The Roar
The Roar

Arnab Bhattacharya

Roar Guru

Joined February 2019

77.2k

Views

169

Published

438

Comments

Published

Comments

Starc had a good game vs Queensland took 3/46 off 10 at NSO. His white ball form is fine. But ye him and Hazlewood have a lot of responsibility on em tomorrow

Blues look to deny WA back-to-back one-day titles

What angers me as someone who’s admired the Blackcaps from a young age is that they played the two test series vs England in 2019 on slow wickets at Tauranga and Hamilton. Should’ve played that series on bouncier tracks so that Lockie could’ve gotten overs under his belt before the Test series vs Australia instead of coming here undercooked

A summer of excellence for the Black Caps: Part 1

As a KKR fan – Kuldeep never showed any willingness to improve. When KKR went through a clean slate in 2018, Kuldeep struggled to consistently step up as a senior member. Moeen slogging him all over Eden ruined his confidence which he never found back. Needs to be dropped from ODI’s to give Shreyas Gopal a go. His bowling goes worse every time he tries to bowl quicker

The curious case of Kuldeep Yadav

KL Rahul told his boys that in that season of the Ranji trophy, 150+ hadn’t been chased at Chinnaswamy (KL a Karnataka boy and the Chinnaswamy his home ground). So 180+ was more than enough tbh

Why Steve Smith should not be Australia’s Test captain

Before South Africa 2018, there are 2 series where he botched it badly tactically. One was the Sri Lanka drubbing in 2016. So many players out injured for Sri Lanka and despite being in trouble during the 1st Test, Sri Lanka thrashed Australia and SL rode on that momentum. And then 3rd and 4th Test vs India. Bowled Maxwell 4 out of 210 overs in the 3rd Test as Aussie bowlers were cooked. Then didn’t play Bird on a green wicket in Dharamsala.

Why Steve Smith should not be Australia’s Test captain

Expect the wickets in the Windies tour to be slow and low. It’s the nature of their surfaces during limited overs games. Sri Lanka’s wristspin trio spun a real web around them

Handscomb and Green pushing for ODI recalls on West Indies tour

Saka has to be in the squad. Can play left back, centre mid and on both sides of the wings. Won’t disappoint at all

How England should line up in the Euros

Texted my mate to ensure I was right, Fifita went to my primary about 2 or three years older than me. Was a nice guy at school idk why he did that tbh. Disappointing to see someone do that. Was very lucky not to have been sent off

'That's not tough': Rooster slammed for dog shot on Jai Arrow

Latham is a better keeper than all of em bar Seifert imo. Seifert and Blundell have poor List A numbers, so my bet is on Phillips to become Latham’s successor with the gloves in ODI cricket

The ODI career of Tom Latham so far

Not sold on Blundell as an ODI player his List A numbers are shockingly average

The ODI career of Tom Latham so far

Bangladesh* but yes I do feel NZ should win with ease tomorrow

The ODI career of Tom Latham so far

I think the first ODI will be the first time he’s captaining the Blackcaps without Ross Taylor in the side. Gonna be interesting how he stamps his authority without two of NZ greatest ODI players. Personally, I feel he’ll continue to do what he’s done over the past few years and keep things simple.

The ODI career of Tom Latham so far

Not in T20 internationals. From 2017-2019 DK scored 148 runs at a SR of 208 in death overs (17-20). Bar his power hitting game, DK also rotates strike well. But he needs a solid IPL to force his way back in

India and T20 cricket: A love affair that is yet to turn into a marriage

Yeah his average should be somewhere round 35-37 IMO. Crazy to think that four of New Zealand’s greatest run chases from 2017 have come off runs from Latham and Ross Taylor after top order collapses. Considering how selfless of a person KW is, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gave up ODI captaincy in 2023 after the WC and give Latham full time ODI captaincy

The ODI career of Tom Latham so far

This is what India’s best T20 XI is at full strength with a fearless brand that Kohli wants to play – KL, Rohit, Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav (SKY more attacking batsman than Iyer and this style suits him more than Iyer who starts very slow), Dinesh Karthik (never should’ve been dropped from T20 internationals his record is phenomenal), Hardik, Krunal/Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Natarajan, Chakravarthy

India and T20 cricket: A love affair that is yet to turn into a marriage

Blackcaps still clear favourites but pressure will be on Guptill to fire with the bat

Tigers look to start off tough tour with a win against Black Caps

And now Taylor ruled out of the first ODI with a hamstring tear. Bangladesh have to go hard at an inexperienced NZ top 4 now.

Tigers look to start off tough tour with a win against Black Caps

Personally, I just don’t see all four frontline seamers playing and Henry is too good of a bowler to be dropped in an ODI XI. Santner is a clever white ball bowler while it’ll be interesting to see if Jamieson plays and whether the IPL price tag will continue to affect his bowling. Death bowling is also an issue if Bangladesh have wickets in hand. Bar Boult, the rest aren’t that reliable in the final ten to deliver imo

Tigers look to start off tough tour with a win against Black Caps

Second ODI is at Hagley Oval a day nighter and third odi at Basin Reserve a day game. I feel as if if spinners will truly come into the game, then it’ll be at Dunedin as the wicket there does tend to slow down a bit as the game progresses. Pressure will be on Boult and Southee as if they don’t take wickets in the power play, it’ll take someone else to pick up breakthroughs in the middle overs

Tigers look to start off tough tour with a win against Black Caps

When Bangladesh toured in 2019, it was one of the worst prepared tours. The Bangladesh Premier League final finished on a friday night and the first odi was on a Wednesday. No player can get used to the 7hr time difference so quickly and perform well in an odi. And then shakib pulled out of the tour the day he was meant to fly to nz. I felt our top three chased too many balls instead of allowing themselves to get set on grounds with short boundaries. Idc how ugly they look against the swing bowlers, the Bangladesh openers have to survive the powerplay and then will get the license to attack Santner/the other two medium pacers who’ll fill the 5th bowling quota.

Tigers look to start off tough tour with a win against Black Caps

While he’s not a noted hitter, I feel Sundar can tee off when he’s set in the death overs. Simon Katich is coaching RCB and I believe he can make Sundar as a better batsman with his all round game (batting long periods, strike rotation, lower dot ball percentage, SR during death overs). Katich himself had a solid T20 career with the bat and Sundar can become the Indian Katich or so in T20 cricket.

IPL 2021 could see Washington Sundar take off

Ye saw Allen being signed as phillipe’s replacement. Seems like he only got the gig since Hesson is involved with RCB. I don’t see him playing many games unless AB gets injured. AB, Maxwell, Jamieson/Sams and Zampa seems the RCB 4 overseas players in the XI

IPL 2021 could see Washington Sundar take off

Burns isn’t in great form atm but he’ll enjoy the wickets in Australia. Ultimately this is the XI i see England starting off at the Gabba.

Burns, Sibley, Crawley, Root, Stokes, Pope, Foakes, Archer, Leach/Virdi (better offie than Bess but England went with Bess for potential against SL and India idk why), Broad, Stone

Where do England stand after the Indian Test series?

Last time Pant played Ranji was 2017-18 where he captained Delhi to the final.

2018-19: he was playing home series vs Windies, tour of Australia, home series for India A against England, T20 series vs NZ away, ODI and T20 series vs Aus at home

2019-20: home series vs South Africa, Bangladesh, Windies, Australia and then tour of NZ. And then obviously this year Ranji was cancelled as creating a bio bubble for a first class tournament with 38 teams was impossible.

As I said to Paul, I feel his keeping will continue to get better steadily. He’ll bat at 6 and will continue to keep. I thought his keeping in the second and third Test was some of his best glovework I’ve seen for India at Test level

From Uttarakhand to Gabba hero: Rishabh Pant’s red ball career so far

I can see where you’re coming from Paul. His keeping won’t suddenly improve out of nowhere but will steadily get better imo. Dhoni was worse behind the stumps at pant’s age but got better the more matches he played in all formats. I feel the same will happen to Pant. Maybe Saha retires and becomes India’s keeping consultant while KS Bharat (who’s as good as Saha behind the stumps) is groomed as Pant’s backup for Tests. And regarding world keepers, Rahim is woeful behind the stumps nowadays. Lipton Das, Nurul Hasan and Mohammad Mithun are streets ahead of Rahim with the gloves.

From Uttarakhand to Gabba hero: Rishabh Pant’s red ball career so far