anyone paying attention to Indian U-19

anyone paying attention to Indian U-19

Post by Shekhar Kal » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 06:39:41


These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.
Today Rayudu hit 177 off only 114 balls !
He scored 60% of the runs on his own while batsmen were falling at
other end. he opened and remained notout till end with India winning
by 1 wicket.
 
 
 

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Post by samarth harish sha » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 06:54:32

Quote:

> These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.
> Today Rayudu hit 177 off only 114 balls !
> He scored 60% of the runs on his own while batsmen were falling at
> other end. he opened and remained notout till end with India winning
> by 1 wicket.

Yeah, I'm paying attention to the India U-19 side. Last game,
Chandrashekhar Atram did a Javed Miandad by hitting a six off the last
ball when 4 were required for a win.

-Samarth.

 
 
 

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Post by Shekhar Kal » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 08:19:37

Quote:

> > These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.
> > Today Rayudu hit 177 off only 114 balls !
> > He scored 60% of the runs on his own while batsmen were falling at
> > other end. he opened and remained notout till end with India winning
> > by 1 wicket.

> Yeah, I'm paying attention to the India U-19 side. Last game,
> Chandrashekhar Atram did a Javed Miandad by hitting a six off the last
> ball when 4 were required for a win.

> -Samarth.

Yep .. after a long time someone from Nagpur did something
in international cricket.
Now that Vidarbha is in A group, we can expect some good players
to come in.
I would like to see someone from Nagpur, my hometown,  in Indian team.

 
 
 

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Post by samarth harish sha » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 10:26:56

Quote:

> > > These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.
> > > Today Rayudu hit 177 off only 114 balls !
> > > He scored 60% of the runs on his own while batsmen were falling at
> > > other end. he opened and remained notout till end with India winning
> > > by 1 wicket.

> > Yeah, I'm paying attention to the India U-19 side. Last game,
> > Chandrashekhar Atram did a Javed Miandad by hitting a six off the last
> > ball when 4 were required for a win.

> > -Samarth.

> Yep .. after a long time someone from Nagpur did something
> in international cricket.
> Now that Vidarbha is in A group, we can expect some good players
> to come in.
> I would like to see someone from Nagpur, my hometown,  in Indian team.

Prashant Vaidya, even though he moved to Bengal later, was originally from
Nagpur.

-Samarth.

 
 
 

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Post by Shekhar Kal » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 11:53:26



Quote:

> > > > These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.
> > > > Today Rayudu hit 177 off only 114 balls !
> > > > He scored 60% of the runs on his own while batsmen were falling at
> > > > other end. he opened and remained notout till end with India winning
> > > > by 1 wicket.

> > > Yeah, I'm paying attention to the India U-19 side. Last game,
> > > Chandrashekhar Atram did a Javed Miandad by hitting a six off the last
> > > ball when 4 were required for a win.

> > > -Samarth.

> > Yep .. after a long time someone from Nagpur did something
> > in international cricket.
> > Now that Vidarbha is in A group, we can expect some good players
> > to come in.
> > I would like to see someone from Nagpur, my hometown,  in Indian team.

> Prashant Vaidya, even though he moved to Bengal later, was originally from
> Nagpur.

> -Samarth.

Yes, he was. And we were all very happy. But he and most of us knew that the
chances
will be less if he plays from Vidarbha.
So, I am happy about the new format because it offers more chances to
deserving people
rather than just a few matches..
But I feel there are just too many matches without any international
players.

- Show quoted text -

 
 
 

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Post by Amol Cricketwall » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 14:41:05


Quote:

> > These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.
> > Today Rayudu hit 177 off only 114 balls !
> > He scored 60% of the runs on his own while batsmen were falling at
> > other end. he opened and remained notout till end with India winning
> > by 1 wicket.

> Yeah, I'm paying attention to the India U-19 side. Last game,
> Chandrashekhar Atram did a Javed Miandad by hitting a six off the last
> ball when 4 were required for a win.

In fact he did better than that - IIRC he hit a 4 and a 6 consecutively
off the last 2 balls to win the match :-) This is far better than
Miandad - it is almost Jonty-esque territory :-)

India U19 won the OD series 3-0 - and all 3 were victories constructed
on the Laps of the Gods.

In the first OD, England U19 made 265 in 50 overs. India U19 chased
and stumbled - 112/5, 153/6, 200/7. But the 8th wicket pair of Rawat
and Irfan Pathan got together and put on an unbeaten 68, Irfan hitting
up 42* off 39 balls, carrying India U19 to a win in the last over.

In the 2nd OD, England U19 put up 269 in 50 overs - with rain, India
needed 259 to win in 47 overs. This time India U19 cruised, putting on
154 for the opening wicket. But as has become somewhat familiar with
the senior team, they lost their way completely in the middle overs -
they collapsed from 154/0 to 237/9 and seemed out of it. But once
again Rawat got together with last-man Chandrashekar Atram - and this
time Atram blasted 19* off 8 balls, including hitting the last 2 balls
for a 4 and a 6 to win the match off the very last ball!

Both the above OD's were played with England U19 missing their best
batsman, Bilal Shafayat (who scored a double century and a single
century in the 2 innings of the "test" when England U19 beat India U19
a couple of weeks ago). Shafayat received a promotion, and was playing
for his county instead (thus getting to face much better bowlers, facing
Kasprowicz, Simon Jones, Robert Croft etc). He was supposed to return
for the final OD, but didnt, not sure why.

And then, of course, came this even more amazing OD #3. Where England
U19 totally dominated India U19 at the start, putting on 200/1 in
30 overs IIRC. India U19 fought back well in the middle overs with
leggie Timil Patel, but good late hitting meant England U19 finished
with 303 anyway. This time India U19 slid to 266/9 - and then opener
Rayudu (who was still around) just totally took over with Chandrashekar
Atram at the other end, and took India home to a victory with almost 2
overs to spare, scoring a quite unbelievable 177* off 114 balls.

So India U19 got demolished in the test, losing 1-0 in 3 rain-affected
tests, but losing the decider quite comprehensively. But played much
better in the ODs, coming back from some quite incomprehensible
positions to win 3-0. Bak had asked after the "test series" where
the U19 talent was nowadays - well, this is where it is :-) It is
around, but it is heavily OD-based, since all the kids seem to want
to play shots and the odd brilliant innings (rather than repeatedly
playing consistent innings), and all of them want to be able to bowl a
little bit, so they can fit into the "ODI allrounder" slot for India
in the future :-) In the amazing win today, no less than 7 players
bowled for India U19 (as England rattled up 303), and this didnt even
include Maninder Bisla, the opening batsman who habitually bowls 4-5
overs of medium-pace in an OD. Heck, in today's game the juniors
imitated the seniors down to the last detail - they even made the
"stodgy #3 batsman from Karnataka" turn into a wicket-keeper for this
match, so that they'd be able to bat all the way down the order :-)
There is quite a bit of talent at this level, even now.

Just like the senior side, India U19 is a better OD side than a "test
side" at the moment - and when India U19 won the U19 World Cup 2 years
ago, it was probably the case then too (that team had
Yuvraj, Kaif, Sodhi etc - all those players have actually been contenders
and have had some success at the senior ODI level, but none have actually
had *that* much fc or test-level success to date).

Sadiq [ everything geared towards the WC, from now on? :-) ] Yusuf

Quote:
> -Samarth.

 
 
 

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Post by Devd » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 15:17:36

Quote:

> These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.

Irfan Pathan is the potential international cricketer who should be
***ed by
next year atleast as support fast bowler to Agarkar and Khan. This
will make true what me, Champak Bhumiya and others have been saying
from quite some time about the Indian fast bowling attack.

Devdas

 
 
 

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Post by Prakash Melwa » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 15:40:08

Quote:

> These guys are snatching victories from jaws of defeat.
> Today Rayudu hit 177 off only 114 balls !
> He scored 60% of the runs on his own while batsmen were falling at
> other end. he opened and remained notout till end with India winning
> by 1 wicket.

Fantastic performance by him. And also by the whole team. I wonder
what the odds would have been at the beginning of the tour for India
winning the ODI series 3-0 in England.

Perhaps they all watched and were inspired by the Natwest Final :-)

Cheers
Prakash

 
 
 

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Post by Amol Cricketwall » Sun, 01 Sep 2002 18:09:43

Quote:

> Yep .. after a long time someone from Nagpur did something
> in international cricket.
> Now that Vidarbha is in A group, we can expect some good players
> to come in.

Huh? "A group"? There are now 2 divisions - and Vidarbha is in the
2nd division, not the 1st division, no? The 2nd division is further
divided up into A and B - those are just designations, not rankings
or anything. I believe Vidarbha might be in A subdivision in that
sense - but that doesnt mean they are in a higher division or
anything.

It is up to them to play well and attempt to qualify for the
First Division. They may be able to do it, since "A subgroup" is
actually weaker than "B subgroup"! And Vidarbha is a rapidly
improving side anyway, a very young side with an average age of about
20. Lalchand Rajput did a terrific job with the roots of their
cricket, and it will pay rich dividends fairly soon IMHO (where
they will at least be competitive in their division, and maybe
more if they improve as much as expected).

Sadiq [ some promising young bats, too ] Yusuf

Quote:
> I would like to see someone from Nagpur, my hometown,  in Indian team.

 
 
 

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Post by R. Bharat Ra » Mon, 02 Sep 2002 05:16:42

Quote:


> > Yeah, I'm paying attention to the India U-19 side. Last game,
> > Chandrashekhar Atram did a Javed Miandad by hitting a six off the last
> > ball when 4 were required for a win.
> In fact he did better than that - IIRC he hit a 4 and a 6 consecutively
> off the last 2 balls to win the match :-) This is far better than
> Miandad - it is almost Jonty-esque territory :-)

IIRC, Surindar Amarnath hit two 6's off the last two balls for the Indian
Schoolboys to beat the England Schoolboys (or was it under 19s?) when
11 runs were needed to win...

Bharat
--
R. Bharat Rao

"To play the game is great...
 To win the game is greater...
 But to love the game is the greatest of all..."
Plaque at the Palestra (Author unknown)

 
 
 

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Post by Manas Mand » Tue, 03 Sep 2002 12:48:17

Quote:

> So India U19 got demolished in the test, losing 1-0 in 3 rain-affected
> tests, but losing the decider quite comprehensively. But played much
> better in the ODs, coming back from some quite incomprehensible
> positions to win 3-0. Bak had asked after the "test series" where
> the U19 talent was nowadays - well, this is where it is :-) It is
> around, but it is heavily OD-based, since all the kids seem to want
> to play shots and the odd brilliant innings (rather than repeatedly
> playing consistent innings), and all of them want to be able to bowl a
> little bit, so they can fit into the "ODI allrounder" slot for India
> in the future :-)

> Sadiq [ everything geared towards the WC, from now on? :-) ] Yusuf

Yes Sidi, bak did see your message about the talent. Amazing how these
kids won the last ODI just like the seniors won the NatWest. The
middle order failed, and somehow the tail pulled it off.

But you are right. The talent is all OD-based. But there is hope.
These guys have been taught how to keep fighting, how to win. Now if
someone takes them aside and teaches them 5-day cricket and patience,
we may have a future after all!!

bak

 
 
 

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Post by Raghu Sakleshp » Thu, 05 Sep 2002 02:48:24

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Quote:
> overs of medium-pace in an OD. Heck, in today's game the juniors
> imitated the seniors down to the last detail - they even made the

I do hope this does not mean that the future of Indian cricket is in a
tail spin. It may be ok for now as both teams  have played good OD
cricket recently. In the long run the dearth of quality bowling talent
( especially pace bowling) that plagues the Indian team will
continue.. Depending on batting strength alone will only make the team
one dimensional and it will not help the team in all situations.

-raghu