. It is not worth converting ODIs into an extended version of T-20 match. At least 30 overs with an option of keeping 6 fielders outside the 30 yard circle is a must. Switch back to power play options like when it was introduced. 10-5-5 and the 5 over power plays can be taken anytime. Current rules are making the entire match a power play with additional super power play. People are already getting bored of it. ICC please hear us for the love of game.

  • naansari on November 3, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    This ODI series was really awful for the bowlers...especially for the Indian bowlers. Even yesterday India should feel lucky to won the match because Aussies lost too many wickets in beginning. Indian bowlers need to improve a lot specially on flat wickets. But this type of high scoring matches are not exciting to watch all the time it should an even contest with the bat and ball.

  • Captain_Tuk_Tuk on November 3, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    There should have been comparison b/w Pakistan v/s South Africa series v/s India v/s Australia series, we are having low scoring games where as India are having high scoring games :P

  • Nair_saab on November 3, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    vinay & ishant are awesome.is 30 the new 20 ? LMAO

  • DaisonGarvasis on November 3, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    And is Vinay new Ishanth?

  • on November 3, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    vinay & ishant r simply superb!!! LAMAO,ROFL,LOL!!!!!

  • on November 3, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    yes as log as you are playing in india

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  • on November 3, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    yes as log as you are playing in india

  • on November 3, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    vinay & ishant r simply superb!!! LAMAO,ROFL,LOL!!!!!

  • DaisonGarvasis on November 3, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    And is Vinay new Ishanth?

  • Nair_saab on November 3, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    vinay & ishant are awesome.is 30 the new 20 ? LMAO

  • Captain_Tuk_Tuk on November 3, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    There should have been comparison b/w Pakistan v/s South Africa series v/s India v/s Australia series, we are having low scoring games where as India are having high scoring games :P

  • naansari on November 3, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    This ODI series was really awful for the bowlers...especially for the Indian bowlers. Even yesterday India should feel lucky to won the match because Aussies lost too many wickets in beginning. Indian bowlers need to improve a lot specially on flat wickets. But this type of high scoring matches are not exciting to watch all the time it should an even contest with the bat and ball.

  • on November 3, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    New rules and batting friendly pitches is not helping the game at all. There should be some difference in ODIs and T-20s. It is not worth converting ODIs into an extended version of T-20 match. At least 30 overs with an option of keeping 6 fielders outside the 30 yard circle is a must. Switch back to power play options like when it was introduced. 10-5-5 and the 5 over power plays can be taken anytime. Current rules are making the entire match a power play with additional super power play. People are already getting bored of it. ICC please hear us for the love of game.

  • dhmts on November 3, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    Virender Sehwag 219 Rohit Sharma 209 Sachin Tendulkar 200 Coventry 194 Saeed Anwar 194 4 out of 5 top scores in ODIs have been scored in India.

  • enigma77543 on November 4, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Seriously, WHY does Vinay Kumar keeps coming back into the team? Sure, he's consistent performer at the domestic level but not everyone who does that necessarily becomes a good International player (& vice versa) & this guy gets destroyed pretty much every game he's in the team, even in previous series he's done nothing to deserve getting selected again! Seeing him in an International match makes me puke, he's just not good enough period. He's 30 years old & isn't bowling well so can't say that "we are investing in the future" so when are people like Mohit Sharma & such who are much younger & more talented than him, when will they their chances?