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1st Test-SL v IND | 26-Jul-2017 10 PM IST | Galle

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55 minutes ago, Mosher said:

Yeah it would have been fun to see Pandya smash the ball around but 549 runs is more than enough.

Yes but Pandya batting for 2-3 overs would have been entertaining, though i agree we don't need more runs, infact i would be surprised if SL gets 309 in second inning which would mean India didnt even have to bat a second time. 

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1 hour ago, jf1gp_1 said:

Yes but Pandya batting for 2-3 overs would have been entertaining, though i agree we don't need more runs, infact i would be surprised if SL gets 309 in second inning which would mean India didnt even have to bat a second time. 

 

We batted a 2nd time to give our bowlers sufficient rest.  Not following on has become a trend in the last 17 years and they were showing on TV that not-following-on is resulting in higher win percentages.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, express bowling said:

 

We batted a 2nd time to give our bowlers sufficient rest.  Not following on has become a trend in the last 17 years and they were showing on TV that not-following-on is resulting in more win percentages.

 

 

they used to have a rest day back in the day ,sometime in the 90s the rest day was cancelled and then follow ons too have become rarer

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In my 21 years of watching Cricket I have never seen a captain follow the ball so much. With 550 to defend he places a long on as soon as Jaddu is hit for a boundary there, then a square leg as soon as Ashwin is hit for boundary there. Simon Doull in commentary is also flabbergasted because of this.

 

I wonder how Kohli is going to set field in SA/Eng/NZ etc when the opposition gets on top.

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38 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Pandya needs to be given a spell if the objective is to develop him for South Africa.

Kohli's objective seems to use him as a part time utility player to chirp in a bit.But honestly Kohli has always been so while captaining. He trusts specialists too much and is hesitant to try support bowlers.

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9 minutes ago, Mosher said:

Rahane drops a catch in the slips off Pandya's bowling. Our slip catching continues to be woeful.

Bro, I am impressed with Pandya's test bowling so far.  He is trying to bowl the channel and punctuating this with good short balls. Got some swing, has hit the deck hard and has induced 4 edges so far. Has hit the batsman too.

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3 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Bro, I am impressed with Pandya's test bowling.  He is trying to bowl the channel and punctuating this with good short balls. Got some swing, has hit the deck hard and has induced 4 edges so far. Has hit the batsman too.

Yeah he has bowled really well. On any other day he could have picked up a couple of wickets by now.

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1 minute ago, Mosher said:

Yeah he has bowled really well. On any other day he could have picked up a couple of wickets by now.

With Pandya's  inclusion, our bowling attack of 

 

Shami

Umesh

Bhuvi

Pandya

Ashwin

 

would be an interesting attack for South Africa

 

I would ideally have liked Kuldeep as the lone spinner but we may need Ash as the 6th batsman.

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23 minutes ago, express bowling said:

With Pandya's  inclusion, our bowling attack of 

 

Shami

Umesh

Bhuvi

Pandya

Ashwin

 

would be an interesting attack for South Africa

 

I would ideally have liked Kuldeep as the lone spinner but we may need Ash as the 6th batsman.

I would play Jadeja ahead of Ashiwin if he doesnt get his form back but will like Kuldeep ahead of them for sure in SA

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16 minutes ago, flat_wicket_bully said:

I would play Jadeja ahead of Ashiwin if he doesnt get his form back but will like Kuldeep ahead of them for sure in SA

I agree from a bowling point of view.... but neither Kuldeep nor Jadeja can be the No. 6 batsman like Ashwin.

 

We cannot go with just 5 batters.

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Yadavs bowling some poor deliveries here. Struggling both in line and length in this match. Should at least test the batsmen with some well directed yorkers or bouncers. Even Pandya has bowled better. 

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What a garbage pitch this is. India has bowled fairly well, but there's only so much you can do on this **** wicket besides staying disciplined. Majority of Srilanka's wickets have been giveaways.

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42 minutes ago, MK55 said:

Yadavs bowling some poor deliveries here. Struggling both in line and length in this match. Should at least test the batsmen with some well directed yorkers or bouncers. Even Pandya has bowled better. 

Umesh has not shown any planning to set set up batsmen either. Just bowled some random deliveries all over the place.

 

Shami and Pandya, on the other hand, have tried to set up batsmen and have bowled to a plan.

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1 minute ago, Pollack said:

India needs to develop atleast two pace bowlers as soon as it can. Shami (fitness) and Umesh (brainfart) needs backing up just in case.

Which is why I was talking about developing Bumrah for test matches overseas.

 

In tests, you need a pacer who can bowl ball after ball in good areas while hitting the deck hard.... and Bumrah does just that.

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24 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Which is why I was talking about developing Bumrah for test matches overseas.

 

In tests, you need a pacer who can bowl ball after ball in good areas while hitting the deck hard.... and Bumrah does just that.

Besides having doubt over his effectiveness in tests, there is another concern of his fitness and pace remaining the same once he is into tests.

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2 minutes ago, Pollack said:

Besides having doubt over his effectiveness in tests, there is another concern of his fitness and pace remaining the same once he is into tests.

Bumrah has not been an injury-prone bowler so far despite playing the IPL, ODIs, T20Is, Ranji Trophy and other FC matches and playing across formats throughout the year.

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I fail to understand and relevance of these meaningless series against SL/WI/BD except to inflate series.

This lot is going to be embarassed in an away series against SA/Aus /Eng

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This win is nothing to be proud of. This team lost to Zim in the One days and nearly lost against them in the test. I didbt even follow 90% of the match.

 

The return tour of SL is piss poor! Id rather have a full away SA series.

 

Only when this team starts winning test series in Aus, SA and Eng ill take Kohli as a serious test captaaan.

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17 hours ago, express bowling said:

Good point

Yes long time ago.Timeless test had two rest days, match was not even produces results so team left by sea from Durban (next ship was after 30 days ) in 1889-90.

 

Congratulations Virat for equalling SMG : 10 test century as Indian test captain.I think 17 test century in 58 test really good  by  vk, keep it up good

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Well I think India should not allows srilanka for full tour once again in NOV and Dec.this year for 3T / 5 ODI plus t20 because after dec'26 India will tour SOA

 

Not worth for 4 nation in SL in 2018, SA-,SL,IND,PAK for independence 50/50 cup.too much cricket.

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What you guys think of Ash?

 

He has golden chance to beat Lillee's 300 test wickets in 56 test.

He has now 279 under his name in 50 test.so 22 more in next 5 test, not bad, he still can do that

Because next two in SL and next 3 vs SL but in INDIA (November 2017) India will celebrating 70th independence year so SL wants to give honour and respect plus invitation to SL for 4 nation in Feb.2018.

 

 

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Well I keep going on cricket.

Folks,

Sep./Oct 2017 more cricket in UAE

Srilanka vs Pakistan

2 test // 5 ODI and 1 or 3 t20 not finalize t20 yet,i may be wrong on number of t20

 

Plus 60/40 chance of Aus vs  BD in Aug.2 test.in BD

WI vs ENG full tour.

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