IPL Indian Premier League - General Discussions

Discussion in 'Twenty20 Leagues' started by AliB, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. LiveLoveABD Chairman of Selectors

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    CSK’s issues are spin bowling at the top among many and this is their tournament.

    Today was even more reason to play Tahir since they strengthened the batting with Jadhav and opted to drop PC.

    Bravo no longer bats and he gets very few strikes in the middle or top of the order. CSK already have Curran at the death.
     
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  2. SaiSrini ICC President

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    Honestly, this CSK squad is "DONE". Cannot expect any miracles from them considering the age of the players involved. This squad needs to be almost completely disbanded (barring a few like Jadeja and Curran, who need to be retained for the future) and a brand new squad needs to be built if CSK have to get back their mojo in IPL. We are entering an era where teams with younger players and fresher legs/mindset are going to start dominating and if CSK do not build a squad around the new 'normal', they will just be so left behind.

    Kudos to Delhi! They have a beautiful side that covers most of the bases. It will only be fitting if they fight it out against Mumbai Indians in the final.
     
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  3. Akshay. Chairman of Selectors

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    If Shaw works on his technique against moving delivery, he can be a deadly opener. I like him more than Gill & Padikkal, who are also good but are typical Indian batsmen who play slow at the start. Shaw, Pant & Pandya are our best bet in T20s and need to back them.

    MI & DC are well-rounded teams and both have great squad depth. A win today for MI will almost seal a playoff spot
     
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  4. asprin Code Master

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    Could be wrong but kind of felt like the umpire decided to trust the reputation of Dhoni there and went in his favour seeing a massive appeal from him. Not saying Dhoni was wrong in appealing - he could probably be using that as a tactic to rattle the batsman.

    We saw that happen earlier with the wide call in the other match as well - a disturbing trend if true. An umpire should always go by his instincts and not by the gestures of the players on the field.
     
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  5. NilayShah60 Chairman of Selectors

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    That wasn't actually a wide. Similar instance happened in 2017 IPL in a match between Rising Pune Super Giant & Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai needed some 17 runs in the last over and on the very first ball Rohit Sharma moved towards the off-stump trying to hit Unadkat who was bowling outside off-stump from round the wicket. Since the ball was outside the wide line Rohit left that ball and it wasn't called a wide, most people supported that decision as well. It eventually resulted in Rohit getting out the very next ball and Mumbai went on to lose that match.
     
  6. asprin Code Master

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    Which is exactly what I was pointing out. Dhoni definitely had a part to play in that decision.

    So Bravo out for a few days or weeks, which is a blessing in disguise since CSK refused to drop him. This probably means Tahir will come in which will definitely add bite to their bowling attack.

    Also got a feeling that Russel might fire today because....SRH.
     
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  7. Velocity International Coach

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    Bowling looks pretty thin for Sunrisers, looks like Shankar and Samad to complete 4 overs together. The SRH game plan looks like it's leaning towards the batsmen to play with more freedom while chasing today.
     
  8. Yash. Watching SRH choke since 2013...

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    What wrong did Nadeem do to be dropped? I think Shankar should've been dropped not him
     
  9. Yash. Watching SRH choke since 2013...

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    Rashid has looked off colour ever since Tewatia laid into him.
     
  10. Yash. Watching SRH choke since 2013...

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    Okay I take this back
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 18, 2020 ---
    Also, I think Kane is off the field. Just saw Holder on the field.
     
  11. Velocity International Coach

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    However overrated Shankar might be in terms of the hype he received being framed a "3D player", fair to say he bowled a pretty tidy 4 overs today without having to use Samad which would've been pretty risky given he's not really a bowler.
     
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  12. wasteyouryouth Staff Member

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    Might be wrong but this feels like the first time all season I've seen KKR with two batsman at the crease in the 16th over.
     
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  13. Pinch hitter SB Hall of Fame

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    Russell not so good with his batting this seasonso far... KKR can give him opener position in place of Gil...
     
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  14. Bevab ICC Board Member

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    If this game doesn't make it clear that Karthik has to be the finisher for Kolkata and not someone else, nothing will.
     
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  15. Velocity International Coach

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    Gave 10-15 runs too many. With a longer batting lineup SRH still have a chance on a gradually slowing surface.
     

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