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    Raina looks like the best prospect among the younger bunch...Nobody has shown the likelihood of a future Dravid or Sehwag anytime soon, let alone future Sachin...But Raina looks like he can give us the next Ganguly (the batsman, not the captain) if he keeps his feet on ground...

    Kohli and Rohit, while both are talented, look like they have temperamental issues like Yuvraj, besides some technical issues.

    If Kohli does his best, he can give us a very poor man's Dravid at best (not sure about tests, but in ODIs that might be the case).
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    IMO the guy has an awful attitude, personality wise.

    As a player, he's not exactly going to set the world alight either imo. Seems to be better against pace than spin so a decent option at one down. Having said that, he's certainly no Dravid or Tendulkar or anything like that. Average at best imo. Good fielder I reckon and thats something the Indian team need.

    Was somewhat promising sometime back but I doubt he will deliver consistently for India. Time on the sidelines and a few more games in the domestic circuit is probably best.
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    Another talented young Indian batsman who looks vulnerable againts quality pace-bowling.

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    I quite liked the look of that young opener, Murali Vijay, when I saw him last (a while back admittedly).
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    Fairly convinced that he will be the best of our next generation of batsmen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Fairly convinced that he will be the best of our next generation of batsmen.
    Definitely not if you consider Gambhir to be part of the same generation.

    And, probably not if you consider Raina to be part of the same generation.

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    Well I obviously disagree.

    Really rate his technique and eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Well I obviously disagree.

    Really rate his technique and eye.
    Kohli can be next big thing if he can only control his temperament....

    BTW Raina rox....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Well I obviously disagree.

    Really rate his technique and eye.
    Agree in part with Jono, Kohli is an attractive cricketer to watch with an aesthetically pleasing array of offside shots. I don't agree that his attitude is awful, but does he seem to give off a nonchalant vibe at times, which doesn't seem to bode well when the going gets tough. He has all the talent for Test cricket, I'm just not sure about his mental state and temperament.

    With Dravid you can see the steely resolve in his eyes, with Sachin you can see the determination, with Laxman the immense powers of concentration but with Kohli...

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    Haven't seen enough of him against the top teams (bar SL) to judge his temperament TBH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Haven't seen enough of him against the top teams (bar SL) to judge his temperament TBH...
    Hey, NZ were ranked 2nd in ODIs briefly in that last tournament!

    Sure, we dropped to about 6th after one loss, but still!

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Hey, NZ were ranked 2nd in ODIs briefly in that last tournament!

    Sure, we dropped to about 6th after one loss, but still!
    Haha, yeah. NZ dominated most of our batsmen bar one innings from Sehwag though, TBF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Fairly convinced that he will be the best of our next generation of batsmen.
    Disagree.

    He is better than probably Rohit and Certainly Vijay but ,does not have the game changing ability of a rohit.

    Besides i rate Pujara,Raina And even Pandey somewhat ahead of him.

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    I'm a huge Rohit fan, but Sehwag has more game changing ability than Tendulkar. Doesn't necessarily make him the better batsman.

    Lol @ Pandey though. The guy couldn't handle the ball moving one bit in the latter stages of the IPL. To say he's better than a guy with a ODI hundred when his team was in trouble is a bit much.

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    Pandey could be better with FC experience. He has played like what? 1 season of FC cricket. Could be better after a few years. And I don't think we have the liberty to choose players who are good against swing with Sachin, Dravid et al set to retire any time. Should cover the base first i.e is a player good enough to play tests on sub-continental pitches? We should then move from there.

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