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Ugra: Binny rewarded for IPL form

Sharda Ugra on India's squads selected for the tour of New Zealand, which starts in mid-January 2014

December 31, 2013

Posted by mon26joy on (January 2, 2014, 23:11 GMT)

The criteria for selection should be objective. Laxmi Ratan Shukla should come in any day ahead of Stuart Binny - if Ranji Trophy numbers are considered. Please do not play favorites with India team selection.

Posted by Prabahar_Trichy on (January 2, 2014, 8:49 GMT)

We can invest in Rishi Dhawan...

Posted by class9ryan on (January 2, 2014, 0:35 GMT)

Completely disagree... look at his domestic record in 2011,12,13 .... very nice for a seam all rounder in India.

Posted by buntyj on (January 1, 2014, 19:04 GMT)

ps- its also worth recalling that while yadav has a poor economy rate, in both tests (46)and first class (50) he has a much better strike rate than aaron (64) for instance or the other indian pacers. he should not be made to prove himself in over limit formats in which economy is at a premium

Posted by buntyj on (January 1, 2014, 18:29 GMT)

binny has a firstclass wickets per match ratio of nearly 1.5 /fc match, less than 1 per limited overs match; hes an utility bowler only; dhawan has 4.5 w/fc match, an excellent strike rate of a wicket under 50 balls; not much to choose as batsmen; nayar possibly a better bat than either and more successful bowler than binny but no where near dhawan. temperament- some observors may feel binny has it n may be right but who is to say that nayar n dhawan don't?

Posted by azhar_ahmed1 on (January 1, 2014, 14:42 GMT)

I was expecting Pankaj Singh to get call up he has been brilliant for rajasthan in this ranji season

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 14:37 GMT)

Binny is good; but Rishi Dhawan would have been better. Hope,... Stuart does well like his dad Roger, as Sir_Ivor is suggesting, and hoping for.

Incidentally, Both Roger Binny & Jimmy Amarnath proved many a time that, even WITHOUT express speed, you can get wickets with skill & accuracy... even on overseas pitches & conditions. Blind admirers of Umesh , Aaron et al , please note! (I am not against Umesh & Aaron; but only hope they will fix their "directional radars, soon."

Sir_Igor, guys like us will be accused of advocating dynasty even in sports! My grandson has already warned me, on this score saying; "Sturat will go the Rohan way"

Posted by Nampally on (January 1, 2014, 14:35 GMT)

Sharda, I am sorry but I felt the inclusion of Binny after his doleful display in the India A team did not go down well with me. He may have performed well in IPL but the performance in Test matches needs totally different technique to IPL! I personally do not believe a cricketer can be called an All Rounder until he excels in both batting & Bowling to be classified as a "Specialist" in either categories. India had host of such all rounders in the past such as V.Hazare, D.Phadkar, V.Mankad, C.Borde, B.Nadkarni, S.Durani, R.Surthi, E.Solkar, Kapil Dev, Yuvraj singh, to name a few. These players could always come up big in either batting or bowling when the occasion demanded. Binny does not compare to any of these past all rounders. Now jadeja comes in as all rounder but fails in batting consistently. Ashwin is erratic form in bowling. We should stop terming these as all rounders- I would call them "pseudo or mediocre" all rounders. Meritocracy should be the emphasis not Mediocracy!

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 13:20 GMT)

The national selectors should do one thing - from next time onwards, they should call upon the fathers of all the probable allrounders while selecting a team. By pure cricketing logic, Binny should never been there ahead of LR Shukla. Seems having one's father as a selection committee member helps in India! But it is expectd from Indian selectors at least. Look at Manoj Tiwary - that poor fellow had to sit out for 14 straight ODIs after hitting a century. It would have happened otherwise had his father/uncle been a selector/member of an IPL franchise.

Posted by buntyj on (January 1, 2014, 12:58 GMT)

binny may get a few wickets in nz and early summer eng but not elsewhere; abhishek nayar is better and rishi dhawan the best and quickest of the 3 and better able to use breeze and dew; the only other non wk potential allrounders are ashwin and aparajith, but both will need more tours abroad and a few seasons to learn to get wickets with kookaburra ball; jadeja will be if he ever manages to get half his ranji runs at test level. wk msd performs the role ably in asia but not really away from asia.

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