The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.
Maybe after the season ends. I wouldn't rule out picking the bloke on form. India's ODI specialists are poor on flat decks anyway.
"Talent is nothing without opportunity"
"You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"
Twenty20 used to be boring.
In other news, all four spinners who bowled today (Nadeem, Sunny, Chawla, Jalaj) have bowled nearly 200 overs, with just 13 wickets between them, at an average of 45. Hang on, spinners? More like flat bowlers. Some hope for the spin camp was when Ojha, Baba and Ranga got a rich haul in the first innings. Ojha getting a few wickets should be a hint for Harbhajan to scalp more.
I think your point about bowling well on flat pitches in Tests is well-taken, but when Ishwar Pandey gets smacked by Chris Gayle on a flat pitch in the IPL, my confidence in Pandey isn't exactly shaken.
The latter point about Indian bowlers not extracting maximum help from seaming conditions is also fair.
India's limited overs formula with the ball is all about damage control imo. Other than Bhuvneshwar with the new ball, none of our bowlers actually search for wickets do they? Nearly 75% of the time a bowling change is made, the new bowler is just trying his best to clean up the mess the previous one has left behind.
I forgot what point I was trying to make. Carry on.
Pandey was just two seasons old when he was smashed out of the IPL by Gayle. After a third season, he'll get better, and fourth, even better. Let him play that much first. And build up serious pace.
This bloke has some seriously impressive OD/T20 figures. A strike rate of exactly 30 is no mean feat, over 55 games, and also comes packaged with an economy rate of 4.47, and he's also capable with the bat, and keeps it tight in T20s. What's stopping the selectors from picking him?
Not to mention Jadeja scoring triple hundreds
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