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April 18, 2011

Posted by anugblack10 on (April 20, 2011, 7:14 GMT)

IPL,is high profile in terms of money and glamour. 20-20 gives instant gratification and instant fame, which mellows down instantly. How IPL could be the wndow of talent? In the last 3 IPL seasons performance, only Yusuf is able get a place in the Indian squad. As a player technically, he struggles against genuine quicks and struggled to make a mark in the test format.

There is going to big void in the Indian cricket team with the departure of Sachin, VVS and Dravid, with the emergence of new players struggling to make a mark in the test cricket. IPL, only promotes bang bang and masti cricket players. Yuvi, Raina Rohit and Pathan are kings in the short format of the game but duds in the long format of game.....

IPL is an eyewash to promote talent. Only things which makes it strong is blend of international and national players. IPL can never take the place of conventionall domestic circuit like Ranji, which infact is the window of talent.

Posted by anugblack10 on (April 20, 2011, 6:51 GMT)

Sanjay is a very good reader of the game and his comments are crisp. IPL, has opened new visas for the domestic Indian players in terms of monetary aspect and exposure. I wonder Indian domestic circuit like Ranji games should also get the same exposure which is the gateway of Indian cricket.

Only question is why IPL attracts the attention of the cricket selectors though Ranji and other domestic formats of the games are sidelined. Performance in few IPL matches makes you a star. In the domestic circuit players goes through al hard grind to get noticed. Though IPL doesn't test your skills. I personally believe lot of hype has been goven to the game to woo the viewers. It is all fun, masti and dhamal.

I believe test cricket shoud be promoted in a big way. Currently, test series between India-SA was the perfect example of quality cricket. Players skills were tested to the optimum level with bowlers and batters displaying allround skills.

Posted by   on (April 20, 2011, 6:15 GMT)

its seen true what sanjay commenting on uncapped players.. having said that.. so far even on good pictches most international players also seen struggeling.. like dravid, sehwag, many of the foreing players too.. what do u say for that..?

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