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Match thread: Ind vs Aus - Final test, Sydney (3rd Jan to 7th Jan)

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8 hours ago, diga said:

Looks like Ishant has been rested & Kuldeep Yadav may play

Playing just two seamers on any pitch in Australia is a bad news, especially if you bring an unreliable bowler in Kuldeep. Where is BK? Is he injured? In the squad? Or back in India? These are some questions that need to be asked if he does not play tomorrow.

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3 hours ago, SRT100 said:

Kuldeep was in his debut test, this Sydney wicket will turn and Australia has shown vulnerability to spin.

 

Not to mention Kuldeep is a better bat than Umesh.

SCG pitches it usually hasn't offer much to spinners in last few years. Lyon averages 44.

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5 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

what happened to Ishant sharma ???

Why is umesh again on radar ??? why did we take bhuvi if he wasnt fit enough to be even considered ??? Could have easily selected Siraj....kum se kum mid series bula lete like we called pandya

Ankit rajpoot should have been called.

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3 hours ago, diga said:

India only need to draw... Kohli will play extra batsman

Heres the problem that has been plaguing India from time immemorial.. 'Playing for a Draw'. Thankfully, Kohli is different from the lot and one thing you can be sure of, is he will always play for the win.

The good part is the Aussies will surely go for the win, and that will ensure we will have a result, India needs to be awake... All the time!

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48 minutes ago, afan said:

Heres the problem that has been plaguing India from time immemorial.. 'Playing for a Draw'. Thankfully, Kohli is different from the lot and one thing you can be sure of, is he will always play for the win.

The good part is the Aussies will surely go for the win, and that will ensure we will have a result, India needs to be awake... All the time!

I will agree to that if Kohli selects 5 bowlers & doesn't select Rahul... With rain predicted, Kohli will go with extra batting...

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Hard to play 2 spinners overseas among 4 specialist bowlers w/o playing an AR who can support the 2 pace bowlers 

 

Key decisions for TM - whether to open with Vihari. And this will decide the team combination as well i.e. 4 bowlers or 5 bowlers 

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2 hours ago, rkt.india said:

Playing just two seamers on any pitch in Australia is a bad news, especially if you bring an unreliable bowler in Kuldeep. Where is BK? Is he injured? In the squad? Or back in India? These are some questions that need to be asked if he does not play tomorrow.

Yes, the curious case of BK indeed. There is something that they know of BK, that we don't..if BK doesn't get wicket with the new ball, you will find him missing altogether and that's like 1 bowler less.. Kohli doesn't like that I suppose.

The T20 overs dint go as per script for BK, I think

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32 minutes ago, Suhaan said:

https://m.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/105918/ishant-out-ashwin-in-doubt-for-scg-test

Umesh might not play tomorrow, don't see they are even considering him as an option,but two pacers is a gamble

Why are they reluctant to play Bhuvi?

Fitness Issues probably. Which is why he should have been sent home. Samething with Pandya, they called him up but didn't feel he was ready to play. He should be playing Ranji instead of sitting on bench.

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20 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

Fitness Issues probably. Which is why he should have been sent home. Samething with Pandya, they called him up but didn't feel he was ready to play. He should be playing Ranji instead of sitting on bench.

Absolutely,lack of planning, immature decision making,thats selectors for you

Pandya ,had he been still playing the Ranjis that could have done world of good to him

Kumar is for sure unfit,so basically they have wasted two( three actually with Umesh there)places,they could have sent few from the many options who were doing so well in current domestics and A tours,that was the time to reward them for their consistent performance

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2 hours ago, Suhaan said:

https://m.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/105918/ishant-out-ashwin-in-doubt-for-scg-test

Umesh might not play tomorrow, don't see they are even considering him as an option,but two pacers is a gamble

Why are they reluctant to play Bhuvi?

what is he going to do on these flat pitches? he has nothing to offer in australia and should have never been selected in the first place.If we had Siraj he would be playing today/

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Two Spinners will be death  at SCG. Touring spinners have been very ineffective in recent years.

 

unless conditions have changed...i was surprised by Adelaide first innings...but it happens rarely.

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why isn't bhuvi considered?

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22 minutes ago, youngindia said:

Two Spinners will be death  at SCG. Touring spinners have been very ineffective in recent years.

 

unless conditions have changed...i was surprised by Adelaide first innings...but it happens rarely.

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why isn't bhuvi considered?

any spinner better than Umesh. 

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8 hours ago, Adi BB said:

Kohli must be loving this-to change the playing 11 again :cantstop:

Suspence will be over in 15 minutes but i think 

only vihari/Umesh/Kuldeep and બુમરાહ ૧૦૦% 

okayed physically but all other Fed up with constant cricket

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6 minutes ago, sandeep said:

I don't want to see 2 pacers, but I have no faith in Umesh either.  What a mess.

umesh surely Lick 150 In 35 overs if aus bats first.we need to draw test why we need 5 bowlers ? Rahul open so we still can draw this test with 8 batsman

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In an 2+2 attack, you probably need Pandya, who can bat at #6-7,  to support Bumrah and Shami .... If KL or Vihari do not fire, Ind would have missed Pandya 

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It will be interesting to see how Kuldeep goes - wrist spinners who are slower in the air haven't fared well in Aus. If he gets any sort of success, he shoudl be set for a long and fruitful Test career. 

 

This will be his biggest challenge to date.

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First time Ashwin and Ishant not playing together for india, since ashwin debut

 

Labu will bats at 3 so Finch and Mitchell M dropped means Handscomb open with Harris or Uzzie?

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2 minutes ago, Peace said:

First time Ashwin and Ishant not playing together for india, since ashwin debut

 

Labu will bats at 3 so Finch and Mitchell M dropped means Handscomb open with Harris or Uzzie?

I would assume Khawja will move a position up 

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