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India coach Ravi Shastri suggested skipping practice sesssions ahead of the second Test saying that the visitors need rest.

 

“We lost the first Test in England by 31, lost the first Test in South Africa by 60-70, so this is a very good feeling for the boys to come out on top. When you get off to a good start, there’s belief,” Shastri said after India won the Adelaide Test.

The second of the four-match Test series will be played in Perth from December 14 but Shastri suggested that the team requires to rest and might ditch practice. “They have to rest up, to hell with the nets. You just come there, mark your attendance and get away to the hotel. We know the Perth track is quick, it’s a drop in surface, there will be something there for the fast bowlers.”

“The bowlers were brilliant in the first innings, defending 250, the discipline was magnificent. They’ve worked on it, it’s not come in overnight. As a bowling unit, when you show that discipline, it doesn’t matter which side you play against. You will be successful,” Sahstri said.

 
 

Praising ‘magnificient’ Cheteshwar Pujara for his knocks in both innings, Shastri added, “There was some rash shots played in the first innings, that was foolish cricket, but they learnt from it. Pujara was absolutely magnificent, we’ve asked him to be a little more upright to counter bounce in these conditions.”

 

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4 hours ago, goose said:

 ravi 'go to hell' shastri

That's a loose statement... He is. Not respecting cricket nets where as my coach always criticised us if we missed even one practice session. 

If v got out early.. He related it to less practice. 

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Spot on Ravi

 

I dont want with the next test on Friday seeing any of our fast bowlers he bowled in this match anywhere near nets.  Need to rest and do physical appropraite recovery. Probaly on Thursday a gentle next max to get loose before big day

 

All other players dont want to see them practicing hard before friday as with back to back games so intense need to recover physically. 
 

More a case for some batters to have a bit of knock wed and thurs maybe.  But not too much or burn out

 

 

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Practise can be optional esp. after a 5 days game. We have to guard against burnouts too .... such topics have been explored in books such as 80/20 running:

 

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Author Matt Fitzgerald’s most recent published work is, 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower. This is a training book geared toward middle and long distance runners of all abilities, but the basic premise can be applied to any endurance sport.

 

To an experienced runner, that basic premise of training by the 80/20 guideline is self-explanatory, it’s all in the title; however, for the curious or inexperienced athlete, the ratio can be described as running 80 percent of the time easy and 20 percent of the time at medium or high efforts. This ratio of slow and medium and fast training works, as all successful middle and long distance training schedules are based on programs that resemble Fitzgerald’s 80/20 guide.

 

 

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Just now, TNAmarkFromIndia said:

He was talking about the fast bowlers. The fast bowlers did pretty well again so can't say he was wrong.

The 4 fast bowlers are not the problem. Should have been Bhuvi for Umesh. Umesh is a

replacement for Shami. Can’t play both at the same time. Should have had a spinner but that is hindsight but even the 4 fast bowler pick was bad

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3 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

The 4 fast bowlers are not the problem. Should have been Bhuvi for Umesh. Umesh is a

replacement for Shami. Can’t play both at the same time. Should have had a spinner but that is hindsight but even the 4 fast bowler pick was bad

Yeah they made a blunder in selection. But that's a different topic altogether.

 

Someone here said that KL Rahul was batting in the nets an hour after the first Test ended so it's not like the entire team was suggested not to practice at the nets. It was just the fast bowlers because of the short break between the two Tests.

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1 hour ago, Global.Baba said:

The 4 fast bowlers are not the problem. Should have been Bhuvi for Umesh. Umesh is a

replacement for Shami. Can’t play both at the same time. Should have had a spinner but that is hindsight but even the 4 fast bowler pick was bad

Bhuvi would have been worse in bowling. In batting just a bit of upgrade.Ideally it's spinner who should have replaced Ashwin: Jadeja or Kuldeep. No hindsight here. They got fooled by Australian media hype regarding the pitch.

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3 hours ago, Adi BB said:

Nah ,he'll hide somewhere and his thoughts will be expressed by rat in the PC. Dono ek hi thali ke chatte batte hai 

He was hiding while Kohli claims the loss should not be scrutinized too much they played good cricket

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the  earlier  this leech incompetent sense less good for nothing drunkard moron is given a tight  hard slap  on his face and kicked out of the team  the better it is for the fortunes of the team  .No matter what ever  amount of talent  is provided at his disposal , it is just like a 'beautiful garland  in he hands of a stupid  monkey'.

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But, Rahul was in nets within 30 mins of end of test. Jhande gaad diya second  test mein:giggle:.

 

Lets blame Bevadaa for loss. I suspect his job is to give such masala to media so that no one questions real issue which is absolute pathetic, corrupt Crapthan who is cashing every second he spends with bat

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