December 1, 2013

The question

Satish Acharya
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Posted by ramli on (December 2, 2013, 8:13 GMT)

Only consistent good perfomance from GG coupled with failures from others would earn GG a recall ... merely knocking runs here and there won't work .. places are highly competitive now ... you cannot bank on past performances anymore ... Zaheer certainly wanted to be in and has been included to lend experience ... and that too after his REAL transformation (read fitness, performance, etc.)

Posted by   on (December 2, 2013, 7:19 GMT)

The bowlers may do well...but wait and see how Indian Batsmen performing in South African pitch...

Posted by tickcric on (December 2, 2013, 6:44 GMT)

Gambhir will be back soon. Few more quality knocks in Ranji and it will be quite difficult to keep him waiting.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2013, 2:52 GMT)

good, idian team have already very good players, but zahir khan? why dhoni why ?

Posted by ODI_BestFormOfCricket on (December 1, 2013, 15:23 GMT)

gambhir and sehwag passed their prime. Sehwag never played in 4th innings and gambhir misserably failed against eng in eng and india. Poor performance by Sehwag and gambhir against eng in india was the main reason for historic series loss. Had vijay played, result would hav different.

Posted by   on (December 1, 2013, 14:27 GMT)

Forget Ghambir and Sehvag. With in the team Yuvraj is a better bowler than Raina any day. If Raina fails with the bat he will be given bowling of 10 overs max possible. But Yuvi won't even allow to touch the ball except when he is fielding. Is MSD is a caption or politician?

Posted by mallickdeb4 on (December 1, 2013, 14:24 GMT)

Gambhir should play the complete domestic season(ranji trophy) in which he has to show his temparement patience and hunger for the runs,3-4 matches r not enough if anyone is failed for years

Posted by   on (December 1, 2013, 13:53 GMT)

Gambhir is not there because of his attitude and an urge to become Captain.

Posted by mallickdeb4 on (December 1, 2013, 13:43 GMT)

I think rohit should bat at no.4 n then kohli then rahane.jadeja n ashwani making the spinner role in test

Posted by ThatsJustCricket on (December 1, 2013, 13:25 GMT)

While I would have preferred to have an experienced player like Gambhir in SA, the problem is who do you drop? Shikhar Dhawan is having a dream year in international cricket and Murali Vijay didn't do much wrong either. I guess GG could have been tried in the middle order, may be at 4, but that's not his natural position. Having said that, if the batting collapses regularly in SA and GG keeps making runs in Ranji, there will be a strong call for getting him back in the team.

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