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India's Test Bowling Stocks

trundler

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Pandya hasn't played a lot since the England series, has he? I thought he was really coming into his own with that 5fer.
 

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It's amazing how much bowlers' individual stats can be protected if you have good squad depth and the luxury of picking bowlers according to conditions and not having to play them through poor form/fitness. India's selectors and team management have done a good job over the last few years.
 

trundler

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It's amazing how much bowlers' individual stats can be protected if you have good squad depth and the luxury of picking bowlers according to conditions and not having to play them through poor form/fitness. India's selectors and team management have done a good job over the last few years.
Mankad v Jadeja
 

ankitj

International Coach
It's amazing how much bowlers' individual stats can be protected if you have good squad depth and the luxury of picking bowlers according to conditions and not having to play them through poor form/fitness. India's selectors and team management have done a good job over the last few years.
Agree with first part of the post. Disagree with selection in general being good. Poor selection is why we lost the series in SA. It still hurts.
 

ankitj

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Pandya hasn't played a lot since the England series, has he? I thought he was really coming into his own with that 5fer.
I hope he doesn't play tests. He is neither among top 4 bowlers nor top 6 batsmen in any conditions. Bowling cushion is nice to have but not worth sacrificing a specialist batsman in tests. In limited overs 5th bowler is a must have so that's a different story.
 

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Agree with first part of the post. Disagree with selection in general being good. Poor selection is why we lost the series in SA. It still hurts.
They get it right a lot more than wrong though. No one wanted Bumrah in Tests when they brought him in and Jaddu was considered a limited cricketer for a long time.

Maybe it's also because of having the luxury of lots of good options to pick from. Credit also to Rahul Dravid and the other A-team coaches. The age-group teams and India A seem to be doing consistently well nowadays.
 

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The ODI middle order thing was a major fiasco though and cost us a real shot at the World Cup. That one definitely needs to be pinned on the selectors.
 

OverratedSanity

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They get it right a lot more than wrong though. No one wanted Bumrah in Tests when they brought him in and Jaddu was considered a limited cricketer for a long time.
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They've got some things very right for which they deserve tons of credit. But the handful of selection blunders they have made have been absolutely catastrophic and have been basically the main reason we lost some of those games.
 

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The Rohit over Rahane selection at Cape Town? I think too much is made out of that one, Rahane had an absolute nightmare series against SL only a couple of months before that and he's struggled in general over the last couple of years to hit the standards he set in his first set of overseas tours.

They were stupid to drop Pujara in England though. Saying that, Pujara was struggling to buy a run in Country Cricket at the time.
 

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The Rohit over Rahane selection at Cape Town? I think too much is made out of that one, Rahane had an absolute nightmare series against SL only a couple of months before that and he's struggled in general over the last couple of years to hit the standards he set in his first set of overseas tours.

They were stupid to drop Pujara in England though. Saying that, Pujara was struggling to buy a run in Country Cricket at the time.
Dropping Bhuvi after what he did at Capetown, playing the worst tail in living memory at Perth, the Umesh-Kuldeep fiasco in consecutive tests in England (although I wasnt against Kuldeep at the time but they clearly misread conditions in both tests)

One good test at home and people forget ffs. Not even getting into all the Rohit Sharma over Pujara and Stuart Binny over Bhuvi nonsense or selecting Suresh ****ing Raina on a tour to Australia back in 2015. They've consistently made blunders away from home.
 
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