Should Irfan Pathan be persisted in the Indian ODI team?

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Published on: Feb 15, 2012

Cricwaves' Question : Should Team India play Irfan Pathan in the playing XI in ODIs?

When he made his debut in Australia way back in 2003 as a cute and curly teenager, many cricket fans were excited as they though Irfan Pathan was going to be the next Kapil Dev or perhaps the Indian version of Wasim Akram! Irfan did have a great entry into the international level, swinging the ball both the ways and then batting superbly in all the forms of the game. Voice your opinion on this question here

As time went by, Irfan lost his pace and swing and was struggling to even get tail-enders out. His batting on the other hand was too good for a bowler. But it was the decline in his bowling that left Irfan Pathan in the wilderness for a couple of years. Now he is back though in the Indian team with a slightly modified action and the pace is not bad touching around 132-135 kmph.

Irfan PathanIrfan Pathan has done well in his comeback games against the West Indies and now against Sri Lanka in the famous tied match at the Adelaide Oval. Pathan is surely getting the ball to swing back into the right handers which was his chief weapon at the start of his international career. He is not a bad choice for One dayers but surely he is no way near to being a Test Match quality bowler. Whether he is in the side or not, whether he is bowling well or not, Irfan Pathan has always had a large fan following! And here are some of the comments on whether Pathan should be persisted in the Indian (ODI) team or not : (Voice your opinion on this question here)

  • Ripu Damanhis place in the team
    2 hours ago ·
  • Edwin Viegass
    2 hours ago ·
  • Virender TakNo ,he should improve more
    2 hours ago · · 2
  • Virender TakNo ,he should improve more
    2 hours ago ·
  • Jnanesh BharathYes he should . . Bt hum to replace
    2 hours ago · · 1
  • Psm Sandeepyeaaaahhh
    2 hours ago ·
  • Sujit Beheradeserving
    2 hours ago ·
  • Rakibul Islamno
    2 hours ago ·
  • Abhijeet Bhattacharjeehe shud play...he bowled tight in d previous match...and dat six changed the complexion of the game...
    2 hours ago ·
  • Fiyaan KhanVirender n Rakibul tm dono haram khoro ko kuch ata hai jo nhi bol rahe ho.
    about an hour ago · · 1
  • Prabhanjan PrasarYes he is d best guy for ds position his bting & blng both r so gd we should give more & more chance to him he can gd allrndr of india aft kapil paji
    about an hour ago ·
  • Jnanesh BharathIrfan in indias line up makes india luk mr strng wid almst 5 alrndrs . . .nobody cn beat us . . . Damn . . .we r a strng team mahn . .
    about an hour ago · · 1
  • Ravinder Singhhe is a best allrounder he should get more and more chance then r ashwin
    about an hour ago ·
  • Rakibul IslamFiyaan Khan, you should remamber that, He is not perfect allrounder, I think Jadeja is more perfect than I. Pathan,Team India should be as: Shewag, Sachin, Gambhir, Kholi, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashowen, Z. Khan, P. Kumer, Yousuf pathan, Rohit Sharman, Rahul Sharma,Tiwary. So there is no place for Irfan Pathan
    about an hour ago ·
  • Rakibul Islamhe should prove more
    about an hour ago ·
  • 59 people like this.
    • Ripunjit Haazorikahe sud play sum more matches to get his confidence..
      (subha ankh kholkehi cricket:-)gud admin.. keep it up)
      Wednesday at 7:38am · · 2
    • Anjana RantaIrfan rocks
      Wednesday at 7:39am ·
    • Santosh Patilwell he was the bowler who took hatrick in test match....n he can to good again...he should be there indian squad permanently....
      Wednesday at 7:39am · · 2
    • Mohammad Sajid MughalAfridi ne Esi dhulae ki pathan ki. . Phr team may se bahr ho gaya. . .
      Wednesday at 7:40am ·
    • Mohammad Sajid MughalAfridi ne Esi dhulae ki pathan ki. . Phr team may se bahr ho gaya. . .
      Wednesday at 7:40am ·
    • Mohammad Sajid MughalIn his hat trick. . Pak w0n by 341 runs.
      Wednesday at 7:41am · · 2
    • Nimit Mehtairfan rockzz
      Wednesday at 7:45am ·
    • Santosh Patilwin or losing a game does not matter...the point is he took hatrick...
      Wednesday at 7:56am · · 2
    • Santosh Patilu have never won against india in any world cup tell ur " Afridi " do that first ok........
      Wednesday at 7:59am · · 7
    • Tariq IqbalHe is a great bolwer and he also take Hattrick in test match against PakistaN .... He is also hard hitter batsman...
      Wednesday at 8:08am · · 4
    • Arshif AlimHa wo team se bahar jarur tha...lekin Asif,Aamir ya Salman ki tarah match fixing krke jail mei to nehi tha na...Irfan is grt bowler....
      Wednesday at 8:15am · · 4
    • Santosh Patily they should not fix the match....there board dont have money at all to give they get involved in
      Wednesday at 8:19am · · 2
    • Nitish RajYa he should get place in team
      Wednesday at 8:31am ·
    • Vivek LadIrfan is great allrounder...not a match fixer like any pakistani..Pakistan is a cheater country no.1 in whole world...santosh patil I agree with u....
      Wednesday at 9:02am ·
    • N.d. GuptaHe is a great bowler as well as an allrounder
      Wednesday at 9:13am ·
    • Subhrasundar Adhikarihe is a 100% man
      Wednesday at 10:20am ·
    • Siva Undavallidats nyc, but he hav to play few more mathes to prove his talent..!!!
      Wednesday at 10:50am ·
    • Fiyaan KhanMohd sajid gd comment
      Wednesday at 10:51am ·
    • Suresh Turanfirstly concentrate all pak on country's situation then come 2 d point of pathan(gr8 all-rounder). He should be permanent member of team india in coming years...
      Wednesday at 11:28am · · 1
    • Hassan Zarifiyes. Pathan must be in 11 squad .
      Wednesday at 11:47am ·
    • Virender TakPathan should more concentrates on his bowling speed
      Wednesday at 12:28pm ·
    • Qazi Humaidya he is one of the most experienced bowler of indian cricket team and he must got the chance to play in the next odi
      Wednesday at 3:47pm ·

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