Agarkar: Time to give Varun Aaron a go

Former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar joins ESPNcricinfo's Raunak Kapoor to discuss India's bowling concerns ahead of their must-win ODI against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday

January 24, 2014

Posted by abindia on (January 25, 2014, 0:26 GMT)

Ishant, Jadeja and Ashwini should rest.

Posted by   on (January 25, 2014, 0:03 GMT)

Selectors and Mr Patil need to interfere and put an end to this Ishant madness. Ishant boils my blood, disgusting bowler

Posted by wapuser on (January 24, 2014, 21:43 GMT)

I always liked agarkar even though he was expensive sometimes but he always picked wickets not like ishant who give runs for no wicket. Dhoni should do something about this

Posted by   on (January 24, 2014, 21:30 GMT)

Dhoni should be kicked out of the team for not droping sharmas, ashwin and raina they don't deserve to be in the team. Comeon mr dhoni atleast drop nohit and ishant

Posted by am5786 on (January 24, 2014, 21:09 GMT)

Ishant's 125kph speed is acceptable if he gets more wickets or doesn't concede many runs or at least can score here and there, but none he does so I guess we should say bye bye to him

Posted by Cricfan_23 on (January 24, 2014, 21:06 GMT)

I guess the only thing that is going to stop Dhoni from selecting Ishant is an injury.

Posted by   on (January 24, 2014, 20:19 GMT)

yes we need to start playing varun aaron and may be give binny a chance instead of using Ashwin. when we want to play 5 bowlers (please dont consider Jadeja as a batting allrounder) so why play 2 spinners and then have raina bowl couple of overs.

Posted by SamuelSunil on (January 24, 2014, 19:39 GMT)

If Ishanth Sharma can bowl at 125 - 130 Km/Hr and takes 1-2 wickets out of every 5 or 6 matches.. This will definitely not help India's cause with World Cup just an year away. I would still believe Irfan Pathan could be a better option. Wonder what is Ashwin's stats Overseas.. I hardly see any reflecting numbers. World Cup in Australia and the kind of bowlers we have.. retaining the world cup will just remain a dream.

Posted by Nampally on (January 24, 2014, 19:23 GMT)

I fully agree. Aaron should always have been the #1 choice because he is the quickest of all Indian bowlers. On fast paced pitches, he is the man to go to. But in the past, Dhoni has dropped Aaron consistently. He did the same to Rahane, Tiwary & Pujara- who adorned the bench for umpteen games. Aaron bowled well with decent length, control & direction when ever he got a chance to play. In the current situation where Ishant has been bowling at 7 runs/over with I or no wkts. to show, he is not proving a good foil for Shami- who has been taking 3 wkts in each match. Aaron will provide that foil. With 2 good pace bowlers operating, NZ will have to take chances to score fast. If India can restrict NZ to 250 they have a chance to win. With Aaron, Shami & Kumar + a 4th seamer (Pandey or Binny), India has that chance. India needs just one spinner. Using Kohli to bowl his 115 KPH "Pace bowling" is a mockery. Hopefully Dhoni will place Team India above his personal interests!

Posted by am5786 on (January 24, 2014, 18:40 GMT)

Ishant started his career with pace I remember him clocking 150kph, since he reduce his speed between 120-130 he becomes useless. I say live with dignity, you may prolong your career by not bowling really fast but you can not terrorize batsmen with 120kph, you have an example of RP Singh.

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