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Is Dravid''s ODI recall the way forward?

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cool engr
by cool engr on Apr 15, 2011 01:20 AM

India needed a sheet anchor and Dravid did this role entire career. His average was 39 with strike rate 70 in this role. Post Dravid era (since 1998) Tendulkar has taken this role and he has done this role much better than Dravid with average 48 and strike rate 85 in this role. Besides Tendulkar faces the new ball too i.e. provides sheet anchor for opener too. This is the specific reason that during post Dravid era India’s average score per ODI innings and India’s success rate has risen and Tendulkar’s average has risen from 42 to 48 (whereas his strike rate has come down by just 1 point from 86 to 85) and also India has won WC………Indian team who do not have good containing bowlers cannot afford slow scorers in side. Good bowling sides like SA AUS can afford such player as Dravid. Like AUS had Beven who won many (180 – 250 score) matches SA has Kallis. When you always have to score over 300 and chase down 300 a batsman with 70 strike rate is a big liability the longer he stays the more pressure he puts on batsman at other end. Besides Dravid has never been able to keep up with the required rate for 300 run matches. Which means you are merely playing to reduce margin of opposition’s victory which is no point of playing Even the last

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Ranadev Dastidar
Dravid's recall
by Ranadev Dastidar on Sep 18, 2009 01:03 PM

Why do we forget that this man has scored over 10,000 runs in ODI's??. It is time we give Dravid his due credit as one of the greats. One-day cricket is not about hitting out and there is a requirement for a Anchor around which the others can play freely. The recent Final in Sri-Lanka is a exmple, where due to Dravid's presence Tendulkar could play his natural game. He should definitely be included in scheme of things for 2011 World Cup. And we have seen how the youngster's have fared against genuine pace bowling!!!

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Sanjay M
World Cup?
by Sanjay M on Sep 10, 2009 06:35 PM

Are internation cricket matches played as a practice or selection match for world cup. Are all team selections made with World Cup as the goal. Isn't there a 'thing' called international cricket match?

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Gopi Reddy
Rahul is best
by Gopi Reddy on Aug 26, 2009 01:32 PM

Dravid is right choice.

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rahul dravid the wall
by rahul on Aug 26, 2009 12:15 PM

welcome sir

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srinivas satyanarayan
Welcome back the gentleman of cricket
by srinivas satyanarayan on Aug 26, 2009 10:57 AM

Hope that you answer all critics with bat as u always did, Good luck Rahul

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why not kris select himself for the indian team
by sachin on Aug 26, 2009 05:44 AM  | Hide replies

why not kris select himself for the indian team ..also call back vensarkar & kiran more

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srinivas satyanarayan
Re: why not kris select himself for the indian team
by srinivas satyanarayan on Aug 26, 2009 10:59 AM
u man 2 say drop sachin and bring vengsarkar, wow what an idea sirji?

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Ashok Prabhu
Dravid, the match saver.
by Ashok Prabhu on Aug 25, 2009 11:08 PM  | Hide replies

Dravid has versatality and coolness in his batting style which is next to none. His adaptability to any kind of pitch is unquestionable. His return to one day side was long awaited and purely on merits, whatever are the thoughts expressed by his critics. All the very best to him for a successful stint in one dayers again. I am sure he will be proving himself in Sri Lanka itself.

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stan jacob
Re: Dravid, the match saver.
by stan jacob on Sep 12, 2009 02:36 PM
foolish decesions. see the number of balls faced for 13 runs

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Takloo Haiwan
The wall
by Takloo Haiwan on Aug 25, 2009 05:50 PM  | Hide replies

Let us join our trumphets to shower down The Wall.

Worst decision to recall him. India had lost number of matches due to his slow batting.

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Ankur Sapra
Re: The wall
by Ankur Sapra on Aug 26, 2009 08:54 AM
india has won more matches bcoz of his consistency

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vikas shetty
Re: Re: The wall
by vikas shetty on Aug 26, 2009 12:47 PM

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by mohan on Aug 25, 2009 04:05 PM

I have been watching this discussion board. Entire cricket community have said what is done ie selection of Dravid is right choice. Whether it is north-south-east - west 99.99% have voted as right move. Offcourse there are few who were against which is always there. SO NOW IT SHOWS THAT BCCI and SRIKANTH HAVE DONE THEIR HOME WORK AND RIGHT DECISION. The selectors also should watch in SA that next who have negative attitude and play against the country should be axed next. GOOD JOB

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