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What can we Chase ?

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Two factors ..

 

1) India has been a very poor 4th innings batting team for many years now.

 

2) Pressure. This is arguably the most crucial innings for this test team. Both in terms of actual results and also public perception of the team in overseas SENA tours.

 

A win here will give the team a lot of confidence and leverage going forward. A loss here can totally deflate them.

 

That's why it was so frustrating to see them let go of dominant positions on both the days. From here, they have to play out of their skins to win this one.

 

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If the target is anything more than 200, I'll make one strategic punt with the batting order ..

 

Have one of the late middle order batsmen (Pant/Pandya/Ashwin) bat at #3 purely to counter attack and not build an innings in a conventional way. Strengthen the middle order with your two most in-form batsmen in Pujara at #4 and Kohli at #5. The idea is to take the game as deep as possible.

 

Dhawan

Rahul

+ Pant (Or Pandya or even Ashwin)

Pujara

Kohli

Rahane

Pandya

Ashwin

Ishant

Shami

Bumrah

 

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40 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

he will eventually become their batting alrounder. he is a better batsman than bowler.

Yep I think so too but TBH either with bat or ball don't think he is as good as we have made him look 

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The max this team can chase is probably 120 runs. Even 175 is a tricky target as a collapse can occur as soon as the first wicket falls. Pujara has kept the series alive, let's see if the bowlers can take inspiration from this and give the batters a smaller score to chase.

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I expect two or three from the England line-up to fire and I believe they will get to 250-260. The runs added during the Pujara-Bumrah last wicket partnership will prove to be crucial.

We should be able to chase down 230. 

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Shikhar dhawan

KLR

Rahane 

Pandya

 

These four are mental midgets. These morons will give their wicket away rather than see through a pressure situation.

 

Even 185 will seem like a chore. 

Only a genius play (100ish) from 1 and superb support (40ish) from 3-4 of our batsmen will save us

 

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3 minutes ago, Sachinism said:

Or the fact 4th innings chases are incredibly rare. But I don't expect anything logical from you going by your original response

We almost chased a big target against Australia. You seem to give up even before we started to bat is illogical. You are assuming things based past history which is different times , different pitches , different bowlers.

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We can’t bat slow and be at 160-5 at the end of the day with the new ball due on day 5 and us needing 80 odd runs or more. That will be disaster coming to the new day facing new ball. 

 

Shouldn’t leave anything more than 35-40 runs to chase when the 2nd new ball comes around.

 

Bat positively tomorrow and win the game tomorrow itself or at most by first hour on day 5.

 

 

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