England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day July 14, 2014

Not many get chance to save Test on debut - Binny

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Stuart Binny has said that few get the opportunity to play a match-saving innings on Test debut, and that he was pleased to have done so for India at Trent Bridge. Binny came in when India were struggling at 184 for 6 in their second innings on the final day and batted for nearly three hours to make 78 and help his side draw the match.

Binny had gone for 1 in the first innings playing an airy drive and was eager to make up for it. "I was a bit disappointed with the way it went in the first innings," Binny told bcci.tv. "I did the hard work for the first 10-15 minutes - which is the most crucial phase for a batsman - and then played a loose shot to get out. So I just wanted to go in there and spend as much time in the middle as I could. The ball was reversing and the wicket started doing a bit especially with the new ball.

"There are not many players who get a chance to save the Test for their country on their debut. I did and I am really happy that I took it."

In an England first innings that stretched for 144.5 overs, Binny bowled just ten wicketless overs. He said he was determined to make an impact in the match thereafter. "The wicket didn't suit my style of bowling and I had to understand and accept that quickly. I was told that a Test match lasts five days so I will be required to play a part at some point.

"So, I went in to bat with a very positive mindset. I knew that if I survived the first 30 minutes, the wicket would ease out. I went with the mindset of playing out balls instead of scoring runs. When you get to 25, that's when you realize, okay, a Test fifty is here for the taking."

England were generating some reverse swing but Binny said he was used to tackling such movement when he plays for Karnataka. "I normally bat at No. 6 for Karnataka and so I tend to play a lot of reverse swing. I just used all my experience of batting for my state when we were under the pump, and in India the reverse swing comes into picture all the time. I tried to do what I do there - clearing the left leg and looking to hit a lot straighter."

Binny's selection was talked about leading into the Test but India found little use for his medium pace on the placid Trent Bridge pitch. While he called it a "funny wicket" Binny did not think India had misread the surface. "It was a hard wicket but there wasn't much bounce. Even the English guys were surprised at how it played out. When we were batting, it felt like we were batting in India. It was a funny wicket."

Binny said he was not aware that he had fallen five short of his father Roger Binny's highest Test score of 83. "I didn't know about it. When I went back to the change room, it was pointed out to me. Hopefully, there are many more Test matches to go for me and I will be able to overhaul his score."

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  • SupreethYadav on July 16, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    Superb Performance By Stuart Binny ..just answered the Critics about his selection.. Though many have convinced of his role,still many are not..Ofcourse based on the conditions he has been picked , who will be helpful with his seam and swing bowling .. The Problem here is He has been selected as an allrounder So everyone are expecting to do Magic with both Bat and Ball in his Debut which is very harsh.. He has proved he will be helpful with the ball by registering his name in the Best Ever Bowling Figures for Indian till now in ODIs.. Why Criticize and Judge him by just few matches? pls dont compare with The greats like Kapil Dev , kallis and criticize the emerging Allrounder

  • Arrow011 on July 15, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    I must say Dhoni is the most timid test captain in the world & vision less captain in test cricket to say the least. India should have declared the 2nd innings & asked England to play around tea, before or after. Captains like these kill test cricket, I am sure cook would have declared if were in Dhoni's shoes. A sad day for Indian cricket indeed. It is time to strip Dhoni of his captaincy & put Gambhir in charge of Tests for India.

  • srinideva on July 15, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    Dhoni said Binny is not suited to the Trent bridge wicket. He pointed out that he will be effective in seaming tracks like the one we got in 2011 series. We all have to wait for that kind of pitch in this series to see Binny to have any role in bowling. otherwise he is only limited to batting. Have to wait and see whether he has the technique to survive the more lively pitches in ENG.

  • anver777 on July 15, 2014, 4:30 GMT

    A good knock under pressure..... a couple of more wkts at that stage, things could have been different for IND !!!!

  • srinideva on July 15, 2014, 4:18 GMT

    I don`t think Dhoni will make any change in the team for next match. It is very clear in his post match interview. He does like the negative bowling from Jadeja who gives 2.5 RPO with no change in pace or flight. Swann is best example of taking wickets with his length,change in pace and flight even if the ball doesn`t turn.

  • on July 15, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Well, I can only say it was a very ordinary test match played by two teams who have now become really ordinary. The most surprising thing was that the tail end did better than the early batters, by both teams in all three innings.That dos not speak volumes of the bowling. Indian spinner was pedestrian, and may be better to take Ashwin for next test. Hope curator will prepare a better pitch for 2nd test.

  • on July 15, 2014, 4:06 GMT

    @testmatch-fan are u watching cricket.really u know about cricket.the man who get hundreds in south Africa,Australia,newzeland are u want to drop kohli that's a big comedy

  • srinideva on July 15, 2014, 4:06 GMT

    It is really funny that Binny saying India didn`t misread the pitch. If they read it correctly then binny wouldn`t be in the team first place. What a pathetic state of Team mangement from india. Jadeja who had 6 wickets against the SA in a dry durban pitch, only managed 3 wickets in other 3 matches he played. Ashwin also got same no of Wickets compare to jadeja`s in overseas test. We all know who is better bat in these two.

  • Test_Match_Fan on July 15, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    Here is the change for the next Test: Drop Virat Kohli and bring in Ashwin. Ashwin gets 50 runs and may give a wicket or 2. Kohli dropped a catch, botched a run out and failed with the bat at Trent Bridge. Binny stays. He showed the mental balance and batting talent. Keep Jadeja. He keeps a lid on the batsman wh ile giving 30 odd runs. He bats below Buwaneshwar Kumar, ahead of Ishant and Shami.

  • sasisurineni on July 15, 2014, 2:33 GMT

    What about Bhuvaneswar Kumar who has taken 5 wickets, 2 fifties in both innings?does bhuvi not saved match?

  • SupreethYadav on July 16, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    Superb Performance By Stuart Binny ..just answered the Critics about his selection.. Though many have convinced of his role,still many are not..Ofcourse based on the conditions he has been picked , who will be helpful with his seam and swing bowling .. The Problem here is He has been selected as an allrounder So everyone are expecting to do Magic with both Bat and Ball in his Debut which is very harsh.. He has proved he will be helpful with the ball by registering his name in the Best Ever Bowling Figures for Indian till now in ODIs.. Why Criticize and Judge him by just few matches? pls dont compare with The greats like Kapil Dev , kallis and criticize the emerging Allrounder

  • Arrow011 on July 15, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    I must say Dhoni is the most timid test captain in the world & vision less captain in test cricket to say the least. India should have declared the 2nd innings & asked England to play around tea, before or after. Captains like these kill test cricket, I am sure cook would have declared if were in Dhoni's shoes. A sad day for Indian cricket indeed. It is time to strip Dhoni of his captaincy & put Gambhir in charge of Tests for India.

  • srinideva on July 15, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    Dhoni said Binny is not suited to the Trent bridge wicket. He pointed out that he will be effective in seaming tracks like the one we got in 2011 series. We all have to wait for that kind of pitch in this series to see Binny to have any role in bowling. otherwise he is only limited to batting. Have to wait and see whether he has the technique to survive the more lively pitches in ENG.

  • anver777 on July 15, 2014, 4:30 GMT

    A good knock under pressure..... a couple of more wkts at that stage, things could have been different for IND !!!!

  • srinideva on July 15, 2014, 4:18 GMT

    I don`t think Dhoni will make any change in the team for next match. It is very clear in his post match interview. He does like the negative bowling from Jadeja who gives 2.5 RPO with no change in pace or flight. Swann is best example of taking wickets with his length,change in pace and flight even if the ball doesn`t turn.

  • on July 15, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Well, I can only say it was a very ordinary test match played by two teams who have now become really ordinary. The most surprising thing was that the tail end did better than the early batters, by both teams in all three innings.That dos not speak volumes of the bowling. Indian spinner was pedestrian, and may be better to take Ashwin for next test. Hope curator will prepare a better pitch for 2nd test.

  • on July 15, 2014, 4:06 GMT

    @testmatch-fan are u watching cricket.really u know about cricket.the man who get hundreds in south Africa,Australia,newzeland are u want to drop kohli that's a big comedy

  • srinideva on July 15, 2014, 4:06 GMT

    It is really funny that Binny saying India didn`t misread the pitch. If they read it correctly then binny wouldn`t be in the team first place. What a pathetic state of Team mangement from india. Jadeja who had 6 wickets against the SA in a dry durban pitch, only managed 3 wickets in other 3 matches he played. Ashwin also got same no of Wickets compare to jadeja`s in overseas test. We all know who is better bat in these two.

  • Test_Match_Fan on July 15, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    Here is the change for the next Test: Drop Virat Kohli and bring in Ashwin. Ashwin gets 50 runs and may give a wicket or 2. Kohli dropped a catch, botched a run out and failed with the bat at Trent Bridge. Binny stays. He showed the mental balance and batting talent. Keep Jadeja. He keeps a lid on the batsman wh ile giving 30 odd runs. He bats below Buwaneshwar Kumar, ahead of Ishant and Shami.

  • sasisurineni on July 15, 2014, 2:33 GMT

    What about Bhuvaneswar Kumar who has taken 5 wickets, 2 fifties in both innings?does bhuvi not saved match?

  • on July 15, 2014, 2:12 GMT

    Preconceived notions have ruined team selection. 4 medium pacers in Perth on the 2011/12 tour of Aus and now this. Dhoni should have selected Ashwin or bowled Binny more. Our seam bowlers were definitely overworked and it's becoming more and more obvious that 7-10 batsmen are becoming very important.

    On a green seaming or cloud covered day play Binny, any hint of dryness play Ashwin.

  • 123fwilson on July 14, 2014, 22:06 GMT

    Why do you guys keep talking about Ashwin being better. You can never know if you don't try Binny out. I think he will be a greater asset, especially for the upcoming world cup, in seamer friendly conditions.

  • here2rock on July 14, 2014, 21:56 GMT

    He needs those extra 10kms/ hour to be more effective at this level. There is no reason why he can not add more speed to his bowling, he is young and strong.

  • perl57 on July 14, 2014, 21:48 GMT

    Stuart, you can be a great addition in T20s. But tests and ODI, nope.

  • on July 14, 2014, 21:47 GMT

    True, not many players get to save a Test match on their debut. The only other instance in Test cricket that I can remember something similar, happened fairly recently ---- Faf Du Plessis had to bat the entire last day against Australia in Adelaide in 2012 to save the Test match. He did, got the Man of the Match award for his 78 and 110 not out, and this rearguard batting indirectly helped South Africa win the series since Australia were completely cooked by the time the third Test was played in Perth. Peter Siddle who bowled some 60 overs in the Adelaide Test could not recover in time for the Perth Test, and so was the case with Ben Hilfenhaus. Australia had to field four new bowlers in Perth.

  • finetune on July 14, 2014, 21:03 GMT

    Even though Binny was at his best in 2nd innings, we want a winning team for Lords test. Unless lords provides swinging condition there is no point in sticking with Binny. I would like to see 2 changes for next test. Get in ashwin for jadeja and Pankaj for Binny. this would give MS options in bowling department with 4 Quicks and 1 Spinner to force the result. My team will be: 5 Batsmen - Dhawan,Vijay,Pujara,Rahane,Kohli,Dhoni, 2 all rounders - Ashwin,Bhuvi , 3 seamers Pankaj,Shami and Ishant Batting looks thin considering dhoni at 6, however Pankaj n shami are no mugs with the bat Ishant can resist too.

  • on July 14, 2014, 21:03 GMT

    lets see how these guys playing in overcast & bouncy condition pitch

  • bhushanB on July 14, 2014, 20:17 GMT

    If at all Ashwin has to get into the team, it has to be in place of Jadeja and definitely not Binny....

    And If at all Rohit has to come into the side, it has to be in Rahane's place....

    Due to the lack of another pace bowling allrounder.. Binny should retain his place in the side, unless the pitch is a rank turner....the only distant possibility when Jadeja and Ashwin can play together outside of India...

  • on July 14, 2014, 20:04 GMT

    People who talks about outside record of Ashwin , He played very few matches outside and the pitches were flat . he is defiantly good all rounder than binny .he has ability to break partnerships also to know make one with bat ,

  • McGorium on July 14, 2014, 19:14 GMT

    Binny did well with the bat, but I'm not clear about his role in the bowling unit. If the pitch assists fast bowlers, the front-line bowlers will do the job for you; (if they can't, Binny shouldn't be able to do any better. He might get lucky, but there's no logical reason why). If the pitch is flat and you need an extra bowler to ease the workload of the frontline bowlers and pick a wicket or two, why go with Binny and not with a 5th proper bowler? The pitch is flat, so the frontline batsmen should be able to do the job. The selection of Jadeja and Binny reflect Dhoni's defensive mindset of being able to draw every match with a long batting order, and then try and take 20 wickets if things work out. The problem is you never win that way, as we have seen in SAF and NZ. You don't need a filler bowler, you need a wicket taker. Binny is no Kallis; Kallis would be selected as a batsman alone, and was a good bowler to boot. Binny would never be selected as either.

  • SudeepSonawane on July 14, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    Unlike his father Roger, Stuart Binny is destined to face unfair criticism. Before the England tour started, people asked 'Why Binny?' Then they said he should not be played in the first Test ahead of Ashwin. Most self-proclaimed cricket pundits are so mule-headed, they cannot see that Binny played a convincing match-saving hand of 78 in the second innings. Had England taken Binny out cheaply, India would certainly faced defeat. He not only arrested the slide after Dhoni was out, but he batted in classical style to deny England breakthrough and played aggressively too. His critics are such bigots that they did not lambast Dhawan for giving catching practice to Moen Ali, mum on Virat Kholis double failure and Ajinkya Rahane's perpetual unconvincing batting, though he shows grit. For once, congrats to Fletcher and Dhoni for backing in Binny who is far accomplished batsman than his father. At Lords Dhoni should bat at No 5, Binny 6, Jadeja 7, Bhuvi 8, Ishant 9, Shami 10 and Aaron 11.

  • ThatsJustCricket on July 14, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    Why judge Binny's bowling on the basis of one match where the pitch had nothing to assist his type of military medium pace. He does seem to be a tough character and we need players like that. Besides, on a pitch with a bit more juice, he can be useful. It would be cruel to play him on the flattest of decks and dump him forever for ineffective bowling. Give the guy a decent run at least.

  • TimeKiller on July 14, 2014, 17:51 GMT

    If Binny was allowed to bowl 20 overs, that too at least 5 overs in a stretch, he would have been able to establish a rhythm and get a wicket or two. Asking him to bowl just 10 overs that too sporadically, on a perfect batting surface like this, is no way to judge his bowling abilities. Don't write him off yet, he can produce better bowling results on swinging conditions which will come up later in the tour.

  • mpva on July 14, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    In England its better to with 4 medium pacers. No use of 2 spinners. It was Binny's debut. He seems sensible. In swinging conditions he will do well. He should be played in at least 3 matches then can assess his performance.

  • on July 14, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    We should not get carried away by Binny's batting performance. After all it is a pitch in which the likes of Mohd Shami and Jimmy Anderson, who are both no 11s hit superb half centuries. Bhuvi too is still not an accomplished all rounder. Even he hit two half centuries. Plus even though Binny is a debutant, he has over a decade of experience behind him at the first class level. He is already a veteran. Nothing to take away from his valiant effort though. He has done to the best of his ability. However, this ability does not seem enough for test cricket.

  • Rally_Windies on July 14, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    Binny and Jadeja are playing for the same spot .... I see what the selectors have done ....

    They have a nice drawn test to compare the two in a head to head ....

    Arshwin is likely to replace one of them on a "results" pitch .....

  • Cpt.Meanster on July 14, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    Well done bro ! Looking forward to seeing you contribute to India whenever you can. I feel Binny should be in instead of Jadeja and Rohit Sharma must be in the line up for the next game.

  • MrSri on July 14, 2014, 17:24 GMT

    Binny well played. With this combination wining would be possible only if England plays badly. I would like to take a chance and see other options - Bring Ashwin for Jadaja, Varon for Ishant , Ghambir for Dhawan , Play Kholi 2 places down . Even if the pitch is dead , faster bowler could do wonders with yoker , bouncer so I would say get varoom . Ishant is not worth it , he might have got wickets but to have a chance to win do something different. Ashwin would be bat better than Jadeja and bowl better or equal to him. If no support to spinners then drop jageda , Ashwin and go for Varoon & Ishant. Try something different and try to win , don't play for draw Mr.Dhoni think of Worldcup try new combinations and see what others could bring to your table.

  • on July 14, 2014, 17:20 GMT

    People want Ashwin in the team but folks please look at his record outside home. Binny can certainly play a major part in the series if he is given a few more overs. Dhoni needs to show confidence in him and if u can persist with Rohit Sharma for so long why not Binny

  • indianzen on July 14, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    If he can improve his bowling, he would definitely be an asset...

  • Cruzan on July 14, 2014, 17:03 GMT

    Binny played well indeed, but Bhuvi was much better who also bowled well. I think Binny should be replaced with Ashwin.

  • on July 14, 2014, 16:53 GMT

    I think Binny is not good enough to play test cricket. he is much suitable for one day

  • on July 14, 2014, 16:48 GMT

    davan should play. it is good time for dhoni to retire from test. giv captaincy to pujara. dhoni won't give chance to new commers. varun needs to lean lots of thinks.

  • SAURAVJAIN on July 14, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Binny is of no use as he is in the team as a 4th seamer but he can hardly bowl better than even saurav ganguly.Binny cannt be also as a pure batsman ahead of gambhir or rohit sharma..India should go with Jadeja and Ashwin both as both of them are good spinners.

  • Unmesh_cric on July 14, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    Although I am a fan of Rohit Sharma's batting (and not afraid to say so!), India should continue with 5-bowler strategy in this series. The 4-bowler strategy has not worked for India in overseas Tests. The choice between Binny and Ashwin should be made looking at the pitch. I expect the pitches in the forthcoming matches to be more seam and swing friendly. In that case, Binny should be persisted with. I think Binny is a pretty good bowler in those conditions.

  • TRAM on July 14, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    If he cant take wickets and cant even be economical as 5th bowler, he should be out of the team. There are hundreds of players in India who can score 50+ in batting tracks. We dont want a player who is 50% of Bhuvanshwar kumar.

  • SagarV45 on July 14, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    The player whom Binny replaced in this match ( Rohit Sharma) had not only rescued Team India from very deep trouble during his Debut test but also helped India to win that match & series too... If binny had done something with bowling then I would have appreciated it but this work could have been done by Ashwin also and you can always expect it from Rohit sharma

  • toucheandsuch on July 14, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    On Day 1 of the match I had commented on Cricinfo that Binny would have a large role to play and I am glad he did!! If the ball had kept lower and England batted a second time, Stuart would have been a handful. I think Dhoni did the right thing by not bowling him much. There was nothing in the wicket for Stuart and he would have got vilified for leaking runs. As much as Stuart's performance, I was very happy to see Bhuvi's all round show. I can bet that no Indian pace bowler has 2 50's in a test since Kapil Dev retired. Bhuvi also played like a proper batsman, had lots of time to play his shots and looked calm and reassured. Now if he can pick up a yard or two in pace, he can be the star of this series!!

  • Yousufahmed1 on July 14, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    Cont. The most likable thing about Ishant and Bhuvi is that they can bowl very long spells and usually give nothing away in terms of runs. So I guess somebody who can bowl those very fast bouncers like Aaron at 150 will be lethal. That said if pitch is slow then spinners should play and they will do well in tandem. In Test matches Ashwin can bat as well as Rohit so I hope in future Ashwin can play as a genuine all rounder batting at 6 or 7 and bowling. That will provide immense balance to this team.

  • Yousufahmed1 on July 14, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    Pitch at lords will be slow so I would play Ashwin instead of Binny. So both Ashwin and Jadeja should play. Ashwin would have scored a century on this track. But if we are playing only 1 spinner then I would love to add aaron and ashwin in place of binny and jadeja. I feel their is a great chance for India to win the series but we need to be aggressive. Broad isn't being mentioned much but it was his innings which gave eng hope and demoralized India. We should have aaron and give him 3 over spells and ask him to bowl as fast as u can. Just let him bowl boundry balls but he will also produce those unplayable balls. We have been in winning positions on last three tours with such an inexperienced team but we always fall short of one magical delivery which can produce that timely wicket which will break the backbone of opposition. Johnson did the same thing, he bowled 3-4 over spells(not that I am comparing Aaron with Johnson) and other bowlers were workhorses.

  • saqlainkhan on July 14, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    This is real unfortunate but the reality is MSD did not come out on the balcony to show his appreciation when SB reached his 50.

    This is really pathetic display by captain when India were in a dire position.

  • on July 14, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    Never think that Dhoni will replace Shami or Ishant in this tour. They will play this entire tour in england. Sorry for the kids like Ishwar, varun etc. Varun is vulnerable even in one day matches how can he will get succeed in test. He will go for runs and also not made good results in the past. Dhoni always be on defensive side on tour. yes, he will always goes with the recent past results. He will never change this bowlers with new energetic kids on tours. The Couple of options he can make in this enitre tour is Ashwin or Jadeja (India will never play without spin), Dhawan or Ghambir, Binny or Rohit or any other bowler depends on pitch conditions ( rarely possible). Hardly he will go and replace bowlers only because of injuries.

  • yogicoolboy on July 14, 2014, 15:10 GMT

    India missed the opportunity to go 1-0 in the series

  • JustIPL on July 14, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Bhuvi has come leaps and bounds stamping his authority on the game as an all rounder which enables india to play a full fast bowler like pankaj or panday. This will cover to Shami's lack of pace and probably fitness as well. They can even think about playing ashwin but jadeja should not be dropped as he keeps one end tight. Management should tell binny that his performances of 6 wkts in BD and this fifty in this flat pitch have been noticed and later on he can come back as an allrounder if situation permits.

  • Dragonboyz on July 14, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    @Arrow011- I am not a big fan of Dhoni but I would support Dhoni's decision of not declaring in tea mainly because of the pitch. The pitch didn't change even on 5th day so India wouldnt even had a chance of taking 3 wickets. The second main point is this series is 5 test series and it is very important to give ample rest to our main bowlers and already Broad and Anderson bowled more overs which will create a burn out. So the real winner is the dead pitch and Dhoni doesn't have Mitchell Johnson kind of bowler who can take wicket by sheer pace rather than depends on the pitch

  • DingDong420 on July 14, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Dhoni was never going to bowl him.....NEVER. He wouldn't of batted him either if he could get away with it.

    Dhoni wants both Ashwin and Jadeja

  • Nampally on July 14, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    Hats off to Binny for his fine innings after being a passenger in the first innings both in batting & bowling. So it was also a "Do or Die" knock for him. A failure would have benched him for the rest of the series. Now he has put some questions in Dhoni's mind. I would not say it was exactly a "match saving" knock because Kumar coming in later always batted well. Jadeja was already holding the fort at one end. Also there was not enough time for England to win from that stage with at least 200 + runs to score in < 3 hours. In fact if you see a #9 batsman scoring 63* after his first innings knock of 58 + taking 5 wkts. in the first innings, it begs the question why Kumar is not called a pace bowling all rounder? He has filled the same role for which Binny was selected admirably & much better than Binny did. Nevertheless Kudos to Binny & Kumar for showing up Kohli, Rahane & Dhoni, in their inability to execute & do their Jobs as batsmen. Bowlers showing up batsmen for the second time!

  • Divinetouch on July 14, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Glad that India did not get bowl out period and they made significantly more than 150 in their second innings as some had predicted they would have crashed for.

    Would have been nice if they had won the test but that is cricket.

  • nkoch on July 14, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Well batted Binny but why blame Binny the bowling? He's always been the bowler he is. It was a mistake to play him as an allrounder.

  • on July 14, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    he is the best allrownder present india have...austrlian condition he is first choice...and also..england odi...so selctore give him enoff chance good fr india..binny can play 2to3 years.....my odi team in tour england...Rohith..dawan...rahane..kohli..dhoni..raina..yovrajsingh..extraopener +wk(robinuttappa)7 batsman..3 spinners..ashwin..jaddu..mishra...allrownders..binny...5 fast bowelers..shami .buvi..monith..varun..vinaykumar...

  • Arrow011 on July 14, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    I must say Dhoni is the most timid test captain in the world & vision less captain in test cricket to say the least. India should have declared the 2nd innings & asked England to play around tea, before or after. Captains like these kill test cricket, I am sure cook would have declared if were in Dhoni's shoes. A sad day for Indian cricket indeed. It is time to strip Dhoni of his captaincy & put Gambhir in charge of Tests for India.

  • Rahul_is_king on July 14, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Well played with the bat Binny, but bowling wise he doesn't look great at all. It doesn't make sense to me why they played Binny - if he was a batting all rounder why was he batting at 8. Someone like Pandey should come into the test fold, where we can try and put England on the back foot. We need quick and aggressive bowling to shake up the England batting as they don't like real pace. we saw 3 years ago medium pace bowlers are not effective. For me, bring in Ashwin for Binny and Pandey for Shammi as Shammi doesn't look like a bowler who is going to frighten the English batsmen. WE NEED AGGRESSION, THEREFORE PANDEY NEEDS TO COME IN!

  • on July 14, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Binny did well as a batsmen not in ball but this is his first match let see what happens whether he takes wicket or not.. India badly need an allrounder like Irfan pathan did 7 years ago... More a pace bowler and a handy batsman..

    My team for next match has changes like Gambhir in place of Dhawan and R Ashwin in place of Jadeja. I will give one more chance to rahane rather admiting rohit. others are as same. We need a long innings from the opener not as dhawan did.. He is often throwing his wicket not as good for longer version.. Gambhir has the ability to do that and proved.. Give a chance to this senior batsman. Ashwin is a thinking bowler than this overrated Jadeja. Though he has poor overseas records, he did well in the recent past Wt20. He keep on trying to change his variations which is very helpful for tests rather than doing the same thing again and again like Jadeja..

  • on July 14, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    He definitely did his part and he should be proud. But is there any scope to improve that bowling? He needs to at least bowl 15-20 tight overs in an innings and capture 1-2 wkts. His batting seems alright though. Age is not really on his side. He is an honest cricketer and may be will find more chances in the limited overs environment.

  • bronko on July 14, 2014, 13:27 GMT

    Indian cant get rid of Root with medium pace Root is suspect to pace Plus India need pace to get rid of the pesky tailenders so i say bring on Aaron ,why groom fast bowlers for playing abroad then dont play them ? ,and then play the slowest medium bowler on the planet .Binny did a good job with the bat thou

  • anildeshmukh on July 14, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    Well done and best part is you can binny can be very usefull as No.6 Batsmen for India =, and his first innings all talks about his growing confidence, I may be surprised if he couldn't make 7K runs in Test for India.

  • on July 14, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    Though on a docile pitch,Binny looked good batting and his fielding looked ok. it was very unfortunate that the captain did not give him an opportunity to bowl more than a handful of overs. A lengthy stint on this match would have given him more confidence for the next game. But I wouldn"t be surprised with these selectors if he is not included in their future plans! Good luck,Binny!

  • yogicoolboy on July 14, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    Indeed he played well. He was also confident when he came to crease despite India being in shaky position. Played positively

  • ramli on July 14, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    Well done Binny ... you did your job ... but not to lose your job to anyone in future, you need to at least break partnerships when bowling ... that will keep you in good stead ... good luck

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  • ramli on July 14, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    Well done Binny ... you did your job ... but not to lose your job to anyone in future, you need to at least break partnerships when bowling ... that will keep you in good stead ... good luck

  • yogicoolboy on July 14, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    Indeed he played well. He was also confident when he came to crease despite India being in shaky position. Played positively

  • on July 14, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    Though on a docile pitch,Binny looked good batting and his fielding looked ok. it was very unfortunate that the captain did not give him an opportunity to bowl more than a handful of overs. A lengthy stint on this match would have given him more confidence for the next game. But I wouldn"t be surprised with these selectors if he is not included in their future plans! Good luck,Binny!

  • anildeshmukh on July 14, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    Well done and best part is you can binny can be very usefull as No.6 Batsmen for India =, and his first innings all talks about his growing confidence, I may be surprised if he couldn't make 7K runs in Test for India.

  • bronko on July 14, 2014, 13:27 GMT

    Indian cant get rid of Root with medium pace Root is suspect to pace Plus India need pace to get rid of the pesky tailenders so i say bring on Aaron ,why groom fast bowlers for playing abroad then dont play them ? ,and then play the slowest medium bowler on the planet .Binny did a good job with the bat thou

  • on July 14, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    He definitely did his part and he should be proud. But is there any scope to improve that bowling? He needs to at least bowl 15-20 tight overs in an innings and capture 1-2 wkts. His batting seems alright though. Age is not really on his side. He is an honest cricketer and may be will find more chances in the limited overs environment.

  • on July 14, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Binny did well as a batsmen not in ball but this is his first match let see what happens whether he takes wicket or not.. India badly need an allrounder like Irfan pathan did 7 years ago... More a pace bowler and a handy batsman..

    My team for next match has changes like Gambhir in place of Dhawan and R Ashwin in place of Jadeja. I will give one more chance to rahane rather admiting rohit. others are as same. We need a long innings from the opener not as dhawan did.. He is often throwing his wicket not as good for longer version.. Gambhir has the ability to do that and proved.. Give a chance to this senior batsman. Ashwin is a thinking bowler than this overrated Jadeja. Though he has poor overseas records, he did well in the recent past Wt20. He keep on trying to change his variations which is very helpful for tests rather than doing the same thing again and again like Jadeja..

  • Rahul_is_king on July 14, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Well played with the bat Binny, but bowling wise he doesn't look great at all. It doesn't make sense to me why they played Binny - if he was a batting all rounder why was he batting at 8. Someone like Pandey should come into the test fold, where we can try and put England on the back foot. We need quick and aggressive bowling to shake up the England batting as they don't like real pace. we saw 3 years ago medium pace bowlers are not effective. For me, bring in Ashwin for Binny and Pandey for Shammi as Shammi doesn't look like a bowler who is going to frighten the English batsmen. WE NEED AGGRESSION, THEREFORE PANDEY NEEDS TO COME IN!

  • Arrow011 on July 14, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    I must say Dhoni is the most timid test captain in the world & vision less captain in test cricket to say the least. India should have declared the 2nd innings & asked England to play around tea, before or after. Captains like these kill test cricket, I am sure cook would have declared if were in Dhoni's shoes. A sad day for Indian cricket indeed. It is time to strip Dhoni of his captaincy & put Gambhir in charge of Tests for India.

  • on July 14, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    he is the best allrownder present india have...austrlian condition he is first choice...and also..england odi...so selctore give him enoff chance good fr india..binny can play 2to3 years.....my odi team in tour england...Rohith..dawan...rahane..kohli..dhoni..raina..yovrajsingh..extraopener +wk(robinuttappa)7 batsman..3 spinners..ashwin..jaddu..mishra...allrownders..binny...5 fast bowelers..shami .buvi..monith..varun..vinaykumar...