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Indian Discussion

This Indian team winning 2011 World Cup


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Cevno

Hall of Fame Member
Final selection of the squad due tomorrow or day after.

I would say about 12 are certainties and there are 3 spots still up for contention.
 

Blaze 18

Banned
Likely squad

1) MS Dhoni (captain) (wicketkeeper)
2) Virender Sehwag
3) Yuvraj Singh
4) Sachin Tendulkar
5) Suresh Raina
6) Gautham Gambhir
7) Zaheer Khan
8) Harbhajan Singh
9) Praveen Kumar
10)Ashish Nehra
11)Munaf Patel
12)Virat Kohli
13)Yousuf Pathan
14)second spinner
15)second wicketkeeper
 
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weldone

Hall of Fame Member
I want this squad for WC:

1. Dhoni*
2. Sehwag
3. Tendulkar
4. Gambhir
5. Kohli
6. Raina
7. Yusuf
8. Harbhajan
9. Zaheer
10. Praveen
11. Munaf
12. Yuvraj
13. Ashwin
14. Nehra
15. Saha
 

Cevno

Hall of Fame Member
Can somebody keep wickets if Dhoni is injured in that squad?

Srilanka have not picked any backup keeper ,though they have Dilshan who can keep wickets.

I would rather pick a batsmen who can keep wickets as backup ,rather than a Karthik and Saha which would also allow in turn to pick a extra back up quick with Zaheer's fitness in question.
 

Arjun

Cricketer Of The Year
Too many poor fielders are in the running for the squad. Look at this Nehra-Praveen-Munaf combination, as against Vinay-Pankaj-Ishant, and while the latter combination may be unproven or have a higher economy (because of Ishant, but Nehra and Munaf are not far better), they are better fielders and also reasonably useful all round. The Indians can do with some highly productive fielders such as Kohli and Raina, and not Munaf. These strugglers weigh down the whole fielding unit, and make it a lot easier for batting sides.

The decision not to play Yusuf Pathan in South Africa may just hamper their preparations for the World Cup. Inside of the subcontinent, he is a crucial player, and not one they can afford to ignore.
 

Cevno

Hall of Fame Member
Squad of final 15 Picked and Just announced-

1. Dhoni*
2. Sehwag
3. Tendulkar
4. Gambhir
5. Kohli
6. Raina
7. Yusuf
8. Harbhajan
9. Zaheer
10. Praveen
11. Munaf
12. Yuvraj
13. Ashwin
14. Nehra
15. Chawla
 

Cevno

Hall of Fame Member
Chawla?:wacko:


Out of a Wicketkeeper, a Fast Bowler(including Zaheer,Nehra and Munaf and their fragile fitness) , a Batsman (Sehwag,Sachin and Gambhir injured atm) and a Spinner ,we pick a the one who is least likely to be injured in a spinner.

WTF?

Why do we need 3 spinners when we have a bunch of part timers who can bowl spin too.:wacko:

And have got a bunch of faster bowlers who are injury prone and no one who keeps wickets or has kept wicket in the past in the international matches as back up to Dhoni.

This could really come back to bite us.
 
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Cevno

Hall of Fame Member
And Kris Srikkanth's explanation "We need to be positive ,and hope for no injuries. We should not be thinking about injuries before the World Cup. Why do you want to think about injuries?"

WTF?:blink::wacko:
 

vcs

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Really worried about this. Uthappa or Karthik should have been picked IMO. Who will take the gloves if Dhoni gets injured.. Raina?
 

Cevno

Hall of Fame Member
Really worried about this. Uthappa or Karthik should have been picked IMO. Who will take the gloves if Dhoni gets injured.. Raina?
Probably,but then we need his Bowling too Certainly.

Kohli,Gambhir would probably be the other options.

I don't think anyone in the squad has kept even at First class level though.

So Dhoni will have to play on unless he gets a big injury.
 

Edged&Taken

U19 Vice-Captain
India's Squad

MS Dhoni (capt & wk),
Sachin Tendulkar,
Virender Sehwag,
Gautam Gambhir,
Yuvraj Singh,
Suresh Raina,
Virat Kohli,
Yusuf Pathan,
Harbhajan Singh,
Praveen Kumar,
Zaheer Khan,
Ashish Nehra,
Munaf Patel,
Piyush Chawla,
R Ashwin
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
And Kris Srikkanth's explanation "We need to be positive ,and hope for no injuries. We should not be thinking about injuries before the World Cup. Why do you want to think about injuries?"

WTF?:blink::wacko:
Does he not understand the point of picking 15 man squads?

Picking a 15 man squad keeping injuries in mind is a lot more positive, IMO, than picking a 15 man squad thinking you'll want to drop four players throughout the tournament...
 

Mike5181

International Captain
1. Sehwag
2. Gambhir
3. Tendulkar
4. Kohli
5. Yuvraj
6. Raina
7. Dhoni
8. Singh
9. Kumar
10. Khan
11. Nehra

In Indian conditions that would make a really top notch side.
 

Shri

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Lol what a bunch of morons. Selecting Ojha in tests and not in ODIs is ****ing ********.
 

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