gautham gumbhir

March 7, 2013 10:11pm CST
why didnt selectors call the gaumbhir back why miss understanding between msdhoni and gautham it is a cricual test to india to win the series but i dont understand what the heal happen to bcci selectors it is not a bangladesh series to give the chance to new players gaumbhir is experince player and looking good touch in practise matches thats why all will say dhoni as a selifsh capatin ? what do u say ? is it time to do the rotation of players ? what the hell ?
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@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
8 Mar 13
Though captains do have a say in team selection, I believe, I don't think MSD is a selfish person. If he doesn't select the best team, how would he win matches? And when he loses we are all there to blame the leader, isn't it? Now that he has won two Tests in a row, we still are pointing fingers at him. I think, the team composition matters the most. There is no use in Gambhir playing well in practice matches. If that isn't translated in runs for Team India, what's the use?
8 Mar 13
hoo yaa cricket giving chances to new players palying with like Australia team it is very diffcult to them to prove in these matches because dhawan is an ordinary player as compared to dhawan gumbhir is a better player im not blaming only the dhoni im telling lets to give chance to gaumbhir or any experinced player like jafawar -------etc it is a very important match for us
• India
8 Mar 13
Yes, it is an important match. That will decide two things - the winner of the Border Gavaskar trophy as well as the winner of the series.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
8 Mar 13
Hello abhi_bangal, I have another opinion here. Gambhir's exclusion was for initial 2 tests and he made a century for India A team against Australia showing he is in form. When Sehwag is given rest for coming tests normally other experienced opener is to be considered. Excessive experiments isn't good since next test matches are important indeed to decide result of the series..
• India
8 Mar 13
The moment I heard Sehwag was dropped, I was quietly confident that Gambhir must have been recalled. But that wasn't to be to my surprise. The selectors are probably looking at the future and that's understandable but dropping the the man who won the country the World Cup final is brutal. I doubt if Dhoni's personal issues with Gambhir are the reason for his non selection but if that's the case, its sad for the team and the nation as well.
8 Mar 13
ya rahul Im also surprised to see the the both operner to drop because up to now there is a one consent opener like ganguly,sachin,sewag,gaumbhir,dravid now they at this position india is basically all changes young side is builting in india for future cricket and future relvance
• India
9 Mar 13
Actually I'm a little confused about the selection process. It seems the selectors want to give youngsters a chance and are trying to do so by axing seniors the moment they start under performing. If that is the case, why was Harbhajan chosen over Ojha in the last two matches? Or why is Dhoni still the captain? He straight test series losses are good enough reason to strip anyone of captaincy. It may sound harsh but I see a bias here.
9 Mar 13
ya thats also is only reason all are asking why the harbjhan is there in team while he is not performing well i credits goes to capatin and selectors for decsion taking
@dollar3235 (2063)
• India
8 Mar 13
Hi Dinakar, At this time, both these players, Gambhir and Sehwag, they need some break from International Cricket. No doubt they are the best openers we have got but at this time, it seems they are saturated with the international Cricket. I find it good, let these two spend a few months out of the National team. As far as selection in this series is concerned, here you can give chances to players like Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan and you can expect them to score a few runs, however, we can't have same expectation from these players if they have to play in South Africa. That's why, it's good that Gambhir and Sehwag are taking rest at this point of time and our team is anyways winning the series at home.
8 Mar 13
oh great dollar nice openor under rest for giving to openers it is a better option to get the good openor ok fine let hope both well do better job
• India
9 Mar 13
Sometimes, great players like Sehwag, need some time away from Cricket to freshen up his brain and then when they come back to the team, they do wonders. Lets hope the same from these two players and it's very good initiative for South Africa tour.
9 Mar 13
Dollar Ya ur supporting the sehwag needs some rest but he will defently come back but i also dreaming sewag to come back for south africa team
• India
8 Mar 13
I have become a fan of Sandip patil. He is giving so many under performing players last chances and if they are failing he is axing them. These seniors have to learn a lesson. They can't take a place for granted. Zaheer Sehwag Gambhir Yuvraj out. That's good. Now only Sachin left, if Sachin doesn't perform in two matches, let selectors axe him too. The younger players will perform better. Now pujara dhoni and kohli are indian seniors members and they have to take India forward.
8 Mar 13
oh great fan of sandip patil ok great all are young players when they r playing the starting career or sewag any player at starting of the carrier they performed well let take ishant at starting if his carrer he is amagical blower now he is head ache to team why ? rotation is not a main aim of selectors
• India
8 Mar 13
I feel ishant is not bowling bad. I think a good bowling coach can help him a lot. On bouncy wicket he can destroy any batting line up in just a spell. He has done that and can do it again. He need someone who can work on him.
10 Mar 13
Ishant is bolwer but starting of carrer he is a not like a staring bowler bhueswar is a good bolwer
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
8 Mar 13
Gambhir was in a woeful form before his injury and was struggling. He has just returned back to the domestic game and has scored decent runs, but not really big numbers to speak of. All of these games were ODI format. So the selectors have gone ahead and given a chance to the youngsters. To tell you the truth, the selectors will never get a weaker Australian team than this to try out new youngsters. So if you ask me this is really fine. I am not sure where the selfishness of Dhoni comes into picture in this whole aspect. Cheers! Ram
9 Mar 13
ya ok gaumbhir is not form returned back to domestic game let s consider a kumar sangara after injury he returned to sl side get the nice 142 contribution to his side but gumbhir has to give a chance i m saying that only
@natliegleb (5188)
• India
8 Mar 13
He is a class act and he just needs to find the right form again and he is not ticking the balls very well,he needs to change the gameplay
9 Mar 13
natil ya he is a class player but he is a good palyer dont just needs time to get the runs.
• India
8 Mar 13
Well,i think they would like to try out a few others to see if there could be better openers or players.As far as Gambhir is concerned,he has been out of form for extended point of time.Remember that he is not an all rounder and he is an opener.You need to get those crucial partnerships when you are an opener.Unlike 2008-09-10, Gambhir has been less than a shadow for a long time.I think if he can rework on things, he should be back on the team.Remember how Yuvi was sent out of the team and came back strongly.It would be anticipated , he could do that in the same way.I agree Gambhir is an experienced player and has lot fo things to his credit.But then no one is looking at past glory.I do not think Dhoni is selfish on his part.But rather he is looking at different options.He did support Bhajji during the second test.Bhajji has not been even in the 4 wicket haul so far.And little rotation of players also would help the team in many ways as it would keep a good bench for different series.We do not want any more situation like what we had in England 2011 with most of our players injured and out of contention.Hopefully Gambhir will come strongly and lay really well.Thanks!
8 Mar 13
Oh Great Yaa its right a Giving chances to young player but it is k lets hope to win the test series and the match
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
8 Mar 13
There are some issues with Gambir and Dhoni. Gambir has made a century against Australian team playing for India A team at Chennai and showed he is still in form to be a opening batsman for India. Still he is out from team. Actually when Sehwag is rested other experienced opener is to be considered. I amn't believing that still Dhoni is as gentle as he was 2 years back to handle team issues with proper sportsman spirit.
9 Mar 13
yaa There some issues with gambir and dhoni it is may be true but it not much serious issue to consider my point of view ok but future series there must a storng batting line open beings with opening only for india
• India
8 Mar 13
I know you will not like it, but i believe he should be kept out for some more time. lets see how dhawan and rahane play in these two tests. if you clearly notice, Gambhir scored in the very next match he was declared out from the International Test team. better he stay out and make some more run in domestic cricket, so he can be picked for SA tour.
8 Mar 13
ya nice idea lets watch the match hope the series well varp up nicelly
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
8 Mar 13
I think there is no discretion in this selection. it's obvious that to drop a player who is not in the form. A team needs a player who can perform and not an experienced player who cannot perform. Let him (Guatam) give some time to regain his form and consider taking him to the team again. Now Sehwag is also dropped form the next test. It's strong point given by selection committee that performance is the only criteria to be in the team.
8 Mar 13
ok sewag is not form am concluded but why not a experinced player like jafer, gautham gaumbhir nor giving the chance how can they prove them self afier how many matches vijay came to form 3 or 4 these matches are the chances for the vijay why not for other experinced players
• India
9 Mar 13
I think selectors avoided Gambhir from test squad due to his poor form. He has not been doing well as an opener for past few test matches. And also selectors are giving much trust on the youngsters like Vijay and Pujara.