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  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 4 months ago


    epraneeth77 wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:

    If India has to win, Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit's resources should be used judiciously and in right amount. 

    We will not have this luxury by the next time when Kohli will be 35 years, Rohit 37 and Dhoni will not be there. Surely they can't captain their side next time is what is my thought. 

    This world cup is the last chance for the Dhoni Era and his disciples, Rohit and Kohli.

    I believe Kohli will have another chance (provided he stays fit) to represent his country after 4 years at the age of 35. Not so sure about Rohit Sharma though.

    In this world cup India would have to be at the top of their game to compete against teams such as England and Australia.

    Yes, Kohli will represent. I also agree that, but the thing is at the age of 35, I am not so optimistic about him to head a team or have a good pool of understanding players to win a world cup then.

    The kind of fitness Kohli has at the moment, if he maintains that, then I see no reason whatsoever why he can't do well 4 years later in the next world cup. Also, the kind of fitness addict that he is, I am sure he will keep his body in good shape. Chopping and changing captains unnecessarily does no good to the team. Unless Kohli leads the team poorly or his own form goes to a slump, he should continue to lead India. Dhoni will retire soon. Therefore, I see no other senior players in the present team to replace Kohli as a captain for the next world cup.

    There's no dearth of talent in India. With young talents such as Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Khaleel Ahmed, and many others coming up every now and then, India will always have a good chance in every world cup.

    True, Kohli will lead, but I hope that he is not constantly chopping and changing and has a pool or reliable players who also know that they will be in the team and he will back them up.

    His captaincy in Tests is good, but he has a long way to go in ODI's and T20's. Kohli's constant chopping and changing the team will affect team morale and players form, skill can slump as their confidence will be dented.

    If he goes with his captaincy in the same way, I believe he should be taken away from Captaincy. There is no dearth of Young talent with Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Aaron, Khaleel Ahmed, Vijay Shankar, etc. But if they are not managed properly, their talent will be wasted. Hope that will not happen.

    Shreyas Iyer has been a good captain as evident from this IPL. Prithwi Shaw is also a good captain who led to U-19 world cup victory.

    It's not necessarily chopping and changing, the norm of rotational policy comes into play every now and then these days to provide players with adequate rest.

    The biggest thing that goes in favor of Kohli is that he is a champion batsman. Every player in the team admire and respect him. So, he leads from the front. If you talk about shrewdness in terms of captaincy skills of someone like Dhoni, then Virat Kohli surely falls behind. There's no doubt in that. The fact that Kohli is a certainty in all three formats of the game also goes in his favor. Here Rohit Sharma falls short. His form often stays hot and cold, especially, in test matches.

    Finally, captaincy in IPL is not a good yardstick to judge a great player like Kohli with someone like Shreyas Iyer!


    Thank you said by: epraneeth77

  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 4 months ago


    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:

    If India has to win, Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit's resources should be used judiciously and in right amount. 

    We will not have this luxury by the next time when Kohli will be 35 years, Rohit 37 and Dhoni will not be there. Surely they can't captain their side next time is what is my thought. 

    This world cup is the last chance for the Dhoni Era and his disciples, Rohit and Kohli.

    I believe Kohli will have another chance (provided he stays fit) to represent his country after 4 years at the age of 35. Not so sure about Rohit Sharma though.

    In this world cup India would have to be at the top of their game to compete against teams such as England and Australia.

    Yes, Kohli will represent. I also agree that, but the thing is at the age of 35, I am not so optimistic about him to head a team or have a good pool of understanding players to win a world cup then.

    The kind of fitness Kohli has at the moment, if he maintains that, then I see no reason whatsoever why he can't do well 4 years later in the next world cup. Also, the kind of fitness addict that he is, I am sure he will keep his body in good shape. Chopping and changing captains unnecessarily does no good to the team. Unless Kohli leads the team poorly or his own form goes to a slump, he should continue to lead India. Dhoni will retire soon. Therefore, I see no other senior players in the present team to replace Kohli as a captain for the next world cup.

    There's no dearth of talent in India. With young talents such as Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Khaleel Ahmed, and many others coming up every now and then, India will always have a good chance in every world cup.

    True, Kohli will lead, but I hope that he is not constantly chopping and changing and has a pool or reliable players who also know that they will be in the team and he will back them up.

    His captaincy in Tests is good, but he has a long way to go in ODI's and T20's. Kohli's constant chopping and changing the team will affect team morale and players form, skill can slump as their confidence will be dented.

    If he goes with his captaincy in the same way, I believe he should be taken away from Captaincy. There is no dearth of Young talent with Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Aaron, Khaleel Ahmed, Vijay Shankar, etc. But if they are not managed properly, their talent will be wasted. Hope that will not happen.

    Shreyas Iyer has been a good captain as evident from this IPL. Prithwi Shaw is also a good captain who led to U-19 world cup victory.

    It's not necessarily chopping and changing, the norm of rotational policy comes into play every now and then these days to provide players with adequate rest.

    The biggest thing that goes in favor of Kohli is that he is a champion batsman. Every player in the team admire and respect him. So, he leads from the front. If you talk about shrewdness in terms of captaincy skills of someone like Dhoni, then Virat Kohli surely falls behind. There's no doubt in that. The fact that Kohli is a certainty in all three formats of the game also goes in his favor. Here Rohit Sharma falls short. His form often stays hot and cold, especially, in test matches.

    Finally, captaincy in IPL is not a good yardstick to judge a great player like Kohli with someone like Shreyas Iyer!

    I think more than the rotational policy, chopping and changing was done in the lead up to the world cup to find the right players. It is a good strategy to find right players, but may be the planning went wrong as a player was not given enough backing and enough time to prove his skills at a particular role.

    This transition of  captaincy from Dhoni to Kohli in 2017 may have been done earlier I think, due to which planning went a little skewed.

    Kohli winning percentage in ODI's is 75 which is better than any other. So I got it wrong, he did not get enough time for world cup preparations at the helm and that's why constant chopping and changing happened.

    True, Rohit is hot and cold in test matches and Shreyas Iyer cannot be compared like that to him. India do have a good reserve Captains like Rohit, Shreyas & Prithwi Shah if needed during breaks taken from Virat.

    Constant chopping and changing has affected team composition and confidence anyhow, but the mistake was not of Kohli, it was just a transition phase which did not happen smoothly. Any transition has some kind of friction.

    After your comment I have gone through wiki, about the transition, Virat's captaincy records. I was wrong to comment so early to say Virat is not a good captain. It was just due to transition phase which made him the scapegoat in the eye of the audience.


    Life is like a boat in a sea, there is a lot to learn, so never close your mind to your limited experiences!


    Thank you said by: Saurav Banerjee

  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 4 months ago


    epraneeth77 wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:
    epraneeth77 wrote:

    If India has to win, Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit's resources should be used judiciously and in right amount. 

    We will not have this luxury by the next time when Kohli will be 35 years, Rohit 37 and Dhoni will not be there. Surely they can't captain their side next time is what is my thought. 

    This world cup is the last chance for the Dhoni Era and his disciples, Rohit and Kohli.

    I believe Kohli will have another chance (provided he stays fit) to represent his country after 4 years at the age of 35. Not so sure about Rohit Sharma though.

    In this world cup India would have to be at the top of their game to compete against teams such as England and Australia.

    Yes, Kohli will represent. I also agree that, but the thing is at the age of 35, I am not so optimistic about him to head a team or have a good pool of understanding players to win a world cup then.

    The kind of fitness Kohli has at the moment, if he maintains that, then I see no reason whatsoever why he can't do well 4 years later in the next world cup. Also, the kind of fitness addict that he is, I am sure he will keep his body in good shape. Chopping and changing captains unnecessarily does no good to the team. Unless Kohli leads the team poorly or his own form goes to a slump, he should continue to lead India. Dhoni will retire soon. Therefore, I see no other senior players in the present team to replace Kohli as a captain for the next world cup.

    There's no dearth of talent in India. With young talents such as Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Khaleel Ahmed, and many others coming up every now and then, India will always have a good chance in every world cup.

    True, Kohli will lead, but I hope that he is not constantly chopping and changing and has a pool or reliable players who also know that they will be in the team and he will back them up.

    His captaincy in Tests is good, but he has a long way to go in ODI's and T20's. Kohli's constant chopping and changing the team will affect team morale and players form, skill can slump as their confidence will be dented.

    If he goes with his captaincy in the same way, I believe he should be taken away from Captaincy. There is no dearth of Young talent with Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Aaron, Khaleel Ahmed, Vijay Shankar, etc. But if they are not managed properly, their talent will be wasted. Hope that will not happen.

    Shreyas Iyer has been a good captain as evident from this IPL. Prithwi Shaw is also a good captain who led to U-19 world cup victory.

    It's not necessarily chopping and changing, the norm of rotational policy comes into play every now and then these days to provide players with adequate rest.

    The biggest thing that goes in favor of Kohli is that he is a champion batsman. Every player in the team admire and respect him. So, he leads from the front. If you talk about shrewdness in terms of captaincy skills of someone like Dhoni, then Virat Kohli surely falls behind. There's no doubt in that. The fact that Kohli is a certainty in all three formats of the game also goes in his favor. Here Rohit Sharma falls short. His form often stays hot and cold, especially, in test matches.

    Finally, captaincy in IPL is not a good yardstick to judge a great player like Kohli with someone like Shreyas Iyer!

    I think more than the rotational policy, chopping and changing was done in the lead up to the world cup to find the right players. It is a good strategy to find right players, but may be the planning went wrong as a player was not given enough backing and enough time to prove his skills at a particular role.

    This transition of  captaincy from Dhoni to Kohli in 2017 may have been done earlier I think, due to which planning went a little skewed.

    Kohli winning percentage in ODI's is 75 which is better than any other. So I got it wrong, he did not get enough time for world cup preparations at the helm and that's why constant chopping and changing happened.

    True, Rohit is hot and cold in test matches and Shreyas Iyer cannot be compared like that to him. India do have a good reserve Captains like Rohit, Shreyas & Prithwi Shah if needed during breaks taken from Virat.

    Constant chopping and changing has affected team composition and confidence anyhow, but the mistake was not of Kohli, it was just a transition phase which did not happen smoothly. Any transition has some kind of friction.

    After your comment I have gone through wiki, about the transition, Virat's captaincy records. I was wrong to comment so early to say Virat is not a good captain. It was just due to transition phase which made him the scapegoat in the eye of the audience.

    Now that the IPL 2019 is over, the focus shifts to World Cup 2019. Hardik Pandya gave an interview yesterday to Sanjay Manjrekar after the match and expressed how much hungry he is to lift the world cup. I feel Hardik Pandya will be a key player with the bat this time. He is India's Andre Russell ! With the ball it's going to be Bumrah of course.


  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 4 months ago


    Hope he can bat maturely in the longer format with grit and determination. If that happens, it will be a shot in the arm for the men in blue.


    Life is like a boat in a sea, there is a lot to learn, so never close your mind to your limited experiences!


  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 3 months ago


    England marches forward with 4-0 thrashing of Pakistan. Their preparations appear perfect ahead of the world cup. They are clearly the favorites. However, there have been many instances where the favorites didn't actually go on to win the tournament.


  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 3 months ago


    Saurav Banerjee wrote:

    England marches forward with 4-0 thrashing of Pakistan. Their preparations appear perfect ahead of the world cup. They are clearly the favorites. However, there have been many instances where the favorites didn't actually go on to win the tournament.

    In cricket everyday is new day. Team which play better on a day will win match.


    Thank you said by: Saurav Banerjee

  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 3 months ago


    anil wrote:
    Saurav Banerjee wrote:

    England marches forward with 4-0 thrashing of Pakistan. Their preparations appear perfect ahead of the world cup. They are clearly the favorites. However, there have been many instances where the favorites didn't actually go on to win the tournament.

    In cricket everyday is new day. Team which play better on a day will win match.

    I completely agree with you. On a given day any team can beat any team in the game of cricket. More so this world cup is wide open as there's not much difference between the teams.


  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 3 months ago


    True, also because there are only 10 teams this time, the competition is going to be fierce and there is less room for error.

    No team can be taken lightly at all. The Margin for error is very minute relatively.

    There is a chance that in the Top 4 one can see 1 un expected team making it.


    Life is like a boat in a sea, there is a lot to learn, so never close your mind to your limited experiences!


  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 3 months ago


    Saurav Banerjee wrote:

    England marches forward with 4-0 thrashing of Pakistan. Their preparations appear perfect ahead of the world cup. They are clearly the favorites. However, there have been many instances where the favorites didn't actually go on to win the tournament.

    Actually I think we are trying to convince our minds that England will choke, they will be like the favorites who will not win and all that. However they look very strong, agile and like a complete team.

    They look in an ideal space to be honest.

    The only thing that can make this team lose will be their nerves on the back of their history of not winning at home ground, that's all it boils down to. Hope the nerves get the better of them.


    Life is like a boat in a sea, there is a lot to learn, so never close your mind to your limited experiences!


  • Re: 2019 Cricket World Cup

    by » 3 months ago


    epraneeth77 wrote:

    True, also because there are only 10 teams this time, the competition is going to be fierce and there is less room for error.

    No team can be taken lightly at all. The Margin for error is very minute relatively.

    There is a chance that in the Top 4 one can see 1 un expected team making it.

    New team like Afganistan is playing well and have some good players. Bangladesh is also good team of one day. It is capable in reaching Top 4.


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