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I am a huge cricket enthusiast and a published author of the best selling books, Long Run - A Paradise Augmented and Life in the Sunshine under the name T. Sathish.

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Time to look beyond this aging and off form middle order

India need to get tough with selection to continue amazing Johannesburg record

He has terrific averages in India and Aus..Tailender like averages elsewhere

India need to get tough with selection to continue amazing Johannesburg record

India should walk this one

India's quest for its last frontier begins on Boxing Day

Others have learnt to bring him forward and get him to knick off, while Aussies wasted too much time pinning him on his body from a back of length..They got him when they pitched it up and got him to play forward..He doesnot get right forward closer to the ball and is vulnerable if the ball moves

India's quest for its last frontier begins on Boxing Day

Ngidi has been under a injury cloud for some months now..Marco Jansen is a good option as well with his height and left handedness

India's quest for its last frontier begins on Boxing Day

Yeah, the batting is certainly weaker than 2018..Pant is the X factor for this series..South African bowling isn’t as good as 2018..so a bit of upper hand for India’s batters to find form

India's quest for its last frontier begins on Boxing Day

If you don’t trust me, below is telegraph article about the fielding..two easy run out chances..no balls..list goes on as i watched every ball

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2021/12/09/dropped-catches-missed-run-outs-injury-doubts-englands-torrid/

This English side is reminiscent of the '90s Indian teams

1987 WC win led to that great Ashes win..Aussies will pummel the English this summer..

The World Cup result is a disaster for the Ashes

Ofcourse..read the disclaimer right upfront

Why astute cricket analysts cannot call the Kiwis the best in the business

Agreed..BCCI still says everything is Cricket..only when they accept that it is not, change will happen

India needs a new management structure for its white ball cricket

Going by the ease with which India found new heroes in that series, you needed a few million scorpions..even i was getting padded up and looking for flight tickets to come to Aus.. 😁 😁 😁 😁

ANALYSIS: What we should demand from Rahul Dravid as India's head coach

Hilarious 😁 😁

ANALYSIS: What we should demand from Rahul Dravid as India's head coach

Australia are peaking quite nicely..Their thumping performances have come against the minnows so far..SF against Pak will test Aus

Zampa stunning, Marsh brutal as statement win delivers huge momentum shift for Aussies

Yes, for ODI you will need that extra anchor while in T20 you will switch it around..

ANALYSIS: What we should demand from Rahul Dravid as India's head coach

T20 and tests are like different sport frankly..India is trying to play T20 with test class players..T20 needs power hitters to lead the batting…bowling needs variations aplenty contrary to bowling a channel in tests..

'Kohli doesn't know how to win tournaments': Why India need a rethink

Actually if the selectors had been true to IPL, they would have left out most of the out of form players like Hardik etc..they went with past glory

'Kohli doesn't know how to win tournaments': Why India need a rethink

The title is not what i had given…i had it as just India needs a rethink.:)..BCCI would not have allowed the Indian players to sit out IPL..England have a different nucleas of players for tests..Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Jos Butler (didn’t play after Lords), Liam Livingstone, the whole bowling unit don’t play tests..they were not in bubbles..while Rohit, Rahul, Pant and Kohli are captains of their teams in IPL teams and play all forms..not to miss Bumrah, Shami, SKY, Jadeja who all were in the test squad, IPL and T20 teams..India needs to have a T20 specialist team to ensure mental fatigue issues

'Kohli doesn't know how to win tournaments': Why India need a rethink

Eoin made his strategy of all or nothing clear..With the quality of personnel at his disposal, he gets All most times

'Kohli doesn't know how to win tournaments': Why India need a rethink

Total money bag is the total budget amount for a franchise to spend on their team. This is to ensure that richer owners/franchises don’t buy all the best players..

Indian Premier League retention rules and strategies for 2022

Retention system is used to prevent your best from going into the auction. Even for retention you have a total dollar amount that you can split among those four you want to retain. The players can accept or reject the retention offer. Those who are picked in the auction are offered three year contracts post which there will be a fresh auction. During the contract period, they can be traded to other teams during the trading window.

Indian Premier League retention rules and strategies for 2022

Hi Paul,

As the total moneybag is capped, teams do try to make an opponent overpay for a player, if they sense desparation..Transfer window has been created to move players mid season. However, teams have not used it well.

Indian Premier League retention rules and strategies for 2022

No, he wont be..Andy’s performance will be measured against what a prototype batsman batting at his batting order of that day would have scored against the opposition bowlers, in that pitch and over head conditions..Andy’s team mates don’t count here..i hope i was able to explain it..Andy’s team mates will influence the team’s performance vis-a-vis the team par score for the match

Cricket may need to adopt the par score system to measure the skill level of its Test batters

Yes, Charles Davis in his Best of the Best book seems to have done a one time comparison..What i am calling for is something like that to be done on a ongoing basis, just like we keep adding number of runs and wickets. Not only individuals, the team’s progress should also be mapped continuously based on deeper data than just wins & losses

Cricket may need to adopt the par score system to measure the skill level of its Test batters

The idea is to compare the performance of the batting team against the prototypical team’s score..So, we should not bring in the quality of the batting team..just like in golf, the player’s ability does not impact the Par score..

Cricket may need to adopt the par score system to measure the skill level of its Test batters

Yes, the quality of the bowling team is the primary input alongwith adjustments due to the pitch and conditions..quality of the bowling team is represented by their bowling averages..

Cricket may need to adopt the par score system to measure the skill level of its Test batters

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