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    India's two best batsmen over the last year or two have been Kohli and MSD. If you are not going to send your best batsman one down (where he has played most of the time) then it would be foolish and playing into hands of the opposition.

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    The problem is we don't have a good no. 4. Rayudu isn't good enough, and Rahane doesn't play well under RRR pressure from ball one. Rohit at 4 will be the worst idea.
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    Also Kohli, Dhoni and Raina are all very good ODI players. That cover at 4-6 will be really good if a Steyn or an Anderson gets rid of our top order quickly on a given day.

    It's really a good grouping too:

    Dhawan, Rohit, Rahane are the kind of batsmen who like to bat in their own way (Dhawan attacks from ball 1, Rohit takes his time before going berserk, Rahane likes to pace his innings in his own way).

    Kohli, Raina, Dhoni on the other hand are masters of playing according to the situation - quality I'll look for in a middle-order ODI batsman.
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    Raina and MSD are well equipped to deal with the RRR pressure if and when it arises. Its a big IF here as India losing two early wickets while batting 2nd might happen in very few games. And just for these few games we can't consolidate on attacking instincts (Kohli at 3). Plus Kohli has been a gun while chasing so we should give him maximum overs to bat.


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    Dhawan - Rahane - Kohli - Rohit - Raina - MSD in a runchase.
    Dhawan - Rohit - Rahane - Kohli - Raina - MSD when setting a target

    Easy. Rahane is more reliable than Rohit and more likely to set a sound platform to launch from; Rohit being hit-or-miss is fine when we are chasing with Kohli on strike and Raina and MSD to come.

    When setting a target, Rohit going bonkers could help us get 400, and Rahane can play himself in, while Kohli/Raina/MSD can accelerate towards the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Dhawan - Rahane - Kohli - Rohit - Raina - MSD in a runchase.
    Dhawan - Rohit - Rahane - Kohli - Raina - MSD when setting a target

    Easy. Rahane is more reliable than Rohit and more likely to set a sound platform to launch from; Rohit being hit-or-miss is fine when we are chasing with Kohli on strike and Raina and MSD to come.

    When setting a target, Rohit going bonkers could help us get 400, and Rahane can play himself in, while Kohli/Raina/MSD can accelerate towards the end.
    1) Haven't really seen a team who alter their batting order depending on the innings they bat in.
    2) Why not opt for a batsman who sets the platform and launches at the same time rather than a guy who just sets a platform?
    3) Rohit will go bonkers, Yea...but that would be to self destroy himself.

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    Don't understand the argument that Kohli should be given more time and therefore should be #3 instead of #4. It's a 50 over game, if we're 2 down at like 35 overs and Kohli doesn't get to play a proper innings, chances are we're already in a really strong position.

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    If Kohli comes in to bat in and around the 35th over, it means you are wasting a talent who could have put you in a better position than the other no.3 and increased your chances of winning even further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Don't understand the argument that Kohli should be given more time and therefore should be #3 instead of #4. It's a 50 over game, if we're 2 down at like 35 overs and Kohli doesn't get to play a proper innings, chances are we're already in a really strong position.
    Exactly. None among Dhawan, Rohit and Rahane is slow like Ravi Shastri TBH. I know Rohit (and to an extent Rahane in ODIs) consume deliveries before getting set sometimes and that looks particularly bad when they're out for 20 or 30 - but that's the precise reason I don't want one of them at no. 4. Consuming deliveries at the top against Steyn/Anderson is better than consuming deliveries at overs 25-35 against Tredwell after a good start. Rohit at no. 4 is the worst move India can make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Don't understand the argument that Kohli should be given more time and therefore should be #3 instead of #4. It's a 50 over game, if we're 2 down at like 35 overs and Kohli doesn't get to play a proper innings, chances are we're already in a really strong position.
    Good post. India needs to strengthen the middle order as much as possible especially on Australian pitches so that the top 3 who are prone to 2 gears can play without much pressure.

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    Indian team looks a bunch of ****s in this world cup kit. Though, it's probably the angle. Weird looking photo.

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    That's creepy as ****. What's everyone looking at with those rapey expressions (especially Ashwin) and why is Dhoni not interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Binny might/should actually turn out to be a better all rounder than Jadeja on some of the NZ pitches.
    Nah the right clay at Seddon Park aside, cute little dibblers go the distance here these days.
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    Going to use that pic in avtar bets
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    I suggest we each pick one face from the 8 there to wear as our avvie during the WC.

    Dibs on Ashwin.

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