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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Sure, those 6 games are the only reason why he's not an automatic selection over Dhawan or Yuvraj in this tournament.
    Ideally, Dhawan shouldn't have been playing, while making a call on Yuvraj is a bit hard, since most of the pitches were hardly batting-friendly. But now they're stuck in a situation where anyone not named Kohli or Dhoni is either out of form or scoring too slowly.
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    Should six hitting Yusuf have been in the XI Arjun?
    Pawan Negi, from this squad. Kedar Jadhav, Robin Uthappa or even Murali Vijay from outside. Or any of the highest run-scorers in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Folks with serious strike rates, in good form.

    Or simply get the curator to prepare a bowler-friendly pitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    I think its gonna be Negi... Windies have a buttload of right handers in their side, right?
    Gayle only bat in their top 9 who is LH bat.

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    Hope Gayle comes alive in this game.

    Get another good performance out of the way - and most importantly for the competition; not to have the home favourites on a home fixed wicket in the final. That will be truly awful!

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    Rahane probably should be in the side as an opener as Dhawan is horror at the moment. However I would not want him anywhere near the middle order, more power please. Pandey or Negi would be more suited to that role.


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    Pandey has a T20 SR of 115 y' all...
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    O man, Rahane aggression in T20 format is seriously underrated! I'll see you guys tomorrow after he hits a 30-ball 50.
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    Pandey is a terrible option. He will come good every now and then but he is a truly dire player. Far better to just shove Negi in, he will get out soon enough.

    Plus if you want a typical Yuvraj performance, 20 (18), then you might as well go with Rahane.
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    Well then call up HOODA.

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    While I prefer to have Rahane opening instead of Dhawan, making two changes replacing Dhawan and Yuvraj would be too much here in the semi.

    I would also prefer to have Rahane as high up the order as possible. However, he is a better option than Negi or Pandey for such a big game at least.

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    Pandey wouldn't be a bad option actually, not a bad choice from the selectors. Raina is pretty bad at the 2 down repair job anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Hope its Pandey. He's a better fit for number 4/5.
    Yeah if Rahane plays he should come in for Dhawan. Pandey should be a lock now.
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    Definitely Negi I say, honestly India's batting firepower has not been fully utilized, so I don't see the need for an extra batsmen. Pandya and Negi towards the end is ideal imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    Definitely Negi I say, honestly India's batting firepower has not been fully utilized, so I don't see the need for an extra batsmen. Pandya and Negi towards the end is ideal imo.
    Except Kohli most have been dire so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightningStrike View Post
    Hope Gayle comes alive in this game.

    Get another good performance out of the way - and most importantly for the competition; not to have the home favourites on a home fixed wicket in the final. That will be truly awful!
    So you want the trophy gift wrapped and handed to Eng on a silver platter then???

    Nah mate, we've had it pretty good up to this point only playing on 2 grounds and the last 3 on wickets that have suited us. If we have to play India on a turner then so be it.........if we're good enough we'll win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    So you want the trophy gift wrapped and handed to Eng on a silver platter then???

    Nah mate, we've had it pretty good up to this point only playing on 2 grounds and the last 3 on wickets that have suited us. If we have to play India on a turner then so be it.........if we're good enough we'll win.
    Normally India v England on a turner in India, you would be content to put your life savings on India winning easily. However this current crop of Indian batsmen are not the masters of spin bowling as previous generations, NZ spun them out very cheaply the other week and they struggled against the Bangla spinners. Obviously their is doubts overs England against elite spin and India should be favs if they meet, but whatever pitch, flat, grassy or even a turner, England will have a chance on all and even the most die hard Indian fan wouldn't disagree.

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