India cannot have same team for the three different formats of cricket.Considering the demands each format make on the individual cricketers and team India cannot play same team for all the three different formats. India should pick test team based on individual players performance on Ranji Trophy but not on their performance in T20s.
Even if Ravi Shastri and BCCI together join forces and Buy Land and Property in Australia - Then also The Australian Cricket Team will ensure that they will Outclass any Indian Team or Playing XI that opposes them in their Home conditions.
So Mr. Ravi, don't mislead Indian Public and Die hard Cricket Indian fans
shastri as a test batsman has 7 AWAY test 100s one in australia- a double hundred against Mcdermott Reid Hughes Warne, 2 100s against england, 2 100s against pakistan facing bowlers like imran khan sarfraz nawaz and abdul qadir and 2 100s against WI facing bowlers like marshal, roberts, hodling, ambrose, walsh, bishop...
by itla kumar on Sep 14, 2018 06:03 PM
Why are you raking up his numbers,point is his blunders in team selection and pigheadedness in not accepting warm up games cost us 2 away series. If you are so much interested in the stats itself,he replaced a guy who is 3rd highest wicket taker in history of cricket and also has a hundred in ENG.So,to justify his selection over Kumble, he needs to show some good results.
by ganesh venkatakrishnan on Sep 14, 2018 07:07 PM
Shastri was a great player during his days, No doubts. But, the way he coaches the team was not that great.. Many feel that Kumble could be a better coach. Unfortunately, Kohli is not interested with Kumble :-(
by itla kumar on Sep 14, 2018 05:25 PM
Out of the 8 away wins,only 2 (1 in SA & 1 in ENG) count the rest came in SL & WI ,which are no way competitive and their standards in Test cricket have come down absymally.
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by rajashi ghosh on Sep 15, 2018 09:38 PM
I think you need to put things into perspective. That one win against Australia in Australia resulted in the series getting drawn, which is massive because in recent times we have been battered every time we went to Australia. That includes the 4-0 whitewash under Dhoni. That one win in England again resulted in India drawing the series, which is better than losing the series.
Can't even play Broad, Anderson, Moeen Ali and Shastri thinks they would have scored against Wasim, Waqar, McGrath, Warne, Murali!! Height of hypocrisy. Only fools like Sunil/shilpa supports this mindless coach