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Title: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 03, 2007, 05:21:53 AM
Gujarat vs Assam
Gujjus 53-1, Parthiv is on 22(22)

Karnatak vs Mumbai
Karnatak 30-2
Aggy 8 overs 3 maidens 2-9!
Dravid 16*

Andhra vs Punjab
Andhra 37-3
Ga*eep Singh 8 overs 4 maidens 3-10!

Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 03, 2007, 06:59:10 AM
Not that this matters, since Dravid's place should be secure in tests, but FWIW:

R Dravid c Muzumdar b Powar 40 137 97 4 0 41.23
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 03, 2007, 07:20:09 AM
I don't think that Ga*eep Singh got a single game in the Challenger Trophy!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 03, 2007, 08:02:17 AM
Can you guys fill me in on him, he has the best record for a player who has played as much as him in the Super League and clearly is still producing the goods - why has he not played a test yet?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 03, 2007, 10:34:06 AM
 captain     JN Shah     not out     23     0     26     3     1     88.46

Junior Niranjan on fire!!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 03, 2007, 03:27:54 PM
On debut for UP. UP didnt miss their main 3 fast bowlers.
S Tyagi 16.5 6 46 6 2.73 (1w)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 03, 2007, 05:27:49 PM
On debut for UP. UP didnt miss their main 3 fast bowlers.
S Tyagi 16.5 6 46 6 2.73 (1w)

Kaif is India's version of Imran Khan - picks up quality pacers from the streets  ???  :D :D

On a related note, it is sad that Kaif failed again  :(
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 03, 2007, 05:53:38 PM
On debut for UP. UP didnt miss their main 3 fast bowlers.
S Tyagi 16.5 6 46 6 2.73 (1w)

Kaif is India's version of Imran Khan - picks up quality pacers from the streets  ???  :D :D

On a related note, it is sad that Kaif failed again  :(
1 scoring shot for 4.. 12 dot balls.

I think his chances for playing for India are getting more and more remote by each such performance. He could be a great non-playing captain!! Oh well...the season is not over yet.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 04, 2007, 07:25:54 AM
Pankaj Singh and Raina doing well today
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: WicketView on November 04, 2007, 07:31:35 AM
On debut for UP. UP didnt miss their main 3 fast bowlers.
S Tyagi 16.5 6 46 6 2.73 (1w)

Kaif is India's version of Imran Khan - picks up quality pacers from the streets  ???  :D :D

On a related note, it is sad that Kaif failed again  :(

Behold our not-too-distant-future chief selector ?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dextrous on November 04, 2007, 07:58:04 AM
Can you guys fill me in on him, he has the best record for a player who has played as much as him in the Super League and clearly is still producing the goods - why has he not played a test yet?

i hear, like bose, the powers don't consider him as fast enough to be int'l class. ive never seen him play, so i can't really comment
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: pieterSAN on November 04, 2007, 08:02:51 AM
They are showing Delhi v Rajasthan on Neo. Delhi dismissed for 119 but there were some lbw decisions there that should have gone in the favor of the batsman.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 04, 2007, 10:08:37 AM
Raina doing well today

Lol. Bit of an understatement, he's 187 off 198 at tea:)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 04, 2007, 10:24:24 AM
Raina doing well today

Lol. Bit of an understatement, he's 187 off 198 at tea:)
holy cow
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 04, 2007, 10:25:00 AM
i hear, like bose, the powers don't consider him as fast enough to be int'l class. ive never seen him play, so i can't really comment

When you have taken 230 wickets at 20.14, pace should become irrelevant. In my opinion, if he is over 120kph, he should be in the squad to face Pakistan in the tests. Ranji Trophy performances become no more relevant than when you are facing subcontinental opposition in India.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 04, 2007, 10:34:42 AM
I think Dehli Vs Rajasthan is being played on a mine field. First Dehli get bowled out for 119 and then Rajasthan are 59/5.

R Bhatia: 7-7-0-1 :D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 04, 2007, 10:47:05 AM
I think Dehli Vs Rajasthan is being played on a mine field. First Dehli get bowled out for 119 and then Rajasthan are 59/5.

R Bhatia: 7-7-0-1 :D
it isnt a minefield. even the minimal grass cover is no excuse for some atrocious cricket. 115 kph bowlers running thru lineups.
the only bright star is pradeep sanghwan. left arm pacer, 16 yrs old. has a nice strong action, already bowling 126-132 kph, can move it around well
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: pieterSAN on November 04, 2007, 10:49:59 AM
I think Dehli Vs Rajasthan is being played on a mine field. First Dehli get bowled out for 119 and then Rajasthan are 59/5.

R Bhatia: 7-7-0-1 :D

Rajasthan now 73/8.

I don't think the pitch is half as bad as the scores suggest. The level of batting skill on display is deplorable.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 04, 2007, 11:00:48 AM
i hear, like bose, the powers don't consider him as fast enough to be int'l class. ive never seen him play, so i can't really comment

When you have taken 230 wickets at 20.14, pace should become irrelevant. In my opinion, if he is over 120kph, he should be in the squad to face Pakistan in the tests. Ranji Trophy performances become no more relevant than when you are facing subcontinental opposition in India.

A good indication of how he is will be to look at how many he has taken while playing out side North Zone. The conditions help a lot of swing bowlers in north zone in winter and Ga*eep play lot of his games in Mohali.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ottayan on November 04, 2007, 11:03:15 AM
Kaif is toast.

In the Name of Cricket
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 04, 2007, 11:07:06 AM
Rajasthan And Delhi both have weaker batting line ups in Ranji. And Delhi strip according to curator is going to help seamers. Raina and Tiwari are stand out performers today both have scored more than 50-60% of their team total.
Kumble has been disappointing looking at that game's scorecard.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 04, 2007, 11:15:31 AM
btw check this mohali strip. Looks like pretty grassy.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/content/image/318359.html
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 04, 2007, 11:20:02 AM
A good indication of how he is will be to look at how many he has taken while playing out side North Zone. The conditions help a lot of swing bowlers in north zone in winter and Ga*eep play lot of his games in Mohali.

I don't know which grounds are in North Zone and which aren't. This is my first season following Indian domestic cricket, but here are ground by ground averages.

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9372/gsinghpo5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6549/gsingh2up9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Sorry that they are not in line, it is because they are two images put together.

Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: CLR James on November 04, 2007, 11:23:57 AM
Dravid could not pick up a single wicket. Has he really become as slow as CP says?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 04, 2007, 11:25:57 AM
Mohali And Amritsar both are in Punjab his home state. Even wankhade offers support to seamers. gurgaon, dharmshala, delhi, jalandhar, meerut, lucknow, jammu are few more in north.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 04, 2007, 11:37:04 AM
btw check this mohali strip. Looks like pretty grassy.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/content/image/318359.html

where is the strip  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 04, 2007, 11:39:38 AM
*SK Raina (lhb) 203 217 27 2 93.54

*M Tiwary (rhb) 147 213 19 2 69.01

WOW !!!!!

Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 04, 2007, 11:48:13 AM
*SK Raina (lhb) 203 217 27 2 93.54

*M Tiwary (rhb) 147 213 19 2 69.01

WOW !!!!!


They should keep mounting pressure on Maharathis. If they do VVS and SG's spot in tests will be in for there taking. Badri still to play though and PP did just OK.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 05, 2007, 12:56:29 AM
Raina, Tiwary and Pankaj Singh were the key performers of the day

Looks like Raina is in the form of his life.. may not be a bad idea to bring him in for the 3rd ODI
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: OldPal on November 05, 2007, 01:30:30 AM
he is keeping a good tap on the SRate as well. also the bowlign attack was not that bad . looking at other batsman performance .. I agree with you WN .. people like Raina are tried and in form ..but again.RD also has to be included.
THus if GG or VS performs .. things would get complex. It will be unfair to drop RS without giving him chance..

Badri will hopefully get to bat today ..
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 05, 2007, 06:34:56 AM
Tiwary hits a double too. Good going boyz
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 05, 2007, 06:50:47 AM
Tyagi takes another 2 .. he is having a good match
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 05, 2007, 07:11:09 AM
I dont know whether the speed guns at the grounds are accurate ... Pankaj Singh appeared much faster than the speeds he was clocking. This is the first time I've seen him bowl and there is something there that can be worked on.

I was also impressed by Rajat Bhatia ... he's clearly a batsman, but one of those rare guys who bowls medium pace ... and he did bowl quite well yesterday .. of course, conditions were helpful for bowlers and the batting was pathetic, but hope this guy does well ... he can fill one of the gaps that India seems to perpetually have (since SG came on the scene long back) ... a top order batsman who can bowl medium pace (as against spin)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 05, 2007, 07:46:24 AM
Agarkar II playing for Maharashtra!!!!

     AS Agharkar     not out     0     0     3     0     0     0.00
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 05, 2007, 08:34:50 AM
Agarkar II playing for Maharashtra!!!!

     AS Agharkar     not out     0     0     3     0     0     0.00

hahaha .. that one made my day

the score is appropriate too!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 05, 2007, 11:18:33 AM
VVS makes a duck!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ganavk on November 05, 2007, 11:41:46 AM
RD - II innings
    *R Dravid (rhb)     77     178     10     2     43.25         striker 
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 05, 2007, 03:51:48 PM
Totay a lot of U19 players and wicketkeepers came good.

Manoj Tiwary(U19) 203
Suresh Raina(U19) 203 
Virat Kohli(U19) b Gehlot 106 
Uday Kaul(U19 WK) run out (Sumanth) 144 
C Pujara(U19) not out 103  and 64
Khadiwale(U19) 126
Ajay Ratra(U19, WK) 86 in low scoring game
parthiv patel (U19 WK) 49 and 62

W Saha(WK) not out 111 
Pankaj Dharmani (WK) 94
Takawale(WK) 79 
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 05, 2007, 04:20:22 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 05, 2007, 04:31:32 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 05, 2007, 04:36:41 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 05, 2007, 05:59:50 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 05, 2007, 06:03:40 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
True.. Gilchrist/MSD effect??
I think this is the lasting legacy of Adam Gilchrist to world cricket. The days of pure wicketkeeper are over (numbered).
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 05, 2007, 06:47:31 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
True.. Gilchrist/MSD effect??
I think this is the lasting legacy of Adam Gilchrist to world cricket. The days of pure wicketkeeper are over (numbered).

Yes i will agree with that. Also they way SG/JW combo looked to get a wicketkeeper batsman sent a signal to every aspiring player to move in that direction. Thats why i never worry about availibility of talent in batting and spin bowling. Its only pace bowlers we find it difficult to find. But even there i feel in next few years we will see every ranji team having at least couple of 135KMPH bowlers on their payrole.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Cover Point on November 05, 2007, 10:40:00 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
True.. Gilchrist/MSD effect??
I think this is the lasting legacy of Adam Gilchrist to world cricket. The days of pure wicketkeeper are over (numbered).

Yes i will agree with that. Also they way SG/JW combo looked to get a wicketkeeper batsman sent a signal to every aspiring player to move in that direction. Thats why i never worry about availibility of talent in batting and spin bowling. Its only pace bowlers we find it difficult to find. But even there i feel in next few years we will see every ranji team having at least couple of 135KMPH bowlers on their payrole.

<straight face>

Thats the reason starting last season I too have taken up wicket keeping. Currently am keeping at Deep Drop Gupta levels and hope to achieve PP levels by the end of this season. I should be ready for national duty in another 20 odd years
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 05, 2007, 11:02:12 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
True.. Gilchrist/MSD effect??
I think this is the lasting legacy of Adam Gilchrist to world cricket. The days of pure wicketkeeper are over (numbered).

Yes i will agree with that. Also they way SG/JW combo looked to get a wicketkeeper batsman sent a signal to every aspiring player to move in that direction. Thats why i never worry about availibility of talent in batting and spin bowling. Its only pace bowlers we find it difficult to find. But even there i feel in next few years we will see every ranji team having at least couple of 135KMPH bowlers on their payrole.

<straight face>

Thats the reason starting last season I too have taken up wicket keeping. Currently am keeping at Deep Drop Gupta levels and hope to achieve PP levels by the end of this season. I should be ready for national duty in another 20 odd years

But the position has already been filled and there are already 10 more guys trying to get in. If you were really smart you will start practicing swing bowling. That will get you in the team much faster.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Jai on November 05, 2007, 11:36:36 PM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
True.. Gilchrist/MSD effect??
I think this is the lasting legacy of Adam Gilchrist to world cricket. The days of pure wicketkeeper are over (numbered).

Yes i will agree with that. Also they way SG/JW combo looked to get a wicketkeeper batsman sent a signal to every aspiring player to move in that direction. Thats why i never worry about availibility of talent in batting and spin bowling. Its only pace bowlers we find it difficult to find. But even there i feel in next few years we will see every ranji team having at least couple of 135KMPH bowlers on their payrole.

<straight face>

Thats the reason starting last season I too have taken up wicket keeping. Currently am keeping at Deep Drop Gupta levels and hope to achieve PP levels by the end of this season. I should be ready for national duty in another 20 odd years

But the position has already been filled and there are already 10 more guys trying to get in. If you were really smart you will start practicing swing bowling. That will get you in the team much faster.

No 'ifs' and 'buts' please. 'If' cows could fly, who knows what would have happened?  :D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Cover Point on November 06, 2007, 01:53:04 AM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
True.. Gilchrist/MSD effect??
I think this is the lasting legacy of Adam Gilchrist to world cricket. The days of pure wicketkeeper are over (numbered).

Yes i will agree with that. Also they way SG/JW combo looked to get a wicketkeeper batsman sent a signal to every aspiring player to move in that direction. Thats why i never worry about availibility of talent in batting and spin bowling. Its only pace bowlers we find it difficult to find. But even there i feel in next few years we will see every ranji team having at least couple of 135KMPH bowlers on their payrole.

<straight face>

Thats the reason starting last season I too have taken up wicket keeping. Currently am keeping at Deep Drop Gupta levels and hope to achieve PP levels by the end of this season. I should be ready for national duty in another 20 odd years

But the position has already been filled and there are already 10 more guys trying to get in. If you were really smart you will start practicing swing bowling. That will get you in the team much faster.

No 'ifs' and 'buts' please. 'If' cows could fly, who knows what would have happened?  :D

Jai, dil tod diyatune.... thakur. tune dosti ko gaali di hai. Dhikkar hai!
tune dikha diya desh, dosti sab baad main.... Gangulian tu pehle.

dost dost na raha.....
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 03:36:28 AM
Ajay Ratra - U19 .. hmm, when did he play U19 ..or is this guy someone different

He was the wicketkeeper when we won U19 world cup with Kaif as captain. He was India wicketkeeper before Parthiv. he has had quite difficult time in last 2-3 years. Lost his place in haryana team and now has resurfaced playing for Goa.
Of course, I know that Ratra.
My point was why are highlighting U19 for people who are way beyond that. I thought you were mentioning current U19 players.. I am assuming most players may have played U19 at some stage, what is the point of highlighting that.

In Ratra and PP's case i wasnt highlighting the fact that they were ex U19 players but rather that they were keepers. We seems to have all off sudden way too many keepers who are doing really well. Some of them have even started playing as batsman (like Kaul).
True.. Gilchrist/MSD effect??
I think this is the lasting legacy of Adam Gilchrist to world cricket. The days of pure wicketkeeper are over (numbered).

OVER. Numbers have run out.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 03:39:03 AM
SS Paul had a good outing for Bengal ... I am very surprised this guy does not get talked about much more ... probably because he has been around for a while. But, I've been impressed whenever I have watched him bowl .. he is much quicker and sharper than most of the potential guys we are looking at these days.

Plus, GC also rated him quite high.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: CLR James on November 06, 2007, 04:05:40 AM
SS Paul had a good outing for Bengal ... I am very surprised this guy does not get talked about much more ... probably because he has been around for a while. But, I've been impressed whenever I have watched him bowl .. he is much quicker and sharper than most of the potential guys we are looking at these days.

Plus, GC also rated him quite high.

How quick is he k-i-c? Does he move the ball? He was in track for a while and then he got injured. He was actually much more promising than Bose.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 04:10:04 AM
SS Paul had a good outing for Bengal ... I am very surprised this guy does not get talked about much more ... probably because he has been around for a while. But, I've been impressed whenever I have watched him bowl .. he is much quicker and sharper than most of the potential guys we are looking at these days.

Plus, GC also rated him quite high.

How quick is he k-i-c? Does he move the ball? He was in track for a while and then he got injured. He was actually much more promising than Bose.

I dont know for sure, CLR. Speed guns were not there in Indian cricket telecasts till very recently. But, he did look faster than most of the guys we see bowling now .. my sense is that he would be in the 135-140 kph range.

I didnt know about the injuries .. maybe that's why he fell by the wayside.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 04:14:06 AM
SS Paul

First-class 44  173 23.94 2.79 51.3
List A        53  74  25.09 4.37 34.4 
Twenty20   8   12 15.33  5.90 15.5

Read as matches, wickets, average, ER, SR - this is a very good record, across all formats.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 06, 2007, 04:58:32 AM
Why has Badri not come to bat yet..it is 4 wickets down?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 05:18:34 AM
SS Paul - 3 for 20 in 15 overs against Hyderabad. Includes the prized scalp of VVS.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 06, 2007, 05:24:58 AM
SS Paul had a good outing for Bengal ... I am very surprised this guy does not get talked about much more ... probably because he has been around for a while. But, I've been impressed whenever I have watched him bowl .. he is much quicker and sharper than most of the potential guys we are looking at these days.

Plus, GC also rated him quite high.

How quick is he k-i-c? Does he move the ball? He was in track for a while and then he got injured. He was actually much more promising than Bose.

I dont know for sure, CLR. Speed guns were not there in Indian cricket telecasts till very recently. But, he did look faster than most of the guys we see bowling now .. my sense is that he would be in the 135-140 kph range.

I didnt know about the injuries .. maybe that's why he fell by the wayside.

He was injured most of last season. before that he was playing for A team.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: poondu on November 06, 2007, 05:37:07 AM
*R Dravid (rhb) 131 241 16 2 54.35

- Guess who is going to be back for the 3rd ODI  ;)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 06, 2007, 05:46:40 AM
looks like all the dropped guys want to teach the selectors a thing or two...
    KD Karthik (rhb)     46     90     6     0     51.11  non-striker
   
        RR Powar    29    6    69    5    2.37    (1nb)

badri still hasnt batted
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 05:49:11 AM
*R Dravid (rhb) 131 241 16 2 54.35

- Guess who is going to be back for the 3rd ODI  ;)

note the progression in SR ... he's scored 54 in 63 balls today ... the key question here is whether AK will throw a challenge at Mumbai and his own bowlers (including himself)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 06, 2007, 05:52:07 AM
*R Dravid (rhb) 131 241 16 2 54.35

- Guess who is going to be back for the 3rd ODI  ;)

note the progression in SR ... he's scored 54 in 63 balls today ... the key question here is whether AK will throw a challenge at Mumbai and his own bowlers (including himself)
And guess who he will replace, Paveen Kumar. ;D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 06, 2007, 05:53:37 AM
this kid pradeep sangwan (16 yo) looks great! superb left arm swing!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 05:54:47 AM
*R Dravid (rhb) 131 241 16 2 54.35

- Guess who is going to be back for the 3rd ODI  ;)

note the progression in SR ... he's scored 54 in 63 balls today ... the key question here is whether AK will throw a challenge at Mumbai and his own bowlers (including himself)
And guess who he will replace, Paveen Kumar. ;D

I dont think he will come back .. would be very unfair to move any one of VS, RS, PK out ... without giving them even one game.

I guess GG scoring that 40 odd spoilt all plans ... but, you never know ... rotation may be back in fashion ;)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 06, 2007, 05:56:50 AM
This Pradeep Sangwan guy is decent. Lefty with good shape into right handers. Tall, decent pace(late 120s) and ability to swing the ball. I am now sure if the bowling machine is working fine. It shows Bhandari bowling at 110-115 kmph. Last i saw him he bowled atleast in 130s.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 05:57:11 AM
this kid pradeep sangwan (16 yo) looks great! superb left arm swing!

Oh, Delhi has started bowling again .. I agree .. looks very impressive .. especially if he is only 16 (I dont know how authentic that figure is really)

I liked the look of Pankaj Singh too .. another 5 wicket haul (10 wickets in the innings)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 05:57:51 AM
This Pradeep Sangwan guy is decent. Lefty with good shape into right handers. Tall, decent pace(late 120s) and ability to swing the ball. I am now sure if the bowling machine is working fine. It shows Bhandari bowling at 110-115 kmph. Last i saw him he bowled atleast in 130s.

I agree .. the speed gun appears dodgy
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 06:40:40 AM
There is a 15 yr old wicket keeper going by the name Vishant More, playing for Maharashtra ... any relation to Kiran More?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 06, 2007, 06:48:47 AM
Vishant Vasantrao More. I doubt it.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 07:56:21 AM
Why is Badri batting at No. 7 for TN??

Unbeaten on 30, but only the tail for company now.

Munaf has scalped two TN wickets so far.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 06, 2007, 08:17:04 AM
     HH Watekar     lbw b Goel     137     346     239     13     1     57.32
     HH Watekar     retired hurt     100     0     146     10     1     68.49

great match for what-a-car (playing for Andhra)! he had a FC average of 22!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 06, 2007, 09:20:21 AM
 captain     S Badrinath     retired hurt     72     0     121     9     3     59.50
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 09:25:54 AM
captain     S Badrinath     retired hurt     72     0     121     9     3     59.50

wow ... looks like he really upped the ante towards the end .. wonder what forced him to retire
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 09:30:19 AM
The good thing is that almost every member expected to come into the test squad has had a good outing.

KKD, WJ, RD have got runs ... hopefully, VVS and AK will get some form going as well.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 06, 2007, 09:59:02 AM
captain     S Badrinath     retired hurt     72     0     121     9     3     59.50

wow ... looks like he really upped the ante towards the end .. wonder what forced him to retire

Stomach upset forced him off the field yesterday, which is why he batted at #7 today. He retired hurt because of that today. He'll probably bat again if required to bat and save the game (1st innings lead).... ???
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 06, 2007, 12:05:03 PM
captain     S Badrinath     retired hurt     72     0     121     9     3     59.50

wow ... looks like he really upped the ante towards the end .. wonder what forced him to retire

Stomach upset forced him off the field yesterday, which is why he batted at #7 today. He retired hurt because of that today. He'll probably bat again if required to bat and save the game (1st innings lead).... ???

No ... now, the match is over ... drawn without the first innings being completed ... i think they lost a day atleast to rain or something.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: OldPal on November 06, 2007, 01:57:41 PM
My Picks were as under :
1. Rahul dravid
2.Badrinath
3.Sraina
4. M tiwari
5. Sudeep Tyagi ( UP team, took 10 wickets in match very first FC match )

The batsmen because they have been under radar and still performed
The UP guy ( because of Regionalism and picked up 10 wickets in the very first FC match- I think he got in because of absence of Praveen Kumar.)


Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 06, 2007, 02:36:53 PM
in the Ranji, performance-wise over this 1st round:

1) Dravid
2) Tyagi
3) Raina
4) Tiwari
5) Pankaj Singh
6) H Watekar
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Jai on November 06, 2007, 02:39:30 PM
I think Bengal keeper W Saha who made his debut did very well in this match. Other than Tiwary, the Bengal scorecard doesn't look that impressive with the top three batsmen scoring 25 each and captain Shukla not opening his account. It's the Tiwary-Saha partnership that tilted the game in Bengal's favor.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 06, 2007, 02:43:46 PM
My Picks were as under :
1. Rahul dravid
2.Badrinath
3.Sraina
4. M tiwari
5. Sudeep Tyagi ( UP team, took 10 wickets in match very first FC match )

The batsmen because they have been under radar and still performed
The UP guy ( because of Regionalism and picked up 10 wickets in the very first FC match- I think he got in because of absence of Praveen Kumar.)


Some of the spinners did well too. Like Powar, Amit Mishra and Mohnish Parmar.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 06, 2007, 04:27:03 PM
Munaf Patel did well. Taking two wickets and going for well under 2 runs per over and Dinesh Karthik did well, taking all those catches.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 06, 2007, 04:44:31 PM
in the Ranji, performance-wise over this 1st round:

1) Dravid
2) Tyagi
3) Raina
4) Tiwari
5) Pankaj Singh
6) H Watekar

Is there are rank order in your list.. if there is.. Raina at #1, IMO
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 06, 2007, 07:37:05 PM
in the Ranji, performance-wise over this 1st round:

1) Dravid
2) Tyagi
3) Raina
4) Tiwari
5) Pankaj Singh
6) H Watekar

Is there are rank order in your list.. if there is.. Raina at #1, IMO

well its complicated, i gave points for RD playing against a better attack, and at an amazing SR today. Raina played against Orissa although it was a tremendous knock im sure. Tyagi gets points for doing it in his first ever game!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: poondu on November 06, 2007, 08:28:39 PM
CHENNAI: Character is revealed in crisis, and Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday, had several revelations that warmed the heart.

To put it in context, it must be said that the Maharashtra bowlers — barring Munaf Patel — comprised a less than threatening attack; the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium strip had few devils; and Tamil Nadu was fighting to stay in the contest — not setting up play, as was expected of the host against a Maharashtra side so young, a majority of its members haven’t shaved yet.

But, a lost toss, poor discipline with the new ball, and a lack of penetration on a batting wicket had pushed Tamil Nadu into a tough spot in its Ranji Trophy super league match.

Resuming on 58 for three in response to Maharashtra’s 430, S. Badrinath’s side needed to bat all day to deny Maharashtra three points.

At various stages on Tuesday, it looked unlikely Tamil Nadu would survive; but, each time the side found a man for the fight.

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

Calm under pressure


Badrinath put on 41 with the left-handed K. Shri Vasudeva Das — their union ending with the kind of confusion that seems around the corner when a runner is part of the action — before adding 66 with R. Srinivasan.

While Vasudeva Das’s was an important innings, for he kept one end up, Srinivasan’s 62 (117b, 9x4) on Ranji debut stood out for its calm under pressure. Moreover, Srinivasan looks the part: he is a compact little player, whose technique seems well put-together. A high left elbow adds aesthetically. With his athleticism in the field, Srinivasan is a good addition to the Tamil Nadu side. His 67-run partnership with R. Ashwin — fast becoming a valuable asset — ensured Maharashtra wasn’t allowed into the match after Badrinath left.

Ashwin (51 n.o., 120b, 9x4) batted out 50 minutes in V. Yomahesh’s company — with Badrinath padded up in the pavilion — before fading light forced the players off the field, four overs short. Dinesh Karthik’s 56 (96b, 7x4, 1x6) had earlier helped Tamil Nadu through a tricky period in the morning. The sides took a point each from the match.

Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 06, 2007, 08:53:39 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

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WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: OldPal on November 06, 2007, 08:58:29 PM
Yep .. This guys seems a fighter .
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: RicePlateReddy on November 06, 2007, 09:06:50 PM
Agarkar II playing for Maharashtra!!!!

     AS Agharkar     not out     0     0     3     0     0     0.00

We are aghast.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 06, 2007, 09:11:26 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 06, 2007, 09:19:23 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Frankly, and I don't want to over-exaggerate this.. the last 2 times I have seen or heard of something like this in the area of professional sport..
1. Michael Jordan playing for Bulls against Jazz in the NBA finals
2. Anil Kumble bowling against Windies in a test with his jaw strapped
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: RicePlateReddy on November 06, 2007, 09:35:05 PM
When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.

Not disagreeing with the talent and merit part.

They are already going to have a headache picking 4 from Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Yuvraj. Adding a 6th to the mix means he will warm the benches.

At this stage, I would play Dravid, Tendulkar, Yuvraj and Badrinath in test 1 and rest Ganguly so the new guys get a looking in prior to Australia. In test two, I would rest Tendulkar and play Ganguly. If Laxman shows supreme form suddenly, I would draft him in place of Yuvraj or Badri in test 3.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Cover Point on November 06, 2007, 11:15:16 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.

What do u mean you will LOSE faith in BCCI? Do you indeed have faith in them? They are a bunch of nincompoops and focussing more on the Poop than on nincom
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: cricinfo on November 07, 2007, 01:43:38 AM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

as we are concerned about selecting the best , i think a half-fit Badri is better than RD based on domestic performance ...he should get picked
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 07, 2007, 03:35:24 AM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Frankly, and I don't want to over-exaggerate this.. the last 2 times I have seen or heard of something like this in the area of professional sport..
1. Michael Jordan playing for Bulls against Jazz in the NBA finals
2. Anil Kumble bowling against Windies in a test with his jaw strapped


Dean Jones in Chennai
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dextrous on November 07, 2007, 03:37:09 AM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Frankly, and I don't want to over-exaggerate this.. the last 2 times I have seen or heard of something like this in the area of professional sport..
1. Michael Jordan playing for Bulls against Jazz in the NBA finals
2. Anil Kumble bowling against Windies in a test with his jaw strapped


boss, this is a bit dramatic for food poisoning...im sure it happens every time an english team tours the subcontinent.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 07, 2007, 03:52:38 AM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Frankly, and I don't want to over-exaggerate this.. the last 2 times I have seen or heard of something like this in the area of professional sport..
1. Michael Jordan playing for Bulls against Jazz in the NBA finals
2. Anil Kumble bowling against Windies in a test with his jaw strapped


boss, this is a bit dramatic for food poisoning...im sure it happens every time an english team tours the subcontinent.
I am sure people living in or from Chennai can attest.. the humidity there can be atrocious.. and if you are dehydrated due to food poisoning, the loss of fluids can be dangerous.. also, he was put on  a drip immediately.. that is serious stuff, sir.
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Post by: Cover Point on November 07, 2007, 03:19:19 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

as we are concerned about selecting the best , i think a half-fit Badri is better than RD based on domestic performance ...he should get picked

wow!!!

Gangulians ki sachai zyada der nahin chhup sakti
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Post by: justforkix on November 07, 2007, 05:18:29 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Frankly, and I don't want to over-exaggerate this.. the last 2 times I have seen or heard of something like this in the area of professional sport..
1. Michael Jordan playing for Bulls against Jazz in the NBA finals
2. Anil Kumble bowling against Windies in a test with his jaw strapped


boss, this is a bit dramatic for food poisoning...im sure it happens every time an english team tours the subcontinent.
I am sure people living in or from Chennai can attest.. the humidity there can be atrocious.. and if you are dehydrated due to food poisoning, the loss of fluids can be dangerous.. also, he was put on  a drip immediately.. that is serious stuff, sir.

I entirely agree. I salute Badri - Playing in Chennai humidity even in November when you are already sapped off fluids is performing the impossible !!!!
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Post by: prfsr on November 07, 2007, 05:36:32 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

as we are concerned about selecting the best , i think a half-fit Badri is better than RD based on domestic performance ...he should get picked

wow!!!

Gangulians ki sachai zyada der nahin chhup sakti

Good call! :notworthy:

If you support Badri, you are a Gangulian. If you support RD (instead of giving Badri a chance) you are a Maharathi supporter and indirectly a Gangulian.

 :notworthy: :notworthy:
-P
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Post by: amit_c on November 07, 2007, 05:49:58 PM

as we are concerned about selecting the best , i think a half-fit Badri is better than RD based on domestic performance ...he should get picked


What exactly am I missing here ? I thought Dravid played a bit against Bombay.
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Post by: vincent on November 07, 2007, 05:51:29 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Frankly, and I don't want to over-exaggerate this.. the last 2 times I have seen or heard of something like this in the area of professional sport..
1. Michael Jordan playing for Bulls against Jazz in the NBA finals
2. Anil Kumble bowling against Windies in a test with his jaw strapped


Dean Jones in Chennai

(Hmm, I lost the post I wrote before since someone else posted something at the same time..Let me try one last time)

- Pete Sampras, in that famous US Open semi finals winning a 5 set match against Alex Corretja despite having serious stomach problems, vomiting between points and being literally on his knees many times in agony.....Fighting spirit.

- Paula Radcliff, two years ago at London Marathon. Half way through the race she had to attend to the #2 call of nature which she promptly did on the roadside, centre of London, in the full glare of TV cameras. She won by a wide margin. She absolutely wanted to prove that she is the best in the world since a year earlier she had lost both long distance gold medals at Athens Olympics due to...dehydration......Desire to give the best.
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Post by: LosingNow on November 07, 2007, 07:58:05 PM

No praise can be too high for Badrinath. Food poisoning kept him home on Monday; when he walked out at 132 for five, he looked decidedly wan. Indeed, he spent most of his time between deliveries doubled up in pain. After a weak poke at the first ball he faced, he got underway with a crisp cut.

For nearly two and a half hours, Badrinath battled in the heat. On 26, he took a runner (Dinesh Karthik), giving himself some breathing space.

When he looked like a boxer down for the count, he called for a restorative draught of water.

Finally, having reached 72, he couldn’t continue. He had to be helped off the field; he was put on drips in the dressing room.

For all his physical struggle, Badrinath’s batting rarely looked laboured. He struck three sixes in his 121-ball innings, and each time a relaxed swing conveyed the ball over the rope.

---
WOW!!!! Put him in the TEST team, now. We need such characters!!

When was the last time the guy didn't score a fifty. He is a talent and I lose ALL faith in the BCCI if he does not find a place in the test squad against Pakistan.
Frankly, and I don't want to over-exaggerate this.. the last 2 times I have seen or heard of something like this in the area of professional sport..
1. Michael Jordan playing for Bulls against Jazz in the NBA finals
2. Anil Kumble bowling against Windies in a test with his jaw strapped


Dean Jones in Chennai

(Hmm, I lost the post I wrote before since someone else posted something at the same time..Let me try one last time)

- Pete Sampras, in that famous US Open semi finals winning a 5 set match against Alex Corretja despite having serious stomach problems, vomiting between points and being literally on his knees many times in agony.....Fighting spirit.

- Paula Radcliff, two years ago at London Marathon. Half way through the race she had to attend to the #2 call of nature which she promptly did on the roadside, centre of London, in the full glare of TV cameras. She won by a wide margin. She absolutely wanted to prove that she is the best in the world since a year earlier she had lost both long distance gold medals at Athens Olympics due to...dehydration......Desire to give the best.
You are kidding me, yikes. Can we not compare this to Badri's efforts, please ;D ;D
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Post by: gouravk on November 07, 2007, 08:23:36 PM
So what if he is such a great character ? bottomline is there needs to be a vacancy ... is there one in the test team ?
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Post by: Cover Point on November 07, 2007, 09:11:24 PM
So what if he is such a great character ? bottomline is there needs to be a vacancy ... is there one in the test team ?

there are plenty of vacancies ... unfortunately we have some goondas who have forcibly taken the places over. Maharathi ka Ghosla
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Post by: CLR James on November 07, 2007, 09:19:41 PM
So what if he is such a great character ? bottomline is there needs to be a vacancy ... is there one in the test team ?

there are plenty of vacancies ... unfortunately we have some goondas who have forcibly taken the places over. Maharathi ka Ghosla

No Vacancy. None whatsoever. Sign on Door: You have to be 31 to enter.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Cover Point on November 07, 2007, 09:21:44 PM
So what if he is such a great character ? bottomline is there needs to be a vacancy ... is there one in the test team ?

there are plenty of vacancies ... unfortunately we have some goondas who have forcibly taken the places over. Maharathi ka Ghosla

No Vacancy. None whatsoever. Sign on Door: You have to be 31 to enter.  ;D ;D

Or a Goonda with sponsor ki laathi
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Post by: CLR James on November 07, 2007, 09:30:39 PM
It is really heartening to hear the patriot call three of our greatest cricketers goondas.
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Post by: cricinfo on November 07, 2007, 09:49:32 PM

as we are concerned about selecting the best , i think a half-fit Badri is better than RD based on domestic performance ...he should get picked


What exactly am I missing here ? I thought Dravid played a bit against Bombay.

amit you probably missed the sarcasm...anyday anytime i will go for RD , but some people apparently think at the moment whoever has best records  in domestics should be picked up(irrespective of past records and experiences in internationals) . So i suggested Badri's name because pure domestic performances might throw up some interesting names and even most non-controversial of players - Yuvi might not get a place in team .
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Post by: justforkix on November 08, 2007, 12:51:26 AM
Oh, I will probably go for a half-fit Badri instead of anyone - he is in the form of his life now IMO.
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Post by: RicePlateReddy on November 08, 2007, 02:36:02 AM
Quote
Quote
Paula Radcliff, two years ago at London Marathon. Half way through the race she had to attend to the #2 call of nature which she promptly did on the roadside, centre of London, in the full glare of TV cameras. She won by a wide margin. She absolutely wanted to prove that she is the best in the world since a year earlier she had lost both long distance gold medals at Athens Olympics due to...dehydration......Desire to give the best.
You are kidding me, yikes. Can we not compare this to Badri's efforts, please ;D ;D

#2 call of nature ... full glare of TV cameras? The bottomline is she won  ;D

BTW, many a maharathi has done the same on the cricket pitch, if only you honestly noticed.
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Post by: gouravk on November 08, 2007, 10:17:30 PM
i wouldnt in my senses dream of replacing either of RD, SRT, SG or VVS from the test side for the sake of God at the moment, let alone badri.
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Post by: poondu on November 15, 2007, 06:17:22 AM
Badri goes for a duck, KKD not out on 55

TN - 88/4

The over rated  Chopra fails again
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Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 06:35:10 AM
Munaf Patel 4 wkts so far against Rajastan.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 06:45:46 AM
Munaf has found his niche.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 06:54:12 AM
RD 54 n.o. at lunch. Or should this post be on RD watch? ;D
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 06:57:51 AM
*R Dravid (rhb) 54     88     7     1     61.36

Against Himachal Pradesh!!!

HP team - Sandeep Sharma, M Gupta, Sangram Singh, MS Bisla, P Dogra, A Mannu, Mukesh Sharma, V Bhatia, Sarandeep Singh, VS Malik, AK Thakur

How are they in the "Elite" group???
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 06:58:54 AM
RD 54 n.o. at lunch. Or should this post be on RD watch? ;D

you just beat to me to it because of my value added comments on the HP team

i guess this deserves to be there on both threads .. although ganavk is bound to take care of that .. especially if the SR remains high ;)
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Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 07:02:46 AM
Gony 'sacks' Ravi Teja for 55. VVS at the crease.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 07:04:16 AM
Btw, I see that Yashpal Singh is captain of the Services team.

Yashpal Singh 3 0 14 0 4.66

Wasn't he one of the ICL rebels?? Has he come back or is "Services" more accomodating than the BCCI?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 07:09:06 AM
Btw, I see that Yashpal Singh is captain of the Services team.

Yashpal Singh 3 0 14 0 4.66

Wasn't he one of the ICL rebels?? Has he come back or is "Services" more accomodating than the BCCI?
He can only be court martialed not tried in court I guess. ;D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 07:14:45 AM
Btw, I see that Yashpal Singh is captain of the Services team.

Yashpal Singh 3 0 14 0 4.66

Wasn't he one of the ICL rebels?? Has he come back or is "Services" more accomodating than the BCCI?
He can only be court martialed not tried in court I guess. ;D

I just checked .. unless I totally missed it, his name is not there in any of the teams posted on the other thread
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Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 07:33:29 AM
Btw does that ICL website even open? Looks like it is hosted on Chandra's home PC.  ???
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Post by: ganavk on November 15, 2007, 07:44:04 AM
RD 54 n.o. at lunch. Or should this post be on RD watch? ;D

you just beat to me to it because of my value added comments on the HP team

i guess this deserves to be there on both threads .. although ganavk is bound to take care of that .. especially if the SR remains high ;)
Hmmm..I would wait for his century before posting in that thread if required :)
Well..I am not bothered about his strike rate. I believe that it is a right move to drop him but I also believe that there is one more person in this team who is not worthy of his position in the team. well..looks like RD has got his groove back and this is nothing but best for Anil Kumble. Ever since he quit captaincy I got a distinct feeling that he was not made feel comfortable but under AK he should do very well.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 08:15:55 AM
Btw does that ICL website even open? Looks like it is hosted on Chandra's home PC.  ???

That thread itself takes ages to open .. I havent even tried the website yet
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 08:17:21 AM
RD 54 n.o. at lunch. Or should this post be on RD watch? ;D

you just beat to me to it because of my value added comments on the HP team

i guess this deserves to be there on both threads .. although ganavk is bound to take care of that .. especially if the SR remains high ;)
Hmmm..I would wait for his century before posting in that thread if required :)

*R Dravid (rhb)    75    123    8    2    60.97

You may have some work to do in some time (I hope I dont jinx him here)
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Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 08:50:57 AM
Rajastan bowled out for 105.
Figures for   SV Bahutule 2.4 -2 -2 -3
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Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 08:59:10 AM
200 run opening partnership for Bengal

VVS out for 38
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 09:12:50 AM
RD 54 n.o. at lunch. Or should this post be on RD watch? ;D

you just beat to me to it because of my value added comments on the HP team

i guess this deserves to be there on both threads .. although ganavk is bound to take care of that .. especially if the SR remains high ;)
Hmmm..I would wait for his century before posting in that thread if required :)

*R Dravid (rhb)    75    123    8    2    60.97

You may have some work to do in some time (I hope I dont jinx him here)

I did not!!!

*R Dravid (rhb) 103    161    11    3    63.97
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Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 09:14:30 AM
Looks like he will score more than Rajastan today. ;D
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Post by: pipsqueak on November 15, 2007, 09:14:48 AM
RD 54 n.o. at lunch. Or should this post be on RD watch? ;D

you just beat to me to it because of my value added comments on the HP team

i guess this deserves to be there on both threads .. although ganavk is bound to take care of that .. especially if the SR remains high ;)
Hmmm..I would wait for his century before posting in that thread if required :)

*R Dravid (rhb)    75    123    8    2    60.97

You may have some work to do in some time (I hope I dont jinx him here)

I did not!!!

*R Dravid (rhb) 103    161    11    3    63.97

all the excitement here reminds me of gavaskar's comment - "scoring hundred against minnows is even harder".  ;D
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 09:15:11 AM
Looks like he will score more than Rajastan today. ;D

Done!

*R Dravid (rhb) 118 166 13 4 71.08
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 09:15:59 AM
RD 54 n.o. at lunch. Or should this post be on RD watch? ;D

you just beat to me to it because of my value added comments on the HP team

i guess this deserves to be there on both threads .. although ganavk is bound to take care of that .. especially if the SR remains high ;)
Hmmm..I would wait for his century before posting in that thread if required :)

*R Dravid (rhb)    75    123    8    2    60.97

You may have some work to do in some time (I hope I dont jinx him here)

I did not!!!

*R Dravid (rhb) 103    161    11    3    63.97

all the excitement here reminds me of gavaskar's comment - "scoring hundred against minnows is even harder".  ;D

HP is no minnow .. they are in the "Elite" league :D
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 09:54:03 AM
R Dravid b Malik 121 (0m 180b 14x4 4x6) SR: 67.22
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2007, 10:07:28 AM
Raina out for 13
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Post by: broadbat on November 15, 2007, 10:10:55 AM
In a UP score of 169-5 AP have used 8 bowlers! Howzzat?
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Post by: arjun on November 15, 2007, 10:40:02 AM
Rajastan bowled out for 105.
Figures for   SV Bahutule 2.4 -2 -2 -3

What did poor Rajasthan cricketers do to deserve a mentor like you know who? >:(
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Post by: Libran on November 15, 2007, 11:09:05 AM
Rajastan bowled out for 105.
Figures for   SV Bahutule 2.4 -2 -2 -3

What did poor Rajasthan cricketers do to deserve a mentor like you know who? >:(

The current crop are setting the benchmark knowing fully well that the kids coming out of the academy will not be able to match these scores cumulatively after 10 matches...they will all be good human beings with all talk and no skill...
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Post by: broadbat on November 16, 2007, 10:44:45 AM
Kumble gets a wicket at last. :-[
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 16, 2007, 10:46:45 AM
Kumble gets a wicket at last. :-[

 :o :o :o
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Post by: justforkix on November 16, 2007, 11:09:38 AM
However, a mix-up between the openers saw Vijay run out before the drinks break; Powar's athletic interception of a flick resulted in a mid-pitch mix-up between the batsmen.

 :o :o :o
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 16, 2007, 11:30:19 AM
Powar got 4 wickets too!

WJ got 50

Parthiv - 158 in 258 balls ... well, it was the tripura attack, but when was the last time this guy went to the crease and did not score a century??
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 16, 2007, 11:34:37 AM
For Delhi

Rajat Bhatia 13 7 9 3 (these are bowling figures). He also scored 36 runs plus did well in the match against Pakistan too with the bat.

I liked his bowling .. he is a medium pacer .. and would be handy when all our other upcoming batsmen who can bowl are spinners

From Cricinfo:
Had the roll of selectoral dice gone his way, Rajat Bhatia could have been the allrounder India were looking for when Robin Singh called it a day in 2001. A medium-pace bowler who has for long stuck to one line, and a batsman good enough to tough it out at the crease, Bhatia has turned in many influential performances in domestic cricket. Chchotu is still regarded highly by those who played with and against him, especially in Tamil Nadu, even after he left them to return to Delhi, his original state. By the time he emerged as a finished product as an allrounder, there was no specific need for one, and he missed the boat for India selection. India's loss has been Delhi's gain, and ironically it is Tamil Nadu who suffer at his hands repeatedly, as he rarely fails to make a telling contribution with bat or ball against his old state team.

28 yrs old now ... is it too late to take a closer look at him??
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 16, 2007, 11:37:35 AM
Abhishek Nayar - 105 (85) plus one wicket

KKD - 28* (31) in the second innings

And Powar got the one wicket to fall!
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Post by: justforkix on November 16, 2007, 04:06:06 PM
KaKaDi playing in ODI mode as warmup for tests  :D :D :D
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Post by: OldPal on November 16, 2007, 04:09:13 PM
he plays with resonable ease ... Thats what which  makes him worthwhile to watch .
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Post by: ramshorns on November 16, 2007, 04:39:46 PM
Sreekumar Nair helped himself to an unbeaten triple-century - and won a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh (approximately US$2500) in the process - as Kerala posted a mammoth 566 for 6 declared against Services at Fort Maidan in Palakkad. With his 306*, Nair became the first Kerala batsman to score a first-class triple hundred, beating the previous best of 262 scored by Balan Pandit - perhaps the biggest name in Kerala cricket - against Andhra in 1959. Nair spent a little more than ten-and-a-half hours at the crease while hitting 37 boundaries. Services, meanwhile, faced with a mountain to climb, lost their opener Soomik Chatarjee early in reply before close.

P.S:-The above courtesy of CRICINFO the greatest cricket information place known to mankind which even its biggest critics(if I can call them that) go to to pluck information in order to substantiate their claims. ;)
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Post by: Zacked on November 17, 2007, 04:20:30 PM
200 run opening partnership for Bengal


Y Pathan 35.1 9 83 5 2.36

YK Pathan c Majumdar b Lahiri 183 223 150 24 4 122.00

against Bengal
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Post by: OldPal on November 17, 2007, 04:46:04 PM
PPatel - scores 158
Tyagi from UP who took 10 wickets in first Ranji , takes 6 more in inns1 making it 16 in 3 inngs
A Chopra and dhawan scores century for delhi as well.

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Post by: dextrous on November 17, 2007, 06:50:29 PM
200 run opening partnership for Bengal


Y Pathan 35.1 9 83 5 2.36

YK Pathan c Majumdar b Lahiri 183 223 150 24 4 122.00

against Bengal

and he takes the first wicket...opening the bowling!
wow...spectacular form.
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Post by: poondu on November 17, 2007, 06:52:50 PM
powar takes 9 wikcets in the match against TN
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Post by: Vick on November 18, 2007, 12:58:01 AM
Powar got 4 wickets too!

WJ got 50

Parthiv - 158 in 258 balls ... well, it was the tripura attack, but when was the last time this guy went to the crease and did not score a century??


In the last game.
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Post by: inoc on November 18, 2007, 01:55:43 AM
this is Parthiv Patel in his last 10 FC innings

158
49
62
179
59*
110
164
124
126
67


1098 runs @ 122.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 18, 2007, 02:20:49 AM
this is Parthiv Patel in his last 10 FC innings

158
49
62
179
59*
110
164
124
126
67


1098 runs @ 122.


Thats why Aussie series is very important to MSD. If PP continue this way he may push KKD and MSD both out of test team. This if he keeps atleast as well as these two.
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Post by: RicePlateReddy on November 18, 2007, 02:35:36 AM
this is Parthiv Patel in his last 10 FC innings

158
49
62
179
59*
110
164
124
126
67


1098 runs @ 122.


Yes, he has had a dream run and presents a strong case (as a batsman).

But to put this in perspective, prior to this streak, his first class record was:
2577 runs
2 centuries
Avg: 29.28


And it is especially heartening that he is just 22 years old.


Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: inoc on November 18, 2007, 03:27:53 AM
Quote
Yes, he has had a dream run and presents a strong case (as a batsman).

But to put this in perspective, prior to this streak, his first class record was:
2577 runs
2 centuries
Avg: 29.28


And it is especially heartening that he is just 22 years old.


Although the stats are true it has to be remembered that this excellent spell coincided with PP moving up the order to either opener or No. 3. he averages better than 29 in test cricket and his highest score in tests is as an opener. maybe he was being wasted down the order. who knows.
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Post by: Cover Point on November 18, 2007, 04:31:48 AM
Here may be a case where PP may have debuted before he should have and it may have hurt his career.
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Post by: vijay on November 18, 2007, 05:23:35 AM
200 run opening partnership for Bengal


Y Pathan 35.1 9 83 5 2.36

YK Pathan c Majumdar b Lahiri 183 223 150 24 4 122.00

against Bengal

and he takes the first wicket...opening the bowling!
wow...spectacular form.
Carrying on in the 2nd inn. Bengal is 33/5. YK Pathan so far.. 10.0 5 17 3
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Post by: poondu on November 18, 2007, 05:25:15 AM
       
 Bengal 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
 AP Majumdar lbw b Pathan 0 5 7 0 0 0.00
 Arindam Das c Parab b Pathan 6 34 28 0 0 21.42
 KH Mondal c Bilakhia b Pawar 4 33 28 0 0 14.28
 M Tiwary lbw b Pathan 0 9 7 0 0 0.00
 WP Saha not out 10 0 32 1 0 31.25
 LR Shukla b Pawar 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
 R Chowdhary not out 12 0 22 3 0 54.54
     Extras  0     
       
     Total (5 wickets; 21 overs) 33 (1.57 runs per over)


To bat SS Lahiri, RR Bose, MY Lodhgar, SS Paul 


Fall of wickets1-1 (Majumdar, 1.3 ov), 2-10 (Arindam Das, 9.5 ov), 3-10 (Mondal, 10.4 ov), 4-10 (Tiwary, 11.6 ov), 5-13 (Shukla, 12.5 ov)


       
  Bowling O M R W Econ 
  RV Pawar 10 5 16 2 1.60 
  YK Pathan 10 5 17 3 1.70 
  Sumit Singh 1 1 0 0 0.00 
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 18, 2007, 07:21:03 AM
KAIF....

M Kaif     not out     108     0     162     11     2     66.66
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on November 18, 2007, 07:31:07 AM
10 wkts  and 183 for YP .. wow!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 18, 2007, 08:11:52 AM
this is Parthiv Patel in his last 10 FC innings

158
49
62
179
59*
110
164
124
126
67


1098 runs @ 122.


Thats why Aussie series is very important to MSD. If PP continue this way he may push KKD and MSD both out of test team. This if he keeps atleast as well as these two.

Unfortunately, his keeping is miles behind both KKD and MSD. His only hope is as a batter IMO.
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Post by: justforkix on November 18, 2007, 08:13:36 AM
KAIF....

M Kaif     not out     108     0     162     11     2     66.66

finishes @ unbeaten 122(172)  :icon_thumleft: :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 18, 2007, 09:21:19 AM
KAIF....

M Kaif     not out     108     0     162     11     2     66.66

finishes @ unbeaten 122(172)  :icon_thumleft: :icon_thumleft:

couple of other 100-getters too, take a look at the scorecards... lots of good performances
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Post by: broadbat on November 19, 2007, 07:15:28 AM
How Bengal could lose after an opening stand of 221 beats me. :icon_scratch:
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Post by: broadbat on November 23, 2007, 06:54:18 AM
Wonders will never cease. Agarkar propping up Mumbai with the bat! :o
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 06:58:13 AM
Delhi bowling againt Mumbai

  PJ Sangwan 9 2 22 2 2.44 (2w)
  I Sharma 8 1 43 1 5.37 (2nb, 1w)
  R Bhatia 7 2 7 1 1.00 (1nb)
  V Sehwag 6 0 21 1 3.50

Sangwan looked very impressive when I saw him last ... again, 2 wickets here. Rajat Bhatia is good as usual and Sehwag has already done what Bhajji did in the first innings against Pak.

Good to see Ishant being released to play the match rather than cool his heels in the India dressing room.
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Post by: broadbat on November 23, 2007, 07:05:06 AM
I have never seen him. Does he have pace? At 17 he has age on his side. Why did Rohit Sharma open?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 07:13:14 AM
I have never seen him. Does he have pace? At 17 he has age on his side. Why did Rohit Sharma open?

I think he was 130+ ... and he has scope to improve on that I guess.

Who knows why Rohit Sharma opened ... maybe he figured that opening is the weakest link in the Indian XI.. in terms of where a new player can hope to get in :D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 23, 2007, 07:16:36 AM
I have never seen him. Does he have pace? At 17 he has age on his side. Why did Rohit Sharma open?

I think he was 130+ ... and he has scope to improve on that I guess.

Who knows why Rohit Sharma opened ... maybe he figured that opening is the weakest link in the Indian XI.. in terms of where a new player can hope to get in :D
Sneaking feeling that it is a DBV idea.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 23, 2007, 10:16:09 AM
Sehwag doing himself no favours. Out for 16.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 11:31:33 AM
And, Gambhir keeps knocking as other opening candidates fall by the wayside.

A Chopra lbw b Salvi 12 49 31 2 0 38.70
 G Gambhir not out 81 0 114 11 0 71.05
 V Sehwag c Samant b Nayar 16 27 19 1 1 84.21
 V Kohli c Samant b Salvi 19 49 52 2 1 36.53
 M Manhas run out (Agarkar) 4 10 8 0 0 50.00
 R Bhatia not out 18 0 37 3 0 48.64
     Extras (lb 6, nb 3) 9     
       
     Total (4 wickets; 43 overs) 159 (3.69 runs per over)
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 11:33:13 AM
And, Badri gets over his slight hiccup in the last match .. this is a more familiar sight these days.

 S Badrinath not out 93 0 212 7 2 43.86
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 11:35:03 AM
The pathans fail to make an impression against a weak Hyderabad side

 IK Pathan 20 3 61 1 3.05 (1nb, 1w)
  YK Pathan 26 6 52 1 2.00
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 11:38:27 AM
This guy is a domestic wicket taking machine

  P Kumar 25.2 6 60 4 2.36
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 11:44:16 AM
Baap ka naam roshan karega

 *JN Shah (lhb) 62 88 11 0 70.45 
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 23, 2007, 11:45:41 AM
This is unbelievable  :o :o :o

 PA Patel c Jasvir Singh b Mohanty 23 76 42 2 0 54.76

Well, there is always the second innings to get that customary 100!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 23, 2007, 05:49:32 PM
Sehwag doing himself no favours. Out for 16.

I think you can allow one bad innings, I am sure he will be back to his best in the second innings or perhaps at a later date. I have full faith in Sehwag in the 4 or 5 day game but really think he should open the batting.
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Post by: manee on November 23, 2007, 05:51:02 PM
And, Badri gets over his slight hiccup in the last match .. this is a more familiar sight these days.

 S Badrinath not out 93 0 212 7 2 43.86

His run scoring is starting to get a bit silly now. Ganguly and Laxman should fear their places more from Badrinath than from Yuvraj. (Not saying that either should be dropped but they have both been in the media with places under scrutiny).
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Post by: manee on November 23, 2007, 05:52:13 PM
The pathans fail to make an impression against a weak Hyderabad side

 IK Pathan 20 3 61 1 3.05 (1nb, 1w)
  YK Pathan 26 6 52 1 2.00


Based on this and the India A four day games, Pathan has certainly lost it in the longer form of the game.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 23, 2007, 05:52:49 PM
This guy is a domestic wicket taking machine

  P Kumar 25.2 6 60 4 2.36


Bowling at 130kph, he is not too slow for international level either, one for contention for a spot in the test team methinks.
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Post by: ramshorns on November 23, 2007, 05:54:04 PM
And, Badri gets over his slight hiccup in the last match .. this is a more familiar sight these days.

 S Badrinath not out 93 0 212 7 2 43.86

His run scoring is starting to get a bit silly now. Ganguly and Laxman should fear their places more from Badrinath than from Yuvraj. (Not saying that either should be dropped but they have both been in the media with places under scrutiny).
Why not Dravid or Tendulkar fear their places??????
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ramshorns on November 23, 2007, 07:56:55 PM
Sehwag doing himself no favours. Out for 16.

I think you can allow one bad innings, I am sure he will be back to his best in the second innings or perhaps at a later date.
Until the best is seen at perhaps a later date he should be confined to the Delhi team.

Quote
I have full faith in Sehwag in the 4 or 5 day game but really think he should open the batting.

I have full faith in Arjun Yadav.  It means nothing.

Faith in cricket with out of form players having poor foot work does not always equate to runs in the middle which is why they are out there for.
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Post by: manee on November 23, 2007, 08:03:10 PM
You misunderstand, all I am saying is that everyone is allowed one bad innings.
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Post by: feverpitch on November 23, 2007, 08:46:12 PM
This guy is a domestic wicket taking machine

  P Kumar 25.2 6 60 4 2.36


Bowling at 130kph, he is not too slow for international level either, one for contention for a spot in the test team methinks.

Hmmm.... Bose bowls at the same pace. Has a far better track record. And yet has been overlooked. Along with declarations on this DG by some of our own maharathis about his lack of pace being a big negative for internationals.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 23, 2007, 10:15:41 PM
This guy is a domestic wicket taking machine

  P Kumar 25.2 6 60 4 2.36


Bowling at 130kph, he is not too slow for international level either, one for contention for a spot in the test team methinks.

Hmmm.... Bose bowls at the same pace. Has a far better track record. And yet has been overlooked. Along with declarations on this DG by some of our own maharathis about his lack of pace being a big negative for internationals.

When I have seen Bose bowl, he has been in the low to mid 120s but when I saw Kumar bowl, he got as high as 137pkh.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 24, 2007, 02:47:52 AM
I don't remember Bose ever touching 130 ...the max I have seen would be in the 120-125 range.

However, there does appear to be some disconnect between the speed guns used in the Ranji matches and those used in the recent ODI series. Praveen Kumar was consistently clocked at above 130 in the Jaipur ODI, while in the challengers and one or two ranji matches that I saw earlier, he was under 130 more often than not. Unless this guy is bowling much faster in the ODI because he anyway has only 10 overs, we may have to try and figure out which speed gun is faulty.
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Post by: broadbat on November 24, 2007, 04:29:20 AM
Pace as we all know is only one string in the bow of a quick. Accuracy, cut of the wicket, movement in the air, bounce etc is what finally completes a bowler. In the end all things being equal, pace will give you the edge. Then again with Indian selectors age is also a factor. This is where I think Bose has missed the bus. If he was to play for India he should have been in the side 2 years ago. Now it looks like the P Kumars, Ishants stand a better chance of making the grade.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 24, 2007, 05:58:58 AM
Meanwhile Badri on his merry way. 111 n.o. so far.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: poondu on November 24, 2007, 06:36:11 AM
Pathan 25 4 71 4
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 24, 2007, 07:21:25 AM
Meanwhile Badri on his merry way. 111 n.o. so far.

This is just getting silly now :)
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Post by: justforkix on November 24, 2007, 07:28:26 AM
Meanwhile Badri on his merry way. 111 n.o. so far.

This is just getting silly now :)

Finishes @ 143 (304).
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 24, 2007, 08:59:59 AM
Kaif 44* Raina 65* doing nicely for UP.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 24, 2007, 10:01:23 AM
4 for VRV and Raina 91*
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Post by: manee on November 24, 2007, 10:30:55 AM
4 for VRV and Raina 91*

VRV makes it five and Raina makes it 116* but I really wonder how he has gone for over 5 an over and taken five wickets.
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Post by: justforkix on November 24, 2007, 02:19:50 PM
4 for VRV and Raina 91*

VRV makes it five and Raina makes it 116* but I really wonder how he has gone for over 5 an over and taken five wickets.

And UP scored 352 in 66 overs @ 5.33 !!!!!!!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: OldPal on November 24, 2007, 05:28:45 PM
This guy is a domestic wicket taking machine

  P Kumar 25.2 6 60 4 2.36


Bowling at 130kph, he is not too slow for international level either, one for contention for a spot in the test team methinks.
Kumar ate Tyagis share who could get only three in this inngs .
Tyagi
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
2 4 543 255 19 6/46 10/92 13.42 2.81 28.5 1 2 1

Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 25, 2007, 06:14:41 AM
VRV gets a 7-fer and Punjab gets a slender 1st innings lead !! Kaif has to now go for an outright win or be satisfied with 1 pt !!
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Post by: manee on November 25, 2007, 07:32:45 AM
VRV gets a 7-fer and Punjab gets a slender 1st innings lead !! Kaif has to now go for an outright win or be satisfied with 1 pt !!

Does anyone know how VRV got his wickets and ended up with such extraordinary figures?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 25, 2007, 02:33:04 PM
Strange that TN did not enforce the follow-on, I would think they need an outright win more than the 1st innings lead.

UP-Punjab match is very interestingly poised - will be interesting to see if Kaif goes for a win if the target is a tricky one....

Another decently interesting one is Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi need 328 more in 90 overs with 10 wickets in hand !!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 25, 2007, 03:16:16 PM
Wow what a comeback by Mumbai!!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on November 25, 2007, 03:55:25 PM
Number Crunching

VRV Singh ended the Utter Pradesh first innings with 7/112 off 21.1, this gives him an FC strike rate of 36.8 (taking away Tests).

By comparison, and this is taking away Tests, these are the FC SRs of current Indian Test bowlers.

Zaheer Khan - 42.6
RP Singh - 45.8
Munaf Patel - 46.4
Sreesanth - 61.2

Top performers outside the Test team:

Ga*eep Singh - 48.2
Ishant Sharma - 51.8
Shib Paul - 52.2
Ranadeb Bose - 55.8

Notice how those favoured by the selection panel have better FC strike rates than their non selected counterparts...

Interesting...
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 01:41:24 AM
36.8 is an awesome strike rate by any standards. Given what we saw of VRV, it reflects the poor quality of domestic batting, I guess.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 26, 2007, 03:18:53 AM
36.8 is an awesome strike rate by any standards. Given what we saw of VRV, it reflects the poor quality of domestic batting, I guess.

The green top of Mohali also provides help.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 26, 2007, 03:25:35 AM
Pujara has started the season really well. 3 hundred in second innings of all three games. Also looking at scorecards it seems teams are doing better in their second innings. The ex U19 offie from last WC also started his career well picking 21 in 3 games. Lets hope his action has been fixed. He used to bowl like Murali. Few More recent U19 guys doing well Uday Kaul and Ravi Teja.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 03:40:15 AM
36.8 is an awesome strike rate by any standards. Given what we saw of VRV, it reflects the poor quality of domestic batting, I guess.

The green top of Mohali also provides help.

yeah, but i imagine he'd also be playing a fair number of away games these days.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 04:03:50 AM
With news trickling in that SS will most probably miss the Aussie tour also, VRV has made the selectors sit up and take notice. Sangwan also seems to be doing well.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 26, 2007, 04:10:47 AM
36.8 is an awesome strike rate by any standards. Given what we saw of VRV, it reflects the poor quality of domestic batting, I guess.

The green top of Mohali also provides help.

yeah, but i imagine he'd also be playing a fair number of away games these days.

Thats the number i would be interested in. In Ranji these days most of seamers do well. case in point Jogi, Bose and Ga*eep.
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Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 04:15:35 AM
With news trickling in that SS will most probably miss the Aussie tour also, VRV has made the selectors sit up and take notice. Sangwan also seems to be doing well.

Duck is now almost certain to be in the flight to Melbourne  ;D ;D
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Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 04:25:35 AM
OK - now Badrinath is just GONE NUTS here !!!!! - TN have 1 pt in 2 games, they had a lead of 200, but Badri didn't enforce the follow-on and they are still batting on the last day with a 404 run lead !!!!!! - this was a great chance to get 6 pts and Badri screws it up royally !!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 04:59:57 AM
36.8 is an awesome strike rate by any standards. Given what we saw of VRV, it reflects the poor quality of domestic batting, I guess.

The green top of Mohali also provides help.

yeah, but i imagine he'd also be playing a fair number of away games these days.

Thats the number i would be interested in. In Ranji these days most of seamers do well. case in point Jogi, Bose and Ga*eep.

wickets are fine ... but VRV's SR is a good 10 balls better than most of these guys. I think that is a big big difference.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 05:04:31 AM
With news trickling in that SS will most probably miss the Aussie tour also, VRV has made the selectors sit up and take notice. Sangwan also seems to be doing well.

Duck is now almost certain to be in the flight to Melbourne  ;D ;D
That incidentally is a real recurring nightmare. ;D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 05:25:57 AM
Number Crunching

VRV Singh ended the Utter Pradesh first innings with 7/112 off 21.1, this gives him an FC strike rate of 36.8 (taking away Tests).

By comparison, and this is taking away Tests, these are the FC SRs of current Indian Test bowlers.

Zaheer Khan - 42.6
RP Singh - 45.8
Munaf Patel - 46.4
Sreesanth - 61.2

Top performers outside the Test team:

Ga*eep Singh - 48.2
Ishant Sharma - 51.8
Shib Paul - 52.2
Ranadeb Bose - 55.8

Notice how those favoured by the selection panel have better FC strike rates than their non selected counterparts...

Interesting...

If you are refering to lower S/R of VRV over others selected ahead of him, i.e., ZK, RPS, MP, SS: ZK is out of this discussion, more experienced and has played more f/c games. It is easier to have a lower s/r over a handful of games, but tougher to maintain over a few seasons. The other 3 - RPS, SS, MP all made their international debuts in 2005-06 season along with VRV. Out of them, MP, SS, and RPS seemed more of a finished product than VRV.

I believe VRV is on the selection radar more than Bose, Paul, Ishant, Ga*eep. Bose and Ishant were selected for the Eng tour because VRV was injured at that time. RPS would have fallen off the radar if he had performed poorly in Eng. SS performed in SAF. ZK performed in SA and Eng. It was perhaps a close call between VRV and MP for the Delhi test. Ishant was just called up for cover since he was a local.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:26:28 AM
Badri has declared finally ... was he scared of the Uthappa factor?

I wonder why he wanted to set over 400 off 75 overs!!!

In another match, Delhi has not lost any wicket so far ... 93/0 ... need 294 in 73 overs
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:28:31 AM
Number Crunching

VRV Singh ended the Utter Pradesh first innings with 7/112 off 21.1, this gives him an FC strike rate of 36.8 (taking away Tests).

By comparison, and this is taking away Tests, these are the FC SRs of current Indian Test bowlers.

Zaheer Khan - 42.6
RP Singh - 45.8
Munaf Patel - 46.4
Sreesanth - 61.2

Top performers outside the Test team:

Ga*eep Singh - 48.2
Ishant Sharma - 51.8
Shib Paul - 52.2
Ranadeb Bose - 55.8

Notice how those favoured by the selection panel have better FC strike rates than their non selected counterparts...

Interesting...

If you are refering to lower S/R of VRV over others selected ahead of him, i.e., ZK, RPS, MP, SS: ZK is out of this discussion, more experienced and has played more f/c games. It is easier to have a lower s/r over a handful of games, but tougher to maintain over a few seasons. The other 3 - RPS, SS, MP all made their international debuts in 2005-06 season along with VRV. Out of them, MP, SS, and RPS seemed more of a finished product than VRV.

I believe VRV is on the selection radar more than Bose, Paul, Ishant, Ga*eep. Bose and Ishant were selected for the Eng tour because VRV was injured at that time. RPS would have fallen off the radar if he had performed poorly in Eng. SS performed in SAF. ZK performed in SA and Eng. It was perhaps a close call between VRV and MP for the Delhi test. Ishant was just called up for cover since he was a local.

I agree. Just pointing it out .. because I really dont remember seeing an Indian bowler with a SR that low. His average would not be much better than the others, I guess.

As I said, it is not about VRV ... it is more about the poor ability of Indian batsmen to play anyone who bowls even a bit faster than 130kph on a slightly more helpful track.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:31:02 AM
This Punjab pair seems to be putting things beyond UP now ... unless the bowlers are able to knock over the last 3 wickets soon and then Raina delivers another special.

332 runs ahead .. 3 wickets in hand and 70 overs remaining for the day.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:33:01 AM
IK Pathan 15 5 42 2 2.80

to follow up on his first innings performance

IK Pathan 25 4 71 4 2.84

Of course, against a severely weakened Hyderabad side
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:36:42 AM
*G Gambhir (lhb) 57 120 6 0 47.50
A Chopra (rhb) 59 157 9 1 37.57

Delhi - 128/0

Need 259 more in 66 overs ... interesting chase .. given that Delhi has the first innings lead as well, they can really control the game from here on.

Mumbai needs something special from their bowlers to get 10 wickets in 66 overs.
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Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 05:36:43 AM
Badri has declared finally ... was he scared of the Uthappa factor?

I wonder why he wanted to set over 400 off 75 overs!!!

Badri is a FOOL for 2 reasons - not enforcing follow-on and declaring way too late. Unless perhaps TN's aim to get relegated to the plate league ;)

In another match, Delhi has not lost any wicket so far ... 93/0 ... need 294 in 73 overs

unlikely, as Delhi will not risk 3 pts to get 3 extra pts.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:44:40 AM
In another match, Delhi has not lost any wicket so far ... 93/0 ... need 294 in 73 overs

unlikely, as Delhi will not risk 3 pts to get 3 extra pts.

I dont think GG will scratch around .. neither will Veeru ...although Chopra can single handedly manage to get the RRR up consistently. Maybe Delhi will take it as it comes .. see how they are placed going into the final session.

But, I agree, they are unlikely to take undue risks ... especially given that they are not hard pressed to qualify.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:46:33 AM
Badri has declared finally ... was he scared of the Uthappa factor?

I wonder why he wanted to set over 400 off 75 overs!!!

Badri is a FOOL for 2 reasons - not enforcing follow-on and declaring way too late. Unless perhaps TN's aim to get relegated to the plate league ;)
 

LOL .. Karnataka going for it by the look of things. Lost one wicket already though.

 *RV Uthappa (rhb) 24 19 5 0 126.31
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 05:48:31 AM
This Punjab pair seems to be putting things beyond UP now ... unless the bowlers are able to knock over the last 3 wickets soon and then Raina delivers another special.

332 runs ahead .. 3 wickets in hand and 70 overs remaining for the day.

Punjab have declared and given UP a target of 358 in 60 overs ;)

Maybe Kaif will go for it - UP has 1 pt to lose and 6 pts to gain.....

UP scored 375 in 70 overs in 1st innings, so why not 358 in 60 in the 2nd ;)
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:49:17 AM
Yeah .. they need a Raina special. Does Punjab need points to qualify? How is UP placed?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 05:57:54 AM
Uthappa gone for a ODIesque 30 in 26 balls. TN has 63 overs to take the balance 8 wickets.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 05:58:40 AM
Yeah .. they need a Raina special. Does Punjab need points to qualify? How is UP placed?

they are fairly ok - A draw will leave Punjab @ 7 and UP @ 8. Too early to say - look at last year - Mumbai had 0 pts in 3 games and then inflicted 2 innings defeats and reached the semis. 2 wins are enough to propel a team up as each win gives you 6 pts.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on November 26, 2007, 05:59:07 AM
Number Crunching

VRV Singh ended the Utter Pradesh first innings with 7/112 off 21.1, this gives him an FC strike rate of 36.8 (taking away Tests).

By comparison, and this is taking away Tests, these are the FC SRs of current Indian Test bowlers.

Zaheer Khan - 42.6
RP Singh - 45.8
Munaf Patel - 46.4
Sreesanth - 61.2

Top performers outside the Test team:

Ga*eep Singh - 48.2
Ishant Sharma - 51.8
Shib Paul - 52.2
Ranadeb Bose - 55.8

Notice how those favoured by the selection panel have better FC strike rates than their non selected counterparts...

Interesting...

If you are refering to lower S/R of VRV over others selected ahead of him, i.e., ZK, RPS, MP, SS: ZK is out of this discussion, more experienced and has played more f/c games. It is easier to have a lower s/r over a handful of games, but tougher to maintain over a few seasons. The other 3 - RPS, SS, MP all made their international debuts in 2005-06 season along with VRV. Out of them, MP, SS, and RPS seemed more of a finished product than VRV.

I believe VRV is on the selection radar more than Bose, Paul, Ishant, Ga*eep. Bose and Ishant were selected for the Eng tour because VRV was injured at that time. RPS would have fallen off the radar if he had performed poorly in Eng. SS performed in SAF. ZK performed in SA and Eng. It was perhaps a close call between VRV and MP for the Delhi test. Ishant was just called up for cover since he was a local.

I agree. Just pointing it out .. because I really dont remember seeing an Indian bowler with a SR that low. His average would not be much better than the others, I guess.

As I said, it is not about VRV ... it is more about the poor ability of Indian batsmen to play anyone who bowls even a bit faster than 130kph on a slightly more helpful track.

but we have seen that he doesnt bowl much faster than several of FC guys. I think his bounce is prolly more responsible for the SR than speed.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 06:00:59 AM
Number Crunching

VRV Singh ended the Utter Pradesh first innings with 7/112 off 21.1, this gives him an FC strike rate of 36.8 (taking away Tests).

By comparison, and this is taking away Tests, these are the FC SRs of current Indian Test bowlers.

Zaheer Khan - 42.6
RP Singh - 45.8
Munaf Patel - 46.4
Sreesanth - 61.2

Top performers outside the Test team:

Ga*eep Singh - 48.2
Ishant Sharma - 51.8
Shib Paul - 52.2
Ranadeb Bose - 55.8

Notice how those favoured by the selection panel have better FC strike rates than their non selected counterparts...

Interesting...

If you are refering to lower S/R of VRV over others selected ahead of him, i.e., ZK, RPS, MP, SS: ZK is out of this discussion, more experienced and has played more f/c games. It is easier to have a lower s/r over a handful of games, but tougher to maintain over a few seasons. The other 3 - RPS, SS, MP all made their international debuts in 2005-06 season along with VRV. Out of them, MP, SS, and RPS seemed more of a finished product than VRV.

I believe VRV is on the selection radar more than Bose, Paul, Ishant, Ga*eep. Bose and Ishant were selected for the Eng tour because VRV was injured at that time. RPS would have fallen off the radar if he had performed poorly in Eng. SS performed in SAF. ZK performed in SA and Eng. It was perhaps a close call between VRV and MP for the Delhi test. Ishant was just called up for cover since he was a local.

I agree. Just pointing it out .. because I really dont remember seeing an Indian bowler with a SR that low. His average would not be much better than the others, I guess.

As I said, it is not about VRV ... it is more about the poor ability of Indian batsmen to play anyone who bowls even a bit faster than 130kph on a slightly more helpful track.

but we have seen that he doesnt bowl much faster than several of FC guys. I think his bounce is prolly more responsible for the SR than speed.

guess so .. but VRV does not bowl as slow as he bowled on the WI and SA tours in Ranji matches. He is faster, at least was faster a season or two ago. And, he is definitely faster than Bose and Ga*eep ... maybe not much faster than Ishant or Paul
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 06:03:07 AM
Delhi - 155/0

Needs 228 in 55 overs.

  *G Gambhir (lhb) 62 145 6 0 42.75
 A Chopra (rhb) 85 198 12 2 42.92


This is at the Wankhade, right?? If it gets close, I may just try to go over for a bit.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 06:07:51 AM
CI seems to have goofed up earlier .. the score is now the same, but they got the batsmen's scores wrong .. appears to be corrected now.

 *G Gambhir (lhb) 79 162 6 0 48.76   
 A Chopra (rhb) 72 187 12 2 38.50
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 06:08:23 AM
Delhi - 155/0

Needs 228 in 55 overs.

  *G Gambhir (lhb) 62 145 6 0 42.75
 A Chopra (rhb) 85 198 12 2 42.92


This is at the Wankhade, right?? If it gets close, I may just try to go over for a bit.

Chopra outscoring Gambhir? He seems to have most of the strike though.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 06:09:38 AM
Uh ok now it makes more sense. ;D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 06:24:08 AM
Abhishek Nayar - this guy may be among the next few to be tried out for that elusive all rounder category.

Batting averages  Mat Inns NO Runs  HS   Ave    SR    100  50 
First-class            12  16    0   788  152  49.25  80.5   3  3 

Bowling averages  Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI  BBM   Ave   Econ   SR   4w 5w 10
First-class             12  23  1634 763    29  3/18 5/54  26.31  2.80  56.3   0   0   0



Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 06:41:05 AM
Quote
Abhishek Nayar - this guy may be among the next few to be tried out for that elusive all rounder category
ODI, Tests or both?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 26, 2007, 06:43:32 AM
this chateshwar pujara fellows also keeps piling on the runs, hit another 150 this week. thats his 7th FC 100 (with 4 50s) in 20 FC games
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 06:54:40 AM
I think DBV mentioned this CP once but more in the ODI context.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 07:16:35 AM
Quote
Abhishek Nayar - this guy may be among the next few to be tried out for that elusive all rounder category
ODI, Tests or both?

ODIs .. that is where all the new allrounder types play first, isnt it?
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 07:18:19 AM
 *A Chopra (rhb) 80 205 10 1 39.02  striker    109 7396 46.22   
 G Gambhir (lhb) 83 186 8 1 44.62

Delhi need 207 in 47 overs ... with Veeru yet to come, I think the chase is very much on!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 07:41:11 AM
Delhi loses two in a row!! Chopra and Sehwag fall
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 07:49:28 AM
this chateshwar pujara fellows also keeps piling on the runs, hit another 150 this week. thats his 7th FC 100 (with 4 50s) in 20 FC games

Pujara is contracted by BCCI - Grade D along with Badri etc.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 07:50:42 AM
Delhi loses two in a row!! Chopra and Sehwag fall

Sehwag's time is running out - 16 and 0 !!!!

Sadly, GG will prolly replace KKD if he plays and fails again in the 2nd test or he doesen't play in the 2nd test.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 08:15:45 AM
Delhi loses two in a row!! Chopra and Sehwag fall

Sehwag's time is running out - 16 and 0 !!!!

Sadly, GG will prolly replace KKD if he plays and fails again in the 2nd test or he doesen't play in the 2nd test.

Nayar gets Virat Kohli too ... GG still going on 93, but I guess Delhi will shut shop now.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 08:52:50 AM
Kaif putting in a string of good scores finally - 120+, 60+, 40+ - good for him and India.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 08:54:08 AM
GG still there on 110. But Delhi has given up the chase.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 08:58:43 AM
The much maligned  *AS Yadav (rhb) 61 169 6 2 36.09
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 09:16:21 AM
Truly class will tell. RD gets dropped and goes out and scores a double hundred and a hundred. Our triple centurion on the other hand scores the odd fifty here and seems to be playing more in hope than conviction. GG has surely cooked Sehwags goose. ;D
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 09:17:55 AM
Truly class will tell. RD gets dropped and goes out and scores a double hundred and a hundred. Our triple centurion on the other hand scores the odd fifty here and seems to be playing more in hope than conviction. GG has surely cooked Sehwags goose. ;D

Yet, dont be surprised if you see Veeru's name on the Indian team sheet if KKD fails a couple of more times .. citing past record.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on November 26, 2007, 09:27:19 AM
Truly class will tell. RD gets dropped and goes out and scores a double hundred and a hundred. Our triple centurion on the other hand scores the odd fifty here and seems to be playing more in hope than conviction. GG has surely cooked Sehwags goose. ;D

Yet, dont be surprised if you see Veeru's name on the Indian team sheet if KKD fails a couple of more times .. citing past record.

Ya  Melbourne will carry more weight than all his failures. Still we can hope that Badri, Raina or Kaif get a look in.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 09:52:16 AM
Kaif gone for 71(100) !!!

 VRV Singh (rmf) 10.0 1 50 0 5.00  (3nb, 1w)  - really need to know if he is bowling crap balls or just hostile stuff ??? ???
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 10:13:35 AM
Mumbai - Delhi drawn .. Gambhir unbeaten on 137!!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 10:15:45 AM
Raina fell cheaply too .. just 5 ... but the match looks like a draw .. with Punjab needing another 5 wickets in 13 overs to force a win!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ramshorns on November 26, 2007, 11:45:56 AM
The much maligned  *AS Yadav (rhb) 61 169 6 2 36.09
Good to see Arjun Yadav get to his 100 and save Hyd. and keep the Pathan brothers at bay.  A captain's knock.

On another note Sehwag justified the selectors faith in keeping him on the sidelines with a first ball duck.  I do not think they should select him for the Aussie tour. 

Badrinath and Gambhir are clearly ahead of him at this point.  Great to see both get 100's in the matches they played for their team and head to head Gambhir kicked Sehwag's butt.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 12:22:13 PM
The much maligned  *AS Yadav (rhb) 61 169 6 2 36.09
Good to see Arjun Yadav get to his 100 and save Hyd. and keep the Pathan brothers at bay.  A captain's knock.

 *AS Yadav (rhb) 101 207 9 2 48.79

So, is this guy really good or is it a case of nepotism? A bit of both, I guess - given that I do remember a couple of good knocks with the India-A team as well.

On another note Sehwag justified the selectors faith in keeping him on the sidelines with a first ball duck.  I do not think they should select him for the Aussie tour. 

Badrinath and Gambhir are clearly ahead of him at this point.  Great to see both get 100's in the matches they played for their team and head to head Gambhir kicked Sehwag's butt.

But, Badri is a MO batsman (no vacancy) and Gambhir is a fluke!

Sehwag is all class ... it will all come out when he plays an international team. As SMG said great players find it difficult to play against mediocre opposition!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ramshorns on November 26, 2007, 12:29:44 PM
The much maligned  *AS Yadav (rhb) 61 169 6 2 36.09
Good to see Arjun Yadav get to his 100 and save Hyd. and keep the Pathan brothers at bay.  A captain's knock.

 *AS Yadav (rhb) 101 207 9 2 48.79

So, is this guy really good or is it a case of nepotism? A bit of both, I guess - given that I do remember a couple of good knocks with the India-A team as well.

On another note Sehwag justified the selectors faith in keeping him on the sidelines with a first ball duck.  I do not think they should select him for the Aussie tour. 

Badrinath and Gambhir are clearly ahead of him at this point.  Great to see both get 100's in the matches they played for their team and head to head Gambhir kicked Sehwag's butt.

But, Badri is a MO batsman (no vacancy) and Gambhir is a fluke!

Sehwag is all class ... it will all come out when he plays an international team. As SMG said great players find it difficult to play against mediocre opposition!
I did not have any positions in mind.  All I know is there are better alternatives to Sehwag in whatever position he wants to play.  Badri and Gambhir are two of them.   Whatever SMG says with his always baised views on game of cricket past success is never a forecaster for future success unless one demonstrates reasonable success at domestic level which Sehwag failed to this point in comparision to his competitiors.

And for your comment on GG being a fluke I consider that a tongue in a cheek comment.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on November 26, 2007, 12:34:03 PM

The much maligned  *AS Yadav (rhb) 61 169 6 2 36.09
Good to see Arjun Yadav get to his 100 and save Hyd. and keep the Pathan brothers at bay.  A captain's knock.

 *AS Yadav (rhb) 101 207 9 2 48.79

So, is this guy really good or is it a case of nepotism? A bit of both, I guess - given that I do remember a couple of good knocks with the India-A team as well.

On another note Sehwag justified the selectors faith in keeping him on the sidelines with a first ball duck.  I do not think they should select him for the Aussie tour. 

Badrinath and Gambhir are clearly ahead of him at this point.  Great to see both get 100's in the matches they played for their team and head to head Gambhir kicked Sehwag's butt.

But, Badri is a MO batsman (no vacancy) and Gambhir is a fluke!

Sehwag is all class ... it will all come out when he plays an international team. As SMG said great players find it difficult to play against mediocre opposition!
I did not have any positions in mind.  All I know is there are better alternatives to Sehwag in whatever position he wants to play.  Badri and Gambhir are two of them.   Whatever SMG says with his always baised views on game of cricket past success is never an forecaster for future success unless one demonstrates reasonable success at domestic level which Sehwag failed to this point in comparision to his competitiors.

And for your comment on GG being a fluke I consider that a tongue in a cheek comment.

LOL .. everything (including SMG's remarks) was tongue in cheek indeed!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 01:35:12 PM
The much maligned  *AS Yadav (rhb) 61 169 6 2 36.09
Good to see Arjun Yadav get to his 100 and save Hyd. and keep the Pathan brothers at bay.  A captain's knock.

 *AS Yadav (rhb) 101 207 9 2 48.79

So, is this guy really good or is it a case of nepotism? A bit of both, I guess - given that I do remember a couple of good knocks with the India-A team as well.

Probably a late bloomer. His 1st class avg hovers around low-mid 20s !!!!
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 01:40:28 PM
On another note Sehwag justified the selectors faith in keeping him on the sidelines with a first ball duck.  I do not think they should select him for the Aussie tour. 

Badrinath and Gambhir are clearly ahead of him at this point.  Great to see both get 100's in the matches they played for their team and head to head Gambhir kicked Sehwag's butt.

Assuming we take a 16-member team to Australia, it will be a 5pacers + 2spinners + WK + 3 openers + 5 middle order bats. So, GG gets in as backup opener (my choice would still be PP). Yuvi gets in as backup middle order bat. So, sadly, Badri will miss out unless we pick a 17-member squad.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: cricinfo on November 26, 2007, 01:49:14 PM
according to DD National Cricket expert CHETAN SHARMA(yeah i mean the same guy who has a  hat-trick and who got hit for 6 in last ball) , MSD should open and Yuvi should get into the team
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on November 26, 2007, 01:54:54 PM
according to DD National Cricket expert CHETAN SHARMA(yeah i mean the same guy who has a  hat-trick and who got hit for 6 in last ball) , MSD should open and Yuvi should get into the team

I'm glad our kapthaan talks with so much sense w.r.t. Yuvi, VVS, SG, KKD unlike these media MORONS.
Title: Re: Ranji Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: RicePlateReddy on November 26, 2007, 09:18:12 PM
*AS Yadav (rhb) 101 207 9 2 48.79

So, is this guy really good or is it a case of nepotism? A bit of both, I guess - given that I do remember a couple of good knocks with the India-A team as well.

This fellow Arjun Yadav is so damn good that his father got to play for India and be on the selection committee thanks to his son's exploits!

Arjun is a case of pure class, and everyone who criticizes him will be forced to eat crow like he showed today. Ambati Rayudu thought he was bad, and see what happened to him - banished to the ICL to rot with losers like Lara.

Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 01, 2007, 05:34:59 AM
No Pradeep Sangwan in Delhi squad? Did he have to go back to school? ???
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 01, 2007, 06:14:04 AM
Rajastan 93 for no loss. :o
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on December 02, 2007, 07:39:10 AM
Kaif gone for 0...

captain    M Kaif    lbw b IK Pathan    0    12    2    0    0    0.00

and the Pathan brothers doing well again..
    Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
    IK Pathan    9.3    0    43    2    4.52    (1w)
    Sumit Singh    9    2    34    1    3.77    
    YK Pathan    8    3    12    2    1.50
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 02, 2007, 10:12:36 AM
 G Gambhir lbw b Thakur 13 25 22 2 0 59.09
 V Sehwag b Thakur 9 19 15 1 0 60.00
 A Chopra c Sandeep Sharma b Malik 7 21 16 1 0 43.75

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on December 02, 2007, 12:16:20 PM
It seems that Umar, Mishra and O'Brian are a better top three than Gambhir, Sehwag and Chopra :D
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 03, 2007, 05:14:19 AM
Sehwag flops again. Well 32 is not enough.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 06:09:28 AM
Why has Chopra suddenly moved to No.3??

Gambhir and Chopra neck and neck on 32 each ... Chopra has actually got more boundaries than Gambhir!!!

How did Delhi get knocked over for 75 against Himachal Pradesh???
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: feverpitch on December 03, 2007, 06:43:59 AM
Bengal plastering Punjab... yippie!

Punjab 241
Bengal 382/4 (105.0 ov)

Bengal lead by 141 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings


Lunch - Day 3    Bengal RR 3.63

Min overs remaining 58.0


Full scorecard
   
Hours of play: 09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30
Current time: 12:11 local, 06:41 GMT
                                                
Batsmen    Runs    B    4s    6s    SR                
*M Tiwary (rhb)    59    93    6    0    63.44       striker    
LR Shukla (rhb)    62    52    10    2    119.23       non-striker        
           
Bowlers    O    M    R    W    Econ                   
*Ga*eep Singh (rmf)    26.0    5    93    2    3.57       (2nb, 0w)    
M Gony (rm)    26.0    5    87    1    3.34       (5nb, 0w)          
 
Current partnership     107 runs, 17.1 overs, RR: 6.23
 
Last bat     WP Saha lbw b Gony 8 (45m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.80
Fow: 275/4 (87.5 ov); Partnership: 28 runs, 10.0 overs, RR: 2.80
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 07:18:12 AM
Delhi - 179/1. Gambhir keeps knocking!!

 *G Gambhir (lhb) 70 109 7 0 64.22
 A Chopra (rhb) 57 108 8 1 52.77
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 07:19:31 AM
Rajasthan doing well. Getting K'taka at 188/6 in reply to their 393.

WILL ARJUN GIVE CREDIT TO GC NOW?? :D
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 08:49:48 AM
Delhi fighting back ... 235/1

*G Gambhir (lhb) 89 175 9 0 50.85
A Chopra (rhb) 92 175 10 1 52.57

It will be a travesty if Sehwag is picked as one of the openers for the Aussie tour, given Gambhir's current form. Even Chopra has outscored Sehwag across all matches they have played together.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 08:51:22 AM
UP fighting back through Chawla with 4 wickets. Baroda at 126/7 .. both Pathans gone.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 08:53:14 AM
Good to see a guy coming back from injury and picking his form back as if he did not go away at all.

M Tiwary c sub (S Ladda) b Goel 138 (234m 183b 17x4 0x6) SR: 75.40

I think this guy needs to be ahead of Rohit Sharma in the pecking order.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 09:23:36 AM
*G Gambhir (lhb) 109 214 12 0 50.93
A Chopra (rhb) 99 191 10 1 51.83
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 03, 2007, 09:33:53 AM
CI seems to have the scores wrong. HP realizing that the follow on is like a scorpion, it has a sting in the tail.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 03, 2007, 09:37:40 AM
Whatsup?
Agarkar 63*
Powar 52*
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 10:02:02 AM
What a fightback by UP!!!

Baroda 334 & 148
Uttar Pradesh 209 & 22/0 (8.0 ov)

Uttar Pradesh require another 252 runs with 10 wickets remaining
 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 03, 2007, 12:29:08 PM
Group B: Uttar Pradesh v Baroda at Lucknow - Dec 1-4, 2007
Stumps - Uttar Pradesh require another 216 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Baroda 334 and 148; Uttar Pradesh 209 and 58/0
RP Srivastava 30*  TM Srivastava 28*  RK Solanki 2-0-2-0  YK Pathan 7-5-7-0 

If UP pull this off, it will be some victory.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on December 03, 2007, 07:37:42 PM
The Ranji Trophy is losing credibility to me. All the people with a smidgen of talent are dominating and scoring hundreds by the bucketful or taking loads of wickets whereas many others are just scoring 10s and 20s and taking none or one wicket.

How are you supposed to differentiate a Raina hundred to a Tiwary hundred to a Yusuf Pathan hundred to a Chopra hundred to a Gambhir hundred...etc...
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: prfsr on December 03, 2007, 08:04:46 PM
The Ranji Trophy is losing credibility to me. All the people with a smidgen of talent are dominating and scoring hundreds by the bucketful or taking loads of wickets whereas many others are just scoring 10s and 20s and taking none or one wicket.

How are you supposed to differentiate a Raina hundred to a Tiwary hundred to a Yusuf Pathan hundred to a Chopra hundred to a Gambhir hundred...etc...


I think the bowling strengths of teams do vary. Punjab has Ga*eep and VRV and is a much better attack than many teams. A team like Andhra or Hyderabad is much poorer in that dept. Then there is the pitch that has to be taken into account. That is why looking at averages only is very risky in Ranji.

-P
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on December 04, 2007, 02:15:47 AM
Group B: Uttar Pradesh v Baroda at Lucknow - Dec 1-4, 2007
Stumps - Uttar Pradesh require another 216 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Baroda 334 and 148; Uttar Pradesh 209 and 58/0
RP Srivastava 30*  TM Srivastava 28*  RK Solanki 2-0-2-0  YK Pathan 7-5-7-0 

If UP pull this off, it will be some victory.
They should pull this off.. sounds like the battle is between Kaif & Raina vs Pathans!!
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 04:00:55 AM
The Ranji Trophy is losing credibility to me. All the people with a smidgen of talent are dominating and scoring hundreds by the bucketful or taking loads of wickets whereas many others are just scoring 10s and 20s and taking none or one wicket.

How are you supposed to differentiate a Raina hundred to a Tiwary hundred to a Yusuf Pathan hundred to a Chopra hundred to a Gambhir hundred...etc...


Lol .. I agree .. but by that yardstick, Veeru appears to have lost whatever talent he ever had!
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on December 04, 2007, 04:38:37 AM
UP 87-3, IKP takes 2. MK and SR on the crease
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 04, 2007, 04:51:48 AM
The Ranji Trophy is losing credibility to me. All the people with a smidgen of talent are dominating and scoring hundreds by the bucketful or taking loads of wickets whereas many others are just scoring 10s and 20s and taking none or one wicket.

How are you supposed to differentiate a Raina hundred to a Tiwary hundred to a Yusuf Pathan hundred to a Chopra hundred to a Gambhir hundred...etc...

And where would you fit a Agarkar 95 and a Powar 106 in this ?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 05:13:58 AM
UP - 115/4 .. Raina gone for 20 .. needs another 159 runs with 6 wickets in hand ... all down to Kaif now, I suspect
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 05:24:39 AM
Tight finish between Mumbai and Maharashtra for 1st innings lead .. mumbai need 29 more runs with 2 wickets in hand ... Powar out for 106!!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 05:45:21 AM
And Maharashtra edge it .. Mumbai all out for 436 ... some Fallah chap took the last two wickets in a jiffy.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 06:09:44 AM
UP 151/5 now ... 123 more required ... Kaif still batting on 37
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on December 04, 2007, 06:17:36 AM
Come on, Kaif. Go for it.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 04, 2007, 06:29:07 AM
Kaif GONE. PC GONE. PK GONE. UP 168/8 - need 106 more to win.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 06:45:40 AM
Wow .. so, Baroda looks set to win now, I guess.

Amir khan is still there .. he did it in lagaan, didnt he??
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on December 04, 2007, 06:51:15 AM
Wow .. so, Baroda looks set to win now, I guess.

Amir khan is still there .. he did it in lagaan, didnt he??
Pathan brothers take 4
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on December 04, 2007, 07:35:54 AM
Chopra getting close to 200.. at 191. Timely knock.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 07:48:40 AM
 A Chopra (rhb) 211 446 20 2 47.30
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 08:17:25 AM
And, Ishant strikes the first blow for Delhi ... 9 more wickets in 35 overs!!

Meanwhile, TN also trying to get an outright win over Saurashtra ..need 9 wickets in 39 overs
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 09:17:33 AM
HP - 22/4!!!! Ishant gets 3. Now, Delhi needs 6 wickets in 23 overs.

And Saurashtra is 41/2 in 41 overs!!!!!!!! TN needs 8 wickets in 26 overs
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Post by: Blwe_torch on December 04, 2007, 09:22:08 AM
HP is a minor team compared to Delhi, who had been Ranji Champions earlier.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 04, 2007, 10:43:37 AM
It looks like both Delhi and TN will fall short. So will Karnataka which was trying for an outright win with a chase at 10+ RRR ... they looked in with a shout till Uthappa got out.

Overall, a round for the underdogs

-Maharashtra got points over Mumbai
-HP got points over Delhi
-Rajasthan got points over Karnataka
-Orissa beat Hyderabad
-Bengal beat Punjab (though difficult to say who was the favourite here)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on December 09, 2007, 07:30:08 AM
Orissa destroy Bengal!!! 107 all out. some debutant Vasanth Mohanty got a 6fer!!
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on December 09, 2007, 07:37:04 AM
check out the run of scores for Chateshwar Pujara, the lone warrior from Saurashtra:
64, 109, 11, 148*, 32, 151*, 62, 47*!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 09, 2007, 12:43:13 PM
Orissa destroy Bengal!!! 107 all out. some debutant Vasanth Mohanty got a 6fer!!

and then knock over Orissa for 99!! what kind of pitch are they playing on???
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on December 10, 2007, 04:36:28 AM
and now Bengal are 19-3!!
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 10, 2007, 04:39:19 AM
Veeru is slated to come in at No 7 for Delhi ... they are already one down and no sign of him so far .. what is he now trying?? to get in as a middle order bat??
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 10, 2007, 06:13:11 AM
There he goes again.

V Sehwag b Fallah 9 (23m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 10, 2007, 08:34:01 AM
And, Chopra going strong on 64!!
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Post by: broadbat on December 10, 2007, 09:31:39 AM
Quote
Veeru is slated to come in at No 7 for Delhi ... they are already one down and no sign of him so far .. what is he now trying?? to get in as a middle order bat??


There he goes again.

V Sehwag b Fallah 9 (23m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
With Kumble and Pathan having centuries he won't have a place in the tail also.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on December 10, 2007, 09:31:55 AM
what a match

Bengal 107
Orissa 99
Bengal 124!
Orissa 44-2
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 10, 2007, 10:41:46 AM
Orissa - 71/2 .. 62 more to win .. Bose has taken both wickets to fall so far.
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Post by: justforkix on December 10, 2007, 10:55:15 AM
Veeru's best chance is to replace Bhajji as the offie ;)
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 10, 2007, 11:19:20 AM
Orissa ends the day at 85/3 .. need 51 more to win!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 10, 2007, 04:53:10 PM
What is this guy?? A bad wicket bully??

Hyderabad 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
 DD Prince lbw b Kalyankrishna 8 4 6 2 0 133.33
 DB Ravi Teja c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
 DS Manohar c Pradeep b Vijay Kumar 7 17 9 1 0 77.77
 SA Pai c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
 AS Yadav b Kalyankrishna 49 294 188 2 2 26.06  
 MP Arjun c Sumanth b Kalyankrishna 9 36 22 1 0 40.90
 A Shinde c Prasad b Kalyankrishna 21 154 96 3 0 21.87
 H Ahmed b Shankara Rao 2 31 25 0 0 8.00
 PP Ojha lbw b Watekar 16 54 31 1 0 51.61
 SM Shoaib lbw b Shankara Rao 10 64 53 0 0 18.86
 Ashwin Yadav not out 4 59 42 0 0 9.52
     Extras (w 1, nb 5) 6     
       
     Total (all out; 78.3 overs; 366 mins) 132 (1.68 runs per over)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on December 10, 2007, 10:36:24 PM
check out the run of scores for Chateshwar Pujara, the lone warrior from Saurashtra:
64, 109, 11, 148*, 32, 151*, 62, 47*!!

Finally he is playing to his potential. Also this is his 3rd season, He needs to start scoring big in A games and zonal now.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 11, 2007, 06:34:17 AM
Orissa beat Bengal by 6 wickets.

Bose gets 4 wickets through the match (2/19 & 2/32) ... a poor show on a wicket where the match got over in the first session of the third day.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 11, 2007, 06:38:15 AM
Delhi v/s Maharashtra - Bhupi Singh is watching this match and I hope he takes note of this performance.

R Bhatia 16 6 29 5 1.81

R Bhatia not out 95 222 268 5 2 35.44

He was the only Delhi batsman who looked good in the practice match against Pakistan as well.
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Post by: LosingNow on December 11, 2007, 06:39:24 AM
Delhi v/s Maharashtra - Bhupi Singh is watching this match and I hope he takes note of this performance.

R Bhatia 16 6 29 5 1.81

R Bhatia not out 95 222 268 5 2 35.44

He was the only Delhi batsman who looked good in the practice match against Pakistan as well.
Le chale Australia.. thoda phoren ki sair kara dete hai bachche ki.
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Post by: broadbat on December 11, 2007, 06:48:57 AM
To be noted in the Delhi match is that Sangwan failed to get a wicket while Bhatia picked up 5 and now scored a century.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 11, 2007, 06:49:35 AM
Delhi v/s Maharashtra - Bhupi Singh is watching this match and I hope he takes note of this performance.

R Bhatia 16 6 29 5 1.81

R Bhatia not out 95 222 268 5 2 35.44

He was the only Delhi batsman who looked good in the practice match against Pakistan as well.
Le chale Australia.. thoda phoren ki sair kara dete hai bachche ki.

:D

But, jokes apart, I doubt he will really come into contention. If you read CI's profile of this guy, he was one of those who were on the verge of selection at one point .. however, once he did not make the cut at that point, he was quickly discarded and the next set of hopefuls were brought up. If you look at his batting and bowling averages, they are quite good ... and he did look quite good against Pakistan in the recent match.

I think the saddest part of our selection system is how these guys just go on the backburner and get forgotten once they do not make the cut on the first attempt ... Ga*eep Singh is another such guy and I am very sure there are many more guys like that. I also think that the likes of Badri, Raina, Bose etc could go the same way. I am not saying pick these guys now. But, the next time an opportunity arises, just dont ignore these guys just because we have already seen them once.

The inherent assumption seems to be that players peak out in terms of ability once they make it to the national squad for the first time .. after that, there is no scope for improvement .. hence there is no point in looking at them again. The only way some of these guys can then come back is to do a Laxman .. which is ideal, but not always possible.

The best way is to get these guys to make up the India A squad rather than having a new India A squad every year .. based on who the latest u-19 star is.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 11, 2007, 06:51:03 AM
To be noted in the Delhi match is that Sangwan failed to get a wicket while Bhatia picked up 5 and now scored a century.

Yeah .. but, you can bet anything you want that Sangwan has a better chance of being considered for an India cap than Bhatia.
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Post by: broadbat on December 11, 2007, 06:59:32 AM
To be noted in the Delhi match is that Sangwan failed to get a wicket while Bhatia picked up 5 and now scored a century.

Yeah .. but, you can bet anything you want that Sangwan has a better chance of being considered for an India cap than Bhatia.
At 28 Bhatia has probably missed the bus.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 11, 2007, 07:04:16 AM
To be noted in the Delhi match is that Sangwan failed to get a wicket while Bhatia picked up 5 and now scored a century.

Yeah .. but, you can bet anything you want that Sangwan has a better chance of being considered for an India cap than Bhatia.
At 28 Bhatia has probably missed the bus.

exactly ... but, why should it be so??
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 11, 2007, 07:10:20 AM
Another interesting match ...

Andhra 159 & 127
Hyderabad 132 & 16/2 (8.0 ov)

Hyderabad require another 139 runs with 8 wickets remaining ... should be a piece of cake .. given that they have a Bad Track Bully (Arjun Yadav) still to come!!
 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 11, 2007, 07:16:26 AM
To be noted in the Delhi match is that Sangwan failed to get a wicket while Bhatia picked up 5 and now scored a century.

Yeah .. but, you can bet anything you want that Sangwan has a better chance of being considered for an India cap than Bhatia.
At 28 Bhatia has probably missed the bus.

exactly ... but, why should it be so??
No reason actually just that I have noticed that if you do not make it into the Indian side by latest 23, then the chances are that you never will.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 12, 2007, 05:09:34 AM
Hyderabad wins a close one ... Arjun Yadav clearly the man of the match here .. scoring 49 and 43 in two low scoring innings.

Andhra 159 & 127

Hyderabad 132 & 155/7 (67.1 ov)

Hyderabad won by 3 wickets
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 12, 2007, 06:19:53 AM
Mumbai finding it difficult to get through Rajasthan .. only 1 wicket before lunch. If they dont get an outright win here, I think they are in big trouble.
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Post by: justforkix on December 12, 2007, 07:53:35 AM
I think Mumbai will still be #3 in that group. But that group is jam packed with 5-6 teams still with a chance to get thru to semis. But it'll be funny if Rajasthan pull off a win !!!! 179 in 2 sessions may be tough, but they may make a dash for it in the final session with wkts in hand !!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 12, 2007, 08:25:48 AM
Oh ok. I read some article which said that Mumbai has to win all three games outright if they are to qualify.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 12, 2007, 08:51:18 AM
Mumbai 295 & 267/4d
Rajasthan 179 & 250/3 (81.0 ov)

Rajasthan require another 134 runs with 7 wickets remaining in 25 overs.
 
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Post by: LosingNow on December 17, 2007, 06:03:35 AM
New round of matches..

Badri hits a quick 50 this morning and Bengal down 5 wickets to UP at Eden. Praveen Kumar takes 2 LBWs.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 17, 2007, 06:17:14 AM
Chopra falls early.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 17, 2007, 07:48:12 AM
Does Badri always come in at one down for TN or is this a first?

He is going strong on 89 off 105 balls. What a rich vein of form this guy is in.

Also, clearly, not having Pankaj Singh has had an impact on the Rajasthan bowling attack .. especially when one looks at the pace at which TN is scoring (4.3/over).
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Post by: justforkix on December 17, 2007, 08:13:13 AM
Does Badri always come in at one down for TN or is this a first?

He is going strong on 89 off 105 balls. What a rich vein of form this guy is in.

Also, clearly, not having Pankaj Singh has had an impact on the Rajasthan bowling attack .. especially when one looks at the pace at which TN is scoring (4.3/over).

He seems to be a floater in the both first class and list-A. I have seen him bat from #3 to #6 in the last 2 seasons !!

Or he changes his batting spot dynamically based on what perceives to be weakest link in our test middle order  :D :D
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Post by: LosingNow on December 17, 2007, 08:19:22 AM
SB gets his 100
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 17, 2007, 08:47:14 AM
Does Badri always come in at one down for TN or is this a first?

He is going strong on 89 off 105 balls. What a rich vein of form this guy is in.

Also, clearly, not having Pankaj Singh has had an impact on the Rajasthan bowling attack .. especially when one looks at the pace at which TN is scoring (4.3/over).

He seems to be a floater in the both first class and list-A. I have seen him bat from #3 to #6 in the last 2 seasons !!

Or he changes his batting spot dynamically based on what perceives to be weakest link in our test middle order  :D :D

:D :D :D
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Post by: Blwe_torch on December 17, 2007, 03:08:20 PM
BENGAL vs UTTAR PRADESH

Bengal have played Uttar Pradesh (who appeared as United Provinces till 1948-49) nine times in Ranji Trophy. While UP have won once outright, Bengal have emerged victorious on three occasions. Among the five drawn ties, UP have thrice taken first innings lead and Bengal once. The following are the highs and lows:

Highest totals

For UP: 530/5 decl in Kanpur, 1980-81

For Bengal: 473 in Benares, 1941-42

Lowest totals

For UP: 95 in Calcutta, 1946-47

For Bengal: 126 in Calcutta, 1940-41

Highest individual scores

For UP: 231* by Anil Bhanot in Kanpur, 1980-81

For Bengal: 128* by AK Deb in Benares, 1941-42

Best bowling

For UP: 8/42 by Bashir Ahmed in Kanpur, 1945-46

For Bengal: 7/31 by PM Chatterjee in Calcutta, 1946-47
 
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Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 17, 2007, 04:44:25 PM
Well, UP look on track to adding to its Won quota ... have already taken a lead on the first innings with just 2 wickets down ... bengal have all the running to do now.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 17, 2007, 05:37:24 PM
A very competetitive season - only teams eliminated are Himachal and Rajasthan. 6 teams separated by 2 pts in Grp B and 5 teams in Grp A separated by 5 pts !!!
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: feverpitch on December 18, 2007, 02:20:47 AM
Well, UP look on track to adding to its Won quota ... have already taken a lead on the first innings with just 2 wickets down ... bengal have all the running to do now.

poor umpiring let bengal down. the crucial wkt of manoj tiwary went to an inside edge that was ruled as lbw, that could be heard from miles...
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 18, 2007, 03:45:19 AM
I am glad to see that Paul has taken the two wickets to fall .. I hope he is able to string together a set of five-fers and get back onto that list of "potential fast bowling candidates"
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 18, 2007, 07:02:59 AM
Paul takes two more ..   SS Paul 17 4 62 4 3.64  ... all of the wickets to fall so far.

UP, however, in the driver's seat .. 85 runs ahead and kaif going strong on 46

Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 18, 2007, 09:01:34 AM
UP right on top now, leading by 189 runs with just 5 wickets down.

Kaif leading the way with a captain's knock of 82* .. looking very compact against what looks like a pedestrian attack.

Bose really looks off colour. Paul has been the one saving grace, grabbing all 5 wickets to fall so far.

They are showing this live on Neo Sports :)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 18, 2007, 09:08:16 AM
Quote
Bose really looks off colour
He is still trying to reconcile to the fact that SG bowls as quick as him. ;)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 18, 2007, 09:12:12 AM
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Bose really looks off colour
He is still trying to reconcile to the fact that SG bowls as quick as him. ;)

;D and even Kumble is getting too close for comfort ... i think he'll either join ICL or start bowling off spin from next season
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 18, 2007, 09:57:58 AM
UP lose 2 quick wickets .. Kaif and Chawla gone for 91 and 53 respectively.

And, Praveen Kumar manhandling Bose now ... four and a HUGE six in the same over.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on December 18, 2007, 09:30:41 PM
Were there any speed guns on Bose? Or was he trying especially to bowl faster after the comments about his pace?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 19, 2007, 06:14:41 AM
Nah bose remained sub 125 in the parts I saw.

The other pacer, some sorcar, was impressive too yesterday.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 19, 2007, 07:43:43 AM
Paul gets 7!!! Way to go.

And, VRV destroys Orissa .. 5-25 .. with Ga*eep also getting 3-23, Orissa struggling at 74-9.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 19, 2007, 10:34:48 AM
UP crushes Bengal by an innings an 152 runs!! Bengal collapse after an opening partnership of 100.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on December 19, 2007, 04:10:38 PM
Gupta gets 5'er and Chawla only 1. In first innings too PC got the tail. Not good enough. Tiwary started his season well but has only scored in two innings.

Saurashtra won their game within 3 days too. They are leading group A now. Delhi may lose their chance of playing in Semis because their next game is in Chennai where its raining a lot. Another wash out and they are out of semis. Mumbai and Saurashtra from group A and Baroda and UP from group B seems like making it to Semis.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 19, 2007, 05:12:07 PM
Saurashtra has really come up from nowhere, haven't they!!!
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 05:16:42 AM
Wow. HP staging some recovery here ... Mumbai must really be sweating now .. they need this win.

Mumbai 370
Himachal Pradesh 214 & 290/6 (107.0 ov)

Himachal Pradesh lead by 134 runs with 4 wickets remaining 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: dhruvdeepak on December 20, 2007, 05:59:14 AM
Saurashtra has really come up from nowhere, haven't they!!!

with JN Shah at the helm  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 06:30:44 AM
Saurashtra has really come up from nowhere, haven't they!!!

with JN Shah at the helm  ;D ;D

Now, that is some bait .. :D
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 08:43:12 AM
HP seems to be grinding Mumbai out of the equation.

Mumbai 370
Himachal Pradesh 214 & 381/9 (152.1 ov)
Himachal Pradesh lead by 227 runs with 1 wicket remaining

Min overs remaining 24.5
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 20, 2007, 09:45:36 AM
Mumbai need 275 to win. Looks like Agarkar is also injured.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 09:51:35 AM
275 in 13 or 14 overs!! That is some ask!!

I think Mumbai were doing better before Agarkar returned to their fold ;)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 20, 2007, 09:56:19 AM
Why does Mumbai need the win  ??? - they will have 18 pts after this game, same as Delhi whose match against Karnataka is washed out. Both Delhi and Mumabi will be 2nd after Saurashtra. It does set up an exciting final; round with 4 teams vying for the 2 semi-final spots.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 09:59:22 AM
I thought I read somewhere that unless Mumbai wins outright, they will be in third position ... wonder where that came from
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 10:04:48 AM
How many points does a team get for the first innings lead? And, how many for an abandoned / first innings not completed match??

Is there any place where the entire points system is explained?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on December 20, 2007, 10:16:14 AM
Must be the run quotient. Hope the table comes out in a readable format.


Group A Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts  Quotient For  Against
Saurashtra      6     3      0     0     3     0     20    0.945 2718/96 2636/88
Delhi              5      2     0     0     3      0     17   1.388 2565/74 2323/93
Mumbai          5      2      0     0     3     0      15  1.131 2463/67 2665/82
Maharashtra   6      2      2     0     2     0       15  1.068 2539/85 2293/82
Tamil Nadu     5      1      1     0     3     0       12  1.359 2477/64 1908/67
Karnataka       5      1     1     0     3     0        9   1.299 2404/70 2405/91
Himachal Prad 5       0     3     0     2     0        4   0.601 1833/89 2435/71
Rajasthan      5       0     4     0     1     0        3   0.616 2186/100 2520
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on December 20, 2007, 10:19:13 AM
May I ask for some information about the following individuals (information that you can gauge from watching them play) who are in the top ten wicket takers in the Ranji Trophy, ahead of many more well known names.

AK Thakur
R Vinay Kumar
S Tyagi
SP Jobanputra
VS Malik

Thanks.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 20, 2007, 11:17:01 AM
I thought I read somewhere that unless Mumbai wins outright, they will be in third position ... wonder where that came from

I remember you saying the same thing for Mumbai during the previous round of games too  :D :D
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 20, 2007, 11:18:20 AM
How many points does a team get for the first innings lead? And, how many for an abandoned / first innings not completed match??

Is there any place where the entire points system is explained?

0 pts for loss, 1 pt for draw. 2 pts for 1st innings lead. 5 pts for win. 6 pts for innings win.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 11:22:24 AM
How many points does a team get for the first innings lead? And, how many for an abandoned / first innings not completed match??

Is there any place where the entire points system is explained?

0 pts for loss, 1 pt for draw. 2 pts for 1st innings lead. 5 pts for win. 6 pts for innings win.

hmm ... so, mumbai and delhi will end up on the same number of points! and maharashtra one point behind

does anyone remember who these guys will play in the last round? and, who will saurashtra be playing against?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 20, 2007, 11:31:29 AM
Maharashtra will be at 15, 3 pts behind Delhi and Mumbai at 18.

Next Round:

Group B: Baroda v Orissa at Vadodara - Dec 25-28, 2007
Group B: Bengal v Andhra at Kolkata - Dec 25-28, 2007
Group B: Hyderabad v Uttar Pradesh at Hyderabad (Decc) - Dec 25-28, 2007

Group A: Himachal Pradesh v Rajasthan at Dharamsala - Dec 25-28, 2007
Group A: Maharashtra v Karnataka at Ratnagiri - Dec 25-28, 2007
Group A: Mumbai v Saurashtra at Mumbai - Dec 25-28, 2007
Group A: Tamil Nadu v Delhi at Chennai - Dec 25-28, 2007
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on December 20, 2007, 11:36:17 AM
hmm, i guess saurashtra is virtually through unless they lose outright to mumbai

very interesting ... some tough matches ahead, if weather does not intervene .. i think both matches in the south could be at risk given what we saw in this round.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 20, 2007, 11:42:54 AM
TN still has a mathematical chance  :icon_jokercolor:
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: caught and bowled on December 20, 2007, 05:44:26 PM
Well, UP look on track to adding to its Won quota ... have already taken a lead on the first innings with just 2 wickets down ... bengal have all the running to do now.

poor umpiring let bengal down. the crucial wkt of manoj tiwary went to an inside edge that was ruled as lbw, that could be heard from miles...

Poor umpiring is the bane of domestic Cricket in India so nothing new there. Everyone suffers the same way and things even out. What happened in the 2nd inning then? And what happened in the privious match where a lowly Orissa ( my favorite Debu and Shibu show!!) whipped Bengal's back side, nice and proper. I think they seem to do well only under coaches from the Western Union ;D
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: caught and bowled on December 20, 2007, 06:10:25 PM
Mumbai need 275 to win. Looks like Agarkar is also injured.

Agarkar injured his hamstring and bowled only 6 overs on the last morning....
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: manee on December 20, 2007, 06:18:56 PM
Mumbai need 275 to win. Looks like Agarkar is also injured.

Agarkar injured his hamstring and bowled only 6 overs on the last morning....

Do Indian fast bowlers warm up? Or train?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 20, 2007, 07:31:41 PM
Bengal is serious trouble of getting relegated !!!! Although they still have a mathematical chance to enter Semis  :icon_jokercolor:
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on December 20, 2007, 10:01:05 PM
Group A

Saurashtra   : 20
Delhi           : 18
Mumbai        : 18
Maharashtra : 15
TN              : 13
Karnataka     : 10
HP               : 5
Rajasthan     : 4

Group B

Baroda     : 18
UP           : 14
Punjab      : 13
Andhra      : 12
Orissa       : 10
Hyderabad : 10
Bengal      : 8
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: caught and bowled on December 20, 2007, 11:01:12 PM
Mumbai need 275 to win. Looks like Agarkar is also injured.

Agarkar injured his hamstring and bowled only 6 overs on the last morning....

Do Indian fast bowlers warm up? Or train?
At this and age, I am sure Indian Bowlers (even when they are playing forf their state do eveything that all others bowlers around the world are expected to do: train, warm up, whatever). It can just be a case of bad luck especially for someone like Agarkar who is quite frigile at best and has a history of being injured at the drop of a hat...If Zhahir conks out in Australia I  hadthought they miight send  Agarkar but that chnce seems to have evaporated. Now even if he nails Saurahtra I will be happy...
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Post by: caught and bowled on December 21, 2007, 11:57:18 AM
The long wait for Agarkar continues




 
Back to Section Stories  Posted On Friday, December 21, 2007
 


Mikhil Bhat
 
If the selectors had thought the way he did, Ajit Agarkar could have well been on the plane to Australia. But since it doesn’t work that way, understanding the 30-year-old’s disappointment does not need any knowledge of rocket science.

“Till you play cricket, you always have that in mind. If you don’t, you might as well stop playing cricket. I am disappointed because I thought I had a fair chance. I had bowled a lot of overs in Ranji, may be not my best, but I wasn’t bowling badly,” he said.


Bowling well
I have been left out after England and I thought I bowled well in Ireland before that. I didn’t have that bad a run to… Because I know I have done well at the top level, I feel… I just have to wait for my chances,” said Agarkar, who took 12 wickets from eight ODIs on the Ireland-Scotland-England tour.

Reason for his disappointment was simple. During India’s last tour Down Under, it was this Mumbai bowler who had Australia on the mat in the Adelaide test and so he couldn’t stop gushing about the experience before we touched on the sore nerve.

“We were there on 1999-2000 tour and never came closed to even drawing. And then going back later and to winning one test in Adelaide was fantastic. That was perhaps my best cricketing memory, not just my performance but the Test win,” he said.


Mumbai’s struggles
But while we talk, he has yet another problem lingering on his mind. Courtesy a pull in his groin, Agarkar had been sitting out the last two days of the Ranji match against Himachal Pradesh yesterday.

Watching his team-mates struggle from the comforts of the dressing room wasn’t a bit pleasing. “I feel bad for the whole team,” he said. “Because of my absence, they are falling one bowler short and others have to make up for it.”

The result of this match also means that this would be Mumbai’s second touch and go season in tandem.

“I wish Rahul Dravid wasn’t there in the first game. With a 140-run lead we could have got Karnataka,” Agarkar said with a grin. “But I don’t think we played well whether it’s batting or bowling. I could have picked up a couple of wickets more. Luckily, we play Saurashtra in the last game so it is up to us.”

• “But I don’t think mumbai played well whether it’s batting or bowling. I could have picked up a couple of wickets more. Luckily, we play Saurashtra in the last game so it is up to us”
 
 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: caught and bowled on December 21, 2007, 12:00:24 PM
Well, UP look on track to adding to its Won quota ... have already taken a lead on the first innings with just 2 wickets down ... bengal have all the running to do now.

poor umpiring let bengal down. the crucial wkt of manoj tiwary went to an inside edge that was ruled as lbw, that could be heard from miles...

Poor umpiring is the bane of domestic Cricket in India so nothing new there. Everyone suffers the same way and things even out. What happened in the 2nd inning then? And what happened in the privious match where a lowly Orissa ( my favorite Debu and Shibu show!!) whipped Bengal's back side, nice and proper. I think they seem to do well only under coaches from the Western Union ;D

As I said, poor umpiring affects all in Indian domestic Cricket. However, if know the Mumbai boys well, Surashtra have a thing coming...


Holding out


Dogged Himachal Pradesh scuttle Mumbai’s bid for an outright victory

 
Back to Section Stories  Posted On Friday, December 21, 2007
 


Mikhil Bhat
 
 
This feels good: Ajay Mannu (third from left) gets the star treatment from his Himachal team-mates

It’s simply not the best of situations when numbers, apart from those on the scoreboard, decide the champions. Mumbai were left in exactly the same position as their Ranji Trophy match against Himachal Pradesh ended in a draw yesterday

Mumbai were five wickets away from getting themselves into a winning position when they started bowling at the Himachal Pradesh batsmen in the morning. With Himachal already five wickets down for 236, it seemed only like only a matter of time before the Mumbai bowlers would finish their job and then it would be up to the batsmen to get the runs for a victory.

Things even seemed going the right way when 21-year-old fast bowler Murtuza Husain took his eighth wicket of the match in in-form Paras Dogra (51) in the third over of the day.


No breakthrough
But three back-to-back partnerships, one of them a 79-run partnership between Ashok Thakur (46 not out) and Vikramjeet Malik (48) for the tenth wicket, meant Mumbai were left chasing a mammoth 275 in 15 overs.

With Mumbai getting three points from the match, their tally of points go up to 18 and they are level with Delhi, whose game against Karnataka was washed out. Saurashtra, who Mumbai play at the Wankhede a couple of days from now, are on 20 and only an outright win in their next match would ensure Mumbai’s safe passage to the semifinals.

Back in Dharamsala, while Thakur and Malik made sure the faces of Mumbai players drooped to irrevocable extents, it was a 293-minute effort by Ajay Mannu, who had scored nought in the first innings, that brought smiles on the faces of his team-mates and captains back. Mannu scored 103, his maiden hundred, off 217 balls.

By the time, Abhishek Nayar sent the 30-year-old back into the pavilion, the damage had already been done and the scoreboard read 351 with the hosts having a 195-run lead already.


Relieved
“I can’t say how relieved I am,” Mannu, who first started playing hockey as a kid, told Mumbai Mirror. “I hadn’t been scoring runs in the last few matches and so I have got the monkey off my back.

While Himachal boys hoisted Mannu up in the air in their dressing room, a few yards away, the mood in the Mumbai dressing room was somber, understandably so. “I had never thought I would say this but I must say that the umpiring let us down,” said Mumbai coach Pravin Amre. “It’s been happening everytime that we have had to take 15 wickets instead of 10 to get rid of the whole team. Abhishek (Nayar) was extremely unlucky not being given correct decisions on more than two occasions. There were two more decisions, which should have gone our way but didn’t. It just changes the whole game and which is what happened.”

Brief Scores
Mumbai 370 & 65-1 drew with Himachal Pradesh 214 & 430 (A Mannu 103, V Malik 48, A Thakur 46*, A Nayar 3-79)

 
 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Blwe_torch on December 21, 2007, 12:39:09 PM
Bengal is serious trouble of getting relegated !!!! Although they still have a mathematical chance to enter Semis  :icon_jokercolor:

The absence of Deep Dasgupta, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala nd Rohan Gavaskar, thanks to ICL has hit Bengal badly. It seems Bengal is worst hit by the ICL. :(
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: caught and bowled on December 21, 2007, 12:42:49 PM
Bengal is serious trouble of getting relegated !!!! Although they still have a mathematical chance to enter Semis  :icon_jokercolor:

The absence of Deep Dasgupta, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala nd Rohan Gavaskar, thanks to ICL has hit Bengal badly. It seems Bengal is worst hit by the ICL. :(

I dont think thats quite correct. Hyderabad was probably the most badly hot with about 8 players defecting to ICL
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Post by: Blwe_torch on December 21, 2007, 12:58:12 PM
Bengal is serious trouble of getting relegated !!!! Although they still have a mathematical chance to enter Semis  :icon_jokercolor:

The absence of Deep Dasgupta, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala nd Rohan Gavaskar, thanks to ICL has hit Bengal badly. It seems Bengal is worst hit by the ICL. :(

I dont think thats quite correct. Hyderabad was probably the most badly hot with about 8 players defecting to ICL
Score sheets and overall positions show Bengal is the worst hit. They were the finalists for the last couple of years and now facing relegation. Actually, those are the 3 main players to defect besides a host of other fringe players.
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Post by: caught and bowled on December 21, 2007, 01:10:48 PM
Bengal is serious trouble of getting relegated !!!! Although they still have a mathematical chance to enter Semis  :icon_jokercolor:

The absence of Deep Dasgupta, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala nd Rohan Gavaskar, thanks to ICL has hit Bengal badly. It seems Bengal is worst hit by the ICL. :(

I dont think thats quite correct. Hyderabad was probably the most badly hot with about 8 players defecting to ICL
Score sheets and overall positions show Bengal is the worst hit. They were the finalists for the last couple of years and now facing relegation. Actually, those are the 3 main players to defect besides a host of other fringe players.

I would put that to wrong succession planning, more than anything else. Sure it hit everyone out of the blue but then every otjer team was affected too. I can speak for Mumbai, even if MUmbai loses 8-9 players today, I am sure they will be able to come up with a good team of 11 who could fight till death and NOT fold up in front of teams like Orissa ;D
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Post by: justforkix on December 21, 2007, 06:28:13 PM
Bengal is serious trouble of getting relegated !!!! Although they still have a mathematical chance to enter Semis  :icon_jokercolor:

The absence of Deep Dasgupta, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala nd Rohan Gavaskar, thanks to ICL has hit Bengal badly. It seems Bengal is worst hit by the ICL. :(

I dont think thats quite correct. Hyderabad was probably the most badly hot with about 8 players defecting to ICL
Score sheets and overall positions show Bengal is the worst hit. They were the finalists for the last couple of years and now facing relegation. Actually, those are the 3 main players to defect besides a host of other fringe players.

I would put that to wrong succession planning, more than anything else. Sure it hit everyone out of the blue but then every otjer team was affected too. I can speak for Mumbai, even if MUmbai loses 8-9 players today, I am sure they will be able to come up with a good team of 11 who could fight till death and NOT fold up in front of teams like Orissa ;D

I think Bengal's slide is more to do with Bose's decline (relative to the last 2 years) and less to do with players' defections to ICL.
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Post by: caught and bowled on December 22, 2007, 08:30:17 PM
Bose's odd week, and a boost for Plate League

Sidharth Monga

November 27, 2007
No more Plate finals
The Ranji Trophy Plate League will have semi-finals and a final for the last time this season. Under the new system, ratified by the BCCI Working Committee last week, the leaders of the two groups in the Plate League will qualify for the Super League quarterfinals along with the three top teams from each Super League group.

This means a team from the Plate League could end up winning the Ranji Trophy if it is on the favourable side of three draws. The positive of the move, though, is that the teams get rewarded immediately for a good performance in the Plate League, as opposed to a promotion to the Super League the following season. But it's open to debate if the best team in the Plate League group is better than the fourth-placed team in a Super League group.

This year's points standing provides an immediate case study. If rain severely affects the match between Delhi and Tamil Nadu in Chennai, Delhi could finish fourth in Group A of the Super League, even though they are a strong team and have done well. If the ruling were to be enforced this year, they could have lost a quarter-final spot to Railways, who are leading Group B in the Plate League.

This move doesn't really remove the original problem of too many teams diluting the competition in the Super League.

Long arm of the law
When given out lbw off Praveen Kumar at Kolkata, Manoj Tiwary stood aghast - bat slightly pointing towards umpire, words on his lips, and anger in his eyes - and walked off reluctantly. PTI reported he had words with both umpires on his way back and more when the umpires were headed in for lunch.

Chhota dada lost 50% of his match fee for his antics but there seems to be some previous between him and Ranade. cricketnext.com reports that it was the latest in a string of contentious decisions by Ranade involving Tiwary. Earlier this season, when India A played South Africa A in a one-day match at Rajkot, Tiwary was given out caught - though apparently off the helmet - by Ranade. Last year in Hyderabad, Ranade declared Tiwary out lbw while there seemed to be a deflection, the website reported.

Elsewhere
Aakash Chopra was sawn off for the second time in two matches, adding to his woes a week after Delhi team-mate Virender Sehwag made it to the squad ahead of him for the Test series in Australia. While Chopra sought to be philosophical and saw it as just another occupational hazard, Pravin Amre, Mumbai's coach, lashed out at the umpires. After Mumbai failed to bowl Himachal Pradesh out in their second innings, Amre was quoted as saying in the Times of India: "[Abhishek] Nayar and Ramesh Powar had both got [Ashok] Thakur early on - lbw and caught behind respectively -- but they were denied. Earlier, Rohit Sharma, Amol Muzumdar and Ajit Agarkar were incorrectly given out. This is the sixth match and I have not spoken against the standard of umpiring so far. But it has hurt us badly in every game. We are having to take 15 wickets in every innings."

While the umpiring standards are not surprising, it is surprising that only Tiwary has been fined for showing dissent. It could have to do with that being the only match being shown live on TV.

What's in a name
Over the last week or two, Ranadeb Bose has been compared to Sourav Ganguly in terms of pace by a national selector, omitted from the invitees' list for the BCCI awards night where he was an winner, and his second name was changed on the team list in the match against Uttar Pradesh.

He was called Ranadeb Mondal on the official list given by Bengal, which could have resulted in a protest by the UP team. On the first afternoon, the Bengal officials desperately went about trying to get the mistake corrected by the match referee Inderjit Singh Sachdeva, the Indian Express reported. In case of a factual error on the team list, the team at fault has to play without that particular player. In an earlier game, against Punjab at Siliguri, Bengal had failed to mention Bose's name in the team-list, the paper reported. The mistake was rectified during the match.


Hat-trick season
VRV Singh became the third bowler to take a hat-trick in two rounds of Ranji Trophy matches. And like the previous two - by Sony Cheruvathur and Parvinder Awana - this one too set up a win and also helped Punjab avoid relegation. VRV dismissed Niranjan Behera off the last ball of his fifth over and Rashmi Parida and Rashmi Das with the first two of his sixth, as Orissa collapsed from 24 for 0 to 76 all out in the second innings.

Quotehanger
"To be honest, it wouldn't have been as bad had Gautam [Gambhir] made it ahead of me.": Aakash Chopra told Mid-Day about his exclusion from the squad for the Tests in Australia. "But Viru [Sehwag] - although he is a very good friend of mine - being picked ahead of both of us is a bit shocking. He was not even named in the provisional squad. In that sense, I have every right to be disappointed."

Sidharth Monga is a staff writer at Cricinfo
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 24, 2007, 01:32:49 PM
I think the mumbai bowling has lacked teeth this time around. This, despite the presence of Powar and AA for most matches ..some would say because of the latter. One just has to look at the number of seamers they have used this season - there is just no settled attack. It is all very well to blame umpiring or flat tracks, but when a Rajasthan or HP are able to hold you off (the former almost pulled off a c.400 chase), there is something seriously wrong with the attack.

It is amazing that Saurashtra, with no player really close to national reckoning is leading one of the groups.

And, I am really impressed with UP. They have emerged as serious players over the last few years and have dealt well with the odd absence of a praveen kumar or rp singh very well.
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Post by: caught and bowled on December 25, 2007, 12:18:44 AM
I think the mumbai bowling has lacked teeth this time around. This, despite the presence of Powar and AA for most matches ..some would say because of the latter. One just has to look at the number of seamers they have used this season - there is just no settled attack. It is all very well to blame umpiring or flat tracks, but when a Rajasthan or HP are able to hold you off (the former almost pulled off a c.400 chase), there is something seriously wrong with the attack.

It is amazing that Saurashtra, with no player really close to national reckoning is leading one of the groups.

And, I am really impressed with UP. They have emerged as serious players over the last few years and have dealt well with the odd absence of a praveen kumar or rp singh very well.

Apparently, Agarkar was injured from the 3rd day of the Rajasthan match. Avishkar Salvi and Rajeh Verma were already injured (and still are) so that they could play the Rajasthan match. All these 3 are not playing the Saurashtra match either. So the new ball attck for this most imp. match is in the the hands of Usman Malvi who has been in and out of the team and the new guy Hussein. Powar's form has diopped so much post his dropping from the Indian team that he has taken 9 wickets in 4 matches. Luckily Nilesh Kulkarni is back.

Its looks really tough for Mumbai but I would still not write them off till the last ball is bowled. They are not called "Khaddus" for nothing...
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Post by: justforkix on December 25, 2007, 08:23:07 PM
http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/content/story/327197.html

Cricinfo staff

December 24, 2007

When the last round of the Ranji Trophy Super League begins on Tuesday, nine teams will compete for the remaining three slots in the semi-finals (Baroda are already through). That, and the fact that they are all playing simultaneously, opens up various possibilities. Cricinfo looks at what various teams need to do to advance to the next stage - or to avoid relegation.

First, the rules: For teams tied on points, the separator will be the number of wins. If they have the same number of outright wins, a quotient will be applied: the ratio between the number of runs scored divided by wickets lost and number of runs conceded divided by wickets taken.
Points table



Group A



 
Saurashtra have a strong chance of making it to the semi-finals © Cricinfo Ltd
 
 


Saurashtra, currently on 20 points and facing Mumbai
Sure shot: Beat Mumbai, which will take them to 25 points, or take a first-innings lead - a total of 23 points. In the first scenario they will definitely lead the table, in the latter they will lead unless Delhi beat Tamil Nadu.

In the reckoning: Even if they manage a point off Mumbai, they are likely to go through to the semi-finals, because they will be tied with Mumbai at 21 points in that scenario. And incredibly if Delhi manage a first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra a bonus point against Karnataka, we will have four teams tied at 21 points. In that case, Saurashtra and Maharashtra will go through by the virtue of most number of outright wins.

Scraping through: If Saurashtra lose the match, they still have a chance if Delhi fail to take the first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra don't win their match against Karnataka.

Mumbai, currently on 18 points and facing Saurashtra
Sure shot: If they beat Saurashtra, they are through to the semi-finals, regardless of the results in the other matches.

In the reckoning: A first-innings lead over Saurashtra will tie the two at 21, but Saurashtra have more outright wins so they will go through. And Mumbai will have to hope Delhi don't take the first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra don't win by a bonus point.

Scraping through: If they concede a first-innings lead at the Wankhede Stadium, they still have a chance to go through if Delhi lose and Maharashtra don't take the first-innings lead. In case Delhi and Mumbai lose their matches, they will be tied at 18 points, and the quotient will have to separate the two, and as of now Delhi have a better quotient.

Delhi, currently on 18 points and facing Tamil Nadu
Sure shot: If they beat Tamil Nadu, they are assured of a semi-final place without having to worry about other results.

In the reckoning: A first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu will get them to 21, but if Maharashtra win with a bonus point, Delhi will be knocked out.

Scraping through: If they lose, they will hope Mumbai do too and that Maharashtra don't win their match. If Maharashtra take the first-innings lead, all three will be tied on 18, and the quotient currently favours Delhi in that scenario.

Maharashtra, currently on 15 points and facing Karnataka
In the reckoning: They will have to win with a bonus point over Karnataka and then also hope that only one of Mumbai, Delhi or Saurashtra reach 21 points. If they fail to get the bonus point, they will go through if Delhi and Mumbai fail to take the first-innings lead, or if Mumbai beat Saurashtra and Delhi fail to gain three points.

Scraping through If they manage a first-innings lead and Delhi and Mumbai lose, the quotient will come into play. There is a faint chance Maharashtra might go through in that case.

Tamil Nadu, currently on 13 points and facing Delhi
Outside chance: If they beat Delhi outright with a bonus point, and Mumbai and Maharashtra lose, Tamil Nadu will qualify second from the group. If they win without the bonus point, and if either of Mumbai or Delhi lose and Maharashtra fail to take the first-innings lead, the quotient comes into play, and Tamil Nadu currently have the second-best quotient after Delhi.

Relegation face-off between Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan
A draw or tie will be enough for Himachal, but Rajasthan will be through if they win or take the first-innings lead.

Group B

A close-fought battle so far means that Andhra can either qualify for the semi-finals or be relegated © Cricinfo Ltd
 
Baroda, currently on 18 points and facing Orissa
They are already through to the semi-finals, but will want to ensure they lead the group by taking a first-innings lead.

Uttar Pradesh, currently on 14 points and facing Hyderabad
Sure shot: A win over Hyderabad, which will take them to 19, will be enough to ensure them a place in the semi-finals.

In the reckoning: A first-innings lead will take them to 17, which will not be enough if Andhra win with a bonus point. If Andhra wins, quotient comes into the picture.

If UP fail to take the first-innings lead, Andhra will go through if they gain the first-innings lead. In such a scenario, a win for Orissa will also see UP knocked out.

No second chance: If they fail lose against Hyderabad, they will be out of the race.

Andhra, currently on 12 points and facing Bengal
In the reckoning: A win with a bonus point, and they will still have to hope UP don't win their match.

No second chance: A first-innings lead will not be enough for Andhra to go through, as even if its comes to a tie, their solitary win will be their downfall.

Facing the axe: They need only one point against Bengal to avoid relegation. But if they lose, and Orissa and Hyderabad manage first-innings leads, Andhra will be relegated.

Hyderabad, currently on 10 points and facing UP
Only way in: They have to beat UP outright, preferably with a bonus point, and hope that either of Orissa and Andhra don't end up in a better position.

Facing the axe: A first-innings lead will ensure they don't get relegated, but if they don't they give Bengal and Orissa a chance to move ahead.

Orissa, currently on 10 points and facing Baroda
Only way in: They have to beat Bengal outright, preferably with a bonus point, and hope that either of UP, Orissa and Andhra don't end up in a better position.

Facing the axe: A first-innings lead will ensure they don't get relegated, but if they don't they give Bengal and Hyderabad a chance to move ahead.

Bengal, currently on 8 points and facing Andhra
Facing the axe: Trailing the second-last team by two points, a win will ensure Bengal are not relegated.

If Bengal manage a first-innings lead, they will have to hope either Orissa or Hyderabad lose their match, or Hyderabad manage only one point, in which case a lower quotient will result in Bengal or Hyderabad being relegated.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 25, 2007, 11:29:59 PM
Not looking so good for Mumbai ... Saurashtra clearly in a "play for draw" mood and doing well so far ... while Delhi has done well to restrict TN.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 26, 2007, 06:25:37 AM
what is wrong with the wickets in bengal?? the home side is under the hammer once again!!

Group B: Bengal v Andhra at Kolkata - Dec 25-28, 2007
Lunch - Andhra lead by 39 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Andhra 121 and 16/0; Bengal 98
HH Watekar 15*  LNP Reddy 1*  RR Bose 3-0-12-0  SS Paul 3-0-4-0 
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 26, 2007, 10:00:57 AM
Saurashtra almost making sure that Mumbai is unlikely to make it to the semis this time around.

Saurashtra 399/6 (159.1 ov)

Especially, with Delhi trailing TN by only 66 runs with 7 wickets in hand. GG scored 84!
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Post by: Zacked on December 26, 2007, 03:26:12 PM
Saurashtra almost making sure that Mumbai is unlikely to make it to the semis this time around.

Saurashtra 399/6 (159.1 ov)

Especially, with Delhi trailing TN by only 66 runs with 7 wickets in hand. GG scored 84!

esp Kotak... anyone rem. Hanif Mohammed

SH Kotak (lhb) 162 514 19 0 31.51  non-striker
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Post by: keep-it-cool on December 26, 2007, 05:21:51 PM
Saurashtra's rise has been great. A team that, till recently, was struggling in the Plate group is practically through to the semi finals. All credit to the team and Debu Mitra who it seems (with a lot of support from Niranjan Shah) has worked very hard for this.
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Post by: justforkix on December 26, 2007, 08:14:03 PM
I think Mumbai's only hope now is for TN to somehow beat Delhi ;)

Also, Bengal is on the verge of elimination.

The UP vs. Andhra battle for semi spot is also getting very interesting with possibly quotients coming into play :)
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Post by: justforkix on December 27, 2007, 08:40:41 AM
Bengal LOSE by 101 runs and RELEGATED !!!!

Good fightback by Rajasthan - need 161 more runs to win and avoid relegation. HP needs 9 wkts to avoid relegation.

Maharashtra traling by 146 runs in the first innings says Bye Bye to Semis

Mumbai is pretty much eliminated from Semis as TN in deep trouble vs. Delhi, TN are 65/6 in 2nd innings and still trail by 5 runs.

Now Andhra wins and gets to 17 pts. UP has 1st innings lead, so will need to win or get a higher quotient. Knowing Kaif, he'll prolly have an eye on both.


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Post by: caught and bowled on December 27, 2007, 10:35:14 AM
Saurashtra almost making sure that Mumbai is unlikely to make it to the semis this time around.

Saurashtra 399/6 (159.1 ov)

Especially, with Delhi trailing TN by only 66 runs with 7 wickets in hand. GG scored 84!

esp Kotak... anyone rem. Hanif Mohammed

SH Kotak (lhb) 162 514 19 0 31.51  non-striker

Mumbai is out of the semis for intents and purposes...out batted by the the old timer Sitanshu Kotak. And yes, I remeber Hanif Mohammad (both and mother and father have spoken about his marathon inning)...
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Post by: caught and bowled on December 27, 2007, 10:39:19 AM
The Great Bengal out for 98 in first inning after Ranadeb took 7 to restrict Andhra to 121. Eventually losing by 101 runs. Before that they had lost to Orissa!!.

No excuse for Tiwary this time, bold by Vijay kumar for 0 and then made 35 in the 2nd..
All these great big hopes of the future, Tiwary, Sharma(mumbai) have suddenly lost their sting...
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Post by: Blwe_torch on December 27, 2007, 10:51:34 AM
The Great Bengal out for 98 in first inning after Ranadeb took 7 to restrict Andhra to 121. Eventually losing by 101 runs. Before that they had lost to Orissa!!.

No excuse for Tiwary this time, bold by Vijay kumar for 0 and then made 35 in the 2nd..
All these great big hopes of the future, Tiwary, Sharma(mumbai) have suddenly lost their sting...

Yes it is sad that these good talents( Tiwary/Bose, etc) were not encouraged at the right time..........................not that India has benefitted by depriving them. Now these guys will never play for India....may play for ICL in the next season. :(
India will continue to grovel when faced with real challenge, as they did in Melbourne today.
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Post by: justforkix on December 27, 2007, 11:12:38 AM
Eh !!! Tiwari has had just one good season and he's just 22. Not encouraged at the right time !!  ::) ::)
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Post by: justforkix on December 27, 2007, 11:15:05 AM
Kaif gets a 100* !!
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Post by: dextrous on December 27, 2007, 11:16:39 AM
The Great Bengal out for 98 in first inning after Ranadeb took 7 to restrict Andhra to 121. Eventually losing by 101 runs. Before that they had lost to Orissa!!.

No excuse for Tiwary this time, bold by Vijay kumar for 0 and then made 35 in the 2nd..
All these great big hopes of the future, Tiwary, Sharma(mumbai) have suddenly lost their sting...

Yes it is sad that these good talents( Tiwary/Bose, etc) were not encouraged at the right time..........................not that India has benefitted by depriving them. Now these guys will never play for India....may play for ICL in the next season. :(
India will continue to grovel when faced with real challenge, as they did in Melbourne today.


tiwary had his chance almost..then he hurt his shoulder

bose...sad that him and ga*eep never get a game. they must be doing something right if they can take so many wickets!
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Post by: Zacked on December 27, 2007, 10:34:57 PM
Kaif gets a 100* !!

he has scored more than what sehwag has scored.. though its still aint anywhere near to how much he should have scored to get an Indian call
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Post by: justforkix on December 27, 2007, 10:42:40 PM
And Badri has finally realzied that only 10s and 20s get you into the Indian team as backup middle order bat and not those silly 100s and 200s !!!
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Post by: LosingNow on December 28, 2007, 03:33:11 AM
 Andhra defeats Bengal

Special Correspondent

JUBILIANT: The Andhra cricketers put up a disciplined show to defeat Bengal at the Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday.

KOLKATA: Andhra’s stupendous all-round show floored Bengal by 101 runs in the final Group ‘B’ super league cricket match of the Ranji Trophy at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

The win earned Andhra five points and it has 17 from six games while Bengal, having lost its fourth match, will be relegated to the Plate division next season.

Andhra’s success was based on responsible batting, disciplined bowling and keen fielding.

Stressing on these virtues, team’s coach, Syed Abid Ali, said, “we endeavoured to play like one unit. The team’s strength is being together in any situation.”
Rapid fall

Having figured in the final of the National championship for the last two seasons, Bengal’s fall from grace was rapid and ignominious.

The last time when Bengal faced a similar situation in the 2004-05 season, it extricated itself by beating Madhya Pradesh.

But this time three successive defeats at home against Orissa (at Siliguri), Uttar Pradesh and Andhra here (all within three days) completed Bengal’s tale of woe.

Resuming at 147 for six, Andhra added 43 runs before being dismissed for 190.

Ranadeb Bose added three more to his overnight four wickets to end with seven for 74, his 18th five-wicket and fifth 10-wicket haul (10 for 121) in a first class match.

Normally, a target of 214, should not have posed a problem to a side high on spirit, but for a side with low morale, it looked insurmountable.

By lunch, Andhra had reduced Bengal to 35 for three and the lone hope Manoj Tiwary looked good in scoring 17 runs.

The pitch, having lost its pace a bit, still offered movement and carry. The ball came nicely to the bat and Bengal needed someone to stay at the wicket and build one solid partnership.

Tiwary did look in good nick but chose the wrong ball for a short-arm pull and dragged it onto his stumps off Y. Gnaneswara Rao for a well-made 35.

Accurate line

Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s late flourish for 39 did not matter as P. Vijay Kumar, sticking to an accurate line and length, completed his second five-wicket haul of the match and end with 10 for 87, his best so far.

Gnaneswara Rao too registered his first five-wicket haul, ending with magic figures of five for 16.

The scores:

Andhra — 1st innings: 121.

Bengal — 1st innings: 98.

Andhra — 2nd innings: H. Watekar c Saha b Mukherjee 67, L.N.P. Reddy c Saha b Paul 12, D. Kalyan Krishna lbw b Bose 12, Y.G. Rao c Dinda b Bose 6, A.S.K. Varma c Saha b Bose 6, B. Sumanth lbw b Bose 1, M.S.K. Prasad c Saha b Bose 54, A.G. Pradeep c Mondal b Paul 22, G.S. Rao c Saha b Bose 2, I. Raju c Majumdar b Bose 0, P. Vijay Kumar (not out) 6, Extras (lb-1, w-1): 2; Total (in 64.1 overs): 190.

Fall of wickets: 1-47, 2-88, 3-98, 4-104, 5-104, 6-109, 7-154, 8-159, 9-159.

Bengal bowling: Bose 26.1-6-74-7, Paul 20-7-41-2, Dinda 9-2-38-0, Chowdhury 3-1-19-0, Mukherjee 6-2-17-1.

Bengal — 2nd innings: A. Majumdar c Prasad b Vijay Kumar 8, A. Das c G.S. Rao b Vijay Kumar 9, W. Saha c Watekar b Vijay Kumar 0, M. Tiwary b Y.G. Rao 35, K.H. Mondal lbw b Vijay Kumar 0, L.R. Shukla lbw b Vijay Kumar 39, R. Chowdhury c Prasad b Y.G. Rao 1, P. Mukherjee lbw b Y.G. Rao 0, A. Dinda c Watekar b Y.G. Rao 0, R. Bose lbw b Y.G. Rao 8, S.S. Paul (not out) 6, Extras (lb-5, nb-1): 6; Total (in 29.5 overs): 112.

Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-9, 3-27, 4-35, 5-65, 6-70, 7-70, 8-88, 9-98.

Andhra bowling: Kalyan 6-1-18-0, Vijay Kumar 13-3-56-5, Raju 4-0-15-0, Sankara Rao 1-0-2-0, Gnaneshwar Rao 5.5-3-16-5.
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Kaif hits century

Principal Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Uttar Pradesh stayed in contention for a possible outright win over Hyderabad, thanks to a century by captain Mohd. Kaif.

The host was struggling at 55 for two at close on the third day, chasing 438 for a win, in the Ranji Trophy super league Group ‘B’ cricket match at the Rajiv *hi Stadium (Uppal) here on Thursday.

Kaif, who was dropped on three by wicketkeeper Abhinav Kumar off left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and again, on 82 survived a stumping chance off off-spinner Vishal Sharma, went on to score an unbeaten century (100 not out, 150b, 8x4, 3x6).

In the company of Ravikant Shukla (70 not out, 107b, 14x4), he put on 170 for the fourth wicket which dashed Hyderabad’s hopes of restricting U.P. for a modest second innings score after Ojha struck twice in quick succession to reduce it to 124 for three.

Pleasing strokes

The day certainly belonged to Kaif, who played some pleasing strokes with admirable footwork against the spinners — hitting them for three huge sixes.

He made his intentions clear immediately after lunch when he walked down to loft off-spinner Amol Shinde for a straight six.

That was just the beginning of a dominant partnership during which the body language of the Hyderabad bowlers was not positive.

With news of Andhra scoring an outright win over Bengal and thereby saving the ignominy of Hyderabad being relegated to Plate division (if it were to finish at the bottom of the table, which Bengal is eventually doing), there seemed to be little motivation for the home team except to go through the motions.


When Uttar Pradesh declared its second innings at 294 for three, 13 minutes after tea, it was certainly looking for a possible victory to steer clear of all permutations and combinations which it had to engage, if it were to tie with Andhra with equal number of points after this match.

The two teams will be level on 17 points if U.P. gets only three points for the first innings lead from this contest.

Bad start

Hyderabad began the second essay with makeshift opener Abhinav Kumar trapped leg before by medium-pacer Praveen Kumar in the third over.

Then an enterprising 49–run partnership between opener S. Daniel Manohar (28 batting, 4x4) and S. Anoop Pai 24 (4x4) gave an impression that Hyderabad was serious in it’s pursuit of the target.

But Pai played an irresponsible stroke, swinging Praveen Gupta straight to mid-wicket in the last over of the day to reduce Hyderabad to 55 for two.

For Hyderabad, the bad news is the freak accident opener and the in–form D.B. Ravi Teja was involved in when his car rammed into another right in front of the Stadium gate in the morning.

His neck needed immediate medical attention and it is not known for sure whether he will play on Friday or not.

The scores:

Uttar Pradesh — 1st innings: 336.

Hyderabad — 1st innings: 193.

Uttar Pradesh — 2nd innings: R.P. Srivastava lbw b P. Ojha 56, T.N. Srivastava lbw b A. Shinde 54, S.K. Raina lbw b P. Ojha 10, Mohd. Kaif (not out) 100, R. Shukla (not out) 70, Extras (b-2, lb-2): 4; Total (for three wkts. decl. in 83.4 overs): 294.

Fall of wickets: 1-100, 2-116, 3-124.

Hyderabad bowling: Arjun 12-3-48-0, Ojha 35.4-9-109-2, Vishal 10-0-62-0, Shinde 25-7-65-1, Shoaib 1-0-6-0.

Hyderabad — 2nd innings: S.D. Manohar (batting) 28, Abhinav Kumar lbw b Praveen Kumar 2, S.A. Pai c B. Kumar b P. Gupta 24, S.M. Shoaib (batting) 0, Extras (nb-1): 1; Total (for two wkts. in 16 overs): 55.

Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-55.

Uttar Pradesh bowling: Praveen 7-2-19-1, B. Kumar 3-1-13-0, Tyagi 4-1-17-0, Gupta 2-1-6-1
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Post by: justforkix on December 28, 2007, 08:13:05 AM
UP is on the verge of entering Semis as the top team.

Baroda will finish 2nd unless they declare and try to pull of a miracle win over Orissa.

Delhi finish as the top team in the other group.

Mumbai is pretty much eliminated. 43 overs remaining and they trail by 101 runs. Strange that they are not even trying to force a win inspite of now knowing that Delhi has beaten TN.

In all likelyhood this is the Semis lineup:

UP vs. Saurashtra
Baroda vs. Delhi
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Post by: justforkix on December 28, 2007, 08:44:34 AM
Kaif gets a 100* !!

he has scored more than what sehwag has scored.. though its still aint anywhere near to how much he should have scored to get an Indian call

Also, apparently Kaif declared with only 3 wickets lost to maximize UP's quotient (calculated based on runs cored / wickets lost)  :icon_thumleft: :icon_thumleft:
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Post by: LosingNow on December 28, 2007, 09:45:34 AM
UP wins. PK gets 6 wickets
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Post by: Zacked on December 28, 2007, 07:18:09 PM
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Post by: Zacked on December 28, 2007, 07:24:04 PM
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Post by: atticus on January 06, 2008, 08:43:11 AM
Meanwhile back in India we have 2 engrossing semis taking place

Saurashtra needs 162 runs to beat saurashtra - http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/engine/current/match/306345.html
 (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/engine/current/match/306345.html)
Good for Kaif for scoring 80 out of 188 total runs in the 1st innings.

Delhi has taken the lead vs Baroda - http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/engine/current/match/306344.html (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/engine/current/match/306344.html)

Looks like another round of games in not so great pitches (or not so good batsmen playing on pitches that helps the bowlers)...
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Post by: justforkix on January 06, 2008, 08:45:26 AM
wow - i even forgot about the Semis !!!
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Post by: atticus on January 06, 2008, 08:47:31 AM
wow - i even forgot about the Semis !!!

If only cricinfo had a fantasy league for that  ;D
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Post by: justforkix on January 06, 2008, 09:01:07 AM
HEHE !! that is true.

Looks like 2 poor pitches for Semis - really sad....
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Post by: atticus on January 06, 2008, 09:31:53 AM
Saurashtra already 2 down. Pujara is still there. If he can take his team to victory that will prepare him very well for the future.
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Post by: justforkix on January 06, 2008, 10:06:05 AM
Saurashtra struggling - 33/4
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Post by: atticus on January 06, 2008, 10:07:08 AM
What kind of pitch are they playing at?
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Post by: justforkix on January 06, 2008, 10:21:43 AM
What kind of pitch are they playing at?

question is are they playing on a pitch ;)
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 06, 2008, 11:15:46 AM
Saurashtra - 68/7!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 06, 2008, 01:23:57 PM
Saurashtra has recovered to 93/7 at stumps .. need 69 more runs to win.

30 run partnership still going strong for the 8th wicket ...of which *anshu Kotak has scored 21 runs. That man stands between UP and a final berth tomorrow.

If Saurashtra pull this off, it would be a dream result for them ... coming as they did from the Plate division just a season or two ago.
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Post by: justforkix on January 07, 2008, 07:57:15 AM
UP win by 48 runs and enters the Ranji finals - 2nd final in 3 years !!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 07, 2008, 07:59:50 AM
UP win by 48 runs and enters the Ranji finals - 2nd final in 3 years !!!

And Kaif played a captain's knock in the first innings. *anshu Kotak seems to be domestic Rahul Dravid --- or should we say Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (he even plays a lot like him, barring the shuffle)
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 07, 2008, 09:55:16 AM
Delhi - Baroda semis also getting interesting now ... Baroda are 102 runs ahead with 5 wickets in hand.

Is a Ranji semi-final played over five or four days.
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Post by: justforkix on January 07, 2008, 10:45:48 AM
Semis and Finals are 5 days.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 07, 2008, 11:58:16 AM
Baroda lead by 209 runs with 4 wickets in hand at end of Day 3.

Yusuf Pathan unbeaten on 86 off 61 balls ... they are showing this on Neo Sports ... boy, is this guy some bully or what ... just stands there and swings ... I have no idea if he will succeed at the international level, but he sure is a handful for domestic bowlers if he gets into the zone.
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Post by: justforkix on January 08, 2008, 08:03:46 AM
Delhi on course for a win : 107/0 chasing 271 for a win.

Delhi-UP final.

But Yusuf Pathan scores 113 of 81 balls !!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 08, 2008, 08:08:00 AM
Delhi on course for a win : 107/0 chasing 271 for a win.

Delhi-UP final.

But Yusuf Pathan scores 113 of 81 balls !!!

This can still turn around, cant it? Delhi does not have Virat Kohli for this match. But, yeah, they look favourites.

Whenever any team chases around 270-300 to win, I am reminded of that India Pak match where we lost after Ramesh + Laxman put on 100+ for the first wicket .. ... I think this was the infamous Shoaib match.

:BangHead:  :BangHead:
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Post by: broadbat on January 09, 2008, 05:35:02 AM
GG quite the captain here. If only he can recreate this at the highest level.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 09, 2008, 05:53:08 AM
Yeah .. a century in the second innings to lead the team to the finals is special!!
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Post by: justforkix on January 09, 2008, 01:35:54 PM
Meanwhile Gujarat win the Plate League !!!

Clinch a thriller vs. Railways.

Sanjay Bangar takes a 11-fer in the match !!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 09, 2008, 02:56:46 PM
I'd totally forgotten about this match .. the last I saw, Gujarat were 4 down for 100 odd .. I thought they would walk it .... phew ,,, last pair put on 8 runs??

both teams will play in the elite league next year!
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Post by: broadbat on January 11, 2008, 06:41:37 AM
Btw AA vice captain of West Zone for Duleep Trophy.
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Post by: LosingNow on January 11, 2008, 08:30:38 AM
UP vs Delhi will be a good Ranji Final.

Kaif-led UP could win another one this year. I tell ya, this guy is a leader.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2008, 08:31:59 AM
Delhi looks quite strong too.. especially with their batsmen in very good form.

I wonder whether Sangwan and Kohli will be back in time for the finals.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 15, 2008, 05:12:02 PM
http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ranjisuperleague/content/current/story/331183.html

Delhi v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, Mumbai

Game on at the Wankhede

The Preview by Sriram Veera in Mumbai

January 15, 2008

The kite climbs higher and higher, like a bird in the sky at the Wankhede Stadium. The string is held by couple of Delhi players who are egged on by their team-mates. Some distance to their right, the Uttar Pradesh players are indulging in a bit of fun as well. The relaxed atmosphere belies the fact that come tomorrow, and both these teams will be fighting for the coveted Ranji Trophy.

Eleven years have flown by since Delhi last reached, and lost, the final while Uttar Pradesh are back in the summit clash after two years. Both teams are, obviously, desperate to win. Delhi want to forget their recent sordid past, when political machinations and faulty selection processes used to hog the headlines. Surprisingly, cricket has been the sole topic of discussion this season. It's a refreshing change for some of the senior players, who only a year back were considering switching states to get away from the mess.

For the last few seasons, players from Delhi would make it to the national team, but at the domestic stage the team struggled. "Ten to 12 players went on to play for India but the team was not winning anything," says Vijay Dahiya, the coach, who played in that 1996-97 final. "That has hurt the players. They want to set that record right. If you talk to anyone this season, you will realise their focus is entirely on doing well for Delhi."

The senior players like Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra concur. It is their first Ranji final and both want to make it memorable. "We want to experience that feeling of winning the Ranji Trophy, that's the greatest motivation," says Gambhir, Delhi's captain. "I was always passionate about playing for Delhi. It has given me the platform to play for India and at one stage you have to give back to your state as well. This is my chance."

Mohammad Kaif, the UP captain, has tasted that winning feeling before and wants more of it. "Winning the title is the key focus and not individual selections for the national side. That will come when we win this. The last time we won, a few players went on to play for the country. But the focus was right - win the title and reap the rewards. Not the other way around."

If Delhi want to leave behind the past, Uttar Pradesh want to create a new future. Their success story has been despite the system. They have bypassed the infrastructural speed-breakers - poor practice facilities, the substandard gyms - to repeat the story of 2005-06. Like that year, they have come from behind to enter the final. They hope a victory here will help in sprucing up the system.

One of the biggest challenges for both teams is the wicket that has been laid out by curator Sudhir Naik. The surface has a fair sprinkling of grass and promises to offer bounce and movement. Both teams, while praising the "international quality track" are pretty wary of it. Unless things change dramatically overnight, it's almost certain that the captain winning the toss will choose to bowl. Naik, relieved of the pressure of producing a lifeless track for the usual hosts Mumbai, has laid out a wicket which should produce a decisive result. "A few players from both teams did come to me, enquiring whether the grass would be removed. I had to disappoint them," Naik says with a chuckle. "It is definitely going to help the pacers and I won't be surprised to see a team getting bowled out on the first day." Dahiya admitted he would bowl first and Kaif hinted at the same.

The pitch is hardly a greentop, but considering how domestic batsmen from all teams have repeatedly folded up whenever the wicket was a touch difficult - the semi-finals are the most recent examples - Naik's assessment could well turn out to be right.

The contest will come down to how the either team's batsmen measure up against the opposition fast bowlers. Both sides have a decent pace attack led by young promising talent. If it's Sudeep Tyagi, who has the second-highest tally of the season with 39 wickets at 19.84, leading the attack for UP, then Pradeep Sangwan, with 24 wickets at 21.20 and fresh from a successful tour with the India Under-19 team, will be the spearhead for Delhi.

If UP have Praveen Kumar, with 28 wickets at 16.28, to give able support to Tyagi, Delhi have Sumit Narwal and one of either Parvinder Awana or Amit Bhandari - Gambhir's one selection headache will be which one of the two to select. In addition, both teams have a medium-pacer - the in-form Rajat Bhatia for Delhi and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for UP - to do the dirty job of performing as stock bowlers.

The spin threat is posed by legspinners for both teams: Piyush Chawla - who was seen practising a lot in the nets, trying to bowl with a more round-arm action to get more fizz on the legbreaks - for UP and Chetanya Nanda for Delhi.

The bowling attack balances out but what about the batting? Delhi outscore UP in this department, with three batsmen - Gambhir, Chopra and Mithun Manhas - who have scored almost 600 runs this season. In addition, they have Shikhar Dhawan with 502 runs and Bhatia with 386. UP's batting has revolved around Kaif, who is in glorious form (670 runs) and Suresh Raina, with 582. However, the batting has dropped a notch after a fiery start. They will be happy to have Tanmay Srivastava returning from the India Under-19 outing in South Africa and will hope that he can give them a good start, something that UP have failed to produce consistently this season. However, Delhi clearly have the edge in batting, especially as their opening batsmen are of proven quality and can be expected to tackle the new-ball threat.

What could work to UP's advantage is the fact that they have played three consecutive pressure-cooker games and are battle-hardened as a result. They faced relegation before the game against Bengal but won by an innings and have rode on the momentum ever since. They swept aside Hyderabad by 132 runs in their last league game before clinching a low-scoring semi-final against Saurashtra.

Considering they had taken a similar path in their championship year of 2005-06, UP also have the advantage of having been there and done that as recently as two years ago. Pitted against that bullishness is Delhi's desperation to end the title drought. The stakes couldn't be higher and the battle couldn't be fiercer. It's game on at the Wankhede Stadium.

Sriram Veera is a staff writer at Cricinfo
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 15, 2008, 05:13:03 PM
Delhi seems an overwhelming favourite on paper ...but, I wouldnt count UP out at all. Kaif's captaincy seems to be really inspiring this lot.
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Post by: broadbat on January 16, 2008, 05:04:32 AM
Hmmm,Delhi chose to field?? Wonder what was going through GG's mind?
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 05:10:18 AM
Delhi seems to have benefited from any exodus to the ICL ;) ...reaching a final after so many years.
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Post by: Zacked on January 16, 2008, 05:10:50 AM
as per the cricinfo report even Kaif would have done the same... i.e. field first..
anyway UP 46/1

Srivastava (lhb) 21 44 4 0 47.72
 SK Raina (lhb) 16 26 3 0 61.53 
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 05:11:35 AM
Good even session so far .. UP recovering through Raina and Srivastava after Delhi gets an early break through.

What happened to Nehra? Even the ICL does not want him?? Is he injured again???
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 05:12:21 AM
as per the cricinfo report even Kaif would have done the same... i.e. field first..
anyway UP 46/1

Yeah .. I read that yesterday too .. apparently the Wankhade wicket is likely to help pace bowlers upfront .. that is what the curator seemed to be indicating.
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Post by: broadbat on January 16, 2008, 05:25:05 AM
We all know what happened when RD put England in! Same curator I presume. ;)
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Post by: Zacked on January 16, 2008, 05:32:52 AM
Raina Gone.. 60/2
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 05:42:34 AM
Raina's fallen off dramatically after a great start to the season.
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Post by: broadbat on January 16, 2008, 05:50:08 AM
And I had high hopes for this guy.
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Post by: broadbat on January 16, 2008, 06:02:34 AM
WTH Sangwan is bowling here and he is listed in the under 19 squad to take on SA U19 in the Test today in SA.
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Post by: Zacked on January 16, 2008, 06:05:13 AM
still 82-2 is not a bad start... UP need one batsman to make it very big today
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 06:23:19 AM
Damn, the set top box at our office has conked off .. missing the action on both fronts now. Was looking forward to seeing how Kaif goes .. he's had a good season.
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Post by: Zacked on January 16, 2008, 06:26:54 AM
Kaif Gone...
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 06:41:56 AM
UP in trouble .. although their lower order has been quite good if they have someone to play with .. they may yet stretch this to 300+, but will it be enough against this Delhi batting line up?
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 08:56:42 AM
Both Srivastava and Ravikant Shukla look quite impressive .. at least against this attack on this pitch.
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Post by: broadbat on January 16, 2008, 10:35:46 AM
This Ravikant Shukla is the captain of the Indian team for the U19 WC in Feb. His age in his profile in cricinfo is shown as 20!! Holding UP together with a 72*.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 16, 2008, 10:46:51 AM
From the little that I saw, this Wankhade wicket does appear to have some assistance for bowlers who put in some effort .. sadly, for Delhi there dont seem to be too many of those kind around in this match. Sangwan is impressive though.
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Post by: broadbat on January 17, 2008, 05:36:15 AM
Hell Shukla misses a ton. Out for 96. UP has done well though after being put in. Delhi will have to score big to make up for the 4th innings chase.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 17, 2008, 05:40:39 AM
I think the Wankhade flattens out a lot after the first day ... so, the team batting second is not always at a disadvantage provided they do not give up a very big first innings lead.
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Post by: broadbat on January 17, 2008, 05:55:14 AM
Well GG has been flattened. Out for a duck!
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Post by: Zacked on January 17, 2008, 06:15:28 AM
Delhi 2/1...
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 17, 2008, 06:19:36 AM
Delhi - 15/3

P Kumar takes all 3!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 17, 2008, 08:05:18 AM
Delhi - 50/4 ... Tyagi gets Jain ... Chopra playing the lone hand here.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 17, 2008, 08:23:54 AM
Rajat Bhatia doing a Symo here.. taking the attack to the bowlers.
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Post by: broadbat on January 17, 2008, 10:13:02 AM
Bhatia and Chopra with 50's getting Delhi out of a hole.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 17, 2008, 11:05:56 AM
Still going strong. Chopra looks very solid and is a bit more enterprising than he used to be earlier.
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on January 18, 2008, 04:54:38 AM
new ball helping UP - praveen kumar on fire!!!  232-6 and PK has taken 5
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 18, 2008, 04:56:10 AM
WOW .. I just forgot about this match after seeing the first few overs off and on in the morning. What a turnaround! Now, we are in for an exciting match here as well.
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on January 18, 2008, 04:57:35 AM
heh heh heh it is refreshing to hear Arun Lol after so long  :love7: ;D ;D
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on January 18, 2008, 05:00:20 AM
watching Tyagi for the first time. tallish boy, nice easy action. he slows up in his runup a bit too much for me. should be more forward momentum. needs to work a bit more pace for me. 40 wickets this season!
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on January 18, 2008, 05:01:20 AM
PK is an idiot!!! on a hattrick, gets the new batter lbw in front and doesnt appeal!!!!!!
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on January 18, 2008, 06:22:06 AM
PK gets a 7fer, UP gets a 60 run lead
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 18, 2008, 06:32:50 AM
What a match!!

I find this Rajat Bhatia chap quite intriguing .. he's generally done quite well over time .. had a good outing in the practice match against Pakistan .. is a handy SG type bowler too ... wonder why he has never made it even to the fringes of selection.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 18, 2008, 07:18:45 AM
Sangwan gets Srivastava run out.. UP - 1/1 .. just 53 runs ahead .. we have a cracker on our hands here as well.
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Post by: broadbat on January 18, 2008, 09:01:47 AM
Raina showing his class. 74* of 71 balls.
UP in control.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 18, 2008, 09:26:58 AM
Raina - 82 in 83 balls. And he does look impressive. Glad that he is back among the runs.
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Post by: LosingNow on January 18, 2008, 09:51:11 AM
The other day I read Kaif's pre-Ranji final interview ... man, he has a mature head on those shoulders. I hope he comes back into the team..or at least does commentary on TV or radio. He is good.

If UP wins, this will be 2nd win in 3 years .. this time with Praveen Kumar as the hero.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 18, 2008, 09:58:57 AM
Kaif gone for 21 .. boy, Sangwan is impressive ..not calling for an immediate inclusion into the national team or anything but he is definitely better than a VRV
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 18, 2008, 09:59:39 AM
Sangwan gets Raina as well!!
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Post by: LosingNow on January 18, 2008, 10:07:25 AM
UP falling apart.. 5 down. They need another 100 runs to be safe
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 18, 2008, 10:17:55 AM
6 down now!!
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Post by: justforkix on January 19, 2008, 04:59:22 AM
Sangwan takes 5. UP all out 177. Delhi need 230 to win..... This should be quite exciting too.
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on January 19, 2008, 05:11:05 AM
what a match!!!!
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Post by: broadbat on January 19, 2008, 05:14:11 AM
Selectors are watching this game but I wonder if anyone will get a look in.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 19, 2008, 06:02:14 AM
Haha only the selectors are watching ...no one in the stands.
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Post by: broadbat on January 19, 2008, 06:13:30 AM
GG leads victory charge!
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Post by: broadbat on January 19, 2008, 07:15:49 AM
GG aiming to become India's best 4th innings player. ;D
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Post by: broadbat on January 19, 2008, 09:59:13 AM
Delhi are Ranji Champs ::cheers::
Won by 9 wickets
GG 130*
May be he should be the next India captain? ;D
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 19, 2008, 01:56:34 PM
Didn't Delhi lose a few players to the ICL? Looks like there is a good stream of talent coming along. Kudos to Vijay Dahiya and Manoj Prabhakar - the coaching team.

Also, congrats to the UP team for their second final in three years. Apparently these guys have hardly any structure in place - despite this, they have been able to put up quite a good show through the season.
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Post by: justforkix on January 19, 2008, 02:08:18 PM
wow - Gambhir's 2nd successie 100 this season while chasing, in the 4th innings !!!
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Post by: LosingNow on January 19, 2008, 03:08:40 PM
WOW.. this result is a complete surprise.

Bravo GG.

Looks like India is developing some fighting cricketers. It has been a long time since the Ranji finals has been so exciting
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 19, 2008, 03:14:16 PM
WOW.. this result is a complete surprise.

Bravo GG.

Looks like India is developing some fighting cricketers. It has been a long time since the Ranji finals has been so exciting

If it was not for the match at Perth, I would have gone to the ground today ... (maybe asked Achu to join me so that I dont get scared in the empty stadium :P ). Really a pity that more people do not turn up to watch even such an important match.
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Post by: Vick on January 20, 2008, 05:42:11 PM
Didn't Delhi lose a few players to the ICL? Looks like there is a good stream of talent coming along. Kudos to Vijay Dahiya and Manoj Prabhakar - the coaching team.

Also, congrats to the UP team for their second final in three years. Apparently these guys have hardly any structure in place - despite this, they have been able to put up quite a good show through the season.

I think they do have structure in place. Most of the kids are coming out of sports hostel. It is doing a better job than NCA. Has produced atleast 6 players who have played for India in last 5-6 years starting with Kaif. And you are right about Sangwan. He is very good. Will surely play for indian next season unless all our bowlers are fit. BTW how was Sudeep Tyagi, the leading bowler from UP?
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 21, 2008, 03:57:17 AM
Didn't Delhi lose a few players to the ICL? Looks like there is a good stream of talent coming along. Kudos to Vijay Dahiya and Manoj Prabhakar - the coaching team.

Also, congrats to the UP team for their second final in three years. Apparently these guys have hardly any structure in place - despite this, they have been able to put up quite a good show through the season.

I think they do have structure in place. Most of the kids are coming out of sports hostel. It is doing a better job than NCA. Has produced atleast 6 players who have played for India in last 5-6 years starting with Kaif. And you are right about Sangwan. He is very good. Will surely play for indian next season unless all our bowlers are fit. BTW how was Sudeep Tyagi, the leading bowler from UP?

He is sharp .. bowls consistently at a reasonable pace .. but not extraordinary .. I think Sangwan and Praveen Kumar are more impressive.
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Post by: LosingNow on January 21, 2008, 04:53:16 PM
Given Manoj Prabhakar's comments.. can Praveen play in tests .. specially in swinging conditions that prevail in England and NZ.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 22, 2008, 04:29:46 AM
Given Manoj Prabhakar's comments.. can Praveen play in tests .. specially in swinging conditions that prevail in England and NZ.

I think he needs to add a bit more on the pace front ... look at the difference a few added yards has made to RPS.
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on January 26, 2008, 01:00:12 PM
yusuf pathan MAULS central zone!!

     YK Pathan     c Rawle b Sanyal     107     66     13     5     162.12
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 27, 2008, 10:01:28 AM
It is only a matter of time before Yusuf gets a look-in - maybe in one of the practice matches against SA
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Post by: Zacked on January 27, 2008, 01:03:41 PM
West Zone scores 411 and Central Zone at 237/5 with Kaif unbeaten on 96..
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 27, 2008, 01:36:30 PM
Good to see Kaif back in good form. He has done well this season. He should be another one to get a slot in any of the practice matches against SA.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 28, 2008, 05:12:06 AM
Kaif still going strong on 120 ... CZ loses another wicket.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 28, 2008, 05:13:47 AM
Badri has a poor match .. out for 22 in the second innings .. and SZ in trouble .. trail by 11 runs with just 5 wickets in hand.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 28, 2008, 05:56:59 AM
Kaif keeping CZ in the hunt for the first innings lead .. now trail by 104 runs with 4 wickets in hand. Kaif unbeaten on 134!!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 28, 2008, 06:53:29 AM
Kaif 152* .. CZ trail by 63 runs with 3 wickets in hand.
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Post by: justforkix on January 28, 2008, 09:41:43 AM
Kaif finally gone for 160 !!
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 28, 2008, 09:44:59 AM
Are these four day or five day matches??
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Post by: justforkix on January 28, 2008, 10:04:14 AM
4-day looks like - how stupid.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on January 28, 2008, 10:46:41 AM
What crap ... this makes it a first innings shoot out. At least for the Ranji semis and finals and all Duleep matches, they should have five days irrespective of the fact that most games may finish within four days.
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Post by: broadbat on February 29, 2008, 06:49:31 AM
Wonders will never cease!



      Wasim Jaffer's knock helped Mumbai chase down 358 against Baroda

West Zone
Wasim Jaffer clobbered an unbeaten 132-ball 178 as Mumbai chased down 358 to post a sensational win over Baroda at the Deccan Gymkhana Ground in Pune. Jaffer carted 19 fours and four sixes and put on an opening stand of 159 with the in-form Ajinkya Rahane in just 21.3 overs. Mumbai looked to be in trouble at 299 for 7, but debutant Ankit Chavan, coming in at No. 9, scored a brisk 24 to help Jaffer guide Mumbai to victory. Baroda reached their total on the back of a ferocious assault from Pinal Shah, who made an unbeaten 157 from 101 balls.
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Post by: LosingNow on February 29, 2008, 07:07:07 AM
WOW.. will WJ make all of us eat crow when he shows up for B'lore
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Post by: Vick on March 03, 2008, 03:12:33 PM
Yousuf hits 92 in 38 balls. This guy is prolly the biggest hitter we have in the domestic. And he is even consistent. I hope he shows same ability against better oppositions in IPL. He should surely play in the T20 team.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjioneday/engine/current/match/306442.html
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Post by: justforkix on March 03, 2008, 03:21:11 PM
WOW - And PP also scores 61 of 37 balla !!!
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Post by: Vick on March 04, 2008, 02:39:02 PM
Rahane hits 187 in 142, mumbai scores 398.
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ranjioneday/engine/current/match/306454.html
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Post by: LosingNow on March 04, 2008, 04:13:37 PM
Arre baap re.. are they playing 50-50 in 20-20 mode
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Post by: keep-it-cool on March 04, 2008, 04:45:17 PM
Remember, even Praveen Kumar used to score 60s and 70s at this level at 100+ SR - so, relax, the world is allright.
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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 05:15:07 AM
Deodhar Trophy
EZ Vs SZ
East Zone won the toss and elected to bat first
East Zone 95/2 (19 ov)
MK Tiwary 38*  Arindam Das 26*
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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 06:24:59 AM
East Zone 162/4 (37 ov)
S Tiwary 40*  LR Shukla 18*
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Post by: LosingNow on March 14, 2008, 07:18:47 AM
EZ 274/5.

LRS 72*/66, Saurabh Tiwary 73, Manoj Tiwary 40.
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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 07:20:33 AM



        
  Bowling         O M R W Econ  
  S Sreesanth 10 1 61 0 6.10 (3nb, 7w)
  R Vinay Kumar 10 0 69 3 6.90 (2w)
  SS Bandekar 9 0 49 0 5.44 (1w)
  PP Ojha      10 0 37 0 3.70 (1w)
  C Raghu      9 0 45 0 5.00  
  S Badrinath  2 0 12 0 6.00

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Post by: LosingNow on March 14, 2008, 07:34:18 AM
Ha ha..

Looks like WZ got bowled out for 98 against CZ at B'lore. PK appears to have had a great spell again!!

Details not available anywhere.. just heard on the mid-innings show of EZ vs SZ show.
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Post by: LosingNow on March 14, 2008, 07:54:56 AM
Here is the scorecard of WZ innings..

West Zone innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
 YK Pathan lbw b RP Singh 3 23 16 0 0 18.75
 W Jaffer c Kaif b Kumar 8 12 7 2 0 114.28
 AM Rahane c Piyush Chawla b Kumar 10 33 20 2 0 50.00
 RG Sharma c Ojha b SR Singh 7 28 23 1 0 30.43
 PA Patel c Sharma b Kumar 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
 Y Venugopal Rao b Piyush Chawla 9 58 31 1 0 29.03
 AM Nayar c Kumar b Piyush Chawla 39 81 53 4 1 73.58
 Iqbal Abdulla c Ojha b Piyush Chawla 2 2 2 0 0 100.00
 AB Agarkar lbw b Kartik 0 5 8 0 0 0.00
 MM Patel c RP Singh b Kartik 1 7 5 0 0 20.00
 SK Trivedi not out 6 8 9 1 0 66.66
     Extras (lb 6, w 6, nb 1) 13     
       
     Total (all out; 29.1 overs; 137 mins) 98 (3.36 runs per over)


Fall of wickets1-12 (Jaffer, 2.5 ov), 2-15 (Pathan, 5.1 ov), 3-39 (Rahane, 9.5 ov), 4-39 (Sharma, 10.5 ov), 5-39 (PA Patel, 11.1 ov), 6-70 (Venugopal Rao, 23.1 ov), 7-72 (Iqbal Abdulla, 23.3 ov), 8-73 (Agarkar, 24.6 ov), 9-81 (MM Patel, 26.6 ov), 10-98 (Nayar, 29.1 ov)


       
  Bowling O M R W Econ 
  P Kumar 7 1 18 3 2.57 (3w)
  RP Singh 8 0 22 1 2.75 (1nb, 1w)
  SR Singh 7 2 21 1 3.00 (2w)
  M Kartik 4 0 20 2 5.00 
  Piyush Chawla 3.1 0 11 3 3.47 


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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 08:56:13 AM
 KD Karthik c Saha b Goswami 3 
 RV Uthappa c Arindam Das b Bose 16 
 R Dravid not out 39 
 S Badrinath not out 5 
     Extras (w 1) 1     
       
     Total (2 wickets; 15.5 overs) 64 (4.04 runs per over)
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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 10:12:32 AM
South Zone 157/3 (33 ov)
R Dravid 78*  AS Yadav 38*
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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 10:40:02 AM
Wow its all up to RD.
East Zone 274/5 (50 ov); South Zone 191/5 (39 ov)
R Dravid 101* 
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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 10:42:09 AM
Looks like VVS is injured or unwell.
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Post by: broadbat on March 14, 2008, 11:16:40 AM
Only the Wall in between.
South Zone require another 32 runs with 4 wickets and 18 balls remaining
East Zone 274/5 (50 ov); South Zone 243/6 (47 ov)
R Dravid 134*  SS Bandekar 0*
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Post by: Zacked on March 14, 2008, 12:34:28 PM
East Zone won by 23 Runs

         
 East Zone innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR 
 Arindam Das run out (Karthik/Badrinath) 32 66 2 0 48.48 
 SC Ganguly run out (Yadav/Dravid) 1 1 0 0 100.00 
 AP Majumdar c Uthappa b Vinay Kumar 16 17 3 0 94.11 
 MK Tiwary c Laxman b Vinay Kumar 40 48 3 1 83.33 
 S Tiwary c Ojha b Vinay Kumar 73 90 5 2 81.11 
 LR Shukla not out 72 66 0 5 109.09 
 WP Saha not out 21 15 1 1 140.00 
     Extras (lb 1, w 15, nb 3) 19     
       
     Total (5 wickets; 50 overs) 274 (5.48 runs per over)


Did not bat RR Bose, DS Goswami, I Saxena, P Mukherjee 


Fall of wickets1-2 (Ganguly, 1.3 ov), 2-28 (Majumdar, 5.5 ov), 3-98 (MK Tiwary, 19.6 ov), 4-125 (Arindam Das, 26.5 ov), 5-226 (S Tiwary, 45.6 ov)


       
  Bowling O M R W Econ 
  S Sreesanth 10 1 61 0 6.10 (3nb, 7w)
  R Vinay Kumar 10 0 69 3 6.90 (2w)
  SS Bandekar 9 0 49 0 5.44 (1w)
  PP Ojha 10 0 37 0 3.70 (1w)
  C Raghu 9 0 45 0 5.00 
  S Badrinath 2 0 12 0 6.00 


         
 South Zone innings (target: 275 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR 
 KD Karthik c Saha b Goswami 3 11 0 0 27.27 
 RV Uthappa c Arindam Das b Bose 16 23 3 0 69.56 
 R Dravid c Ganguly b Goswami 139 138 13 1 100.72 
 S Badrinath b Ganguly 20 32 2 0 62.50 
 AS Yadav c Shukla b Goswami 42 51 1 2 82.35 
 C Raghu run out (Shukla) 7 9 0 0 77.77 
 R Vinay Kumar b Bose 18 21 2 0 85.71 
 SS Bandekar not out 2 3 0 0 66.66 
 S Sreesanth run out (Saha) 0 0 0 0 - 
 PP Ojha run out (Saxena) 0 3 0 0 0.00 
 VVS Laxman absent hurt -     
     Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4     
       
     Total (all out; 48.3 overs) 251 (5.17 runs per over)


Fall of wickets1-5 (Karthik, 3.2 ov), 2-36 (Uthappa, 8.5 ov), 3-89 (Badrinath, 20.4 ov), 4-172 (Yadav, 35.3 ov), 5-191 (Raghu, 39.1 ov), 6-243 (Vinay Kumar, 46.6 ov), 7-249 (Dravid, 47.4 ov), 8-249 (Sreesanth, 47.5 ov), 9-251 (Ojha, 48.3 ov)


       
  Bowling O M R W Econ 
  RR Bose 9.3 0 40 2 4.21 (2w)
  DS Goswami 9 0 42 3 4.66 
  SC Ganguly 10 0 42 1 4.20 
  LR Shukla 6 0 39 0 6.50 (1w)
  I Saxena 7 0 38 0 5.42 
  P Mukherjee 3 0 19 0 6.33 
  MK Tiwary 4 0 30 0 7.50

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Post by: justforkix on March 14, 2008, 12:52:53 PM
Dravid batting like a PSYCHO !!!!  :icon_thumleft:
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Post by: LosingNow on March 14, 2008, 04:28:12 PM
Dravid batting like a PSYCHO !!!!  :icon_thumleft:
Did not see the final overs...but he was fairly slow till 30th over. They had left an asking rate of ~7 with 20 overs left
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Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 04:56:34 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.
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Post by: Vick on March 17, 2008, 05:12:46 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.

any free link?
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Post by: pipsqueak on March 17, 2008, 05:14:10 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.

nah, poor DBP. NEXT!
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Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 05:16:47 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.

any free link?
I think it is not being broadcast.. even if it is, it is not on sopcast
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Post by: pipsqueak on March 17, 2008, 05:19:45 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.

any free link?
I think it is not being broadcast.. even if it is, it is not on sopcast

it's on Neo sports.
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Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 05:23:31 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.

any free link?
I think it is not being broadcast.. even if it is, it is not on sopcast

it's on Neo sports.
OK..anyway it is not being streamed :(
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Post by: broadbat on March 17, 2008, 05:32:39 AM
No idea why cricinfo is covering only one of the games. Are they also watching Neo sports?
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Post by: pipsqueak on March 17, 2008, 05:34:51 AM
No idea why cricinfo is covering only one of the games. Are they also watching Neo sports?

of course - cricinfo mostly gives "live comentary" based on TV telecast...
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Post by: pipsqueak on March 17, 2008, 05:41:12 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.

any free link?
I think it is not being broadcast.. even if it is, it is not on sopcast

it's on Neo sports.
OK..anyway it is not being streamed :(

i think it is also telecast on Zee sports in the US.
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Post by: justforkix on March 17, 2008, 05:47:15 AM
EZ vs WZ..

SG out for 30 of 32 balls. He is back on track for claiming his spot in ODIs.

He's competing only with RU and VS, both have an average of ~30 with S/R ~100 ;)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 05:54:14 AM
No idea why cricinfo is covering only one of the games. Are they also watching Neo sports?

of course - cricinfo mostly gives "live comentary" based on TV telecast...
Actually the other game .. CZ vs NZ should be more interesting
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: pipsqueak on March 17, 2008, 05:56:25 AM
No idea why cricinfo is covering only one of the games. Are they also watching Neo sports?

of course - cricinfo mostly gives "live comentary" based on TV telecast...
Actually the other game .. CZ vs NZ should be more interesting

i suppose Neo Sports is run by some bengalis - they show all east zone games live.
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Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 05:56:57 AM
EZ 134/4.. and are back to relying on Saurabh Tiwary and LRS
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Post by: justforkix on March 17, 2008, 06:06:53 AM
Is the pitch not great or is it just poor batting or good bowling ?!?
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Post by: broadbat on March 17, 2008, 06:22:26 AM
No idea why cricinfo is covering only one of the games. Are they also watching Neo sports?

of course - cricinfo mostly gives "live comentary" based on TV telecast...
Actually the other game .. CZ vs NZ should be more interesting

i suppose Neo Sports is run by some bengalis - they show all east zone games live.
Even if it was in jest, so we can all learn. ;D

Neo Sports   
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The channel is using PAS 10 satellite and is currently available in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka, Middle East, Hongkong, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.   
   
  Management Leadership   
   
  Mr. Harish Thawani
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His passion for the creative arts saw him ideate and produce some of the biggest television hits at Nimbus. His participative background in sports fuelled Nimbus to its position of one of the world’s leading sports marketing and production companies in the field of cricket with a global market share of over 50% and also led to the founding of the world's first cricket only television channel NEO Sports which broadcasts in India and several other countries in Asia.

Equally at home in all areas of the media and entertainment value chain: creative, production, finance, marketing and technology, many believe that Harish’s key assets are boundless energy and entrepreneurial flair combined with leadership skills.

He is amongst the small sub set of Indian media entrepreneurs that is cultural chameleon, blending easily into the work cultures of the East and the West.

He has a large range of personal interests: is an avid sportsman, hi-fi buff, blues music fan, and cinephile.   
 
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Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 07:37:56 AM
;D

Frankly, I think they have only one set of cameras and they are all installed in Hyderabad for this series ;D
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Post by: justforkix on March 17, 2008, 07:52:15 AM
 S Tiwary c Rahane b Agarkar 65 58 4 2 112.06

looks to be in terrific form !!!
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Post by: broadbat on March 17, 2008, 09:08:21 AM
Does anyone have a clue of what is happening in the other game?
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Post by: pipsqueak on March 17, 2008, 09:57:15 AM
Does anyone have a clue of what is happening in the other game?

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/deodhartrophy/engine/match/306387.html

no live scorecard though...
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Post by: broadbat on March 17, 2008, 10:03:38 AM
CE seems on a roll. This Ohja is a wicketkeeper batsman. Never knew about him. Only Ohja I was familiar with was the left arm spinner.
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Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 10:27:55 AM
WZ going for bonus pt...32 runs needed..36overs. nayyar 26 of 16 balls
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 17, 2008, 10:30:44 AM
West need it since they gave up one to Central.
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Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 10:32:34 AM
 West Zone 203/4 (37.0 ov)
Batsmen     Runs     B     4s     6s     SR                     Mat     Runs     Ave         
   *Y Venugopal Rao (rhb)    31    43    4    0    72.09       striker             112    3192    38.00       
   AM Nayar (lhb)    34    19    5    1    178.94       non-striker             28    511    25.55       
           
   Bowlers    O    M    R    W    Econ                   Mat    Wkts    Ave       
   *I Saxena (sla)    7.0    0    38    0    5.42       (0nb, 1w)             5    5    26.80       
   LR Shukla (rm)    4.0    0    26    1    6.50       (0nb, 0w)             86    82    25.58       
 
   Current partnership     46 runs, 6.0 overs, RR: 7.66
 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 10:32:58 AM
West need it since they gave up one to Central.
yep
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 10:36:31 AM
East Zone 225 (49.2 ov)
West Zone 215/4 (38.0 ov)
   West Zone require another 11 runs with 6 wickets and 12.0 overs remaining

   West Zone RR 5.65
Required RR 0.91
East Zone RR (4.56) 4.50

      List A career
   Batsmen    Runs    B    4s    6s    SR                Mat    Runs    Ave       
   *AM Nayar (lhb)    41    22    6    1    186.36       striker             28    518    25.90       
   Y Venugopal Rao (rhb)    36    46    5    0    78.26       non-striker             112    3197    38.05       
           
   Bowlers    O    M    R    W    Econ                   Mat    Wkts    Ave       
   *LR Shukla (rm)    4.0    0    26    1    6.50       (0nb, 0w)             86    82    25.58       
   RR Bose (rfm)    8.0    1    51    0    6.37       (0nb, 0w)             60    100    22.55       
 
   Current partnership     58 runs, 7.0 overs, RR: 8.28
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 10:40:09 AM
East Zone 225 (49.2 ov)
West Zone 220/4 (39.0 ov)
   West Zone require another 6 runs with 6 wickets and 11.0 overs remaining

   West Zone RR 5.64
Required RR 0.54
East Zone RR (4.56) 4.50
                  

   Batsmen    Runs    B    4s    6s    SR                Mat    Runs    Ave       
   *AM Nayar (lhb)    43    25    6    1    172.00       striker             28    520    26.00       
   Y Venugopal Rao (rhb)    37    49    5    0    75.51       non-striker             112    3198    38.07       
           
   Bowlers    O    M    R    W    Econ                   Mat    Wkts    Ave       
   *RR Bose (rfm)    8.0    1    51    0    6.37       (0nb, 0w)             60    100    22.55       
   LR Shukla (rm)    5.0    0    29    1    5.80       (0nb, 0w)             86    82    25.62       
 
   Current partnership     63 runs, 8.0 overs, RR: 7.87
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 10:41:25 AM
nail biter???
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 10:43:45 AM
BRAVO NAYAR!!!!
WZ gets a bonus point.
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East Zone 225 (49.2 ov)
West Zone 226/4 (39.2 ov)
   Match over

   West Zone RR 5.74
East Zone RR (4.56) 4.50

   Batsmen    Runs    B    4s    6s    SR                Mat    Runs    Ave       
   *AM Nayar (lhb)    49    27    7    1    181.48       striker             28    526    26.30       
   Y Venugopal Rao (rhb)    37    49    5    0    75.51       non-striker             112    3198    38.07       
           
   Bowlers    O    M    R    W    Econ                   Mat    Wkts    Ave       
   *RR Bose (rfm)    8.2    1    57    0    6.84       (0nb, 0w)             60    100    22.61       
   LR Shukla (rm)    5.0    0    29    1    5.80       (0nb, 0w)             86    82    25.62       
 
   Current partnership     69 runs, 8.2 overs, RR: 8.28
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 17, 2008, 10:59:06 AM
This Nayar fellow is one of those Praveen Kumar types. Low key but does well for Mumbai. Better with bat than ball compared to PK.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 11:19:05 AM
central on a roll..this time it is RP Singh.. 4 wickets in 3 overs!!! win by 70 runs and get a bonus point
---
                                
   North Zone innings (target: 294 runs from 50 overs)    R    M    B    4s    6s    SR
   A Chopra    lbw b RP Singh    11    26    17    1    0    64.70
   S Dhawan    c wicketkeeperOjha b RP Singh    0    3    2    0    0    0.00
   G Gambhir    c Sharma b RP Singh    0    2    2    0    0    0.00
   R Bhatia    b RP Singh    0    1    1    0    0    0.00
captain    V Sehwag    lbw b SR Singh    81    114    73    11    3    110.95
   V Kohli    b SR Singh    16    29    23    3    0    69.56
wicketkeeper    U Kaul    b Raina    55    105    75    4    0    73.33
   A Mishra    c wicketkeeperOjha b Kumar    43    42    39    4    1    110.25
   P Sangwan    lbw b Kumar    4    18    11    0    0    36.36
   VS Malik    b Piyush Chawla    0    3    3    0    0    0.00
   M Gony    not out    1    7    7    0    0    14.28
       Extras    (lb 3, w 9)    12                
                  
       Total    (all out; 0 overs)    223    

Fall of wickets1-0 (Dhawan, 1.3 ov), 2-0 (Gambhir, 1.5 ov), 3-0 (Bhatia, 1.5 ov), 4-12 (Chopra, 5.2 ov), 5-60 (Kohli, 12.1 ov), 6-152 (Sehwag, 27.5 ov), 7-210 (Kaul, 37.6 ov), 8-219 (Mishra, 39.4 ov), 9-?, 10-223 (Malik, 42.2 ov)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 17, 2008, 11:23:26 AM
Team     Mat     Won     Lost     Tied     N/R     Pts
Central Zone    2    2    0    0    0    10
West Zone    2    1    1    0    0    4
East Zone    2    1    1    0    0    3
South Zone    1    0    1    0    0    0
North Zone    1    0    1    0    0    -1
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Vick on March 17, 2008, 02:23:44 PM
CE seems on a roll. This Ohja is a wicketkeeper batsman. Never knew about him. Only Ohja I was familiar with was the left arm spinner.

He has been a decent WK-batsman for MP and central zone for quite some time. Was even considered for national job before KKD/MSD came in the picture. These days almost every zone have one or two quite good wicket keepers. I think north zone's Uday Kaul had the most impressive season this year. Scoring heavily in 50-50 and Ranji both.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 18, 2008, 12:18:39 AM
This is turning out to be a good tournament.. so far
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 04:40:30 AM
South Zone 36/3 (16.0 ov) Vs Central

South Zone won the toss and elected to bat first
Praveen Kumar rocks. 2 wkts so far.
 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 04:55:38 AM
South Zone 50/4 (19.3 ov)
AS Yadav 5*  R Dravid 29* 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: pipsqueak on March 20, 2008, 04:58:55 AM
South Zone 50/4 (19.3 ov)
AS Yadav 5*  R Dravid 29* 

heh. yengesters KKD and RU still on vacation? old man RD again to their rescue? dhoni, any new message to be sent?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ramshorns on March 20, 2008, 05:02:26 AM
Looks like Badri's time has come and gone.  He just cannot score these days. 

And talking of scoring what the hell is wrong with KKD and RU not settling in concecutive games and giving it away easy.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ramshorns on March 20, 2008, 05:04:10 AM
Can someone make this a non-sticky thread for now.  Almost lose track of it always.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: ramshorns on March 20, 2008, 05:19:27 AM
Dravid letting his bat do the talking these days.  Another 50 to lift SZ from crisis. :notworthy:

And Arjun Yadav giving him able support with a cameo to this point.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 05:27:54 AM
And Dravid goes.
South Zone 100/5 (28.4 ov)
AS Yadav 32*  C Raghu 1*
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 05:33:19 AM
 Btw Yuvraj will not be turning out for North in their clash against West today. Small pickings for him after the CB series I suppose.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 05:38:15 AM
South crumbling.
South Zone 107/6 (32 ov)
R Vinay Kumar 1*  AS Yadav 35*
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: pipsqueak on March 20, 2008, 05:38:59 AM
VVS not playing?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: pzd on March 20, 2008, 05:42:49 AM
In spite of winning toss, SZ in dire straits... Is this the reason why Kaif's captaincy is highly rated?
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 20, 2008, 05:44:20 AM
I was about to say this.. Kaif is a brilliant captain. CZ could run away with the trophy here.

Praveen Kumar coming through again. What is with this guy? I think India should draft him into the Chennai test.. I think he can be test class.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 05:48:56 AM
VVS not playing?
Cut his left thumb in the last game. Did not bat even then.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 05:50:49 AM
The misery continues,
South Zone 120/7 (34.5 ov)
SS Bandekar 0*  AS Yadav 44*  Piyush Chawla 5.5-0-26-2
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 20, 2008, 05:55:04 AM
122/8.. Kanojia gets Yadav. Kaif's changes working like a charm
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: pipsqueak on March 20, 2008, 05:58:59 AM
VVS not playing?
Cut his left thumb in the last game. Did not bat even then.

i know that - thought it was a minor injury. maybe he is resting keeping in mind the test series.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 20, 2008, 06:02:43 AM
Chawla loves to bowl googlies...and the Indian batsmen are struggling to read it. He should be playing ahead of HS.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 06:08:15 AM
Chawla loves to bowl googlies...and the Indian batsmen are struggling to read it. He should be playing ahead of HS.
Remember he foxed SRT with one during the Challenger series a couple of years back. Got him into the limelight.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 20, 2008, 06:13:01 AM
Is this tournament just round robin .. or is there any final.

If there is no final, CZ could wrap this up today...with a bonus point win
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: Zacked on March 20, 2008, 06:18:32 AM
from cricinfo's schedule there doesnt seems to be any final..
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 20, 2008, 06:19:16 AM
PC strikes again.. 148/9
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 20, 2008, 06:19:44 AM
from cricinfo's schedule there doesnt seems to be any final..
Yea.. i am going by their schedule too
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 06:22:32 AM
Fri 14
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  Central Zone v West Zone
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 
Fri 14
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  East Zone v South Zone
Rajiv *hi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
 
Mon 17
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  Central Zone v North Zone
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 
Mon 17
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  East Zone v West Zone
Rajiv *hi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
 
Thu 20
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  Central Zone v South Zone
Rajiv *hi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
 
Thu 20
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  North Zone v West Zone
Andhra Cricket Association-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Stadium, Visakhapatnam
 
Sun 23
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  Central Zone v East Zone
Rajiv *hi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
 
Sun 23
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  North Zone v South Zone
Andhra Cricket Association-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Stadium, Visakhapatnam
 
Wed 26
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  East Zone v North Zone
Andhra Cricket Association-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Stadium, Visakhapatnam
 
Wed 26
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT  South Zone v West Zone
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 06:39:57 AM
Rubbing it in. Raina gets a wicket.
South Zone 163 (46.4 ov)
D Kalyankrishna 15*  SK Raina 1.2-0-2-1
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 08:38:58 AM
West Zone innings (50 overs maximum) Vs North
 YK Pathan c Kaul b Gony 5 
 AM Rahane c Malik b Gony 9
 W Jaffer c & b Mishra 64
 RG Sharma st Kaul b Bhatia 78
 PA Patel c Kohli b Sehwag 19 
 Y Venugopal Rao c Kohli b Sehwag 14
 AM Nayar c Sangwan b Gony 10
 AB Agarkar c Mishra b Gony 12
 Iqbal Abdulla c Malik b Sehwag 5
 MM Patel not out 0
 SK Trivedi c Bhatia b Sehwag 4
     Extras (lb 3, w 16, nb 2) 21     
       
     Total (all out; 48.5 overs; 212 mins) 241 (4.93 runs per over)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 08:41:33 AM
Central Zone 75/2 (17.1 ov)
Watched briefly during lunch. Enough to see Raina get out. Very loose shot to be caught in the covers. Seen Yuvraj do it many times before.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 09:04:05 AM
Kaif falls
Central Zone 93/3 (24.3 ov)
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: broadbat on March 20, 2008, 10:06:19 AM
Central Zone won by 5 wickets (with 81 balls remaining)
South Zone 163 (46.4 ov); Central Zone 164/5 (36.3 ov)
They get bonus point also I think.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: LosingNow on March 20, 2008, 07:10:12 PM
West zone crush North zone..
North Zone v West Zone at Visakhapatnam - Mar 20, 2008
West Zone won by 120 runs
West Zone 241 (48.5 ov); North Zone 121 (35.2 ov)

Both CZ and WZ get bonus points.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Central Zone  3 3 0 0 0 15
West Zone  3 2 1 0 0 9
East Zone  2 1 1 0 0 3
South Zone  2 0 2 0 0 -1
North Zone  2 0 2 0 0 -2

CZ has almost won this tournament

CZ and WZ can still tie if CZ lose their match against EZ by giving up bonus point and WZ win their next match with a bonus point
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on March 21, 2008, 07:40:08 AM
But since CZ beat WZ, they own the tie-breaker. So, CZ already have won the tournament !!! Hindu also says so.
Title: Re: Ranji 2007-08 Tracker - Plz Post Notable Daily Performances & Updates
Post by: justforkix on March 24, 2008, 06:14:52 AM
Ojha must be given a chance ASAP. He is bowling extremely well, much better than Amit Mishra.