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The Indian Test middle order

India’s rise to the no 1 status, despite the best efforts of the BCCI, has been a result of the outstanding middle order batsmanship of Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman & Ganguly with fire power at the top by Sehwag. Zaheer, Kumble, Harbhajan and Ishanth have also done their bit in crucial matches to give us reason to feel happy. In the coming years things are going to change very rapidly. The middle order cannot go on forever. Over the last 5 years e have seen the following players being brought into the Indian middle order, sometimes due to injury and later after Ganguly’s retirement. Here is an analysis of what they have done and whether they can serve India’s interests in the years to come.

1. Yuvraj Singh

He was identified as India’s future (much like Virat Kohli is today) and every Indian fan loved the way he smashed Allan Donald and Glenn McGrath in Nairobi or that wonderful win at the Natwest trophy. Even then we forgot that it was ODIs and not Test matches. The trend has continued over the last decade or so and Yuvraj keeps getting picked everytime he stars in ODIs. Has he done enough in Test matches at all.

This is his Test record – 35 tests 1709 runs 35.6 ave 3 hundreds & 10 fifties

35 tests is too many for just 3 hundreds. Flops in Australia & New Zealand and hudreds at home are not exactly helping the cause.

Can Yuvraj turn it around this time atleast. A comfortable home series against a none too threatening WI team is ideal. Have a look at his first class record

97 games 6114 runs 44.62 ave 18 hundreds & 30 fifties

Good, but not good enough to inspire confidence that Yuvraj can be a dependable Test batsman.

2. Suresh Raina

The next big guy to break into Test matches on the basis of ODI success in the last 5/6 years. Just have a look at his first class record

67 games 4497 runs 42.02 ave 8 hundreds & 31 fifties

There is nothing there that says Raina is a test cricketer! Look at his Test record to date

15 tests 710 runs 29.58 ave 1 hundred & 6 fifties

How did he get so many chances in the first place????? 15 tests???

3. Virat Kohli

He is the new Yuvraj. Again his ODI successes are forcing selectors to pick him. Have a look at his Test & FC records

3 tests 76 runs 15.2 ave

33 games 2207 runs 52.5 ave 7 hundreds & 8 fifties

Would it not be better if he played one more season of domestic cricket, scored 3/4 hundreds and make his way into the test team??? What is the hurry?

4. Cheteshwar Pujara

A dream debut! A quiet series in SA. Now injured and recovering. Inspiring domestic record and definite Test material that needs to be nurtured.

3 tests 107 runs 21.4 ave 1 fifty

56 games 4130 runs 55.81 ave 14 hundreds & 15 fifties

5. S Badrinath

The unlucky guy in Indian cricket. Been around for years. Never got the breaks he deserved. Has played just 2 Tests. Probably because he is not as flamboyant as Yuvraj or Raina! His Test trials are ODI matches where usually Yuvraj/Raina perform and so he loses out to them in the end. Fantastic domestic record! Maybe, just maybe he might get in after the big guns retire on the score of experience.

2 tests 63 runs 21.0 ave 1 fifty

97 games 7478 runs 62.31 ave 27 hundreds & 32 fifties

6. Rohit Sharma

Talented performer, very very good domestic record, unlucky to have not yet played a test match, more because of injury and one for the future on whom I would bet more than Kohli.

43 games 3409 runs 60.87 ave 10 hundreds & 15 fifties

The glamor and attention of ODIs and the IPL have resulted in the selection committee not selecting a proper test team.

Sanjay

Indian Test team for WI series

MS Dhoni – Captain – Selectors feel he does not need rest.

Gautam Gambhir – Concussion free & injury free he will be crucial.

Virender Sehwag – If he is fit and if he fires and if he can bowl and if if if …..

Rahul Dravid – No comments

Sachin Tendulkar – No comments

VVS Laxman – No comments

Yuvraj Singh – Is he fit? Is he good enough for Test matches? Am personally not convinced

R Ashwin – Very good in T20s and ODIs, 134 wickets in 35 first class matches is not the best record to get a break in tests. Again am not convinced he is test material as yet.

Pragyan Ojha – He should be in the team and playing in test mtaches.

Ishanth Sharma – Is he fit? Will he fire? Another question mark

Umesh Yadav – Glad he got picked. Deserves a few chances

Virat Kohli – He is the future of Indian cricket at the moment. But I will reserve my comments as far as tests go.

Varun Aaron – Raw pace needs to be encouraged. Better pick than Sreesanth

Ajinkya Rahane – Pipping an unlucky Abhinav Mukund. Unfortunately a match winning 91 in a home ODI is considered better than 49 in a losing cause at the Lord’s Test.

Rahul Sharma – 10 first class matches and 18 wickets in 5 years for Punjab!! What is he doing in this team?

Dropping of Bhajji was expected but am not too sure it was the right thing. Praveen Kumar has probably been rested. Raina has finally been found unsuitable for tests which is a good thing. I was half expecting them to pick Jadeja ahead of Ojha, but Cheeka and company felt that the inexperience of Rahul Sharma would serve India better. I think players like T Suman, Bharath Chipli, Paul Valthaty, Mayank Agarwal will definitely feel that an India call is inevitable. BTW why no mention of  Rohit Sharma??  My son looked at the side and said they could have picked Jakati!!

Sanjay

 

 

Did India deserve the win?

Some of the “great critics” of Indian cricket maintain that India did not deserve to win yesterday and here’s why. Of course I being a die hard India fan will give my own counters in brackets just to even the equation and justify the win!

1. Dhoni picked the wrong guy in Nehra instead of Ashwin. (He came in, Dhoni wanted options and he came good so..)

2. Umar Gul packed the off side and bowled too straight to allow Sehwag to get a great start. (Gul wanted to get Sehwag out LBW but it happened after the man had got 38 runs in double quick time. Finally they did get him LBW and just in case people forgot Sehwag also hit some through the off side.)

3. How many catches can a team miss? (So what? The 85 runs were still worth their weight in gold and the strokes played to get them … I leave that to the experts!)

4. Too many extras were given away in the end by Pak. (They bowled badly. How many extras did India give away? They bowled well!)

5. Hafeez played a bad shot when he had just settled nicely. (Handling pressure in the name of the game! Sorry but Indians handled pressure much better yesterday)

6. Umar Akmal should have been promoted ahead of Misbah. (That is where the captaincy of Dhoni makes the difference)

7. Afridi should have asked for the power play as soon as he came in. (Read counter in point no 6 above)

8. Misbah should have timed his charge atleast a couple of overs earlier. (Ok we deserve to win so no more counters!)

Sanjay

Was it a tight match?

Everybody was willing it to be a tight match. This will go down to the wire they said. India’s bowling was not good enough they said. India keeps collapsing in the powerplay they said. This is Australia and they don’t give up easily they said. Personally I was confident of a comfortable victory, and even though India tried its best to make it as tense as possible we won easily in the end.

1. The Australian batting at the end of the 1st over decided that 260 was a good enough score for them to defend. They did not take into account the depth and form of India’s batting and the inadequate nature of their own bowling.

2. India bowled well and fielded well almost above par. This ensured that Australia did not get 280. We have to remember that this was a Ponting playing for pride. They kept saying he played his part. The fault lay with the others. Haddin hit his par score. Hussey failed. Clarke and White were unimpressive. An out of form White should never have batted so high up yesterday in the first place.

3. India batted easily. The Oz bowling never threatened. Lee was consistent. Tait and Johnson were consistently bad. Krezja is their best spinner? Sorry not enough for the best batting team in the world. There never was a real fight from the Aussies. No fantastic catch, no match turning direct hit run out, no pressure to prevent singles in the middle overs. This was not a typical Aussie trench fight. A bad shot from Kohli and some mad running made the game more interesting than what it actually was.

4. Finally when Yuvi and Raina smashed the winning runs it finished a “supposedly” tight match.

5. Some thoughts from the match – Raina was a good pick over Yusuf after all the chances he was given. Munaf is getting predictable but should be persisted with I think. Bhajji needs to step up with a few wickets. Dhoni did a great job by getting Sachin and Kohli to bowl. That should help in case one of the main bowlers get hit. Sehwag & Raina can also able to chip in if necessary, the team looks more settled. I just hope Mohali does not encourage Dhoni to pick Sreesanth for the next game, but then who knows what he can come up with!

Sanjay

 

Ranji 34 – Last update

The quarter finals have begun today but for what its worth here is the update on our own ranji 34 palyer list.

Ranji Super League

Bengal

Wriddhiman Saha – 36 (Delhi) 11 (Mumbai) 178 no (Assam) DNP (Gujarat) DNP (Tn) DNP (Saurashtra) DNP (Railways)

Manoj Tewary – 69 (Delhi) 14 (Mumbai) 50 (Assam) 92 (Gujarat) DNB (TN) 233 no (Saurashtra) 42 & 17 (Railways)

A Dinda – 4/132 off 45 (Delhi) 1/130 (Mumbai) DNP (Assam) DNP (Gujarat) 3/35 (TN) 4/109 (Saurashtra) 1/87 (Railways)

Delhi

V Kohli – 173 (Bengal) 139 & 7 (TN) 6 (Gujarat) DNP (Saurashtra) DNP (Assam) DNP (Railways) 5 & 9 (Mumbai)

S Dhawan – 42(Bengal) 41 & 88 (TN) 149 (Gujarat) 51 (Saurashtra) 13 & 3 (Assam) 39 & 14 (Railways) 32 & 14 (Mumbai)

P Sangwan – 23 no & 0/86 (Bengal) DNP (TN) 3/16 & 1/57 (Gujarat) DNP (Saurashtra) 2/53 & 0/51 (Assam) 2/52 & 1/41 (Railways) 4/88 & 4/114 (Mumbai)

Mumbai

Rohit Sharma – 93 & 74 no (Saurashtra) 200 no (Bengal) 1 & 31 no (Railways) DNP (Assam) 59 no (Gujarat) DNP (TN) 37 & 148 (Delhi)

Ajinkya Rahane – Did not play (Saurashtra) 110 (Bengal) 43 & 94 (Railways) 22 (Assam) 126 (Gujarat) 49 (TN) DNP (Delhi)

Iqbal Abdulla – 150 no & 1/33 (Saurashtra) 81 & Did not bowl (Bengal) 4/42 & 1/74 (Railways) 2/48 & 3/22 (Assam) 0/7 & 5/58 (Gujarat) 3/89 (TN) 5/25 & 1/94 (Delhi)

Saurashtra

Jaydev Unadkat – 0/116 (Mumbai) 3/46 & 2/55 (Gujarat) 0/46 (Delhi) 4/82 & 1/28 (Railways) DNP (Bengal) DNP (Assam)

Ravindra Jadeja – 40 & 4/189 off 56 (Mumbai) 13 & 0, 3/49 & 5/59 (Gujarat) 63 & 0/134 (Saurashtra) DNP (Delhi) DNP (Railways) DNP (Bengal) 22 & 84 and 5/43 & 3/25 (Assam)

Baroda

Ambati Rayudu (playing for Baroda) – 4 & 200 no (Orissa) 22 (Haryana) 91 & 0 (UP) 79 (Punjab) 13 & 33 no (Karnataka) 57 (HP)

Yusuf Pathan – 10 & 27 (Orissa) 195 (Haryana) 15 & 49 (UP) DNP (Punjab) DNP (Karnataka) 5 (HP)

Irfan Pathan – Did not play

Tamil Nadu

R Ashwin – 1/51 off 19 & 2/74 off 34 (Assam) 5/94 & 6/87 (Delhi) 2/118 (Saurashtra) DNP (Railways) DNP (Bengal) DNP (Mumbai) 5/57 & 1/24 (Gujarat)

Abhinav Mukund – 22 & 32 (Assam) 2 & 59 (Delhi) 232 (Saurashtra) 131 (Railways) 41 (Bengal) 13 (Mumbai) 7 (Gujarat)

Dinesh Karthik – 4 & 0 (Assam) 6 & 23 no (Delhi) 30 no (Saurashtra) 17 no (Railways) 0 (Bengal) 19 (Mumbai) 16 (Gujarat)

S Badrinath – 83 & 6 no (Assam) 104 & 25 no (Delhi) 195 (Saurashtra) 149 (Railways) 37 no (Bengal) 51 (Mumbai) 84 (Gujarat)

Punjab

Yuvraj Singh – 52 & 24 (UP) 39 & 79 (Karnataka) 27 & 92 (HP) DNP (Baroda) DNP (Orissa) DNP (Haryana)

Sarabjit Ladda – 1/55 (UP) DNP (Karnataka) 2/101 (HP) 5/118 (Baroda) 4/63 & 0/35) (Orissa) DNP (Haryana)

UP

Praveen Kumar – 5/72 & 1/51 (Punjab) DNP (Orissa) DNP (Baroda) DNP (HP) DNP (Haryana)

RP Singh – 2/82 & 1/71 (Punjab) 6/50 & 3/29 (Orissa) 1/73 & 0/14 (Baroda) 3/38 (HP) 1/93 & 0/23 (Haryana)

Piyush Chawla – 2/51 & 2/78 (Punjab) 0/65 & 2/31 (Orissa) 0/71 & 0/40 (Baroda) Did not bowl (HP) 3/86 & 0/12 (Haryana)

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – 0/54 & 2/52 and 35 (Punjab) DNP (Orissa) 47 & 55 and 4/51 & 4/37 (Baroda) 0 & 2 and 2/14 (HP) 23,8 & 6/77, 1/20 (Haryana)

Karnataka

Robin Uthappa – 149 (Punjab) 42 & 48 (Haryana) 9 (Orissa) 17 & 11 (HP) 53 & 7 (Baroda) 4 & 67 (UP)

Abhimanyu Mithun – 0/52 & 4/94 (Punjab) 2/61 (Haryana) 1/45 & 4/70 (Orissa) 1/33 & 5/82 (HP) 1/59 & 1/25 (Baroda) DNP (UP)

Manish Pandey – 49 (Punjab) 37 & 55 (Haryana) 171 (Orissa) 0 & 112 (HP) 4 & 42 (Baroda) 36 & 50 (UP)

Vinay Kumar – 5/61 & 3/64 (Punjab) 2/57 (Haryana) DNP (Orissa) DNP (HP) 2/16 & 0/15 (Baroda) 2/55 (UP)

Ranji Trophy Plate

MP

Naman Ojha – 88 (Goa) 73 (Rajasthan) 44 (Jharkhand) 59 (Hyderabad)

Monish Mishra – 71 (Goa) 8 (Rajasthan) 11 (Jharkhand) 214 (Hyderabad)

Rajasthan

Deepak Chahar – 8/10 & 4/54 (Hyderabad) 4/67 & 0/75 (Goa) 1/136 (MP) 2/36 & 1/20 (Tripura) 4/86 & 3/29 (Jharkhand)

Pankaj Singh – 2/11 & 4/45 (Hyderabad) 5/58 & 2/89 (Goa) 0/86 (MP) 8/32 & 6/20 (Tripura) 2/88 & 2/75 (Jharkhand)

Jharkhand

Saurabh Tiwary – 20 (Tripura), 45 & 32 (Hyderabad) 4 & 12 (Goa) DNP (MP) DNP (Rajasthan)

Vidarbha

Umesh Yadav – 2/73 (Andhra) 7/74 & 0/30 (Maharashtra) 1/22 (Kerala) 3/55 & 0/20 (Services) DNP (J&K)

 

Ranji 34 – Update 6

The most shocking news of the last round of matches was Delhi losing to Railways in a thrilling match. The league phase of the Plate is also over and Andhra, Rajasthan, MP and Maharashtra have qualified for the semi finals. It is a pity that Hyderabad one of Southern giants is really languishing even in the plate league.

Ranji Super League

Bengal
Wriddhiman Saha – 36 (Delhi) 11 (Mumbai) 178 no (Assam) DNP (Gujarat) DNP (Tn) DNP (Saurashtra)
Manoj Tewary – 69 (Delhi) 14 (Mumbai) 50 (Assam) 92 (Gujarat) DNB (TN) 233 no (Saurashtra)
A Dinda – 4/132 off 45 (Delhi) 1/130 (Mumbai) DNP (Assam) DNP (Gujarat) 3/35 (TN) 4/109 (Saurashtra)
Delhi
V Kohli – 173 (Bengal) 139 & 7 (TN) 6 (Gujarat) DNP (Saurashtra) DNP (Assam) DNP (Railways)
S Dhawan – 42(Bengal) 41 & 88 (TN) 149 (Gujarat) 51 (Saurashtra) 13 & 3 (Assam) 39 & 14 (Railways)
P Sangwan – 23 no & 0/86 (Bengal) DNP (TN) 3/16 & 1/57 (Gujarat) DNP (Saurashtra) 2/53 & 0/51 (Assam) 2/52 & 1/41 (Railways)
Mumbai
Rohit Sharma – 93 & 74 no (Saurashtra) 200 no (Bengal) 1 & 31 no (Railways) DNP (Assam) 59 no (Gujarat) DNP (TN)
Ajinkya Rahane – Did not play (Saurashtra) 110 (Bengal) 43 & 94 (Railways) 22 (Assam) 126 (Gujarat) 49 (TN)
Iqbal Abdulla – 150 no & 1/33 (Saurashtra) 81 & Did not bowl (Bengal) 4/42 & 1/74 (Railways) 2/48 & 3/22 (Assam) 0/7 & 5/58 (Gujarat) 3/89 (TN)
Saurashtra
Jaydev Unadkat – 0/116 (Mumbai) 3/46 & 2/55 (Gujarat) 0/46 (Delhi) 4/82 & 1/28 (Railways) DNP (Bengal)
Ravindra Jadeja – 40 & 4/189 off 56 (Mumbai) 13 & 0, 3/49 & 5/59 (Gujarat) 63 & 0/134 (Saurashtra) DNP (Delhi) DNP (Railways) DNP (Bengal)
Baroda
Ambati Rayudu (playing for Baroda) – 4 & 200 no (Orissa) 22 (Haryana) 91 & 0 (UP) 79 (Punjab) 13 & 33 no (Karnataka)
Yusuf Pathan – 10 & 27 (Orissa) 195 (Haryana) 15 & 49 (UP) DNP (Punjab) DNP (Karnataka)
Irfan Pathan – Did not play
Tamil Nadu
R Ashwin – 1/51 off 19 & 2/74 off 34 (Assam) 5/94 & 6/87 (Delhi) 2/118 (Saurashtra) DNP (Railways) DNP (Bengal) DNP (Mumbai)
Abhinav Mukund – 22 & 32 (Assam) 2 & 59 (Delhi) 232 (Saurashtra) 131 (Railways) 41 (Bengal) 13 (Mumbai)
Dinesh Karthik – 4 & 0 (Assam) 6 & 23 no (Delhi) 30 no (Saurashtra) 17 no (Railways) 0 (Bengal) 19 (Mumbai)
S Badrinath – 83 & 6 no (Assam) 104 & 25 no (Delhi) 195 (Saurashtra) 149 (Railways) 37 no (Bengal) 51 (Mumbai)
Punjab
Yuvraj Singh – 52 & 24 (UP) 39 & 79 (Karnataka) 27 & 92 (HP) DNP (Baroda) DNP (Orissa) DNP (Haryana)
Sarabjit Ladda – 1/55 (UP) DNP (Karnataka) 2/101 (HP) 5/118 (Baroda) 4/63 & 0/35) (Orissa) DNP (Haryana)
UP
Praveen Kumar – 5/72 & 1/51 (Punjab) DNP (Orissa) DNP (Baroda) DNP (HP) DNP (Haryana)
RP Singh – 2/82 & 1/71 (Punjab) 6/50 & 3/29 (Orissa) 1/73 & 0/14 (Baroda) 3/38 (HP) 1/93 & 0/23 (Haryana)
Piyush Chawla – 2/51 & 2/78 (Punjab) 0/65 & 2/31 (Orissa) 0/71 & 0/40 (Baroda) Did not bowl (HP) 3/86 & 0/12 (Haryana)
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – 0/54 & 2/52 and 35 (Punjab) DNP (Orissa) 47 & 55 and 4/51 & 4/37 (Baroda) 0 & 2 and 2/14 (HP) 23,8 & 6/77, 1/20 (Haryana)
Karnataka
Robin Uthappa – 149 (Punjab) 42 & 48 (Haryana) 9 (Orissa) 17 & 11 (HP) 53 & 7 (Baroda))
Abhimanyu Mithun – 0/52 & 4/94 (Punjab) 2/61 (Haryana) 1/45 & 4/70 (Orissa) 1/33 & 5/82 (HP) 1/59 & 1/25 (Baroda)
Manish Pandey – 49 (Punjab) 37 & 55 (Haryana) 171 (Orissa) 0 & 112 (HP) 4 & 42 (Baroda)
Vinay Kumar – 5/61 & 3/64 (Punjab) 2/57 (Haryana) DNP (Orissa) DNP (HP) 2/16 & 0/15 (Baroda)
Ranji Trophy Plate

MP
Naman Ojha – 88 (Goa) 73 (Rajasthan) 44 (Jharkhand) 59 (Hyderabad)
Monish Mishra – 71 (Goa) 8 (Rajasthan) 11 (Jharkhand) 214 (Hyderabad)
Rajasthan
Deepak Chahar – 8/10 & 4/54 (Hyderabad) 4/67 & 0/75 (Goa) 1/136 (MP) 2/36 & 1/20 (Tripura) 4/86 & 3/29 (Jharkhand)
Pankaj Singh – 2/11 & 4/45 (Hyderabad) 5/58 & 2/89 (Goa) 0/86 (MP) 8/32 & 6/20 (Tripura) 2/88 & 2/75 (Jharkhand)
Jharkhand
Saurabh Tiwary – 20 (Tripura), 45 & 32 (Hyderabad) 4 & 12 (Goa) DNP (MP) DNP (Rajasthan)
Vidarbha
Umesh Yadav – 2/73 (Andhra) 7/74 & 0/30 (Maharashtra) 1/22 (Kerala) 3/55 & 0/20 (Services) DNP (J&K)

Ranji 34 – Update 5

Rain has been playing spoilsport again and my own team TN suffered most in the last 2 games not giving them the chance to score points, thereby making it that much more difficult to qualify.  Pawan Suyal, the left arm seamer from Delhi has been impressive with 22 wickets this season. Anyway here is the update on the Ranji 34.

Ranji Super League

Bengal

Wriddhiman Saha – 36 (Delhi) 11 (Mumbai) 178 no (Assam) DNP (Gujarat) DNP (Tn)

Manoj Tewary – 69 (Delhi) 14 (Mumbai) 50 (Assam) 92 (Gujarat) DNB (TN)

A Dinda – 4/132 off 45 (Delhi) 1/130 (Mumbai) DNP (Assam) DNP (Gujarat) 3/35 (TN)

Delhi

V Kohli – 173 (Bengal) 139 & 7 (TN) 6 (Gujarat) DNP (Saurashtra) DNP (Assam)

S Dhawan – 42(Bengal) 41 & 88 (TN) 149 (Gujarat) 51 (Saurashtra) 13 & 3 (Assam)

P Sangwan – 23 no & 0/86 (Bengal) DNP (TN) 3/16 & 1/57 (Gujarat) DNP (Saurashtra) 2/53 & 0/51 (Assam)

Mumbai

Rohit Sharma – 93 & 74 no (Saurashtra) 200 no (Bengal) 1 & 31 no (Railways) DNP (Assam) 59 no (Gujarat)

Ajinkya Rahane – Did not play (Saurashtra) 110 (Bengal) 43 & 94 (Railways) 22 (Assam) 126 (Gujarat)

Iqbal Abdulla – 150 no & 1/33 (Saurashtra) 81 & Did not bowl (Bengal) 4/42 & 1/74 (Railways) 2/48 & 3/22 (Assam) 0/7 & 5/58 (Gujarat)

Saurashtra

Jaydev Unadkat – 0/116 (Mumbai) 3/46 & 2/55 (Gujarat) 0/46 (Delhi) 4/82 & 1/28 (Railways)

Ravindra Jadeja – 40 & 4/189 off 56 (Mumbai) 13 & 0, 3/49 & 5/59 (Gujarat) 63 & 0/134 (Saurashtra) DNP (Delhi) DNP (Railways)

Baroda

Ambati Rayudu (playing for Baroda) – 4 & 200 no (Orissa) 22 (Haryana) 91 & 0 (UP) 79 (Punjab)

Yusuf Pathan – 10 & 27 (Orissa) 195 (Haryana) 15 & 49 (UP) DNP (Punjab)

Irfan Pathan – Did not play

Tamil Nadu

R Ashwin – 1/51 off 19 & 2/74 off 34 (Assam) 5/94 & 6/87 (Delhi) 2/118 (Saurashtra) DNP (Railways) DNP (Bengal)

Abhinav Mukund – 22 & 32 (Assam) 2 & 59 (Delhi) 232 (Saurashtra) 131 (Railways) 41 (Bengal)

Dinesh Karthik – 4 & 0 (Assam) 6 & 23 no (Delhi) 30 no (Saurashtra) 17 no (Railways) 0 (Bengal)

S Badrinath – 83 & 6 no (Assam) 104 & 25 no (Delhi) 195 (Saurashtra) 149 (Railways) 37 no (Bengal)

Punjab

Yuvraj Singh – 52 & 24 (UP) 39 & 79 (Karnataka) 27 & 92 (HP) DNP (Baroda) DNP (Orissa)

Sarabjit Ladda – 1/55 (UP) DNP (Karnataka) 2/101 (HP) 5/118 (Baroda) 4/63 & 0/35) (Orissa)

UP

Praveen Kumar – 5/72 & 1/51 (Punjab) DNP (Orissa) DNP (Baroda) DNP (HP) DNP (Haryana)

RP Singh – 2/82 & 1/71 (Punjab) 6/50 & 3/29 (Orissa) 1/73 & 0/14 (Baroda) 3/38 (HP) 1/93 & 0/23 (Haryana)

Piyush Chawla – 2/51 & 2/78 (Punjab) 0/65 & 2/31 (Orissa) 0/71 & 0/40 (Baroda) Did not bowl (HP) 3/86 & 0/12 (Haryana)

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – 0/54 & 2/52 and 35 (Punjab) DNP (Orissa) 47 & 55 and 4/51 & 4/37 (Baroda) 0 & 2 and 2/14 (HP) 23,8 & 6/77, 1/20 (Haryana)

Karnataka

Robin Uthappa – 149 (Punjab) 42 & 48 (Haryana) 9 (Orissa) 17 & 11 (HP)

Abhimanyu Mithun – 0/52 & 4/94 (Punjab) 2/61 (Haryana) 1/45 & 4/70 (Orissa) 1/33 & 5/82 (HP)

Manish Pandey – 49 (Punjab) 37 & 55 (Haryana) 171 (Orissa) 0 & 112 (HP)

Vinay Kumar – 5/61 & 3/64 (Punjab) 2/57 (Haryana) DNP (Orissa) DNP (HP)

 

Ranji Trophy Plate

MP

Naman Ojha – 88 (Goa) 73 (Rajasthan) 44 (Jharkhand)

Monish Mishra – 71 (Goa) 8 (Rajasthan) 11 (Jharkhand)

Rajasthan

Deepak Chahar – 8/10 & 4/54 (Hyderabad) 4/67 & 0/75 (Goa) 1/136 (MP) 2/36 & 1/20 (Tripura)

Pankaj Singh – 2/11 & 4/45 (Hyderabad) 5/58 & 2/89 (Goa) 0/86 (MP) 8/32 & 6/20 (Tripura)

Jharkhand

Saurabh Tiwary – 20 (Tripura), 45 & 32 (Hyderabad) 4 & 12 (Goa) DNP (MP)

Vidarbha

Umesh Yadav – 2/73 (Andhra) 7/74 & 0/30 (Maharashtra) 1/22 (Kerala) 3/55 & 0/20 (Services)

A look at the recent selections of the Indian selections show some interesting info.

1. Parthiv Patesl gets a place and Naman Ojha is ignored.

2. Rohit Sharma gets picked but Badrinath has been ignored.

3. Saurabh Tiwary continues to be a passenger in the Indian ODI side despite not getting a chance and failing repeatedly in the “Plate” league for Jharkhand.

4. Abhimanyu Mithun is also getting a raw deal.

5. Praveen Kumar was still picked even though he had not played for UP in the last couple of games and had to opt out to make way for Vinay Kumar.

 

Sanjay