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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #120 on: April 29, 2009, 01:35:05 PM »

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Ganguly to Kohli, FOUR, what trash, a real half-tracker and thats pulled over midwicket firmly

commentary from cricinfo. anti-sg machinery at work :D
is that not a bad bowling when everyone else is giving runs at less than 6 SG is the most expensieve
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #121 on: April 29, 2009, 01:35:45 PM »

KKR senses a chance here ... 1 more tight over and this could slip out of BRC
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #122 on: April 29, 2009, 01:38:00 PM »

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commentary from cricinfo. anti-sg machinery at work :D

thats becoz he thinks Buchanan is God's gift to KKR!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #123 on: April 29, 2009, 01:39:30 PM »

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Ganguly to Kohli, FOUR, what trash, a real half-tracker and thats pulled over midwicket firmly

commentary from cricinfo. anti-sg machinery at work :D

thats becoz he thinks Buchanan is God's gift to KKR!

God's gift to KKR is Dildo
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #124 on: April 29, 2009, 01:40:46 PM »

like I was telling my friend the other day, "Shahrukh Khan incites so much hatred. Add Buchannan and Ganguly to the equation and you have an axis of evil"
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #125 on: April 29, 2009, 01:44:19 PM »

Poor fielding by KKR....................how are they doing thois?!!
I have lost all hope on this team
Buchanan has screwed up the team altogether! :(

r u sure they are not learning fielding from Ganguly?
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #126 on: April 29, 2009, 01:46:31 PM »

ishant takes a wicket.

I tell you ... these Bengalis need our Delhites to save them :)
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #127 on: April 29, 2009, 01:46:50 PM »

BRC making a mess of the chase.  Both teams trying to show why they are positioned where they are.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #128 on: April 29, 2009, 01:47:22 PM »

I think BRC will lose it
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #129 on: April 29, 2009, 01:49:00 PM »

GAyle is a great choice for the last over ...cool as a cucumber
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #130 on: April 29, 2009, 01:49:55 PM »

nail bitter

GAyle is a great choice for the last over ...cool as a cucumber

kakadis have sucked in the IPL though
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #131 on: April 29, 2009, 01:51:23 PM »

another super over??
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #132 on: April 29, 2009, 01:52:09 PM »

can gayle get two in two?
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #133 on: April 29, 2009, 01:53:25 PM »

Boucher calls a double bluff... hits a boundary to fineleg to win it for BRC
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #134 on: April 29, 2009, 01:54:04 PM »

single given on over throw ... loses them the game. Just right for the KKR team
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #135 on: April 29, 2009, 01:54:19 PM »

Hahaha....Boucher lays the wood to the KKR.   Now the wooden spoon is their's to be kept for good.  SRK can stay put now in India for good.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #136 on: April 29, 2009, 01:57:28 PM »

One 'inspired' pick in Van Wyck, doesn't give Buchy the license to destroy the whole team.
I don't see anything positive from Buchanan by the way the team KKR is playing.
whatever KKR is doing is despite Buchanan


that is what we call a hedge out here ...what if KKR wins?? you just covered for that possibility
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #137 on: April 29, 2009, 01:58:36 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #138 on: April 29, 2009, 01:59:48 PM »

nail bitter

GAyle is a great choice for the last over ...cool as a cucumber

kakadis have sucked in the IPL though

:D ..you nailed it!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #139 on: April 29, 2009, 02:02:16 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

I agree. You just cannot blame Gayle though ...he was batting on one leg and still ended up with a 40+ score at more than run a ball when wickets were falling around him.

The others have to take the blame ...if you cannot score against this attack, you have a serious problem.

Van Wyk was the one good thing to come out of this match for KKR. He did very well.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #140 on: April 29, 2009, 02:03:13 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #141 on: April 29, 2009, 02:04:05 PM »

GAyle is a great choice for the last over ...cool as a cucumber
I thought his face read as if he was on the slaughter board and will readily succumb to his fate.
Have an interesting memory of a semis where 7 runs were needed of last over and a guy who came from Boston to play the tournament was hitting all around and was on strike, None of my bowlers wanted to bowl the last over,  It was very hard to convince a veteran to bowl who agreed only on terms that we will not talk about the over after game whatever the result be  ;D. He didn't get to finish the over, only two balls were needed.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #142 on: April 29, 2009, 02:06:26 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.

Yup. What would have happened had KKR bid and won Shane Warne over and SRK decided to appoint him skipper over SG? RR did that - Warne over an international skipper (Smith).
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #143 on: April 29, 2009, 02:09:21 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.
If you see that seemed to have inspired Munaf where he is showing more urgency on the field meaning he has elevated his commitment levels which seem to be missing in the past despite him being a decent bowler.  Sometimes little things help and Warne that way pressed the right buttons all through last year and continue to do so this year.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #144 on: April 29, 2009, 02:10:30 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.

Yup. What would have happened had KKR bid and won Shane Warne over and SRK decided to appoint him skipper over SG? RR did that - Warne over an international skipper (Smith).
Bengal would have become part of Bangladesh.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #145 on: April 29, 2009, 02:15:07 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #146 on: April 29, 2009, 02:15:30 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.

Actually.....taking away the captaincy from SG in an unexpected manner threw the balance of the team hay-wire.
Last year KKR won 6 matches...that too without Gayle....without Ponting contributing...and without McCullum too for most of the tournament.

The blame must be laid at Buchanan's door....for sure.
KKR is losing badly........and the team is not gelling together..it looks miserable.
Last year it didn't look this bad.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #147 on: April 29, 2009, 02:16:59 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.

Agree ...that super over and this one could have gone either way.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #148 on: April 29, 2009, 02:18:17 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.
If you see that seemed to have inspired Munaf where he is showing more urgency on the field meaning he has elevated his commitment levels which seem to be missing in the past despite him being a decent bowler.  Sometimes little things help and Warne that way pressed the right buttons all through last year and continue to do so this year.

I like Munaf a lot as a bowler. I don't think he has the pace anymore but he sure has good control. I also think that if he is "looked after" properly, he can be a very good asset for the ODI and 20-20 team. I do not see him as a test bowler.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #149 on: April 29, 2009, 02:18:19 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.

Yup. What would have happened had KKR bid and won Shane Warne over and SRK decided to appoint him skipper over SG? RR did that - Warne over an international skipper (Smith).

You are comparing Smith and SG?!!
SG is the icon player of KKR....and Smith is not so for RR.....that makes some difference...right?
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #150 on: April 29, 2009, 02:18:32 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.
most games in 20-20 are expected to be close.. one has to win those.

This season is over for them. They have to win 6-7 out of the remaining 8 .. highly unlikely.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #151 on: April 29, 2009, 02:20:38 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.

Yup. What would have happened had KKR bid and won Shane Warne over and SRK decided to appoint him skipper over SG? RR did that - Warne over an international skipper (Smith).

You are comparing Smith and SG?!!
SG is the icon player of KKR....and Smith is not so for RR.....that makes some difference...right?

Both are proven captains. Smith had a good ODI record going into the IPL. So how does it make a difference?
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #152 on: April 29, 2009, 02:23:16 PM »

Finally , a win . Hopefully this will keep our team motivated further. What a spell from Jumbo and what a cool innings from Boucher . With KP gone , we can bring in either Taylor/Ryder or Steyn . Hopefully Rahul will join the team soon . It was great to see 3 U-19 players playing for the same team as well.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #153 on: April 29, 2009, 02:24:28 PM »

why was Srivats not playing all along.. he did well last year too
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #154 on: April 29, 2009, 02:25:24 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.
That is not the way you look at things.  Things always even out.  If you are a good team you will win your share of games without the luck on how the close games go.  If you look at the RR game I diagree that KKR lost because of ill luck.  Ganguly despite all that happended had the game in his hands in the 20th over and he failed to finish against a newbie.  Then in the superover Yusuf Pathan won it fair and square.  Even in this game BRC was never out of it.  It was only close enough which BRC again finished it.  So again KKR could not close the deal.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #155 on: April 29, 2009, 02:25:44 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.
most games in 20-20 are expected to be close.. one has to win those.

This season is over for them. They have to win 6-7 out of the remaining 8 .. highly unlikely.
Also mean BM should resign as he said. I would not like him to delay it. That will help them to chose one more international player. Now he does not even keep, never batted in this season. Only leads  ;D
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #156 on: April 29, 2009, 02:26:09 PM »

As much as the team management will be blamed for this the top 4 really did it in for KKR.   McCullum, Gayle, Ganguly, Hodge did not click as a unit.  I do not think this lineup is as imposing as some of the others teams top 4.  And deservedly they are at the bottom.  And how about Agarkar being called back.  This team does not inpsire anyone.

it never did.

As Tishani has pointed out for the CSK, KKR too doesn't seem to gel as a unit. This is something I think the Rajasthan Royals are so good at!
When Warne appoints a Munaf as a bowling mentor, the fans extol it. I cannot even imagine such a situation with the KKR.

Yup. What would have happened had KKR bid and won Shane Warne over and SRK decided to appoint him skipper over SG? RR did that - Warne over an international skipper (Smith).

You are comparing Smith and SG?!!
SG is the icon player of KKR....and Smith is not so for RR.....that makes some difference...right?

Both are proven captains. Smith had a good ODI record going into the IPL. So how does it make a difference?

he also almost took his team to the top of the ICC Test Rankings
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #157 on: April 29, 2009, 02:27:43 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.

Agree ...that super over and this one could have gone either way.
This could have gone other way only because of BRC that too because none of the BRC players are pulling their act together.
On the other hand KKR is also lucky to get that one point through that rained out match!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #158 on: April 29, 2009, 02:29:46 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.
most games in 20-20 are expected to be close.. one has to win those.

This season is over for them. They have to win 6-7 out of the remaining 8 .. highly unlikely.

When you have at your avail the following as best players - a captain who is still in the team on basis of a one in a blue moon innings, a former captain who the world has turned into a demi-God, an awesome test bowler who hasn't yet set the limited overs game on fire, an Agarkar (need I say anything else) what can you expect?

and I haven't even gone into how pathetic SRK and Buchannan are
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 19 (BRC vs KKR) : Battle for the wooden spoon
« Reply #159 on: April 29, 2009, 02:33:56 PM »

On a serious note though, What should KKR do ?
They had couple of close games, Had they won those, probably would still be in contention.
most games in 20-20 are expected to be close.. one has to win those.

This season is over for them. They have to win 6-7 out of the remaining 8 .. highly unlikely.

When you have at your avail the following as best players - a captain who is still in the team on basis of a one in a blue moon innings, a former captain who the world has turned into a demi-God, an awesome test bowler who hasn't yet set the limited overs game on fire, an Agarkar (need I say anything else) what can you expect?

and I haven't even gone into how pathetic SRK and Buchannan are
Well,look at the silverlining.. no more SRK on your TV during IPL. He will stay in India
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