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India have opted for Shami, Ishant, Kuldeep and Ashwin as a 4-man attack for the second Test. But is this a wise decision to go a pacer short in these conditions and especially with our history of difficulty in taking 20 wickets. 

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4 and a half bowlers :biggrin:, also in test cricket even 4 are enough since there isn't a limit of overs per bowler, we have played with 4 bowlers since forever before kohli took over

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from the pov of the final analysis 4 or 5 doesnt really matter  ,ind bowlers have always struggled in eng,you have to bowl exceptionally well to get them out.
On the contrary we have best record in England of our overseas tours .

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Would have wanted Umesh to be in the team as he is the only one who can bowl outswingers in this team. 
Yup both Pandya and Ishant are inswing bowlers.

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1. We have not altered the bowler count from the first test.  It is still 4 specialist bowlers and the batting all-rounder.

 

2. We have altered the composition of our bowling attack.  Just 2 specialist pacers against 3 last time.

 

3. With the ball expected to swing under cloud cover ... just 2 specialist pacers seem very very risky.

 

4. Pandya is not 3rd pacer material in England.  No way !

 

 

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2 minutes ago, express bowling said:

1. We have not altered the bowler count from the first test.  It is still 4 specialist bowlers and the batting all-rounder.

 

2. We have altered the composition of our bowling attack.  Just 2 specialist pacers against 3 last time.

 

3. With the ball expected to swing under cloud cover ... just 2 specialist pacers seem very very risky.

 

4. Pandya is not 3rd pacer material in England.  No way !

 

 

i believe if given responsibility, Pandya can turn into a fine bowler as well.  In tests, till he has always bowled with old ball.

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58 minutes ago, CG said:

Yup both Pandya and Ishant are inswing bowlers.

 

Pandya is not a swing bowler per se.

 

When he has got swing in more swing-friendly conditions ... I have seen more outswing than inswing with the new ball.  He gets inswing while reverse swinging the ball.

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1 hour ago, rkt.india said:

i believe if given responsibility, Pandya can turn into a fine bowler as well.  In tests, till he has always bowled with old ball.

 

He can with time.

 

But now is not the time to experiment with us down a test.

 

He may do well  or he may falter badly. It is a lottery in this test .

 

However, he can be developed after this series, for the long term.

 

 

 

 

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we have won 6 matches in all in eng,how is that any good? from 2002 -07 we did well and have struggle since.
Atleast we have won 2 series and drawn some in eng compared to sa and aus.

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sa has lost only 2 series in eng  since their readmission and they are always competitive , aus has struggled recently but overall they have a fantastic record in eng

I meant our record is worse in Sa and Aus compared to Eng.

 

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