How many overs behind the rate is India?

How many overs behind the rate is India?

Post by R Bharat Ra » Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:56:40


32 overs in the morning -- max of 34 in the session, when India needed
38.  There is a serious risk of Dhoni missing the Lord's Test, and us
keeping with Saha.

Which brings me to the stupid selection -- what did poor Parthiv Patel
do wrong to be dropped after this Test series?  Parthiv could even
have been a backup opener if Gambhir wasn't 100% for any reason...


Bharat

 
 
 

How many overs behind the rate is India?

Post by Howzza » Tue, 12 Jul 2011 01:24:57


Quote:
> 32 overs in the morning -- max of 34 in the session, when India needed
> 38. ?There is a serious risk of Dhoni missing the Lord's Test, and us
> keeping with Saha.

> Which brings me to the stupid selection -- what did poor Parthiv Patel
> do wrong to be dropped after this Test series? ?Parthiv could even
> have been a backup opener if Gambhir wasn't 100% for any reason...

I was wondering the same thing, and wanted Parthiv instead of Saha for
England for exactly this reason (double as backup opener, allowing
another MO batsman to be picked). However, I read somewhere (perhaps
HT) that Saha was always the selectors' choice over Patel, and they
would have picked him for WI too if Sehwag/Gambhir had been available.
Patel was apparently picked as a backup opener in case Vijay/Mukundh
flopped miserably.

 
 
 

How many overs behind the rate is India?

Post by The Saviou » Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:20:02


Quote:

> > 32 overs in the morning -- max of 34 in the session, when India needed
> > 38. ?There is a serious risk of Dhoni missing the Lord's Test, and us
> > keeping with Saha.

> > Which brings me to the stupid selection -- what did poor Parthiv Patel
> > do wrong to be dropped after this Test series? ?Parthiv could even
> > have been a backup opener if Gambhir wasn't 100% for any reason...

> I was wondering the same thing, and wanted Parthiv instead of Saha for
> England for exactly this reason (double as backup opener, allowing
> another MO batsman to be picked). However, I read somewhere (perhaps
> HT) that Saha was always the selectors' choice over Patel, and they
> would have picked him for WI too if Sehwag/Gambhir had been available.
> Patel was apparently picked as a backup opener in case Vijay/Mukundh
> flopped miserably.

Considering the fact, Saha is from CSK and BCCI Secretary Srinivasan
(Also, president elect of BCCI) owns CSK, not to forget roll of Chief
Selector Srikkanth who was also a Brand Ambassador of CSK earlier, it
is crystal clear why Poor Parthiv has been dropped