Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

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Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby Ankur » Wed May 28, 2014 12:12 pm

India have announced an unusually large squad for the five Tests against England starting July, packing it with six quick bowlers though there was no place for Zaheer Khan. Other major talking points in the 18-man squad were the return of Gautam Gambhir, who last played Tests for India in December 2012, and the inclusion of Rajasthan's fast bowler Pankaj Singh.

Squad: MS Dhoni (capt), M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Ishant Sharma, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Wriddhiman Saha, Pankaj Singh

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby SuperGLS » Wed May 28, 2014 12:33 pm

I will love it if I get to see Gambo! Hopefully with a few failures from the others by the time they get the 5th test they'll give him another go.

As for missing out on Zak, no big deal.
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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby TedWard » Wed May 28, 2014 5:41 pm

Zaks past it - we want to see Sharmas roar.

I feel Gambhir is a bit of a sacrificial lamb to Englands feisty pace attack though.

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby TedWard » Wed May 28, 2014 6:03 pm

Pandey and Binny - who are they?

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby GpeL » Wed May 28, 2014 6:13 pm

binny is the dubious progeny of a certain roger binny and this pandy is still a whopandey so...

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby GpeL » Wed May 28, 2014 6:15 pm

That said, they cannot be any worse than Zak.

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 6:18 pm

Gambhir is a walking wicket.
He lost it long ago in Test cricket.
Was decent once upon a time, but then the nudging and edging took over.

I do hope he's changed now - for his sake, and BCCI's sake.

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby finger_power » Wed May 28, 2014 11:18 pm

Why not Umesh Yadav??

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby squarecut » Thu May 29, 2014 5:01 am

Varun Aaron is there to make up for Umesh Yadav. :P

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby Going South » Thu May 29, 2014 2:06 pm

Sharmas are better lot of them all.

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby GpeL » Thu May 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Hope you are not talking about ishant the sharm aa

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby SuperGLS » Thu May 29, 2014 3:11 pm

Of course he is! You thought all along he liked SRH because of Steyn? That's just the cover because he's too embarrassed to say he's a diehard Sharma fan.
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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby GpeL » Thu May 29, 2014 7:38 pm

I figured as much but wanted to give him benefit of doubt

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Re: Zaheer dropped from English Test Tour

Postby Going South » Thu May 29, 2014 8:59 pm

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