Ranji Trophy 2013-14 November 28, 2013

Ranji Trophy live blog, 5th round, 4th day

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  • uma 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)

  • uma 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).

  • Naresh 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.

  • Naresh 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

  • Steve 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.

  • Santhosh 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

  • Vivek 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..

  • Vivek 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..

  • Dummy4 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.

  • sachin on December 1, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    well played mukundh and pujara

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