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diivolunt
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:41 pm
 
Hi,

Over time , i picked up bits and pieces of news here and there and some
from news items, about young cricketers who might do well. I gathered
them in small notepadded files, and looked at some of them from time to
time, .....many of the so-called next big things faded away.

Here 's a samplings from ten years back:

A certain Pankaj Joshi was a big flop while this "Vijendra" sic Sehwag
seems to have it made. 30 names trimmed.


Lets make a future list:
for future stars: thise who would be still young in no particular order
of when i heard of their fame.(sources: tribune, rare express, some
times Hindu, hindustan times, friends, news gleanings that stand out
that i write in my diary, some rsc).

Rohan Tondulkar, already outsmarted by a Yash Gandhi who broke Rohan 's
7 day old record with a 365

Ajinkya Rahane
Amit Singh from Mumbai, awarded best bat

this kid Saurabh kumar from Haryana had a good write up in Tribune

Bishen Singh Bedi's picks:
Sumit Dhiman of Chandigarh is around 16 heard 2 years plus back
12 year old Manan Verma of Punjab
15 year-old Ajay Chauhan (left-arm spinner) of Delhi

Manan sharma , Virat Kohli of Delhi u-17

Tanmay Srivastava
Anshul Gupta, Delhi

Kamal Panjari some sort of bowler
Ajinkya Joshi

Ian Dev Singh J&K
Ankur Garg of Delhi; 9-er and writeup in chronicle
Wilkin Victor??
Kaushik Gandhi
Anshul Tripathi
PK Dharma from Chennai
Madhusudan Acharya

Sachin rana

S kukreja mumbai ranji floppping

Amol kokje spun some 8-erin age groups

Sunny Sohal

Wilkins Victor

Gautam mandora or rajiv sirhindi : club match i saw they bowled to
akash chopra

Amit Mishra: already down and out

S Vidyut

Saurabh Arora pacer

RP Singh already in test (take him out of list)

Chelvuraj
Sunil Jain
Abhinav Mukund

Anil murtaza allrounder

S MArathe

Aniruddha srikkant (son of srikkant)

Spinners ryan ninan & s vinoo Prasad (dont like to break pairs)

P Shah keeper

six-wicket haul by Pushkraj Chavan (many pushkraj chavans!!)

sanjay pal allrounder

Daivik Viswanath (ahhh! just for jokes)

Aaron paul : schoolkid for DPS, just my school 's best in some time

Asif bala

Sidhhart trivedi (NCA)

Mandeep Singh (left-arm spinner, Haryana), Swapnil Singh (left-arm
spinner, Baroda), Sunny Gupta (off-spinner, Jharkhand), and Sridhar
Iyer (leg-spinner from Kerala)

Sadiq Kirmani
Rohan Tendulkar (double damned!)
Chandrashekhar Tathe

Sarvesh damle
Ravikant Shukla
Shashikant Shukla
Jitendra solanki
Kamal Panjari
Krishan Alang, Azhar Balakhiya
Abhinav Mukund or L Suryaprakash & Praveen Srivatsan (Hindu)
Shahid Hussain


The list is very biased towards delhi and surroundings, i generally
read a lot of delhi newspapers and chat with friends who live around
there. My friends in Bangalore are nerds!

The list has 90 names. A similar list with 40 names from 10 years back
had "Vijendra" Sehwag. One of these 90 will hit the mark, i think RP
Singh. (I expanded the list as more newspapers write about youngsters)
I have excluded lot of mumbai names because i am sure Sadiq will have
more info on them and know more.

Someone from other centers like Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta etc. could
make similar lists.

Focus on the list on players from outside delhi or in case of tribune
outside chandigarh as they would be in the list for preformances as
visiting players enough for a 2 bit journo to write about them.

regards
Pranshu B Saxena
 
Southpaw
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:05 pm
 
diivolunt wrote:

<snip>

Quote:
PK Dharma from Chennai

PK Dharmalingam - called 'Dharma' - is actually one of Chennai's
foremost coaches. Several Ranji and national players have at some point
come under his tutelage. From TA Sekhar and WV Raman down to the
Srirams and Hemang Badanis. I was fortunate to have him as my coach as
well, and actually met him as recently as 5 months back in Chennai. He
himself played Ranji cricket for Services and Madras in the 1960s, and
Duleeps for North Zone. (Alongside Bedi, Goel, Vijay Mehra, Akash Lal,
and HT Dani, and against the likes of Pataudi, Pras, Chandra, Jaisimha,
Baig and Venkat.) He was frequently in charge of nets for various
touring international teams in Chennai, and several of the net bowlers
would be his charges.

I think you may have read some article about some promising Chennai
schoolboy, and noted down the name of his coach in your notebook,
instead of the name of the kid.

<snip>

Quote:
Sachin rana

Find of the season for Haryana.

Quote:
S kukreja mumbai ranji floppping

Amol kokje spun some 8-erin age groups

Sunny Sohal

Wilkins Victor

Gautam mandora or rajiv sirhindi : club match i saw they bowled to
akash chopra

Amit Mishra: already down and out

S Vidyut

Down for the count, not yet out.

Quote:

Saurabh Arora pacer

RP Singh already in test (take him out of list)

Chelvuraj
Sunil Jain
Abhinav Mukund

Anil murtaza allrounder

S MArathe

Debutant who opened for Bombay earlier in the season?

Quote:
Aniruddha srikkant (son of srikkant)

Down, but not out, since he's quite young yet.

Quote:
Spinners ryan ninan & s vinoo Prasad (dont like to break pairs)

P Shah keeper

Played for Baroda in recent Ranji semis vs. Bengal?

Quote:
six-wicket haul by Pushkraj Chavan (many pushkraj chavans!!)

sanjay pal allrounder

Daivik Viswanath (ahhh! just for jokes)

Aaron paul : schoolkid for DPS, just my school 's best in some time

Asif bala

Sidhhart trivedi (NCA)

Gujrat's spearhead.

Quote:
Mandeep Singh (left-arm spinner, Haryana), Swapnil Singh (left-arm
spinner, Baroda), Sunny Gupta (off-spinner, Jharkhand), and Sridhar
Iyer (leg-spinner from Kerala)

Sadiq Kirmani
Rohan Tendulkar (double damned!)
Chandrashekhar Tathe

Sarvesh damle
Ravikant Shukla

U-19 captain, leading Chawla, P Shah, etc.

-Samarth.
 
Cover Drive
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:05 pm
 
Does Munaf Patel ring a bell ??
What is going on with that guy. Read a few write ups on him.
 
diivolunt
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:00 pm
 
PK Dharma is coach of Chatta Ramesh!

you are right, PK Dharma was ex-air force officer and mentioned Chatta
Ramesh. I wrote both names except in reverse order of source and name.

PK Dharma would have played in 1950s.

About Delhi's U-17 triumph. 4rth consecutive Delhi triumph in 4 years!
(ok not in same age group everytime, this U-17 side also won U-15).

Express reports that Delhi U-17 boys beat Mumbai in the final by five
wickets at the Jadhavpur University grounds in Kolkata while Telegraph
reported it at Salt Lake stadium.

Anyway, It was brilliant and mature innings from Tejeshvi Yadav as the
Delhi middle order single-handedly blunted the opposition attack.

Delhi were still 29 runs behind gaining the crucial first innings lead
and the last pair was on the crease. Yadav's batted with utmost
responsibility, shielding the last man from the preying Mumbai bowlers
in a display that Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhary finds "difficult to
describe in words." Yadav remained unbeaten on 89 and followed it up
with another crucial knock of 49 not out to give Delhi the trophy with
an outright win.

Ajit Chaudahary has had bad time! Under his tutelage, last year, Delhi
U-19 reached finals, he made so many enemies by rejecting sifarashi
players that he was demoted u-17 this year and he repeated the feat and
wnet one better.

This year also, at times 20 players turned up before match, lot of time
jostling and fist fights broke out about selections but somehow
Delhi raw talent shone through. This despite strong batsmen like Anshul
Gupta et all could'nt find a place.

Pradeep Gupta, the manager, says it's been an easy being accountable
to this side because the performances have been coming from almost all
players. DDCA Sports Secretary Sunil Dev, also the chairman of the
under-17 selection committee, says: "Chaudhary and Gupta absorbed all
selection pressures and pinned their hopes on this team to do well. We
had good boys from under-15 who were elevated and some promising boys
from last season(like Virat Kohli), so I was confident that they would
do well. I promise a fabulous reception for these boys on their
return."

Quote:
From the boys' point of view, they need much more than a good
reception and a luncheon. They want their performances to be noted and

given due recognition. Chairman of Ranji selectors Anil Jain has been
one man harping to give chance to youngsters. These boys have given him
an extra reason to prove him right. Can he deliver and give them the
break? The team for Ranji ODI team will be selected on January 25.

Two seasons ago they threw up Nanda, Sachdeva and Tehelan, earlier
Dhawan came through Ranji ODOs. Here's hoping for the best.

Delhi won the toss and elected to field

Brief scores: Mumbai (first innings)248 all out (Nikhil Patil 72,
Sushant Khare 73, Iqbal Abdulla 32, Nikhil Mandley 26, Ishant Sharma
5/64, Pradeep Sangwan 2/68, Manan Sharma 1/33, Yogesh Nagar 1/37) Delhi
(first innings) 289 all out (Tejashvi Yadav 89 not out, Virat Kohli 56,
Varun Sood 3, Rahul Yadav 32, Rehmani Suffian 3/88, Iqbal Abdulla 3/78)


Mumbai (second innings) 177 all out (Rohan Bhosle 37, Sushant Khare 34,
Nihkil Mandeley 28, Gaurav Chauhan 23, Ishant Sharma 2/38, Varun Sood
2/52, Yogesh Nagar 2/27, Manan Sharma 2/11) Delhi (second innings) 139
for 5 (Tejashvi Yadav 49 not out, Anshul Guptas 33, Iqbal Abdulla
3/3Cool.


The standouts:

Tejashvi Yadav (batsman)
Suputra, Lohpathgaminipath mantri Lalu Prasad Yadav but he's earned
his identity with the bat. A trainee of MP Singh at the National
stadium, Yadav led the Delhi under-15 team to title last year. Despite
an indifferent season with the bat, Yadav proved he's a big match
player. He was more of pacer allrounder when younger who is
concentrating on his batting now.

Virat Kohli (batsman)
He has been stupendous with the bat, hitting two double hundreds, one
ton and a half-century this season. Hailed as the next big thing in
Delhi cricket. A trainee of Raj Kumar Sharma at West Delhi Academy,
he's been in recoking for the Ranji team but selectors haven't
fomed an opinion on him despite his big scores. He is actually almost
17 but he is the 12 year old from Delhi someone on rsc wrote about
being next Tendulkar. He is also NCA U-17 captain and hit a brace of
tons for NCA matches this summer. The other candidate for 12 year old
from Delhi would be his teammmate Anshul Gupta who did not make the
U-17 this time.

Ishant Sharma (fast bowler)
Ishant Sharma, the tall lanky seamer has been instrumental in providing
the early breakthroughs and his performances here and in the under-19
landed him as a probable for the India u-19 team for the World Cup. He
missed the semifinal because of an injury but returned in the final to
pick seven wickets in the match, including a five-wicket haul in the
first innings to restrict Mumbai to 248.
He was one of U-17 preformers picked up for U-19 world cup but in the
end did not make final 16.

Pradeep Sangwan
Ishant's new ball partner. Together they form a lethal pair; Pradeep's
left-arm inswingers complimenting the pace of Ishant. In the
quarterfinal against UP, Sangwan picked up nine wickets in an innings.
Hails from a remote village near Nagafgarh and honed his skills under
the tutelge of AN Sharma, better known as Sehwag's coach.

Manan, Varun & Yogesh
Left-armer Manan Sharma has been in-charge of the spin department, his
27 wickets has given Delhi the bowling attack that is probing on types
of wickets. And finally, number 3 bat, Varun Sood's consistent
performance with both bat and ball and the all-round abilities of
Yogesh Nagar has provided spine to the side. Varun has scored two
half-centuries since the quarterfinal stage and chipped in six wickets
while Yogesh struck a masterly 123 not out against Baroda in semis and
picked up crucial breakthroughs.

Also Abhishek bowled brilliantly for U-19s in league picking 31 wickets
in 4 matches while another took nine wickets against Kashmir.

regards
Pranshu B Saxena
 
diivolunt
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:02 pm
 
Why should i read a few articles on him.

regards
Pranshu B Saxena
 
Southpaw
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:20 pm
 
diivolunt wrote:
Quote:
PK Dharma is coach of Chatta Ramesh!

you are right, PK Dharma was ex-air force officer and mentioned Chatta
Ramesh. I wrote both names except in reverse order of source and name.

PK Dharma would have played in 1950s.

He had mentioned 1960s to me. I also found his CricInfo page. It says
FC span 1960/61 to 1969/70. First 7-8 seasons for Services, last 2-3
for Madras.

-Samarth.
 
Salil
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:30 pm
 
Wouldn't call Mishra down and out. He had a fine season last year,
doing well in the Duleep and Ranji Plate division games - he's not been
too effective this season though, with only 14 wickets in the Ranji at
39.85. He did however get 10 in 2 games for NZ in the Duleep at 18.50
apiece, but a good chunk came against Zimbabwe.

Even then, from what I've seen of him he's got a lot of promise. Nice
delivery, good rip in the leg break (Shane Warne doppleganger,
action-wise) - just needs to work on his accuracy and variation (has a
nice googly though that turns a good deal). Keep in mind though that
he's only 23, so he's got a lot of time to develop.

If Kumble sticks around in tests another 2-3 years, then hopefully by
then he might have matured a little more and developed his bowling, and
might be ready for a callup.
 
diivolunt
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:26 am
 
The post got truncated.
Munaf was not a school kid reported on, the moment we first heard
stories of pace, second day he was in moinuddowla.

i had tried to filter the list for several first class cricketers which
have already started playing. dholpures were in it. i left the ones
like tiwari and rana for sheer number of reports of their juvenile
junkets.

regards
Pranshu B Saxena
 
 
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