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Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by going south » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:47 pm

Selection committee chairman MSK Prasad has hinted that Rohit Sharma can be accommodated into the Indian Test playing XI in the opening slot at a time when K L Rahul's form has become a "cause of concern". India ODI vice-captain Rohit has been in sublime form of late but despite being in the squad, he sat out of the two-Test series in the West Indies. He has usually played in Tests as a middle-order batsman but with the success of Ajiknkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari in the Caribbean, it is more likely that he can come into the team as an opener, a position in which he has excelled in the shorter formats. Rohit Sharma had smashed five hundreds in the recently concluded World Cup.

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by raja » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:42 pm

To be fair to Rohit, on Indian wickets, he is quite a bully.
Rahul has been given a fair number of chances, and though I like the guy (and this will destroy his already fragile confidence), I can see why he might lose his place.

There's a lot of competition for places right now.
And that's a good thing.
It shows how strong the bench is.

Pant, for all his charm, isn't assured of a place as keeper - Saha is breathing down his neck.
I think Dinesh Karthik can be considered history now.
Rayudu might have technically unretired, but he's going to have to do something really special to come back.
Mayank Agarwal cannot rest on his decent early scores - even he had a poor series in the Windies.

What happened to Shikhar Dhawan?
Still injured?

Has Murali Vijay retired?
Or is he history too?

Then there are the Manish Pandey types - not Test cricket material probably, but hovering on the fringes.

And that's just the batting.

If you look at the bowling, it's competitive there too.

Ashwin, once undroppable in Tests, is finding it hard to be in the 11.
Not that he has done much wrong, but Jadeja has done well, with bat and ball - and is keeping Ashwin out.
And then there are Kuldeep & Chahal as serious options too, esp at home.

Hardik Pandya should be back soon too, I guess.

The quicks - Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, Bhuvi - of these 3 will play, 1 will miss out.
Then you have the Khaleel Ahmed types - again probably not Test material, but hovering on the fringes.

All in all, BCCI has good bench strength right now.

Thanks to ICC funding it really well.

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by Paddles » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:37 pm

There's holes in the Indian batting. 3 quality spinners, in Kuldeep, Jadeja and Ash.

Pant is under pressure cos he is the worst keeper in world cricket right now. I've never seen someone so bad with the gloves. But he bats well.

Hardik is gone for now. Seamers a re deep with Ishant, Shami, Bumrah, BK and Yadav.

But batting. Spot the Indian openers... Rohul 43, Dhawan 53, Vijay 58 Shaw 72....

1
Steve Smith
AUS
937
2 Virat Kohli IND 903
3 Kane Williamson NZ 878
4 Cheteshwar Pujara IND 825
5 Henry Nicholls NZ 749
6 Joe Root ENG 726
7 Ajinkya Rahane IND 725
8 Tom Latham NZ 724
9 Dimuth Karunaratne SL 723
10 Aiden Markram SA 719
11 Quinton de Kock SA 718
12 Francois du Plessis SA 702
13 Ben Stokes ENG 671
14 Ross Taylor NZ 669
15 Hashim Amla SA 664
16 Babar Azam PAK 658
17 David Warner AUS 651
18 Kusal Mendis SL 645
19 Asad Shafiq PAK 643
Angelo Mathews SL 643
21 Dean Elgar SA 639
Azhar Ali PAK 639
23 Rishabh Pant IND 633
24 Tamim Iqbal BAN 626
25 Usman Khawaja AUS 621
26 BJ Watling NZ 620
27 Brendan Taylor ZIM 607
28 Hanuma Vihari IND 601
29 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 599
30 Travis Head AUS 595
31 Dinesh Chandimal SL 591
32 Jonny Bairstow ENG 582
Niroshan Dickwella SL 582
34 Jason Holder WI 580
35 Mushfiqur Rahim BAN 570
36 Marnus Labuschagne AUS 568
37 Jos Buttler ENG 564
38 Temba Bavuma SA 563
39 Sarfaraz Ahmed PAK 562
40 Mominul Haque BAN 549
Mahmudullah BAN 549
42 Hamilton Masakadza ZIM 544
43 Lokesh Rahul IND 541
44 Dhananjaya de Silva SL 538
Jeet Raval NZ 538
46 Haris Sohail PAK 534
47 Roston Chase WI 533
48 Shimron Hetmyer WI 527
49 Kraigg Brathwaite WI 526
50 Shane Dowrich WI 525
51 Colin de Grandhomme NZ 519
Shaun Marsh AUS 519
53 Shikhar Dhawan IND 517
54 Rohit Sharma IND 513
55 Ravindra Jadeja IND 510
56 Kusal Perera SL 501
57 Sam Curran ENG 500
58 Peter Handscomb AUS 496
Murali Vijay IND 496
60 Tim Paine AUS 489
61 Rory Burns ENG 487
62 Shai Hope WI 485
63 Asghar Afghan AFG 484
64 Mayank Agarwal IND 476
65 Rahmat Shah AFG 471
66 Shan Masood PAK 470
67 Sikandar Raza ZIM 466
68 Darren Bravo WI 465
69 Roshen Silva SL 447
70 Oshada Fernando SL 446
71 Soumya Sarkar BAN 438
Prithvi Shaw IND 438
73 Jermaine Blackwood WI 435
74 Imam-ul-Haq PAK 433
75 Joe Burns AUS 429
76 Ibrahim Zadran AFG 426
77 Ben Foakes ENG 425
78 Kevin O'Brien IRE 423
79 Hardik Pandya IND 420
80 Chris Woakes ENG 419
81 Peter Moor ZIM 418
Joe Denly ENG 418
83 Keaton Jennings ENG 415
84 Ravichandran Ashwin IND 413
Matt Renshaw AUS 413
86 Moeen Ali ENG 408
87 Vernon Philander SA 401
Sean Williams ZIM 401
89 Kieran Powell WI 400
90 Mitchell Starc AUS 392
91 Dawid Malan ENG 391
Cameron Bancroft AUS 391
93 Mitchell Marsh AUS 390
94 Kurtis Patterson AUS 383
95 Imrul Kayes BAN 378
96 Aaron Finch AUS 370
Marcus Harris AUS 370
Litton Das BAN 370
99 Mark Stoneman ENG 353
100 Shadman Islam BAN 346

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by going south » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:01 pm

Errr pandyas were never test material. Yes. There is no batting consistency in BCCI test cricket but bowling unit is solid.

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by raja » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:08 am

Oops!
I had completely forgotten about Prithvi Shaw's existence. :-)

Such a talent!
Hope he's back in the side soon.

He's a modern-day Gavaskar, with very good technique, and a Gavaskar-like hunger for runs - but probably needs to work on his temperament. Gets carried away at times. Much like Kohli in his early days. And Tendulkar too.

I remember Tendulkar's cameos when he had just started.
He'd be batting beautifully and effortlessly - and then get carried away, playing one extravagant drive too many.
Gavaskar used to get frustrated.
I remember him saying "Sachin really needs to convert these into 100s. At the end of his career, he will look back at all these missed opportunities, and wish he'd taken them."

You have the Tendulkars, Kohlis and Prithvi Shaws.
They are meant to conquer the world.
They are the players spectators throng to the stadium to watch.

And you have the Pujaras and Hanuma Viharis.
They know their game is to hang in there everytime for the team, and allow the Kohlis and Shaws to enthral the public.

Having said that, Pujara and Vihari can play attractive cricket too - they have the ability.
I think it all depends on the role they see for themselves, and the match situation.

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by raja » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:09 am

GS, you haven't commented on my yesterday's post.
I think you didn't read it till the end. :-)

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by Paddles » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:25 am

raja wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:08 am
Oops!
I had completely forgotten about Prithvi Shaw's existence. :-)

Such a talent!
Hope he's back in the side soon.

He's a modern-day Gavaskar, with very good technique, and a Gavaskar-like hunger for runs - but probably needs to work on his temperament. Gets carried away at times. Much like Kohli in his early days. And Tendulkar too.

I remember Tendulkar's cameos when he had just started.
He'd be batting beautifully and effortlessly - and then get carried away, playing one extravagant drive too many.
Gavaskar used to get frustrated.
I remember him saying "Sachin really needs to convert these into 100s. At the end of his career, he will look back at all these missed opportunities, and wish he'd taken them."

You have the Tendulkars, Kohlis and Prithvi Shaws.
They are meant to conquer the world.
They are the players spectators throng to the stadium to watch.

And you have the Pujaras and Hanuma Viharis.
They know their game is to hang in there everytime for the team, and allow the Kohlis and Shaws to enthral the public.

Having said that, Pujara and Vihari can play attractive cricket too - they have the ability.
I think it all depends on the role they see for themselves, and the match situation.
Like Gavaskar? LIKE GAVASKAR? He is nothing like Gavaskar. Gavaskar was a wall. Total concetration. Shaw is a chubby lil recincarnation of Sehwag the slogger, who could lay off eating so many naan with his lunch and dinner unless he wants to end up looking like Ranatunga! So far he is failed boundary fielding, and failed a drug test.

I think Shaw is an excitement machine, and I love ball strikers, I really really do, and I think there is a place for them in test cricket, but GAVASKAR? No. No.

Strikes at 80 in FC. Over 90 in his 2 tests. 114 in List A. 140 in T20, no no no no.

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Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by going south » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:52 pm

raja wrote:GS, you haven't commented on my yesterday's post.
I think you didn't read it till the end. :-)
Haa. I am getting immune to BCCI insults or politics. May be it’s my new work place stress? Hmm. It’s like every new rookie player who made a good 100 gets compared to sachin, but they fade out faster than wall paint. A money manager for a star sportsman can never be more valuable than player himself how much he kid himself. ;)

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by Harmer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:23 am

Yes we are thinking now because Rahul I think last 4 innings no 50 but if you go by indian openers stats after retirement of Sunny we not find perfect both opener so
I think Rahul okayed -- NO NEED TO DISTURB KOHLI'S PEACE.

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Re: Rohit sharma as test opener

Post by Harmer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:29 am

raja wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:08 am
Oops!
I had completely forgotten about Prithvi Shaw's existence. :-)

Such a talent!
Hope he's back in the side soon.

He's a modern-day Gavaskar, with very good technique, and a Gavaskar-like hunger for runs - but probably needs to work on his temperament. Gets carried away at times. Much like Kohli in his early days. And Tendulkar too.

I remember Tendulkar's cameos when he had just started.
He'd be batting beautifully and effortlessly - and then get carried away, playing one extravagant drive too many.
Gavaskar used to get frustrated.
I remember him saying "Sachin really needs to convert these into 100s. At the end of his career, he will look back at all these missed opportunities, and wish he'd taken them."

You have the Tendulkars, Kohlis and Prithvi Shaws.
They are meant to conquer the world.
They are the players spectators throng to the stadium to watch.

And you have the Pujaras and Hanuma Viharis.
They know their game is to hang in there everytime for the team, and allow the Kohlis and Shaws to enthral the public.

Having said that, Pujara and Vihari can play attractive cricket too - they have the ability.
I think it all depends on the role they see for themselves, and the match situation.
Plenty of Opener around who can bats with karnataki

Eshwaran
Panchal
Jaiswal ( by 2023)
Shaw
Gill

BCCi even experiment vihari to open so they can ruin his career smooth selling for
Rohit at middle right now with Rahane/vihari around
Rohit in India not possible

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