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Malcolm Merlyn

A Green Mamba awaits India at the Eden

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19 minutes ago, Malcolm Merlyn said:

The news is out and the pitch at Eden is a green Mamba.With no Pandya, will India play 3 seamer and 2 spinners and only play 5 batsman and a WK.

 

Or will they drop a spinner to play 3 pacers and a single spinner.

 

Seems India is looking to practice for SA conditions.

I think they will opt for the latter. Ashwin, Shami, Umesh and Ishant/Bhuvi. 

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3 minutes ago, vishalvirsingh said:

R you dreaming... 

India will not be required to bat two times. 

Dreams do come true. Luckmal will give lots of luck to Sri-Lankans.

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kolkatta Pitch has been a long time favourite of SHAMMI and DINDA-

 

Both these guys have bucketted and Shared wickets in Equal.. if i remember Dinda was taking more wickets than SHammi too on this ground( not sure this ground or the Kolkatta Pitch) 

 

Please read this Post when you see Shammi taking a fifer ......i am predicting this before the Match has started.

Umesh and ISHANT/BHUVI will not be much behind. 

NOTE:- Atleast three batsman will get hit on this track as probably there would be a lot of short pitched bowling done.

 

But Yep Brave and correct decision to play on this pitch and give lanka fair CHANCE ..winning the match with jadeja,kuldeep and ashwin would have been truly boring..now SHAMMI may be the MOM of this Match.

 

 

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They'll still go with the 6+5 combination, with Bhuvi and Ashwin expected to contribute with the bat..

 

5 batsmen + saha + Ashwin, Jadeja, Bhuvi, Umesh, Shami will be the starting XI

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1 hour ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

If its a green mamba, still rest bhuvi and play ishant

Ishant needs to play now and its important to see where he stands. Ishant has been dangerous on helpful tracks in past . 

 

Keeping Sa tour its important to see where does ishant stand currently- his form , fitness, rhythem 

We know where Ishant stands. On the 24th floor waiting for his master Dhoni to say the magic word. 

Edited by Laaloo

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Kudos to the Selectors for instructing a GREEN Pitch- reason.

 

1. BIG Test for Our Batsman too and kinda a dress rehearsal for Africa...we will come to know technique of Batsman against PACE as on this Pitch Lankan Bowlers will also look Dangerous.

 

2. GIve good Exposure to Our fast bowlers as they are going to bowl a lot in AFRICA with only one Pacer.

they Should Pick 3 or 4 Pacers and One Spinner as it is definitely a PITCH in which Spinners hardly get to bowl much.

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Its obvious we are going with 5 bowlers ,it would have been better if Pandya was playing though because we could have simulated our playing 11 in south africa.Its just dumb to rest him for the Tests when he has barely played any test cricket or even much first class cricket.He could have been rested for all the LOIs and it would have not been a loss  at all.

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4 hours ago, express bowling said:

Shami, Umesh and Bumrah would have been our ideal pace attack on a green mamba, but alas !

Nah,Bhuvi is going to clean up Lankans on this pitch provided they dont shave off all the grass.

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1 hour ago, cowboysfan said:

Its obvious we are going with 5 bowlers ,it would have been better if Pandya was playing though because we could have simulated our playing 11 in south africa.Its just dumb to rest him for the Tests when he has barely played any test cricket or even much first class cricket.He could have been rested for all the LOIs and it would have not been a loss  at all.

he has asked for rest himself acc to Cricinfo report 

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