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1 minute ago, Cricketics said:

Load up the batting and win. It is our weak point and cost us in Perth. Lets not make same

mistake again. 

That’s too conservative. We need to go for the kill. Many times we surrendered a leading position because of playing too safely. We are on top, need to get the job done.

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1 minute ago, maniac said:

That’s too conservative. We need to go for the kill. Many times we surrendered a leading position because of playing too safely. We are on top, need to get the job done.

What conservative. Load up the batting means not playing extra spinner and going with just one spinner. I will keep this same team. 

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Just now, maniac said:

Ok that works. I thought you meant play 6 batsmen+ Pant+ Pandya+ Jadeja/Ash

No after a win in first test, we took diff approach. Don’t want them to overthink this time. Keep batting strong while ensuring our strength, which has been bowling thus far, is well settled and raring to give one more effort for 5 days. 

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23 minutes ago, cowboysfan said:

thats a given,both batting units are extremely flawed and wont be able to win batting 4th

I think the quality gap between India and Aus is enough to overcome toss disadvantage - can't be picking Umesh ahead of Jadeja/Bhuvi, AND have openers that **** the bed, AND lose the toss.  I think Perth was winnable for this team even with losing the toss if they had gotten selection right. 

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2 minutes ago, maniac said:

@Cricketics should we go with Ashwin(If fit) and Jadeja and play Pandya as the 3rd seamer?

 

Sydney is going to turn and we need 2 spinners and also Ashwin,Jadeja and Pandya means a long batting line up.

 

Can drop Ishant  :(( and Maybe one of Rohit :(( / Rahane 

Ashwin? Lol you know me. I am hugesupporter of Jadeja in overseas tests. Jadeja always. Need to be conservtive partially but can’t lose our strength. Jadeja was brilliant and will only be perfect for flat pancake which is to come in SCG.

 

i will take same bowling line up.

 

 

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Just now, Cricketics said:

Ashwin? Lol you know me. I am huger supporter od Jadeja in overseas tests. Jadeja always. Need to be conservtive partially but can’t lose pur strength. Jadeja was brilliant and will only be perfect for flat pancake which is to come in SCG.

 

i will take same bowling line up.

 

 

So was Ashwin in the 1st test.Jadeja has not outperformed him by any means even though did an excellent job here.

 

Anyways Sydney is usually like Mumbai/Mohali. You would need 2 spinners even though first 1 or 2 days there and obviously Sydney will extra bounce hence Pandya can be 3rd seamer.that way we have a long batting line up instead of Kuldeep or Bhuvi/Umesh

 

Being too conservative will be a bad sign. What is stars align and Aussies score a mammoth score due to lack of proper bowling line up.

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Whats great to see is that we finally won not 1 but two test matches on a tour to Australia.

 

We have all experienced India’s one off wins in Aus.

 

Great to see team showing hunger to win more games and realizing one victory won’t result in a series win.

 

Go for the third win guys.

 

Come on.

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5 minutes ago, maniac said:

So was Ashwin in the 1st test.Jadeja has not outperformed him by any means even though did an excellent job here.

 

Anyways Sydney is usually like Mumbai/Mohali. You would need 2 spinners even though first 1 or 2 days there and obviously Sydney will extra bounce hence Pandya can be 3rd seamer.that way we have a long batting line up instead of Kuldeep or Bhuvi/Umesh

 

Being too conservative will be a bad sign. What is stars align and Aussies score a mammoth score due to lack of proper bowling line up.

I would like to judge the pitch closer to the game. We can’t sit here and say right away that we should play two spinners by the history. If the media, once they reach SCG, start sharing articles and images and there is a talk of spin friendly track, than I might opt for an extra spinner and may be go with Pandya. May be. Not sure at all.

 

Lets see. Too early to say.

 

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53 minutes ago, LordPrabhzy said:

MS Dhoni right now

 

 

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Dude come on why bring him here and take a dig on him. Just enjoy the moment. I remember the hard days as a fan to wake up 5 am in the morning or 7 am only to find India loose the matches terribly. This feeling of winning in Australia is great.

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12 minutes ago, maniac said:

So was Ashwin in the 1st test.Jadeja has not outperformed him by any means even though did an excellent job here.

 

Anyways Sydney is usually like Mumbai/Mohali. You would need 2 spinners even though first 1 or 2 days there and obviously Sydney will extra bounce hence Pandya can be 3rd seamer.that way we have a long batting line up instead of Kuldeep or Bhuvi/Umesh

 

Being too conservative will be a bad sign. What is stars align and Aussies score a mammoth score due to lack of proper bowling line up.

Your performance in second innings seals the fate. We do have bowlers who take wickets in first. But second innings our bowlers like ishant and shami blow hot and cold. Spinner needs to be effective in second innings to balance this attack. This is my biggest gripe with ashwin more so with his action since he doesn’t use shoulder which we can’t change.

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1 minute ago, gattaca said:

Dude come on why bring him here and take a dig on him. Just enjoy the moment. I remember the hard days as a fan to wake up 5 am in the morning or 7 am only to find India loose the matches terribly. This feeling of winning in Australia is great.

Those are wrist slitters. Can't even enjoy a glorious moment without bringing something negative :thumpdown:

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2 minutes ago, test fan said:

We miss a Golden chance to become first Ever  team  who whitewash Australia in Australia but Still happy to win 3-1 .

“gatam gataha” a saying in Telugu past is past. Don’t think about you can’t change it. 

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34 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

I would like to judge the pitch closer to the game. We can’t sit here and say right away that we should play two spinners by the history. If the media, once they reach SCG, start sharing articles and images and there is a talk of spin friendly track, than I might opt for an extra spinner and may be go with Pandya. May be. Not sure at all.

 

Lets see. Too early to say.

 

They may even lay some grass on the Sydney wicket like they did in 2000. Then they opted to bowl and skittled us for 150. I would say go with the same team. I'm favorable to 2 spinners but that decision needs to be taken on match day.

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10 minutes ago, Real McCoy said:

They may even lay some grass on the Sydney wicket like they did in 2000. Then they opted to bowl and skittled us for 150. I would say go with the same team. I'm favorable to 2 spinners but that decision needs to be taken on match day.

True that. Can’t be fooled by the history. They will go all out to save the series. They have problems like they had after first test. We should just not focus on their problems but worry about strengthening ourselves.  Lets see how the conditons look like.

 

Regardless of how many spinners we take, Jadeja should play ahead of Ashwin. If this does not happen, I won’t be happy with Kohli and co.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

True that. Can’t be fooled by the history. They will go all out to save the series. They have problems like they had after first test. We should just not focus on their problems but worry about strengthening ourselves.  Lets see how the conditons look like.

 

Regardless of how many spinners we take, Jadeja should play ahead of Ashwin. If this does not happen, I won’t be happy with Kohli and co.

 

 

Ashwin is injured. Even if he is fully fit, I would play Jadeja. Ashwin is impatient sometimes and tries carrom ball too often. Jadeja has performed his role in this test. If we are playing 2 seamers, I would also look at the Kuldeep option. He can prove to be the dagger to the Aussie hopes. Aus will be fully focused on winning in Sydney and we should maintain the intensity and momentum into the next test. I don't think it will be a drawn test. So we have to be aggressive and win it 3-1.

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6 minutes ago, Lala said:

We wish we had a tour right now over this depleted aussie side :cantstop: Oh boy this is one of the life time opportunities :cantstop:

Sour grapes. Indian batsmen have been below par so far in this series. Indian pace bowlers are the ones who are making a difference. The way Bumrah and Shami are bowling, there is high probability that even Smith and Warner would have made only a bit of difference not much.

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Frustrating thing is if they had got the team selection right they would have won in SA and Eng too. Carrying a passenger like pandya in the team, dropping rahane and Bhuvi at crucial junctures , misreading pitch and selecting 2 spinners at Lords..

 

Finally finally virat got the team right for the 1st and 3rd test and see the result

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