Why shud oldies retire when they are still performing?If not Dravid we might be losing by margin of 300-400 instead of 200 or so. It wud be even more shameful.I think we need to give chance to Pujara and Kohli. And drop some 2 non-performing guys.Kohli has shown potential in onedays,Pujara is not given enough chances.
Tht's the prob .. They r playing the game for all wrong reasons .. They already have enough money .. So just retire gracefully ...
My respect for so many players went down when they chose to play 2 months in IPL and skip the WI tour .. Sachin and Sehwag specially .. U wanna take rest skip IPL damn it .. They r so money hungry .. Pluse just see their fitness .. How fat they r getting .. They can't even run on the field ..
Many ppl predicted test performance of the national team would suffer when IPL was started. This pretty much also why England gets its ass kicked in football because all the players are cashing in with the premier league.
I know some ppl that like test matches and intls but they absolutely hate IPL. Why ? you like cricket now you can watch more. no they say.
I thought IPL would be a good nursery for young talent. You might not get to make the national team but at least you can get to play in a club. More opportunity now.
so overall situaton should in theory be little better with IPL.
Oh Come On bro, Its not a Nursery, its a Graduation for Young Players and Graduation in earning Money. Bcoz of this IPL, Players now have to bribe selection board for Ranji's . And Once they are selected, IPL owners are sitting there to bid on them. IPL had spoiled the defination and maligned the sports spirit of Cricket.
@hitman. . Its because of those oldies that the previous two test got stretched to four days. If they wouldn't have performed the margin of loss would have been much higher & the tests would have ended up in 3 days. What have the youngsters done ? When did you saw dhoni/yuvraj etc. performing in a test match. Keeping sreesanth at point is logical. Catches are dropped in matches. Even if they would have taken those 4 catches(which you saw on those news channels) wouldn't have made much difference. England lead by a healthy lead & they are on the verge of winning another test match.
I know some ppl that like test matches and intls but they absolutely hate Indian Premier League. Why ? you like cricket now you can watch more. no they say.
I am 1 of them. I love CRICKET, so i hate IPL.
This topic is 1 kind of fight that used to take place at that Community on Orkut.
Well the guys are either badly out of form, or they r silently protesting against something done BCCI, which hasnt gone down well with the team. They cant protest openly, so, may be in this way to raise suspicion amongst public.
The oldies r needed. Sachin, RD & Lax have a minimum of 1-2 years of cricket left in them. These "oldies" only prove to be the mentors for the younger generation.
A Raina, or Pujara, or Mukund or Kohli sharing the dressing room with this Trio, and also watching them play, can help them in shape their games. The young generation is IPL generation. they totally lack temperament to play long lasting innings, that too, CONSISTENTLY. They can learn this only from the oldies.
These very oldies have played well in past tours, and going by their performance in SA, theres no reason why they cant perform in England. SA is way tougher than England. Their bowlers too r far better than a Broad or Anderson or Bresnan.
About our ability take 20 wickets.......if u can get Kallis & Amla out, these Cooks & Pietersens & Bells are nonsense in front of them.
So, the problem isnt with their age. The problem is something else. Even the youngsters arent performing. It looks like a "Collective effort" to perform badly.
Guys lets us forget about England Test Series....We know that England are coming for a series in India later this year.. i am confident we will definitely beat england in our home series as we are lions and tigers at home....people like yuvraj, raina or new new member will perform in home series against england....
I am very much worried about the forthcoming Australia Series...this is the best oppurtuity for India clinch a series win against Australia in Test SEries....the selectors needs to focus more onto that tour on having the right players for that tour....
Very soon Champions league is also going to start....
I feel that all the 3 RD, ST & VVS have got 1 or 2 Years of Cricket LEft.....what i could recommend is that nurturing a young 1 at a time....the slot no 5 or no 6 is still open which should be nurtured...once a guy cements his place....then 1 among the 3 should retire...then nurture the 2nd one for no-3 or no-4 position....by this transition process we can get better players at test match level in next 3 years for india......In this transition process i am sure sachin will be the last person to retire....
I want to see young bloods to perform....even if they are failing give them a confidence for 4 -5 test matches...
Oh Come On bro, Its not a Nursery, its a Graduation for Young Players and Graduation in earning Money. Bcoz of this IPL, Players now have to bribe selection board for Ranji's . And Once they are selected, IPL owners are sitting there to bid on them.
IPL had spoiled the defination and maligned the sports spirit of Cricket.
Yeah, this is pretty much what i hear
Is there anything you think IPL can do to rectify this situation ?
One bad series/tour doesn't mean all is not well. What is the guarantee that England can hold No. 1 rank like Aus holds fo more than 2 years. Not defending BCCI and Team Management for their lack of courage for this imp tour.
New ones didn't perform at all.