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    Quote Originally Posted by chicane View Post
    Don't like Pathan opening. He's okay with the bat but our specialist bats should be opening.

    Oh well, hope he makes me look silly.
    I dunno. Him playing a cameo early on allows everyone past Kohli to play more freely knowing there's still a ****load of firepower to come. That coupled with the fact that most teams in the comp are dire at bowling in the death means we're nearly guaranteed a good finish to the innings.

    My concern is more that he won't be able to play these cameos consistently and may end up putting pressure on Gambhir and wasting the powerplay.

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    Nice start, Gutsy move to leave out Sehwag but I feel its the right one, at least against AUS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    I dunno. Him playing a cameo early on allows everyone past Kohli to play more freely knowing there's still a ****load of firepower to come. That coupled with the fact that most teams in the comp are dire at bowling in the death means we're nearly guaranteed a good finish to the innings.

    My concern is more that he won't be able to play these cameos consistently and may end up putting pressure on Gambhir and wasting the powerplay.
    Well yes exactly, I couldn't see Pathan hitting Australia's express bowlers about. Fortunately Australia have bowled Twatto at him, and Hogg's gave him a pie.

    In T20I you want someone who can carry on if they open the batting and get through the powerplay. It makes a big difference for instance when one (or both) of Australia's openers make it through to the 10th-12th over because they make what are statistically the quietest overs (7th over is the quietest, then it builds from there) into bigger overs because they can continue smacking the odd ball for 6, turning average overs into double figure overs. So you can easily gain 15-20 runs in that period over the 'average'. Whereas scoring much more than 9-10 an over at the death is difficult and requires assistance from the bowlers.

    Australia should 'fear' a set batsman far more than a set player such as Pathan.
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    Just tuned into the match. Irfan is opening again. facepalm.

    It's only 20 overs MS, 6 batsman are enough.
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    they really need to target Hogg if they can't score of the fast guys.

    Need at least 160-170 against the Aussies. Realy scared of Warner and Watson.

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    And they kept Chawla in team on the basis of a performance against a woeful England! He will be taken to the butcher.

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    okay we're screwed. The Pathan gamble hasn't worked.

    Dhoni's gonna have to pull us out of this now.

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    I predict India is going to lose all matches in super 8. Irfan to do what jadeja did to us in past. And it's not even his fault really, it's all because of the captain.

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    Should have done that earlier Irfan.

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    Really good chance that Irfan will take Watsons wicket later on in this match. Would be interesting to see.

    Watto has generally opened the bowling this tourney, though. Opening bowlers bowling out each other (while opening the batting) would be even more interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post

    It's only 20 overs MS, 6 batsman are enough.

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