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Trent Bridge Test, 2011 : Day by day prediction and discussion

Trent Bridge Test, 2011 : Day by day prediction and discussion  

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sure we can win 2 out of remaining 3... but will be difficult w/o Sehwag and Zak - both missing.. and dada in the commie box..
We just need to watchout Ganguly, if we can see him off, I think we can win this. But lot depends on ZAK, I still think we can win without Sehwag.

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Yuvi in test matches in England is a walking wicket. He cant play swing to save his life. Plays too much away from the body and doesnt have patience either. He is fantastic in ODIs but test match player he is not.
Raina did well in the second dig so there is no chance of Yuvraj playing the next test if everyone is fit.

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Play 4 pacers whatever else you do or don't. Anyone knows sehwag's status?

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He just started batting practice a couple of days back.
Is he in England?

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No' date=' he is at the NCA in Bangalore. He was in England last week to get things checked again.[/quote'] I am beginning to think maybe we should fly him in and play him at TB.

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Mukund did well in the first inning, didn't spend much time in the 2nd .... would you persist with him or get Yuvi in (to tame Board, and get some useful overs to exploit the rough) and open with Dravid .... From what I understand, Sehwag could be coming back from 3rd test so we will hopefully have our regular openers for the last two tests My line up: Dravid GG Tendulkar (if Dravid moves up, he should move up too rather than Laxman, who normally bats below him) laxman Raina Yuvi Dhoni Zak PK / Mishra Ishant Sree
Will that still be just 4 bowlers

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I am beginning to think maybe we should fly him in and play him at TB.
The test at TB starts on Friday. The best thing will be to let Sehwag and Zaheer play in the warm up against Northants after the second test and have them fully fit for the third test. Now we have to make sure that the series is still there to be won when we hopefully have our best 11 on the park in the third test.

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barring injuries same team. If ZK injured then sree comes in!
What you mean play harby??? Are you nuts?

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The test at TB starts on Friday. The best thing will be to let Sehwag and Zaheer play in the warm up against Northants after the second test and have them fully fit for the third test. Now we have to make sure that the series is still there to be won when we hopefully have our best 11 on the park in the third test.
Yeah, you are probably right. We need to ensure that the series is yet to be won at Edgbaston.

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Play four fast bowlers and let bhajji loose on northants. If he performs he will come back else mishra can give a nice farewell to him

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Will that still be just 4 bowlers
yep, 4 bowlers .... But if Zak is fit and we play Sree, then it is like playing an extra bowler because both Zak and Sree can reverse the old ball. Ishant can create awkward bounce and bowl reasonably quick .... PK/Mishra can support One of the things that went against Ind at Lords was with Zak getting injured, there is no one to use the old ball effectively. Bhajji could have been useful but came out an absolute cropper. I would open with Dravid and GG, get Yuvi in at #6. He is an attacking player so if he gets going, he could put India into a decent position and could be useful with the ball if there is rough to exploit in the 2nd inning The interesting question for me is Mukund or Yuvi. Do I get a guy who could give me 20-30 runs opening and seeing the new ball off or get someone like Yuvi in who could potentially help turn the game. Since Ind is 0-1, Yuvi appears to be a better option but if Mukund plays, it's no big deal

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yep, 4 bowlers .... But if Zak is fit and we play Sree, then it is like playing an extra bowler because both Zak and Sree can reverse the old ball. Ishant can create awkward bounce and bowl reasonably quick .... PK/Mishra can support One of the things that went against Ind at Lords was with Zak getting injured, there is no one to use the old ball effectively. Bhajji could have been useful but came out an absolute cropper. I would open with Dravid and GG, get Yuvi in at #6. He is an attacking player so if he gets going, he could put India into a decent position and could be useful with the ball if there is rough to exploit in the 2nd inning The interesting question for me is Mukund or Yuvi. Do I get a guy who could give me 20-30 runs opening and seeing the new ball off or get someone like Yuvi in who could potentially help turn the game. Since Ind is 0-1, Yuvi appears to be a better option but if Mukund plays, it's no big deal
Easier option is you play yuvi in harby's place.

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yep, 4 bowlers .... But if Zak is fit and we play Sree, then it is like playing an extra bowler because both Zak and Sree can reverse the old ball. Ishant can create awkward bounce and bowl reasonably quick .... PK/Mishra can support One of the things that went against Ind at Lords was with Zak getting injured, there is no one to use the old ball effectively. Bhajji could have been useful but came out an absolute cropper. I would open with Dravid and GG, get Yuvi in at #6. He is an attacking player so if he gets going, he could put India into a decent position and could be useful with the ball if there is rough to exploit in the 2nd inning The interesting question for me is Mukund or Yuvi. Do I get a guy who could give me 20-30 runs opening and seeing the new ball off or get someone like Yuvi in who could potentially help turn the game. Since Ind is 0-1, Yuvi appears to be a better option but if Mukund plays, it's no big deal
Are you sure ishant can't reverse the ball? He managed to reverse it vs aussies in the last home series

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Are you sure ishant can't reverse the ball? He managed to reverse it vs aussies in the last home series
Many bowler can, the question is on how many are you willing to bet on doing that .... if he does that, it will only help India

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I'd have backed Sree too, but how much match practice has he had? If he completely sucks balls in the next Test, then the whole of India will be baying for his blood even though it probably wouldn't be his fault for not having enough time to prepare. Dhobi is always the first to boot Sree out whenever he sucky sucky, but when Darty sucky sucky, he only gets a spoof ad in return as a b*tchslap.

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I'd have backed Sree too, but how much match practice has he had? If he completely sucks balls in the next Test, then the whole of India will be baying for his blood even though it probably wouldn't be his fault for not having enough time to prepare. Dhobi is always the first to boot Sree out whenever he sucky sucky, but when Darty sucky sucky, he only gets a spoof ad in return as a b*tchslap.
:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: :two_thumbs_up:

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