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    nehra sux deal with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    nehra sux deal with it
    he sucks what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    Just came across this on cricinfo. Interesting read. From the article :

    The decision between Nehra and Harbhajan Singh became a 50-50 toss-up, with the spinner offering to bowl the 49th so that the team's most nerveless bowler, Zaheer Khan, could send down the 50th. If the 49th goes well - like it did for the Indians against South Africa in Nagpur, where Zaheer conceded four - the man bowling the 50th at least has a buffer. So far it had gone to Dhoni's plan. Nehra was the moment Dhoni gambled, because he has been India's best ODI bowler over the last year, the go-to man at the death. In Rajkot last year Nehra bowled the 50th against a rampaging Angelo Mathews with 11 needed off the last over to go past India's 414. He conceded five off the first three balls and took Mathews' wicket with the fourth.

    Nehra has bowled the final over for India four times in his career, the two now forgotten instances being Karachi, the first ODI of the electric 2004 India-Pakistan series and against West Indies in a 2005 tri-series in Colombo, which took India to the final. Nagpur was the first time India lost.
    That article is so misguided.

    Firstly it is ruined immediately when she says that Dhoni needs to play it safe more as a captain. Are you kidding me? Really? That's his biggest flaw.

    I understand her arguments that playing Chawla ahead of Ashwin and elevating Pathan in the batting order are risks, but in reality they aren't really. Firstly Ashwin isn't Murali or Warne. Yes he should have been playing but he doesn't have a reputation where playing Chawla is a huge risk. Secondly Pathan has been elevated in a powerplay before. There were no complaints when India scored over 400 against South Africa in India last time.

    And then she goes on to defend the Nehra decision saying it wasn't risky because of what Nehra did in 2004.

    Really? Your'e going to bring up a match from 2004? I'm sure that was part of Dhoni's reasoning when he chose Nehra ahead of Harbhajan
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    To be fair, she also mentions a match played played in late 2009 (Rajkot vs Sri Lanka). Point taken though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    That article is so misguided.

    Firstly it is ruined immediately when she says that Dhoni needs to play it safe more as a captain. Are you kidding me? Really? That's his biggest flaw.

    I understand her arguments that playing Chawla ahead of Ashwin and elevating Pathan in the batting order are risks, but in reality they aren't really. Firstly Ashwin isn't Murali or Warne. Yes he should have been playing but he doesn't have a reputation where playing Chawla is a huge risk. Secondly Pathan has been elevated in a powerplay before. There were no complaints when India scored over 400 against South Africa in India last time.

    And then she goes on to defend the Nehra decision saying it wasn't risky because of what Nehra did in 2004.

    Really? Your'e going to bring up a match from 2004? I'm sure that was part of Dhoni's reasoning when he chose Nehra ahead of Harbhajan
    well said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    To be fair, she also mentions a match played played in late 2009 (Rajkot vs Sri Lanka). Point taken though.
    Nehra bowled all right then, but the wicket he took of Mathews in that last over was so lucky. Sri Lanka really should have won that match. It was a full toss, lucky Sachin caught it.

    Before that over Zaheer and Nehra were bowling yorkers at will though. Wish he did that vs. SA

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