Ranji Trophy 2013-14 November 28, 2013

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  • POSTED BY mahi678 on | December 1, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    @ blthndr, if ishanth has such ability then why he is not getting wickets like B.mohanty and RDhawan? if ishanth is real class act then domstic matches must be cake walk for him. yes the selection is biased. players from small teams like kedar jadav(MH), RDhawan(HP),pankaj singh(punjab) will get chances but very less compared to ishanth(delhi) and rohit sharma(mubai)

  • POSTED BY mahi678 on | December 1, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    @blthndr, so what u want? tall bowlers? fast bowlers not bowlers who give results. then better pick tall policemen ask them to gym and train them to bowl. they could bowl 140+ for sure. then select them to national squad. my dear the criteria to select is performance. players to be selected on their domestic performance in domestic matches. they may fail initially but give them few chances. if not we could have seen sachin or dravid (both failed at the start of their international career).

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | December 1, 2013, 15:33 GMT

    Another strong pace bowler making inroads is VIJAYKUMAR of ANDHRA he is strong and just seems to be taking wickets in many matches. A article was once written about him bowling and breaking a stump. Being a village cricketer he has made great strides of recent. I feel that in the next world cup India should take Rishi in. I have seen some of his fielding in the IPL it was good.

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | December 1, 2013, 14:53 GMT

    @night_angel - agree with your assessment - height means everything outside India.Especially in batting - you find that the taller batsman like Dravid and laxman are better. The ball bounces higher and therefore the taller batsman can deal with it e.g. Pieterson Bowlers with height also succeed e.g. Broad

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | December 1, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    Don't see any point in preparing pitches where the first innings itself can't be completed over 4 full days (with no delays/interruptions). These very batsmen who score heavily on flat beds struggle to survive for 5 overs when it comes to international cricket.

  • POSTED BY sannthu_ckt on | December 1, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    @night angel: We cant have bowlers just because of their PACE. Its the wicket taking ability that should be the criteria. Umesh Yadav whom you are vouching for has done nothing special to get selected ... Even in the Ranji Matches he has played , he has been outperformed by other bowlers. H.S Sharath a newbie for Karnataka was more effective that Umesh Yadav in the Match KAR Vs Vidarbha

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | December 1, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    For those who are suggesting that team should have one bowler of each type like swing,height,fast etc.. I have one question,which bunch of bowlers u would select either it is wicket taking bowlers or just bunch of bowlers who is playing just for the sake of variety..i think the main thing for selecting a bowler is his fitness and ability to strike..so we must go ahead with players who are in form not variety bowlers..

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | December 1, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    Karnataka are the south africa in ranji trophy..though they look strong on paper,they choke in the crunch time..in the last match they scored 550 runs but today they almost threw away when chasing 127..it was a tense finish.kazi is doing well as a finisher.also credit goes to fast bowlers and pandey and rahul..

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Who is forgetting gambhir. Wait til south Africa tour is over. The result will be fair indicator. Mind you alongside as rain stays away. We will see what our batters do against stern. Morkel.philander.

  • POSTED BY tendulkardhoni on | December 1, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    well played mukundh and pujara

  • POSTED BY mahi678 on | December 1, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    @ blthndr, if ishanth has such ability then why he is not getting wickets like B.mohanty and RDhawan? if ishanth is real class act then domstic matches must be cake walk for him. yes the selection is biased. players from small teams like kedar jadav(MH), RDhawan(HP),pankaj singh(punjab) will get chances but very less compared to ishanth(delhi) and rohit sharma(mubai)

  • POSTED BY mahi678 on | December 1, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    @blthndr, so what u want? tall bowlers? fast bowlers not bowlers who give results. then better pick tall policemen ask them to gym and train them to bowl. they could bowl 140+ for sure. then select them to national squad. my dear the criteria to select is performance. players to be selected on their domestic performance in domestic matches. they may fail initially but give them few chances. if not we could have seen sachin or dravid (both failed at the start of their international career).

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | December 1, 2013, 15:33 GMT

    Another strong pace bowler making inroads is VIJAYKUMAR of ANDHRA he is strong and just seems to be taking wickets in many matches. A article was once written about him bowling and breaking a stump. Being a village cricketer he has made great strides of recent. I feel that in the next world cup India should take Rishi in. I have seen some of his fielding in the IPL it was good.

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | December 1, 2013, 14:53 GMT

    @night_angel - agree with your assessment - height means everything outside India.Especially in batting - you find that the taller batsman like Dravid and laxman are better. The ball bounces higher and therefore the taller batsman can deal with it e.g. Pieterson Bowlers with height also succeed e.g. Broad

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | December 1, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    Don't see any point in preparing pitches where the first innings itself can't be completed over 4 full days (with no delays/interruptions). These very batsmen who score heavily on flat beds struggle to survive for 5 overs when it comes to international cricket.

  • POSTED BY sannthu_ckt on | December 1, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    @night angel: We cant have bowlers just because of their PACE. Its the wicket taking ability that should be the criteria. Umesh Yadav whom you are vouching for has done nothing special to get selected ... Even in the Ranji Matches he has played , he has been outperformed by other bowlers. H.S Sharath a newbie for Karnataka was more effective that Umesh Yadav in the Match KAR Vs Vidarbha

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | December 1, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    For those who are suggesting that team should have one bowler of each type like swing,height,fast etc.. I have one question,which bunch of bowlers u would select either it is wicket taking bowlers or just bunch of bowlers who is playing just for the sake of variety..i think the main thing for selecting a bowler is his fitness and ability to strike..so we must go ahead with players who are in form not variety bowlers..

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | December 1, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    Karnataka are the south africa in ranji trophy..though they look strong on paper,they choke in the crunch time..in the last match they scored 550 runs but today they almost threw away when chasing 127..it was a tense finish.kazi is doing well as a finisher.also credit goes to fast bowlers and pandey and rahul..

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Who is forgetting gambhir. Wait til south Africa tour is over. The result will be fair indicator. Mind you alongside as rain stays away. We will see what our batters do against stern. Morkel.philander.

  • POSTED BY tendulkardhoni on | December 1, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    well played mukundh and pujara

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | December 1, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    @blthndr, The likes of B.mohanty, Bhuvi, Praveen, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit sharma, Unadkat, Mithun, Vinay, Joginder Sharma is all SWING BOWLERS who bowls at barely 125-130's like Anderson, Philander.

    India only have two TALL bowlers in Pankaj Singh and I sharma And two PACE bowlers in U.yadhav and V. Aroon And two FAST BOWLING ALL ROUNDERs in I.Pathan, R.Dhawan(likes of Nayar, Battia are bowling @120s cannot be considered at all) Rest are relying on SWING.

    IMO, Best Swing bowler now in India is Sandeep Sharma , Pace Bowler - Umesh Yadhav, Tall bowler is Pankaj Singh and All rounder is Rishi Dhawan.

    Now that is called Ideal selection combo

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | December 1, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    The key to good bowling team is their COMBINATION of bowlers.

    SA is a perfect example of that. Styen (fast) : can bowl fast and touch 145kmp and swing both ways Morkel (bounce) : extract bounce, since he is tall Philander (swing) : well its swing like anderson Kallis (all rounder): can swing and provide support Tahir (spinner)

    Now this is the ideal combination. Do we have it?

    Bhuvi - swing, Yadhav - pace, Ishant/Pankaj - bounce, Rishi/ - all rounder (lesser batsman but better bowler), Ash - spinner

    Here instead of Ishant I would have gone with Pankaj Singh because he got control. And till now even in overseas Ishant is a big let down. And instead of Jadeja in NZ,SA,ENG, it is Rishi Dhawan or I pathan I would prefer.

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    hey why nor rishi dhawan in the team.....after 30 matches he scored approx 1500 runs with 3 centuries and 9 half centuries with the avrage of 43 and he also take the 135 wicket...he is the best allrounder in this time in domestic cricket..if you need a high class allrounder then you should look for him...

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | December 1, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    @ blthndr, You are wrong here pal. I haven't gone by avg's of every other bowler but bowlers who got HEIGHT. Its thIS specific virtue that I've targeted there.

    The very reason Ishant is in team is because of his HEIGHT. Like Morne morkel of SA, Tremlett of Eng, Irfan of Pak as tall bowlers add variety to team. They can extract bounce.

    ISHANT'S HEIGHT is 6'4 and Pankaj 6'5. Is there any other bowler who is tall like them? I don't think so. Here is where comparison of both is RELEVANT.

    I was simply saying India should have gone with Pankaj who is a more better bowler in terms of average and control than Ishant who lacks control and avgs 31 FC .

  • POSTED BY jimbond on | December 1, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan already has quite outstanding averages at first class level. The only other allrounder in India who may have comparable figures is Ravinder Jadeja. As some of the posters have been talking about bowlers with good bowling averages- such as Rishi Dhawan and Mohit Sharma. What is surprising is that nobody notices the medium pacer with the best bowling average currently at the first class level in India. Sandeep Sharma has an average of 20.3, and even in this match has outbowled VRV Singh (who made it to the headlines). India does require some fast bowlers like Umesh Yadav and Shami to be effective on unresponsive wickets; but also important are guys like Praveen Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan and Bhuvanesh Kumar who have a much better control and can move the ball.

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    @chedan Asher, I haven't said a thing about Ishant. Read carefully before jumping for answer to somebody's post.In my opinion India lacks a genuine all rounder in overseas. Like England tries Tim bresnan, ben stokes and Australia's James Faulkner or Coulter-nile, India also can try a genuine all rounder.

    I would like him to replace Jadeja for overseas test,because he can be really handy in those conditions. But in India when rank-turners are dished out, jadeja needed to be re-instated back again by dropping Rishi.Horses for courses

    Now about bias. I have seen many people complaining that since Rishi is playing in C group, he shouldn't be considered at all. But these very people like to praise and cry to induct V.Zol, S.Samson, P.Rasool in Indian Team, who are also playing in C group. Isn't it hypocrisy that they support only batsmen?Some tells that Rishi is playing in bowler friendly conditions. Even international bowlers like Anderson, siddle are finding it difficult big time in IND

  • POSTED BY imshreya on | December 1, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    To be truthful, I haven't heard much about Rishi Dhawan before but remembers vividly the catch that he took for Mumbai Indians. But now looking at his stats, I'm blown away.

  • POSTED BY blthndr on | December 1, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    @Night.angel ....no i m supporting ishant....i m just showing why ishant avg is so high....bt there is another case....some players are good enough in domestic bt not good in international matches....so they perform in domestic then selected for international than get dropped for weak performences....it becomes cycle....if u go by the bowling avg..than...b.mohanty(odisha) avg 22.50...rishi dhawan(HP) avg 22.52...and there is mohit sharma avg 23.23 are far than pankaj singh....

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    @Jackob, Shami has shown his class at a time when there was an opening & got in. Selectors are unable to find an opening for Dhawan at the moment - that does not mean there is some sort of bias against Dhawan, just that they do not find a vacancy for him. If you argue about the fact that Ishant has flopped in a few games & therefore should have made way for Dhawan - Sachin has flopped a few times too. Using yoru logic - every time Sachin failed & there was someone getting runs in the Ranji, selectors would have to replace Sachin with the new player..... would that have been a good idea ?

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    When someone averages 22 by bowl after 30 matches, he needs to be considered an outstanding bowling

    Yes, Rishi Dhawan the bowler I'm taking about. He pace is 135 average

    Mohammed Shami played only 20 matches and he is in Indian Team (deserves it). Is it because Rishi playing for HP that he don't get many applaud?

    Shami : Matches : 20, Bowl Avg: 25.37, SR: 48.5, 5Wickets: 6

    Rishi : Matches : 30, Bowl Avg: 22.52, SR: 47.6, 5Wickets: 11

    Yes, Shami got more speed but RIshi can operate genuinely @135.

    Rishi should be considered only in Overseas test matches ahead of Jadeja, atleast try him in NZ. He needed to be dropped in India for Jadeja. Horses for courses!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 1, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Has Vijay Zol been given chances in the Indian 'A' Squad ?, he's Lead India U-19 to a great success, also playing well in domestic, maybe they should start giving him chances now,

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | December 1, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    @blthndr, I assume you supports I.sharma. Nothing wrong with that as he is far better bowler than Unadkat or vinay in test matches.

    But the problem with I.sharma is his lack of ability to apply pressure on batsmen and work him out.

    He even told that in an interview that he don't have 'plan' to work the batsmen out. He simply go and bowl fast.

    Its similar to England's Steven Finn( he is a much better bowler). Last test in England when he played, he bowled some friendly deliveries to release the pressure asserted by Anderson and Co. Since then he was dropped.

    You need bowlers who have control. What I have in Pankaj singh is his control to bowl good ones.

    Last time, when Ind toured SA, it was those friendly deliveries from Ishant that released the pressure from Kallis which was asserted by Zaheer that allowed SA to draw the test. Otherwise Ind would have won the series 2-0.

    Instead of Ishant had it been Pankaj Singh to be blooded long time ago, Ind wud've got a good spearhead by nw

  • POSTED BY sannthu_ckt on | December 1, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    @Ali yousuf. Sandeep Warrier is as pacy as Mithun , and has lesser wickets to his name compared to both Vinay and Mithun. I dont think he would ever be considered for Karnataka, where guys like Ronit More is still waiting for their chances

  • POSTED BY Srilanka-rules on | December 1, 2013, 6:35 GMT

    I think the only way Rishi Dhawan to be likeable is by scoring centuries. Agreed, he already scored 3 centuries in previous Ranji games. But this ranji season he could have converted those 4 half centuries to 100s.

    Then people began to get notice and praise like they do for Kedar jadav, Aparjith.

    But to get into selector's radar he simply needs to go and play for Mumbai or Delhi. Otherwise nobody will care.

    Come on Rishi, try to get into major teams. Apply for it. If you are reading this, please do so in urgent rather than wasting your time in HP//

    Remember, if Ishant sharma gets the selection ahead of Pankaj Singh its more based on which team that you are playing.

    Same can be said about Sandeep Warrier of Kerala, abandon it and go to karnataka. You will get much needed appreciation from their. You have raw pace which likes of vinay, mithun lacks.

  • POSTED BY blthndr on | December 1, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    @Night.angel .....in case of ishanst out of 78 matches 51 are test....no of first class matches are combined of both domestic and international mathces.....

  • POSTED BY RAKKKAAA on | December 1, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    @night.angel rishi dhawan's bowling i can't doubt bt he didn't able to score big wid bat... bt yaah becoz next world cap is in austrailia and keeping dat in mind he should be taken seriously along wid others like irfan pathan , binny and nayar... nayar is also doing good recently wid bat n ball.....

  • POSTED BY kbalaji on | December 1, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    Tamil Nadu - a team which used to enter the semi final and final regularly - has been disappointing in the last couple of seasons.

    The batting is still good. Having said that, they could bat a bit faster to allow more time for bowlers to take wickets. Except for Karthik, I don't think the other batsmen are proactive. Batsmen like Badrinath, Mukund, Aparajith take their own sweet time to score runs. If they cannot force the issue against domestic bowlers who are likely to bowl a loose ball every over, how can they score in international cricket where there would hardly be a loose ball for 10 overs unless you are playing against Indian bowlers.

    The bowling is awful. That's the main reason for TN's poor performance. The opposition teams have figured how to play TN. Insert TN first and then chase any score they manage. TN could at best play 150-170 overs in the first innings. The other team could easily surpass the score in the remaining 190-210 overs because TN bowling is toothles

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | December 1, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    Indian domestic circuit is blessed with plenty of batsmen, trundlers-cum-swing bowlers like S,I,M Sharma, B,P,V kumar, Mithun and others . And a plethora of spinners.

    We don't have fast bowlers and fast bowling all rounders

    But among those plenty of skinny trundlers stand out bowlers are I.sharma and Pankaj Singh

    Differences that sets them apart from TRUNDLERS is their height. They can extract bounce and swing alike.

    But who is better?

    Pankaj Singh : 72 matches 271 wickets @ 26 AVG

    Ishant Sharma : 78 matches 248 wickets @ 31 AVG

    Stats show PAnkaj Singh a better bowler. Then why we persist with Ishant? What is your opinion?

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | December 1, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    @RAKKKAAA, In ranji trophies players like batsmen and bowlers are performing good. BUT NOT AN ALL-ROUNDER.

    Please enlighten me, who is the performing 'fast-bowling all rounder' in Ranji Trophy and Indian Team. NONE

    In India, there is no 'fast-bowling all rounder' except Irfan Pathan. We have plenty of spin- all- rounders like Jadeja and Ashwin.

    Rishi Dhawan is the only player apart from Irfan Pathan who falls in that Category from JK to Kanyakumari. Do you believe it?

    Im not taking about trundlers like Rajat Batia,A Nayar, L.Sukla, Stuart Binny, because Rishi can bowl consistently 135 mark and he is a swing bowler.

    India do not have such a player for ages. Now, do you want to give a chance and see what impact he can create in NZ,AUS,ENG,SA or do you want a spin bowling Jadeja in overseas?

  • POSTED BY Aaranya on | December 1, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    Like last season, the bowling unit of Tamil Nadu is just disgusting......It seems that they can not bowl out any opposition twice on any day at any pitch......Their captain, Balaji himself can at best be a T20 bowler...what for he is in team?...same with almost all of their bowlers.........

  • POSTED BY RAKKKAAA on | December 1, 2013, 4:23 GMT

    c'mon guys...may be rishi dhawan is very good bt lets wait for dis ranji season to get over..den we can judge better..itzz only 4-5 matches..in ranji many players perform like dis u can't give all of dem a place in indian team...he have to be consistent whole season to earn dat cap

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | November 30, 2013, 23:16 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan is a perfect all-rounder for India, especially for overseas tours where his seam bowling skills will come in handy. He deserves a place in the team, ahead of Ishant Sharma and Sir Jadeja.

  • POSTED BY IndTheBest on | November 30, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan seem to be doing wonders in Ranji matches and it's obvious to the fan to ask his inclusion into the Indian team. Only thing I see that he is playing in Group C, which is not his fault though because he does not belong to Delhi/Chennai/Mumai etc. At the bare minimum he should be drafted in 'North Zone' and possibly in U23/India A team and given a foreign tour to see his consistency. If he is really talented and deserves the chances then he must get it.

  • POSTED BY mahi678 on | November 30, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    rishi dhawan is playing good in this season but look at kedar jadav also. presently top scorer in this season. look at his strike rate... amazing even in longer format. one to be nurtured. could become great odi batsman. look at his list a record. best of all players currently playing......

  • POSTED BY Tijara on | November 30, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    Ranji Trophy should be commercialised like IPL and should have a standard at least equal to County cricket in England, where foreign players are allowed.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 30, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan has dhawan in his name and dhawan is in form.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 30, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    After seeing so many good seamers like harshil patel, VRV singh etc etc, It makes me wonder how come jaidev Unadkat was selected at first place???

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    Come on Indian Selectors !

    Pick up Rishi Dhawan for New Zealand tour ! He is just fantastic All rounder, i am not saying this Just check his Consistent performance throughout last 3 seasons in Ranji format. He played for Mumbai Indians and did quite well.

    He is good all rounder and good prospect lets groom him and he need to give all kind of support, give him top level experience and give him chances on foreign tours.

    Who knows he becomes Next big thing in indian cricket ?

  • POSTED BY TSJ07 on | November 30, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan should be sent to SA tour as he is in form. Indian teams's management can declare that Ojha is "unfit" and so he is going to be replaced with Rishi Dhawan. Ojha might not get the chance to play in either ODI or test matches against SA but Rishi can be very handy in both formats especially tests.

  • POSTED BY TSJ07 on | November 30, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    Congrares Punjab for winning its second match of the season!! They are good overall unit to make it to last stages.

  • POSTED BY Hummingbird0 on | November 30, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan has now taken his Ranji season tally to 39 from five matches.

    He has also scored 311 runs at an average of 51.83 with four half-centuries.

    A PERFECT ALL ROUNDER

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    kerala collapsed so fast? That is shame

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    karnataka score please ????

  • POSTED BY palla.avinash on | November 30, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    Rishi dhawan stats this season

    Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10 219.2 57 579 39 5/29 10/87 14.84 2.63 33.7 Stats like these against any opposition should be considered and given chance while in form with overseas series coming and also score 300 runs what selectors want.

  • POSTED BY Aju.Nair on | November 30, 2013, 6:45 GMT

    VA Jagadeesh back in form now with a century..this man deserves a place in Indian team..He was so closed to the century and got out for Indian A recently.. Congrats Jagadeesh...Rohan Prem is also nearing centurey....Kerala this season surely make an impact...

  • POSTED BY on | November 30, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    Please no compromise on pace. Pace is the basis on which other skills are built like swing ,control , hitting the right length and presenting a full seam. Actually Pace and these skills are not contrary to each other when a bowler is in the right rhythm he brings all these to the fore. So lets back our only genuine pace bowler I am sure he will do well in seamer friendly conditions in the rainbow country.

  • POSTED BY parikshit_Ops on | November 30, 2013, 5:55 GMT

    Well, Tare's name has not featured in the players like to take Dhoni's place just in case of an emergency but looking at his exploits at Ranaji matches and the promise he has shown in few chances given at MI certainly makes him a good contender. He needs to improve his skills for tackling swing bowling to pose a option for selector to pick him for national cricket team even as a full batsman

  • POSTED BY Srilanka-rules on | November 30, 2013, 5:35 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan picked a 10 wicket haul to destroy Assam. He also picked Dheeraj Jadhav twice (avg 56), their leading run-getter, effectively crippled their chances of a comeback.

    Assam 81 and 161 , while HP amassed 463 dec

    Rishi Dhawan should have played for Mumbai or Delhi to get attention.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 30, 2013, 4:09 GMT

    I will only rate any batsmen on how he plays at LAHILI in Haryana. That is the wicket which is really testing the batsmen.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    Amit mishra, you beauty. New find i guess!

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | November 29, 2013, 14:32 GMT

    Rahane is playing fabulously throughout the season and has also shown his talent in IPL.he should be given a chance to open in test and murali vijay should be dropped

  • POSTED BY Srilanka-rules on | November 29, 2013, 13:32 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan now has 32 wickets in this season itself. I think he is the leading wicket taker in this season.

    Stats speaks for him

  • POSTED BY kinggxcv on | November 29, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    update on j&k vs kerala match at jammu

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    it is once again the old story for odisha team as they flatter in crunch matches. they should perform well against big teams like karnataka/delhi/mumbai/tn etc. yesterday they batted so poorly at their home pitch. hope do better in second innings.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 29, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    Very impressive comeback from VRV Singh. And please don't go by just Averages in Ranji trophy. And average of 30 at Lahili is like avergaing 70 at chennai or anywhere else in India.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Jalaj Saxena is the really in process of making giant domestic allrounder like Abhishek Nayar... a talent wasted

  • POSTED BY raghukiranb on | November 29, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    karnataka has to win this match......

  • POSTED BY mahi_b on | November 29, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    KL Rahul, Samson and Aparajit seems future of indian cricket

  • POSTED BY pbelamge on | November 29, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    Baba aparajith, sanju samson, vijay zol, KL rahul seems future of indian cricket

  • POSTED BY trolllord666 on | November 29, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    i find this jasprit bumrah guy kinda amusing. his action is a prototype of what u should not do....but im guessing he has bagged 20 odd wickets this ranji season so far. i think he topped 138ks this year in ipl...for an 18 year old...not bad...but he needs serious core muscles to complement that ugly action

  • POSTED BY pradeepchintu on | November 29, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    when will be Delhi match?I hope sehwag gain his form back to Indian team.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Oh My GOA team..When will you make us proud. Do it for Christ sake man. looking forward for good all round performance from the entire team. No Susegadopana okie..

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | November 29, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    No doubt that rishi dhawan is a good find and allrounder which india always lacked,but guys lets not get over excited.no disrespect for him but now he is playing against the minnows in group C and in bowler friendly condition.so let him play against strong teams and perform.then he will get confidence to face international players..look what we did to the likes of mohith,saurabh etc..even though they are talented they were exposed to international cricket without much experience and hence they struggled..so we dont want to waste rare talent,he is young so lets wait and see.

  • POSTED BY rajuramki on | November 29, 2013, 3:58 GMT

    Baba Aparajit can be the next Rahul Dravid . A good technique , lots of patience , ability to score all round the wicket , reliable slip catching and a good temperament are qualities exhibited by Dravid right through his career , which are seen in abundance in the young Aparajit . I do hope that the selectors note these traits and give Aparajit the break at the right time , so that he can serve the country for quite some time .

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | November 28, 2013, 15:27 GMT

    @Hotu Chainainu, wrong. look at his List A record. Its mediocre. He will be shed to pieces by international team.

    But he is stand out only in First class. So it is sensible to try him in tests like tim bresnan or James Faulkner as a Fast bowling all rounder.

    Ideal candidate to replace Jadeja in overseas condition.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 28, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    who is rishi dhawan what he has done nothing . don't try to focus him. selectors know who is capable of

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan is a future India prospect - atleast at the ODI level. He is quite nippy - with a flowing action, and bats well.

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | November 28, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    INDIANS LOVE ONLY BATSMEN

    Today's poll question

    Who do you think was the star performer of the day?

    MOre vote went for Batsman. Did he won THE match for his team? Any major impact to convert it to victory ? Answer is NO. Probably saved it for a draw.

    But RISHI DHAWAN AND VRV destroyed the opposition team. Chances of their team to victory is more than Mumbai's.

    BOWLERS WIN U MATCHES. Look at Johnson. We need to encourage them

    Give chance to Rishi DHAWAN or VRV or PANKAJ SINGH. They win you matches , not vinay, dinda, unadkat, Ishant, and other various bowlers who are propping up in every states.

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | November 28, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    @Ali.yousuf, SPOT ON

    I've have been saying for long now. RISHI DHAWAN should be promoted. DONT make him another Pankaj Singh. WIth no chances whatsoever.

    In this country, even vinay, unadkat, dinda, get a chance to play.

    Then why not Rishi Dhawan?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 28, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    which stand is opened for public in TN vs SAU match''??? in chepauk

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    Arindam Das is too good.........go Bengal go.

  • POSTED BY Tirtha-Criket-Fan on | November 28, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    Hi Friends....I'm new member of Cricinfo...but I follow cricinfo regularly...Rishi Dhawan should be a real find for India...saw him playing for Mumbai Indians...this guy bowls @ 135-138kph or more and can bat well,too...he should bat at no.4/5 for his state-team...it may help him to improve his batting...India badly need a fast-bowling all-rounder...

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    Rishi dhawan nice all batno 10 bowling nice this ranji season

  • POSTED BY satishchandar on | November 28, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    With Mohit not having a great series, it can be said he didn't grab his chance to be fair. Though he does need some more chances. Rishi would be a welcome guy in the team who can bat as well. If he is there, we can bat till 10 where Bhuvi will be batting.

  • POSTED BY sanjaycrickfan on | November 28, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan should be selected for the ODI team. We lack a seamer all rounder in foreign conditions and we are forced to play 2 spinners. No harm in giving him a go.

  • POSTED BY Srilanka-rules on | November 28, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    RISHI DHAWAN has even took more wickets than ISHWAR PANDEY. And he is no trundler like Ishwar Pandey

    MOre 5 wickets hauls and 4 wickets haul Better average than many

    He merits a place in the team as a BOWLER alone

  • POSTED BY Srilanka-rules on | November 28, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    RISHI DHAWAN is a real find.

    He already took 5 wickets haul 4 times from 4 matches. Just look at his avg @23 bowl and bat avg is @43+

    Compare with other alrounders of Eng, Aus and Pak

    Tim Bresnan : bat 27, bowl 31 Stuart broad : bat 23, bowl 28 Moises Henriques : bat 30, bowl 29 Shane Watson : bat 43, bowl 28 Ben Stokes : bat 28, bowl 35 Hammad Azam : bat 24, bowl 40

    When we compare these players with their first class and internationals, there is only minor differences.

    That's why RISHI DHAWAN is too important. He would be playing in test matches if he was born in another country

    To those who say he is playing in C group: WHAT WILL he do? Waste away? Will someone arrange him to play for mumbai, delhi? NO and never.

    India do not have any fast bowling all rounder (he is NOT A TRUNDLER) for ages. He should be promoted and groomed rather than turning a blind eye to this precious talent.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    If you add up to the percentage figures of the Sehbag poll , it comes to 101% :-)

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    good luck team india........

  • POSTED BY zubairghazi on | November 28, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    Mithuns show was not upto the mark in internationals, has to work hard for his comeback and impress the selectors after the comeback....

  • POSTED BY zubairghazi on | November 28, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    We'll look out for Zaheer in Mumbai vs Vidarbha,who is ready for internationals...

  • POSTED BY OnionDosa on | November 28, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Kl Rahul is a good wicketkeeper-batsman and i think he is better than some of the reserve wicketkeepers in India.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 6:35 GMT

    any one in chennai with whatapp to update on the match

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    what happened to varun aaron.. he is our next gen fast bowler.. and by meaning fast i really mean fast.. he s injury prone but is real quick.. he cd be a huge bonus for india in overseas conditions..

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 5:50 GMT

    Rahane continues to receive high praise from all and sundry, but in what little I've seen him in ODIs and Tests, he simply hasn't delivered. I'm not certain having him at No. 6 is going to be more fruitful than a bowling all-rounder. India would be better with five regular bowlers in South Africa as the tendency in the past has been to let the home side amass countless runs before the brittle batting collapses in a heap. Rahane isn't a Laxman to hold the innings together.

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | November 28, 2013, 5:36 GMT

    once again, RISHI DHAWAN destroys the opponents without much fuss. Selectors, consider a genuine all rounder that we all waiting for.

    Only one bright prospect as a fast bowling all rounder in domestic circuit. Tell if i'm wrong!

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 5:35 GMT

    Dhawan can really fill the need of allrounder..........although need proper guidance

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    playing 11 for karnataka in todays match

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 28, 2013, 4:59 GMT

    Which stand has been opened at Wankhede today for spectator's viewing?

  • POSTED BY khantwal on | November 28, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    Rachna can you tell me at What pace Umesh is bowling?

  • POSTED BY khantwal on | November 28, 2013, 4:48 GMT

    I think Rishi Dhawan is a bright prospect for future. he should be give a break as early as possible.

  • POSTED BY khantwal on | November 28, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    Is Suresh Raina playing??

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    IS Delhi not playing in this round

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 4:39 GMT

    @lets see how Odisha perfom against Karnataka! eyes on basaant mohanty....

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | November 28, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    i heard, today Azeem Akhtar from my city Tonk, is going to debut in Ranji for Rajasthan and if yes then he will be first ever player from a small city Tonk playing Ranji... Can someone plz check and verify ? May Allah brings him joy and good performance and brings peace to his Late elder brother Waseem Akhtar (one of his best well-wisher)... Ameen...

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  • POSTED BY wapuser on | November 28, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    i heard, today Azeem Akhtar from my city Tonk, is going to debut in Ranji for Rajasthan and if yes then he will be first ever player from a small city Tonk playing Ranji... Can someone plz check and verify ? May Allah brings him joy and good performance and brings peace to his Late elder brother Waseem Akhtar (one of his best well-wisher)... Ameen...

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 4:39 GMT

    @lets see how Odisha perfom against Karnataka! eyes on basaant mohanty....

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    IS Delhi not playing in this round

  • POSTED BY khantwal on | November 28, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    Is Suresh Raina playing??

  • POSTED BY khantwal on | November 28, 2013, 4:48 GMT

    I think Rishi Dhawan is a bright prospect for future. he should be give a break as early as possible.

  • POSTED BY khantwal on | November 28, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    Rachna can you tell me at What pace Umesh is bowling?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 28, 2013, 4:59 GMT

    Which stand has been opened at Wankhede today for spectator's viewing?

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    playing 11 for karnataka in todays match

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2013, 5:35 GMT

    Dhawan can really fill the need of allrounder..........although need proper guidance

  • POSTED BY Night.angel on | November 28, 2013, 5:36 GMT

    once again, RISHI DHAWAN destroys the opponents without much fuss. Selectors, consider a genuine all rounder that we all waiting for.

    Only one bright prospect as a fast bowling all rounder in domestic circuit. Tell if i'm wrong!