if batting previously (like 2-4 yrs ago) was 4 out of 5 stars, it is now 2.5 stars
if bowling previously was 2.5 stars out of 5, then it is now 1.5 to 2 stars.
essentially back then, india would win games on back of great batting displays (sehwag, gambhir, laxman, and tendulkar were excelling together) instead of great bowling. bowlers would just do enough to win after the batsmen had put a big total on the board.
now that the batting's **** now, team's been found out both home and away.
if india drew back the series, i get the feeling that the players and the management would go on about how they are still a strong side etc and deny that they have been uncommitted and just dreadful in every aspect since the world cup compared to their opponents, thereby resulting in no serious changes being made to the side.
Then 2-3 months later, australia 2-0 up...
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Jadeja! Great pick. Haters gonna hate based on limited overs failures but his skills translate so much better to FC cricket.
Dropping Zaheer but not Sharma is so weird though.
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Zaheer is a ballsy move. Might be it for him.
i don't what the **** a dinda and awana is so yeah that's real
Yeah, look I wub Zak, but he's moving towards being a pastiche of his former self currently. Tubby 34 year old seamers with what would optimistically be called a chequered injury history have a limited shelf life.
Needs to go away and get fit.
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rahane would probably still play ahead of jadeja, but two triples in a season bodes well for the latter
unless they decide to drop some other ****
Gotta say, there's no way Sharma or Dinda are better than Zaheer at the moment, IMO. He may be a shadow of his former self but Zaheer's shadow has always been a better bowler than those two. I could understand if they dropped Sharma as well or Yadav was fit but as it stands I think it's a bit of a knee-jerk.
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