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South Africa tour of India Sept-Oct 2019

Discussion in 'International Tours and Events' started by NilayShah60, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. NilayShah60 International Coach

    NilayShah60
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    South Africa is going to tour India on 15th September 2019. The tour will comprise of 3 T20Is and 3 Tests and will end on 23rd October 2019. Following are the details:-

    Teams Involved

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    India V/s South Africa

    Venues
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    Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Dharamsala

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    Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

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    M Chinnaswammy Stadium, Bengaluru

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    Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium,Vishakhapatnam

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    Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

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    JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi

    Squads
    India T20I Squad
    South Africa T20I Squad
    India Test Squad
    South Africa Test Squad

    T20I Series
    15th September 2019 1st T20I: India v/s South Africa, Dharamsala
    18th September 2019 2nd T20I: India v/s South Africa, Mohali
    22nd September 2019 3rd T20I: India v/s South Africa, Bengaluru


    Test Series (Freedom Series)

    2nd October 2019 1st Test: India v/s South Africa, Vishakhapatnam
    10th October 2019 2nd Test: India v/s South Africa, Pune
    19th October 2019 3rd Test: India v/s South Africa, Ranchi


    Series Result

    T20I Series
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    Series Drawn 1-1

    Test Series
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
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  2. NilayShah60 International Coach

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    What a day to start off the Freedom series on the Auspicious occassion of Gandhi Jayanti ! Gandhiji who is our Father of the Nation who did every sacrifice from his life that he could to get the freedom for our Country. It's a nice way to give tribute to him by starting the series on that day. I think Nelson Mandela also should be remembered whenever we talk about the freedom series as he was the man who helped the way out of South Africa for a thing called apartheid. Both are legends of their respective Countries. I sort of like this idea of naming this series as freedom series.
     
  3. NilayShah60 International Coach

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    I feel like even the Captains of their respective sides should keep in mind this idea of Freedom Series instead of trying to look to pull each other down by claiming some things and go on boasting about it in the Press Conference.
     
  4. Gokul Raj. International Coach

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    The Text Looks like. You Are asking Him To Give A Speech. Lol :lol:lol
     
  5. NilayShah60 International Coach

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    Really ? I did not feel like it. :D:lol
     
  6. Gokul Raj. International Coach

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    But the Sentence looks like that only
     
  7. NilayShah60 International Coach

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    Good to see De Kock as Captain in place of someone like JP Duminy because at times I notice that Duminy let's the opposition run away with the game many times in IPL Cricket and this format is no different. I think De Kock is one of the most consistent performers in the limited overs format for the Proteas and is tactically very good when he is batting so that gives him a chance to prove whether he can do the same with his leadership, decision making and man management skills. BTW why is Duminy rested for this series ? As far as I know he is still available for the T20I format. Also I am excited to see the likes of Nortje bowling to the Indian Batsmen. Would be a great contest. This is the thing I like about South Africa. They always bring a sort of surprise package in the form of fast bowlers for the Overseas batsmen in Overseas conditions. Last time they had Rabada and this time they have Nortje, I think this makes the contest exciting even for the fans.
     
  8. Gokul Raj. International Coach

    Gokul Raj.
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    Good to see New Sponsor For Team India from September 15th
     
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  9. NilayShah60 International Coach

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    Can somebody explain Bhuvi's exclusion from the T20I squad ?
     
  10. SaiSrini ICC President

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    My XI for tomorrow's first T20I would be this:

    Rohit
    Rahul
    Kohli
    Iyer
    Pant
    Hardik
    Jadeja
    Sundar
    Deepak
    Saini
    Khaleel

    There is a temptation to play Krunal but I would rather play an extra seamer at Dharmashala as I am not a big believer yet in Hardik's bowling consistency. Between Krunal and Jadeja, Jadeja is the better pick for me. Sundar's utility in opening the bowling in T20's and his useful batting gets him the nod ahead of Rahul Chahar. Iyer's form in those ODI's in WI gets him the nod ahead of Pandey. Rahul over Dhawan purely for the fact that Rahul is a pace setter and if India need to revamp their T20I gameplay, Rahul should be at the forefront of it as both Rohit and Kohli take time to get going.

    Would be interesting to see how Rohit and Kohli tweak their gameplay to put less value on their wicket and start hitting much earlier than they're used to. Finally our team is waking up to the fact that the approach in limited overs format has to change to keep up with teams like England.
     
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  11. LiveLoveABD Panel of Selectors

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    It seems like finger spinners who can bat a tad are now the go to! I would have thought, at least one of Chahal and Kuldeep would be in the running? No?

    The madness continues. RCB's shambles is now well and truly upon the national team. Good in a way. Why should only we suffer? :lol
     
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    The following is my opinion limited to T20 only and all in line for the World T20 in Australia.

    I don't think we have the depth in domestic cricket to come near England in terms of power hitters who can bowl. On the other hand, they lack specialists across the board while we have so many that our 'A' team could make the English side. I think, each team plays their own way. I will say this for the nth time, that we have the best bowling attack in the world. In fact, if we put our head in the game and not up Shastri's and Kohli's rear end, we have so many options for each position that it's ridiculous.

    Openers-

    Rohit Sharma
    Shikhar Dhawan
    KL Rahul
    Prithvi Shaw

    My personal opinion is that Rohit Sharma plays regardless of form. Only an injury keeps him out.

    The second opener for me right now would be Rahul. He can just win the game on his own in this format. Dhawan & Shaw in a shoot out for the reserve opener although I lean on Dhawan's side because of his established record and experience.

    Middle Order-

    Virat Kohli at 3. End of discussion.

    Shreyas Iyer
    Manish Pandey
    Nitish Rana
    Ambati Rayudu
    Dinesh Karthik

    I would personally opt to put Pant at 4 as the WK and have DK bat 5 with H Pandya at 6. But, that's just me. I am 100% grooming and picking Iyer to be in the squad. He's a leader and just a natural whether it's 3/4.

    India then has the luxury of two genuine spin bowling all rounders in Jadeja and Krunal. I think I'm comfortable with rotating them although I'd always pick Jadeja over Krunal. He has a presence about him and he's definitely the better bowler and fielder of the two. Krunal can float, but if Jadeja is persisted with and given a consistent run, he can get there.

    The 3 premiere quicks pick themselves and Navdeep Saini is an automatic choice for reserve seamer. He could very well make it in the starting XI considering it's Australia and he will get the max bounce.

    You have to have one wrist spinner. We have a china man, probably the best in the world and then Chahal and Chahar to pick from. I think, it's madness to eliminate these two from the running because of lack of batting pedigree. We lost the 2019 World Cup because of a weak middle order. Not because our lower order crumbled in a knock out. These are lame excuses from a lame management and pathetic captain.

    The squad for me at this moment would be-

    Rahul
    Rohit
    Dhawan
    Kohli
    Pant
    DK
    Iyer
    Hardik
    Jadeja
    Shami
    Bumrah
    BK
    Saini
    Krunal Pandya
    Kuldeep Yadav
     
  13. NilayShah60 International Coach

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    Exactly the squad I have been looking for since about last couple of years. A side that is specialised in this format which has a mix blend of experience and youth.

    TBH he doesn't look like a batsman who can succeed much in this format. He somehow did well in 2018 IPL but since then he is just faded away. Honestly his position should be somewhere in top 3. Also I don't think he would be keen for a India return after what happened during the squad selection for WC and before that.

    And I am quite surprised that a player like Nitish Rana has been kept in sidelines for so long. I guess it's been nearly 3 years he is performing consistently well in IPL and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

    Not just because of weak middle order alone but also the failure of the top order which was the best performing top order throughout the tournament apart from the Semi-finals. And also I don't ever remember Kohli saying that India lost the Semi-final because of lower oder failure. Kohli clearly stated that "The first 45 mins of our innings put us out of the tournament." which clearly suggested that he talked about the top order failure. He might have failed to address the middle order issue but his point was still valid. It was expected that our top order will get us through the tournament and they failed just when the occasion came. I won't put the blame on KL Rahul for his failure but it was the responsibility of Kohli and Rohit to stand up when it was demanded from them.
     
  14. NilayShah60 International Coach

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    And with all the hype around the bowling and the way they have performed we seem to forget our batting which used to be our strength has regressed a lot now. And has been the case since 2014 itself. I think it all came down to the then Head Coach Duncan Fletcher, the then team director Ravi Shastri and a Captain who stayed in the job for longer than he should've. It wasn't Dhoni's fault though but the failure of selectors and the board to address the issue of keeping the batting quality intact despite all personnel changes. Additional home matches and lack of Overseas tours worsened the issue.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  15. Bevab National Board President

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    I am no fan of Kohli's captaincy, but here are the words that he used to explain their exclusion.

    I don't believe that this is the end for Kuldeep and Chahal, it seems to me that Kohli is experimenting with the use of an extra bowling all-rounder rather than outright dropping them unless they perform a miracle with bat or ball. Sundar was next in line and so he got picked, this has nothing to do with his style of spin. Wouldn't surprise me if Gopal (wrist spinning all-rounder) receives a game or two in the near future.

    There are plenty of T20I games before the World Cup, I would rather experiment now instead of playing musical chairs with the spinner slots during the tournament itself. Bit surprised that you do not agree with this, given that you have criticised Kohli in the past for 'meaningless bilateral series' victories' with full strength playing XIs.

    I do agree with the premise of an extra bowling all-rounder being unnecessary under most circumstances, the only situation where I can see such an option being valuable is in the chase of a 210 plus total where you need every player to score at a very high rate constantly. The extra batsman or two will be invaluable in that situation to attack freely but if we were to select an extra specialist bowler who can bowl better, we might not end up conceding such a big total in the first place. Would be willing to see if the current bowling lineup stacks up well enough before passing a judgement.
     
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