Ranji Trophy 2013-14 November 17, 2013

Ranji Trophy live blog, 3rd round, 4th day

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  • POSTED BY on | November 20, 2013, 22:13 GMT

    Dhawan, Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar, Shami, Zaheer.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 19, 2013, 5:06 GMT

    my team is. dhavan, vijay, pujara, kohli, rohit, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin,zaheer, b.kumar, shami,

  • POSTED BY on | November 19, 2013, 3:35 GMT

    Gautam Gambhir is the right choice to partner Shikhar Dhawan against S africa. Sewhag has gone through a poor patch of form of late and should not be considered for any tour before another 3 or 4 matches in which he pperforms good. Also I think Zaheer should be included in test team. MY playing 11 vs S africa- 1. G.GAMBHIR 2. S.DHAWAN 3.C.PUJARA 4.V.KOHLI 5.M.S.DHONI(CAPT/WK) 6.R.SHARMA 7.R.ASHWIN 8.B.KUMAR 9.Z.KHAN 10.S.AHMED 11P.OJHA.

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    my team for test in SA is dhawan,vijay,pujara,sehwag,virat,rohit,dhoni,ashwin,bhuvi,zahir,shami and extra players should be umesh,ishant,jadeja(as bowler only),d kartik,rehane/gambir.we need sehwag and zaheer's experience in SA.lets see selectors bring seniors back or not.

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    G. Gambhir deserve place in team India

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    dhawan vijay pujara sehwag kohli rohit dhoni ashwin shami zaheer u yadav/isharma reserves w saha a rahane bkumar harbhajan gambhirthis is the perfect mixture of youth and experience replacements for the one day series yuvraaj raina ypathan ipathan dkartik r jadeja in for vijay sehwag gambhir harbhajan wsaha zaheer pujara again a perfect thing with all my experience and knowhow of all these players and the southafrican conditions i think theseare the bestfor this tour

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Future of Indian Cricket will be brighter, if we identify young talents well in advance and groom them, mainly through overseas tours to countries like South Africa, Australia & England. The concept of A-Teams is good; but it is meant for all age groups. What I am proposing is the concept of "Colts"; the really young ones.

    The two criteria I propose are: (1) They should be around 20; & (2) Should have clearly shown the potential over a few games -- should not be just a flash in the pans. Using these criteria, I suggest the following XI.

    1. Unmukt Chand 2. Mandeep Singh 3. Manprit Juneja 4.Vijay Zol 5. Baba Aparajit 6. Sanju Samson 7. Smit Patel 8. Rush Kalaria Vihari 19. Aksar Patel 10. Sandeep Sharma 11. Jaspreet Bumrah 12. Hanuma Vihari.

    I might have missed a few. Anyway, we usually select 16 players for overseas tours. Four more names are needed. The team must be balanced with enough batsmen, bowlers and at least two keepers.

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 4:20 GMT

    Test team in SA should be

    Playing 11 : shikhar,Sehwag,Pujara,Virat,Rohit,Rahane,Dhoni,Ashwin,Bhuvi,Umesh,Shami

    rest : Ojha,Karthik,V Aron,Rayudu,S Worrier

  • POSTED BY krishna_IND on | November 18, 2013, 1:26 GMT

    @navdeep i will mark ur word , just wait and see wats going to hapn.you wont comnt abt the hit man after that series.

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    test squad should be dhwan, rohit, kohli, pujara, dhoni, rahane,vijay, gambhir, jadeja, ashwin, ojha, vubi, shami, zaheer, umesh, for odi dhwan, rohit, kohli, yubi, dhoni, rahane, raina, (sewag/gambhir/monoj/any new good batsman), jadeja, ashwin, shami, vubi, umesh, (zaheer/vajji), mohit/ any new yongstar speedy.

  • POSTED BY on | November 20, 2013, 22:13 GMT

    Dhawan, Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar, Shami, Zaheer.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 19, 2013, 5:06 GMT

    my team is. dhavan, vijay, pujara, kohli, rohit, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin,zaheer, b.kumar, shami,

  • POSTED BY on | November 19, 2013, 3:35 GMT

    Gautam Gambhir is the right choice to partner Shikhar Dhawan against S africa. Sewhag has gone through a poor patch of form of late and should not be considered for any tour before another 3 or 4 matches in which he pperforms good. Also I think Zaheer should be included in test team. MY playing 11 vs S africa- 1. G.GAMBHIR 2. S.DHAWAN 3.C.PUJARA 4.V.KOHLI 5.M.S.DHONI(CAPT/WK) 6.R.SHARMA 7.R.ASHWIN 8.B.KUMAR 9.Z.KHAN 10.S.AHMED 11P.OJHA.

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    my team for test in SA is dhawan,vijay,pujara,sehwag,virat,rohit,dhoni,ashwin,bhuvi,zahir,shami and extra players should be umesh,ishant,jadeja(as bowler only),d kartik,rehane/gambir.we need sehwag and zaheer's experience in SA.lets see selectors bring seniors back or not.

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    G. Gambhir deserve place in team India

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    dhawan vijay pujara sehwag kohli rohit dhoni ashwin shami zaheer u yadav/isharma reserves w saha a rahane bkumar harbhajan gambhirthis is the perfect mixture of youth and experience replacements for the one day series yuvraaj raina ypathan ipathan dkartik r jadeja in for vijay sehwag gambhir harbhajan wsaha zaheer pujara again a perfect thing with all my experience and knowhow of all these players and the southafrican conditions i think theseare the bestfor this tour

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Future of Indian Cricket will be brighter, if we identify young talents well in advance and groom them, mainly through overseas tours to countries like South Africa, Australia & England. The concept of A-Teams is good; but it is meant for all age groups. What I am proposing is the concept of "Colts"; the really young ones.

    The two criteria I propose are: (1) They should be around 20; & (2) Should have clearly shown the potential over a few games -- should not be just a flash in the pans. Using these criteria, I suggest the following XI.

    1. Unmukt Chand 2. Mandeep Singh 3. Manprit Juneja 4.Vijay Zol 5. Baba Aparajit 6. Sanju Samson 7. Smit Patel 8. Rush Kalaria Vihari 19. Aksar Patel 10. Sandeep Sharma 11. Jaspreet Bumrah 12. Hanuma Vihari.

    I might have missed a few. Anyway, we usually select 16 players for overseas tours. Four more names are needed. The team must be balanced with enough batsmen, bowlers and at least two keepers.

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2013, 4:20 GMT

    Test team in SA should be

    Playing 11 : shikhar,Sehwag,Pujara,Virat,Rohit,Rahane,Dhoni,Ashwin,Bhuvi,Umesh,Shami

    rest : Ojha,Karthik,V Aron,Rayudu,S Worrier

  • POSTED BY krishna_IND on | November 18, 2013, 1:26 GMT

    @navdeep i will mark ur word , just wait and see wats going to hapn.you wont comnt abt the hit man after that series.

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    test squad should be dhwan, rohit, kohli, pujara, dhoni, rahane,vijay, gambhir, jadeja, ashwin, ojha, vubi, shami, zaheer, umesh, for odi dhwan, rohit, kohli, yubi, dhoni, rahane, raina, (sewag/gambhir/monoj/any new good batsman), jadeja, ashwin, shami, vubi, umesh, (zaheer/vajji), mohit/ any new yongstar speedy.

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | November 17, 2013, 17:31 GMT

    The best team for SA is , Vijay,Dhawan,Pujara,Rohith,Kohli,Dhoni,Jadeja ,Aswin,Bhuvi,Shami,Zaheer reserves Rahane,Umesh Yadav,Ohja,Sanju Samson,Mohith Sharma/Rishi Dhawan

  • POSTED BY megablastic on | November 17, 2013, 14:29 GMT

    i think this should be the Right Squad for India for SA Tour AND As well as Future Tours: 1]Shikar.Dhawan 2]Rohit.Sharma 3]Gautam.Gambhir 4]Virender.Sehwag 5]Virat.Kohli 6]Yuvraj.Singh 7]M.S.Dhoni 8]Ravi.Ashwin 9]Bhuvaneshwar.Kumar 10]Umesh.Yadav 11]Mohammed.Shami

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 12:53 GMT

    With Dhavan, Rohit, Kohli and Pujara firmly entrenched with solid performances, Sehwag and Gambhir cannot be considered without dropping Vijay. Sehwag cannot be considered because of inconsistaent performance and reluctance to correct his weakness against short rising ball just outside the offtump (out on 95% occasions). Raina has weakness against short pitched balls(he can't even leave them properly) Perhaps Gambhir can be kept in the zone of consideration, but for SA tour it may be Vijay.

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    great show by viru nd gauti..chand also..nd y u all r selecting vijay??..viru,gauti zak nd bhajji..should be given chance. my test team.1)viru 2)dhwn 3)rohit 4)vk 5)pujara 6)gauti 7)dhoni 8)rahane 9)ashwin 10)bhuvi 11)bhjji 12)pragyan 13)zak 14)rishi 15)irfan (if fit) or shami..nd ODI..raina, uv nd jadeja for pujara ,pragyan,rishi

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    Sehwag still the best. We will see rohit in South Africa. Truth will come out. Mark my words

  • POSTED BY blthndr on | November 17, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    why zaheer bowled only 3 overs in 2nd innings.....injured???????

  • POSTED BY Kaka13 on | November 17, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    My Test team for SA - Shikhar, Vilay, Puajara, Rohit, Kohli, Dhoni, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Zaheer, Umesh , Badri, Dinesh Karthik, Rishi Note - Jadeja will not workout in SA so considering Ashwin as allrounder and if further strength the batting then Rishi should be picked up in playing 11.

    My One day Team - Shikhar, Rohit, Kohli, Raina, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Rishi, Bhuvi, Shami, Mohit Sharma, Abhishek Nayar , Samson

  • POSTED BY AbySibyKalapurayil on | November 17, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    I don't think rahane would get a game... He will be will the team just for carrying drinks for some more time... Jadeja will be used as a batting all rounder in that position and there's no wrong there... Rahane can hope if Murali Vijay had a bad patch, for a position in top order... 1) VIJAY 2)DHAWAN 3)PUJARA 4)KOHLI 5)ROHIT 6)DHONI 7)JADEJA 8)ASHWIN 9)BHUVNESHWAR 10)ZAHEER/UMESH 11)SHAMI... Zaheer is good even if he is half form, not subtitute for experience...

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    My team sa in tests is 1.Murali vijay 2.dhawan 3.pujara 4.Kholi 5.rohit sharma 6.dhoni 7.Jadeja 8.Rahane 9.Dk 10.Bhuvi 11.Umesh 12.Shahmi 13.Ishwar pandey 14.Rishi dhawan 15.Ashwin 16.Ojha. And odi team is1.rohit 2.dhawan 3.kholi 4.yuvi 5.raina 6.dhoni 7.jadeja 8.dk(back up wk and a good middle order batsman) 9.zaheer 10.mohit sharma 11.Bhuvi 12.Shami 13.Unadkat 14.Ashwin 15.Mishra. Play zaheer oly for Odis , he is a bit too old for test cricket.. Blood youngsters for tests.. Rishi dhawan is a good fast bowling all rounder.. I think this is the best possible squad for both test n odi's...

  • POSTED BY DevWorah on | November 17, 2013, 6:43 GMT

    Time for the youngsters to show their skills. As Zak, Sehwag and Bhajji are not part of the BCCI central contact, few places up for grabs on the tour of SA and NZ especially for bowlers.

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    my team for sa dhawan,vijay,pujara,rahane,kohli,rohit,dhoni,ashwin,r.jadeja,ambati rayadu ,rishi dhwan,umesh,zak,varun aron,buvi,shammi,( extra keepar -karthik or samson)

  • POSTED BY on | November 16, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    time to drop out run giving vinay and ishant and to give chances to men like rishi dhawan awana s.kaul ishwar pandey varun aaron praveen kumar

  • POSTED BY on | November 16, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    Team on Plane to South Africa and New Zealand 1) Dhawan 2) Vijay 3) Pujara 4) Rahane 5) Kohli 6) Rohit 7) Dhoni 8) Sehwag 9) Gambhir 10) Zak 11) Ash 12) Bhuvi 13) Shami 14) Umesh 15) Ishwar 16) Saha 17) Ojha. We need Gauti and Sehwag in squad for moral support of youngsters and they can play if some one is not going well. Sorry no place for Jadeja as he is not the allrounder which we need in foreign conditions, that role will played by Ashwin and Mishra misses out as we need more pace bowling back up.

  • POSTED BY bulldo on | November 16, 2013, 13:17 GMT

    one UP pace bowler Ashish Winston zaidi, he was overlooked by selectors throughout his career. even greats like kapil sunny used say gud about him. sad that Pankaj Singh also will follow the suite

  • POSTED BY palla.avinash on | November 16, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    I recognized rishi dhawan 2 years back as all rounder along with sachin rana, kedhar jadhav and it is time now for Indian selectors to see rishi dhawan as bowling all rounder and give opportunities to prove him self and good to varun aaron playing getting few wickets in ranj matches and never zaheer khan who is on course.Thank you cricinfo for amazing stats.

  • POSTED BY blinkagain on | November 16, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    I just love how Abhishek purohit put it on

    Himachal 454 ( Dhawan 50) beat J&K 178 (Dhawan 4-70) and 88 (Dhawan 5-51)

    Thats what we call an ALLROUNDER. take a bow

  • POSTED BY blinkagain on | November 16, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    Rishi DHAWAN you done it again. Completely agree with u .. aliyousuf and nightangel and binu

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | November 16, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan wow. Simply amazing . Getting better and better as a bowler. Keep on doing. Plz destroy teams like Mumbai, Delhi, then only you will get notice. Otherwise leave Himachal. NObody seems to care you as you are playing for a minnow.

    Look at Dhawal Kulkarni. he simply played for mumbai. That's the way to get noticed. Play for chennai, mumbai or delhi. Dont waste your talent. Ardent fan!!

  • POSTED BY Srilanka-rules on | November 16, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    RISHI DHAWAN destroyed J&k. What a player.. He is currently the second best behind I.Pandey in terms of bow.avg in domestic circuit. His is @23.88 and Pandey's @23.43. Interestingly, his batting avg is better than Irfan Pathan.

    Pankaj Singh, a better bowler than I.sharma, was destroyed. Lets hope this young right arm fast medium bowler won't be wasted.

  • POSTED BY pull_shot on | November 16, 2013, 8:03 GMT

    Completely agree with rog123. I think that ground should be used only for t20's

  • POSTED BY jimbond on | November 16, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    The difference in quality between group A &B and Group C teams, is not that much. If I remember right, the Group C system is a progression from the plate system, and teams that emerged from the plate group like MP and Rajasthan ended up being the Ranji finalists (which is probably why the plate system was scrapped). If we dont test these players (who perform well in less established teams) by giving them opportunities at the highest level, it is pure discrimination. At least give people like Rishi Dhawan, Parvez Rasool, Ishwar Pandey, Sanju Samson, and Zol an extended run in the India-A sides so that they can prove themselves against tougher opposition.

  • POSTED BY jimbond on | November 16, 2013, 5:35 GMT

    Another all round match winning performance from Rishi Dhawan 4 wickets in each innings and a 50 in the only innings he has batted. I wonder what else he needs to do to be selected for the national team (Currently he has a batting average of 43 and a bowling average of 25 and he is not even being selected in the A teams).

  • POSTED BY on | November 16, 2013, 5:25 GMT

    Viru is never a big performer in Ranji matches or other first class games. When we went to Aus in 2008, Chappel said that it would be a folly to leave out Sehwag despite his form being patchy. He sat out the first 2 matches and he came back for the Perth test and India won it. And he scored a hundred at Adelaide in the next game. He is always a big game player. We want to punt on Viru one last time given the raw nature of our middle order. If he fails, he has to be blamed. Viru and Zaks should go to SA.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 15, 2013, 17:23 GMT

    viru..wats wrong??need u back in the game n team

  • POSTED BY rog123 on | November 15, 2013, 14:43 GMT

    for god's sake I don't understand why are they conducting ranji matches at rajkot . I think mumbai pune highway will be a better surface.and the sad part is that it hasn't changed after all these years, If i am correct there has never been a ranji match at rajkot which is not a draw

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    so good to see varun aroon came good and pacy in his back to team india

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | November 15, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Rishi dhawan again ! 50 runs after the four wickets ! Well done

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    They have replaced Kulkarni with Vinay Kumar for ODI

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    How much has gambhir scored?

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | November 15, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    What do u mean by live blog??leave live updates aside,not even comments..this year so called live blog really disappointing..

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    sahwag should be open in every game

  • POSTED BY subhaas on | November 15, 2013, 6:52 GMT

    which channel telecast these matches

  • POSTED BY dineshjind on | November 15, 2013, 5:18 GMT

    sahwag should be open with gambhir bcz parhas his chances very week in indian team so sahwag fans want he entertement in ranji and other domestic like ipl defentely sahwag open the inngs not a midle .

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | November 14, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    Why Vinay Kumar again ? give Rishi Dhawan a chance please!

  • POSTED BY jokerbala on | November 14, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Rishi dhawan agaiin amongst wickets. Time is ripe for national team call up I feel.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 14, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    guys any news abt dhawal kulkarni.??will he be fit for oneday??

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  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 14, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    guys any news abt dhawal kulkarni.??will he be fit for oneday??

  • POSTED BY jokerbala on | November 14, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Rishi dhawan agaiin amongst wickets. Time is ripe for national team call up I feel.

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | November 14, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    Why Vinay Kumar again ? give Rishi Dhawan a chance please!

  • POSTED BY dineshjind on | November 15, 2013, 5:18 GMT

    sahwag should be open with gambhir bcz parhas his chances very week in indian team so sahwag fans want he entertement in ranji and other domestic like ipl defentely sahwag open the inngs not a midle .

  • POSTED BY subhaas on | November 15, 2013, 6:52 GMT

    which channel telecast these matches

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    sahwag should be open in every game

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | November 15, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    What do u mean by live blog??leave live updates aside,not even comments..this year so called live blog really disappointing..

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    How much has gambhir scored?

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    They have replaced Kulkarni with Vinay Kumar for ODI

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | November 15, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Rishi dhawan again ! 50 runs after the four wickets ! Well done