Would have dropped him around this period - averaged 35 even including 248* vs. Bangladesh (28 without Bangladesh): All-round records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo
As for who I would have replaced him with? I'd have to look at the FC averages during that time, I can't quite remember who was in form. Probably Badrinath I'd think.
Last edited by silentstriker; 25-11-2012 at 04:52 PM.
^ Ahaha... you left out Sachin's 241* vs Aus and 194 vs Pak during the start of 2004, how convenient.
And as I keep reiterating - dropping for me isn't a permanent thing. I don't have this obsession with constantly bringing in 19 year old batsmen hoping they'll be good for the next 15 years. If someone is 35, is dropped and starts scoring again, I have no problem with picking them. I have no problems with Ganguly coming back into the side after he was dropped for example.
4th Test: India v Australia at Mumbai, Nov 3-5, 2004 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
I also remember him missing the Windies 06 tour (which had some of the flattest wickets).
What is your cut off in terms of test matches before a player who isn't performing gets dropped?
Then you have the situation where your replacement comes in, has 3 tests, barely has a chance to cement himself and Sachin is tearing up FC cricket and replaces him.
That really achieves nothing.
You also have the situation where your replacement comes in, averages 35, but again, Sachin is tearing up FC cricket. Do you drop the n00b?
Yeah but you think McGrath is overrated so I'm inclined not to listen to you.
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