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

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1 minute ago, Audiophile said:

Chewtiya think tank. Why chop and change so much when you have won a test and just need a draw!! If this pitch does not turn, we are Phuck Ed!

We can only  have one passenger in top 6. either Rohit or Rahul. Earlier we had 3 VIP passenger.

So, impact of change isn’t much

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Mike Hussey was saying in comm box that he had a chat with Rahul during MCG test. He has changed his batting as per T20 requirements and the balls he used to leave before, now he is unsure how to handle. So its clear KL is focusing more on cash rich T20 than Test cricket. And he is not able to shift the gear back from T20 mode to test cricket.

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3 minutes ago, Audiophile said:

Isn’t this a drop in pitch? What is the rationale of it spinning more?

Australian team seems to have thrown a bait and Virat took it. It hasn’t helped spinners in a long time in shield matches.

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Anyone that have seen Rahul bat in 2017 would agree he was not this bad. He had a compact technique for test cricket. He is a changed batsman since IPL 2018.

 

P.S - Not blaming IPL here

Edited by Austin 3:!6

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Hazlewood bowled a nothing warm up delivery lol He got out to that ball. Imagine him bowling his peaches. We have seen this so many times. Dropping an out of sorts batsman in one test bring him back again in the next test only to be fooled. 

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1 minute ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

Mike Hussey was saying in comm box that he had a chat with Rahul during MCG test. He has changed his batting as per T20 requirements and the balls he used to leave before, now he is unsure how to handle. So its clear KL is focusing more on cash rich T20 than Test cricket. And he is not able to shift the gear back from T20 mode to test cricket.

Can't blame him... He got a 11 crore contract.

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8 minutes ago, mishra said:

We can only  have one passenger in top 6. either Rohit or Rahul. Earlier we had 3 VIP passenger.

So, impact of change isn’t much

Lol Rohit is not a passenger?

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5 minutes ago, Audiophile said:

I just do not understand. Last test of the series. India on top. Why make so many changes?

If Rohit was there, they would not have made any changes.Vijay is done and is awful on field. Only other option is play Pandya.They should have sent Rahul and Vijay home and called up Gill.

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Just now, Austin 3:!6 said:

Mike Hussey was saying in comm box that he had a chat with Rahul during MCG test. He has changed his batting as per T20 requirements and the balls he used to leave before, now he is unsure how to handle. So its clear KL is focusing more on cash rich T20 than Test cricket. And he is not able to shift the gear back from T20 mode to test cricket.

That is a lame ass excuse lol Not like he is the only one who plays the IPL haha

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2 minutes ago, vvvslaxman said:

That is a lame ass excuse lol Not like he is the only one who plays the IPL haha

Yes but not every player can shift gear. Rahul was always a proper test batsman who use to leave the 5th stump balls. But if you look into IPL 2018 he totally changed his batting opening for KXIP. Now he is struggling to go back to test mould....lol

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Just now, Sandeep99 said:

Can't wrap my head around selection. How are we playing only 2 seamers here? Something we will regret later it feels like...

Ishant is unfit, who are they supposed to select. Umesh is unplayable .

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Just now, Sandeep99 said:

Ideally Pandya at 6 then!

They wanted to go with six proper batsmen.You can't blame them.Problem is selectors they should have asked both Vijay and Rahul to come home and sent another opener along with Mayank. Both Vijay and Rahul are done.

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6 minutes ago, putrevus said:

He has no chance of succeeding with his present technique.

He better resurrect his lost mojo in Tests by paying Ranji/County and scoring bucket loads of runs. Else it is curtains for sure in Tests. It is not merely his mental set up. Clearly technique has gone for a toss as well.

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1 minute ago, vvvslaxman said:

Damn PR machine for KL Rahul did a fabulous job lol Even i fell for this hack.

Not KL's fault that he is being picked .... I do not think he would have imagined coming back so soon (getting out, yes)  :lol:

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