View Poll Results: Who should it be?

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  • Harbhajan Singh

    17 62.96%
  • Amit Mishra

    4 14.81%
  • Pragyan Ojha

    2 7.41%
  • Piyush Chawla

    0 0%
  • Ravichandran Ashwin

    2 7.41%
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Thread: Who should be India's first choice spinner?

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    Who should be India's first choice spinner?

    If you think we should persist with a first choice spinner in tests for the next 2 years or so, who should it be?

    Of course, we may decide to play 2 spinners especially in the subcontinent, still there needs to be someone who will be our first choice there too.
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    Ojha's too defensive.
    I could see Chawla being inconsistent.
    Mishra has good control but he's not that good.
    Ashwin gets good bounce but can't see him being a consistent threat.

    Harbhajan is still your #1 spinner imo.

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    Its the second spinner who has been a problem for us. Bhajji for all his faults is still one of the best spinners in the world.
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    as mucha s I love bhajj and indeed think he can do it in england, I feel mishy will have a better chance succeeding against them atm.


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    I'm Mishy's undisputed biggest fan and even I don't think he's better than Harbhajan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'm Mishy's undisputed biggest fan and even I don't think he's better than Harbhajan.
    against england

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    Got to be Harbhajan after the series in South Africa.

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    Right enough, he bowled like a god in his last test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'm Mishy's undisputed biggest fan and even I don't think he's better than Harbhajan.
    I too think that Bhajji is above the rest in tests, just wanted to check how many think otherwise...good to know that there aren't many who do.

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    Has to be Harbhajan. Went against his entire career and actually did something outside of India in their last series and does have the small matter of 13 years and almost 400 wickets worth of Test experience behind him.

    Of the other options, Chawla and Ashwin are too inexperienced at the highest level (although Chawla's played some County Cricket), Ojha has decent control but takes bugger all in the way of wickets, and Mishra has been fairly crap since his debut series vs Australia.
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    Ashwin, Ojha and Mishra are all quality spinners though. It's still a real area of strength for India, you'd expect any of the three to be picked for any other country bar England.

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    Australia would have picked all of them, dropped all of them, and tried playing Yuvraj as a specialist spinner by now.
    What if all the switches get stuck on 'destroy'?

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    Having already dropped Harbhajan from their squad of 30 for being too old.

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    Mishra seems to have upped his game a notch from the recent past .Let's see how he goes first in the Windies test.

    Should no question be the second spinner,though at the moment.

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