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Old 1st April 2011, 01:56   #676
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He has held on to his place thanks to the hundred which he scored against Bangladesh! He has been in good form for the past 1 year though. For the past 2 years Raina has been batting in the top 5 but in the past couple of months before the World Cup he lost his form and hence was out of the playing 11 but now thankfully he's back and doing well. We can't afford to have him at No.4 because Dhoni is not in form in the lower order and Kohli is not too good in the last 10 overs.
I think there are three very important reasons for having Kohli in the team:
  1. His replacement is Pathan and though it may not look like so but Yuvraj, Dhoni and Raina (and if Tendulkar and Sehwag are still on the crease) are equally explosive as Pathan. If there is ever a need for thrashing these man can do it any time themselves. We need a innings builder just for the crisis situation.
  2. Pathan is not in form himself and replacing him against a set batsman in the Finals of a WC. That's a big NO.
  3. The last and biggest factor Kohli along with Raina are electrifying fielders and they not just save crucial runs but creates a threat in opposition against quick singles and inspire other teammates as well.
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I think there are three very important reasons for having Kohli in the team:The last and biggest factor Kohli along with Raina are electrifying fielders and they not just save crucial runs but creates a threat in opposition against quick singles and inspire other teammates as well.
IMO they should not again experiment at this stage of the game. Kohli is a big asset in terms of fielding and at times in batting too. Pathan is never predictable.
The only change, if needed, to have Ashwin in place of Nehra.


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It looks like gambhir may be left out due to his fitness, if that is so, then Kohli has a role to play at 3. Other day Dhoni gave excuse that he is comming at 5/6 position and not much time to play, if he thinks so then this Should be the Batting order
  1. Viru
  2. Sachin
  3. Kohli
  4. Dhoni
  5. Yuvraj
  6. Raina
  7. Pathan
If Gambhir is playing then IMO
  1. Viru
  2. Sachin
  3. Gambhir
  4. Yuvraj
  5. Dhoni
  6. Raina
  7. Pathan
Kohli can always field for some one, raina did that for most of the matches.

And for Nehra, I think its his right hand which is injured, still he can take a chance, do his full spell, rest out and Kohli can field, else Ashwin is always there.
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Does anyone know what was the background music playing in Star Cricket, when 2 teams(India-Pak) were getting ready for the National antheme? its a famous music usually played during sporting events, initially I thought its Oh!Fortuna but it was not. Anyone has a clue?
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I think Yousuf's days in the Indian team is numbered unless we have more injuries. On Indian conditions Raina is any day better.
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its a famous music usually played during sporting events, initially I thought its Oh!Fortuna but it was not. Anyone has a clue?
I did not see that but there is a song I heard at many sporting events abroad. REMEMBER THE NAME by FORT MINOR (Mike Shinoda).
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The BCCI has dropped Dhoni as captain and from the team for the final, Gautham Gambhir will be captain instead. This after the disclosure of the BCCI chief Sharad Pawars links with one of the business man involved in the 2G Scam.

Hopefully the replacement wicketkeeper is good enough. I hope they choose Parthiv Patel he can bat too.
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The BCCI has dropped Dhoni as captain and from the team for the final, Gautham Gambhir will be captain instead. This after the disclosure of the BCCI chief Sharad Pawars links with one of the business man involved in the 2G Scam.

Hopefully the replacement wicketkeeper is good enough. I hope they choose Parthiv Patel he can bat too.
Good try mate for April fool.

But can never be realistic
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Good try mate for April fool.
That April Fool thread spoiled it for me..

Where is that rohanjf, i need to
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The BCCI has dropped Dhoni as captain and from the team for the final, Gautham Gambhir will be captain instead. This after the disclosure of the BCCI chief Sharad Pawars links with one of the business man involved in the 2G Scam.
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Good try Spitfire on April 1st
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Could someone post the videos of celebrations after the Ind Pak win here for the people away from the country. Please!!

Here is one i got
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An INCREDIBLY INSIGHTFUL article which I came across.... dont miss it for anything
The banality of the Indian cricket fan - Lounge - livemint.com
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An INCREDIBLY INSIGHTFUL article which I came across.... dont miss it for anything
The banality of the Indian cricket fan - Lounge - livemint.com
that was an awesome read and in a way true.
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An INCREDIBLY INSIGHTFUL article which I came across.... dont miss it for anything
The banality of the Indian cricket fan - Lounge - livemint.com
The writer probably has never stayed in India. And his/her upbringing has been in an upper class european neighborhood probably.

India has people and it is noisy. In no way good but that is the way we are.

See our festivals - drums, big cymbals, etc. See our marraiges. Its a reflection of that culture.

Yes vandalism is an issue. But then the author has probably never heard of football.

A look-at-me, I am intelligent then the rest because I talk elite stuff. The writer is a self proclaimed misfit to write about Indianess.
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You guys want a howlarious article ? Read this one

Sidin Vadukut: Watching India v Pakistan in Basel | Page 2 | ESPN Cricinfo
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