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NZ vs Ind | 2nd Test | Christchurch | Feb 2020

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0-2 is on the card

Ind will have to be on the guard

 

Christchurch may be green 

Kiwis may turn mean 

 

Ind has to march on 

Don't give up and hang on 

 

If you hang on, the fortune may turn 

Kiwis may falter, fail to earn 

 

When the opportunity comes, Ind need to be ready 

Get the team selection right, progress can be steady 

 

Zen offers a piece of luck

A last resort to stop the team from muck 

 

 

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If India bat first in the 2nd Test, the game will be finished inside 3 days.

 

While technically the 1st Test ended on Day 4, the rain on Day 1, effectively meant India were rolled inside 3 days of play.

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3 hours ago, -Robin- said:

My predicition for match

 

India will win toss

NZ get all out below 50

India scoring 500-6 Declare

NZ folding on 200 odd

 

Hence india drawing the series.

 

 

Hi Gollum baba :wave:

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14 hours ago, New guy said:

Kitna unfit hai yeh shaw

though he is a fantastic batsman, many compare him to Sachin but i feel he has some weaknesses like bouncers and swinging ball( which is weakness of one and all , even sachin).

 

but his fitness seems a big question mark??

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10 hours ago, Gollum said:

Everything hinges on

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exactly..india has a chance to win if we win the TOSS and let new zealand bat first on a fresh pitch.

 

though i expect our pacers and batsman to do a better job.

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6 minutes ago, bhakum20 said:

Anyone here into cricket betting?

 

I’ve bet for NZ win as a hedge against my sadness when India lose. So either way there’s no chance my week will be ruined

In this SENA cycle, Ind has managed to win at least one test in a series, so if that trend continues, Ind could win 

 

Don't forget that a lot depends upon toss too. If we get NZ out to a low score and a couple of batsmen do well, Ind can have a chance. 3-4 players having a great run can win a game :dontknow:

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32 minutes ago, zen said:

In this SENA cycle, Ind has managed to win at least one test in a series, so if that trend continues, Ind could win 

 

Don't forget that a lot depends upon toss too. If we get NZ out to a low score and a couple of batsmen do well, Ind can have a chance. 3-4 players having a great run can win a game :dontknow:

 you could look at any such trend, it’s like reading tea leaves. Statistically on this ground and on current form, NZ are setup for a huge victory.

 

Sri lanka won toss and bowled first last time, still got mauled. Our bowlers are not in good form and I don’t expect them to magically deliver after a 5 day break. The less said about our batting the better

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1 minute ago, bhakum20 said:

 you could look at any such trend, it’s like reading tea leaves. Statistically on this ground and on current form, NZ are setup for a huge victory.

 

Sri lanka won toss and bowled first last time, still got mauled. Our bowlers are not in good form and I don’t expect them to magically deliver after a 5 day break.

can't argue with that reasoning .... as Ind is the underdog .... I like to see the underdogs do well so look for things that can provide hope! 

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2 minutes ago, bhakum20 said:

I’m more into hedging. Looks like you’re gonna go big or go home 

No bets .... I tried betting online - It was that game where Pak was doing well in Aus. I wanted to bet against Pak (odds were attractive too for Aus) but the Canadian credit card was not accepted for gambling/betting .... Could have made some good $$$ that day .... didn't bother with it after that :lol:

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Ishant out, Umesh in

Ashwin likely to be out, Jadeja in - thats the level of faith they have in their 'premier' spinner Ashwin. One test and out! Could so easily have used the home season to groom Kuldeep, but then short term gains are all that these jokers Kohli-Shastri care about

 

Not sure what other changes Captain Cuckoo has on his mind.

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59 minutes ago, Sgattick10 said:

Considering Virat's luck with tosses, we are losing the toss and match big time

Sorry I dont follow the toss, can you tell me or anyone else, does Kohli always call heads or tails or does he swap?

 

I know its a random event the coin toss, Im just curious if he only calls heads/tails.

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6 minutes ago, SRT100 said:

Sorry I dont follow the toss, can you tell me or anyone else, does Kohli always call heads or tails or does he swap?

 

I know its a random event the coin toss, Im just curious if he only calls heads/tails.

I dont know what he calls, but he calls it wrong all the time.

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1 hour ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Ishant out, Umesh in

Ashwin likely to be out, Jadeja in - thats the level of faith they have in their 'premier' spinner Ashwin. One test and out! Could so easily have used the home season to groom Kuldeep, but then short term gains are all that these jokers Kohli-Shastri care about

 

Not sure what other changes Captain Cuckoo has on his mind.

Any news about Gill getting a chance?

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Not going to wake up at 4 in the morning this time. My entire last weekend was ruined for not having enough sleep, in return got to see some filthy play.

 

And people rooting for Ashwin must know that he by no means is a premier spinner in foreign land. Jadeja is even lesser than Ashwin but here is the thing - If Pant plays over Saha because he is a much better batsman with difference in the keeping standards between the two minimized in SENA, then going by that logic Jadeja should play over Ashwin as both are not going to trouble the batsman much but Jadeja will definitely bat much better and field miles better than Ashwin.

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56 minutes ago, SRT100 said:

Sorry I dont follow the toss, can you tell me or anyone else, does Kohli always call heads or tails or does he swap?

 

I know its a random event the coin toss, Im just curious if he only calls heads/tails.

Last test he called Heads. 

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5 hours ago, RajBan said:

Not going to wake up at 4 in the morning this time. My entire last weekend was ruined for not having enough sleep, in return got to see some filthy play.

 

And people rooting for Ashwin must know that he by no means is a premier spinner in foreign land. Jadeja is even lesser than Ashwin but here is the thing - If Pant plays over Saha because he is a much better batsman with difference in the keeping standards between the two minimized in SENA, then going by that logic Jadeja should play over Ashwin as both are not going to trouble the batsman much but Jadeja will definitely bat much better and field miles better than Ashwin.

Same here. Whole week's body cycle gets interrupted, I was foolish enough to wake on 4th as well. 

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2 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Shastri didn’t mention him at all in the pre match PC. There was news of Shaw hurting his foot in practice, no updates post that.

Shaw recovered according to cricinfo. No change in top 7.

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IF Saha and Ashwin are not picked tomorrow, Captain Cuckoo should be asked tough questions about picking them for home series vs weak opposition when Pant and Kuldeep could so easily have been given an opportunity to play more and prepare better for these tougher challenges.

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6 hours ago, RajBan said:

Not going to wake up at 4 in the morning this time. My entire last weekend was ruined for not having enough sleep, in return got to see some filthy play.

 

And people rooting for Ashwin must know that he by no means is a premier spinner in foreign land. Jadeja is even lesser than Ashwin but here is the thing - If Pant plays over Saha because he is a much better batsman with difference in the keeping standards between the two minimized in SENA, then going by that logic Jadeja should play over Ashwin as both are not going to trouble the batsman much but Jadeja will definitely bat much better and field miles better than Ashwin.

Will wake up at 3 30 to see the toss. If we lose I will sleep. 

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8 hours ago, SRT100 said:

Sorry I dont follow the toss, can you tell me or anyone else, does Kohli always call heads or tails or does he swap?

 

I know its a random event the coin toss, Im just curious if he only calls heads/tails.

Kohli always calls heads. 

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10 hours ago, Mosher said:

Read on CI that spinners average nearly 60 on this ground. Better to go with 4 fast bowlers.

Fast bowlers cannot play holding roles for long. They need to play one batsman short. No choice. Those bozos better take responsibility and score some runs. Pant and Jadeja are the batsmen they need.

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