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Lessons learned ahead of India tour - Strauss Andrew Strauss said the most important aspect of England's win was that they emerged from a difficult period with important lessons learned More... Lessons learned ahead of India tour - Strauss Andrew McGlashan in Colombo April 7, 2012 For the first time at a post-match presentation this year Andrew Strauss wore a broad grin as England ended a run of four straight Test defeats with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory. It was enough for them to retain the No. 1 ranking, but for Strauss the most important aspect was to have seen his side emerge from a difficult period with important lessons learned. Having fallen apart against spin in the preceding four matches England's top-order finally offered the team's outstanding bowling attack support for their efforts. Strauss is confident that the batsmen have made significant strides in playing in subcontinental conditions, which they will encounter again at the end of the year in India. "We've been seeing in the nets for a while the guys have been forced to re-look at their games," he said. "It's easy to say we're experienced cricketers and we should have known it earlier but I do think to a certain extent DRS has changed things and we've had to look at our techniques, and I think we've come through that. Everyone looks better now than they did at the start of the winter. "It's always a shame when you've got to be handed a few defeats to make sure you really do look at it. We're excited. India's still a long way off, but we've got some good lessons we can put in the bank. Now we've got to get back to England and remember how to play swing and seam bowling." Graeme Swann was the matchwinner over the last couple of days as he secured career-best match figures of 10 for 181, his second ten-wicket haul in Tests, to follow Kevin Pietersen's scintillating 151 as he threw off the shackles. "I thought James Anderson wasn't really rewarded for his bowling, he bowled outstandingly well," Strauss said. "Graeme Swann showed his value to the side once again, creating trouble all the way through. And Kevin in particular took the game away from the opposition in the way only he can. It's always pretty demoralising for the opposition to see KP in full flight. It was an outstanding innings and it gave us the impetus and momentum we needed to win the game. "I think we were all under a bit pressure coming into this game to make sure we showed we'd learned some of the lessons from our defeats over the last four Test matches. It looked like an easy victory but we knew that out in the middle it was very, very hard to prise out wickets and at times it was hard to score runs as well. I saw a steely determination on everyone's part to make sure we finished the winter on a high and it was fantastic to be able to do that." The lowest moment of England's recent run came in the second-innings run chase against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi as they crumbled to 72 chasing 145. When Strauss fell in the first over of this pursuit, bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan for a duck, it may have opened old wounds but England powered their way to the target. "They're horrible chases because everyone expects you to win, it's almost like trying to sink a three-foot putt - you know it should go in but it doesn't always," he said. "We were determined to make sure we didn't make the same mistakes as we did in Abu Dhabi; determined to be a bit more proactive about things and Cooky and KP today did that exceptionally well." Like his counterpart Mahela Jayawardene, Strauss acknowledged the importance of Swann's double-wicket over in the dying moments of the fourth day that gave England a much more favourable chance to wrapping up the victory. "The guys were knackered," he said. "It was a long day and they raised the intensity and the tempo over those ten overs. Sometimes you don't get what you deserve but on that occasion we did." Strauss, though, was not getting carried by a single success and a shared series. There remain issues against good spin bowling - Rangana Herath took 19 wickets in the two matches - and the first-innings total of 460 was the only time the batting order clicked in either the UAE or Sri Lanka. "I don't think any of us are the finished article, you never are in cricket," he said. "Questions are asked, you find an answer and another question is asked. It's been a hard tour, conditions are tough, we're very pleased and proud to have got something out of this series but we move on as you always do in international cricket."

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Total 10 home tests- NZ (Aug-Sep)- Hyderabad, Bangalore Eng (Nov-Dec)- Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Nagpur Aus (Feb-Mar)- Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur and Mohali Each of the test centres getting a home test. Hope the pitches are friendly for the home side.
who wants a test against NZ in bangalore :banghead: one of the few test centers in India which fills ground for tests and we get a pathetic opponent

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The great ECB has confirmed the great Ingerland team's schedule. England Test and T20 Squads - Tour to India 2012

England Test and T20 Squads - Tour to India 2012 25 October Team departs UK 26-28 October Training ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai 29 October Arrive Mumbai 30 October-1 November 3-day tour match Mumbai, CCI 3-5 November 3-day tour match Mumbai, BKC 8-11 November 4-day tour match Ahmedabad, SPS Navrangpura 15-19 November 1st Test Match Ahmedabad, Motera 23-27 November 2nd Test Match Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium 5-9 December 3rd Test Match Kolkata 13-17 December 4th Test Match Nagpur 20 December 1st T20 (f) Pune 22 December 2nd T20 (f) Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium 23 December Team departs India
England ODI Squad - Tour to India 2013 2 January Team departs UK 3 January Arrive Delhi 6 January 50-over tour match (D/N) Venue tbc 8 January 50 over tour match Venue tbc 11 January 1st ODI (D/N) Rajkot 15 January 2nd ODI (D/N) Kochi 19 January 3rd ODI (D/N) Ranchi 23 January 4th ODI (D/N) Dharamshala 27 January 5th ODI (D/N) Mohali 28 January Team departs India

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I hope that they're happy with the amount of practice. Flower said that Ingerland were "undercooked" after they got their **** kicked vs Pakistan.
They won't have to use excuses against India as pitches will be flat and we don't have spinners to beat them. Will they play any match in Ranchi? :hmmm:

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D/N ODI at Dharmshala in the month of January? England would feel at home! Hopefully for the practice games, we give them weakest opponents like they did with us by making us play 2nd rung county teams. Need all the tricks in the book for the revenge.

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3 tour matches ...
Played 3 or 4 practice matches before the ODI series as well reaching here a good 10 days before the series began. Let us make them play those tour matches against 2nd rung sides on absolutely grassy pitches.

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D/N ODI at Dharmshala in the month of January? England would feel at home! Hopefully for the practice games, we give them weakest opponents like they did with us by making us play 2nd rung county teams. Need all the tricks in the book for the revenge.
that'd be likely be abandoned due to frozen stadium

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D/N ODI at Dharmshala in the month of January? England would feel at home! Hopefully for the practice games, we give them weakest opponents like they did with us by making us play 2nd rung county teams. Need all the tricks in the book for the revenge.
4th ODI We would have won the series by then. Dead rubber. :dance:

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Pathan is being kept out of the team because he might smash Swann and then Ingerland might not play him in the tests. We don't want that to happen.
:hysterical::hysterical: Rave Sharma :haha:

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Playing 11 for Ingerland's practice matches: Valthathy Anirudha Srikkanth Shitwar Dhawan Viv Pandey Gary Tiwary A Yadav Dropthiv + V Koomar Rave Sharma U-mad-kat Aravind Trainer: Mithun
:clap: Name of the squad ? Board President's T0$$er$ XI ?

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England announce 2012-13 India winter tour itinerary England's 2012-13 winter tour of India will include four Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games. More... England announce 2012-13 India winter tour itinerary England's tour of India this winter will include four Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games. The squad will embark for three days of training in Dubai on 25 October, before flying to India five days later. The first Test starts on 15 November. After the Tests and Twenty20 matches, they will travel home for Christmas and then return for the one-day matches. England in India 15-19 November: 1st Test, Ahmedabad 23-27 November: 2nd Test, Mumbai 5-9 December: 3rd Test, Kolkata 13-17 December: 4th Test, Nagpur 20 December: 1st Twenty20, Pune 22 December: 2nd Twenty20, Mumbai 11 January: 1st ODI, Rajkot 15 January: 2nd ODI, Kochi 19 January: 3rd ODI, Ranchi 23 January: 4th ODI, Dharamshala 27 January: 5th ODI, Mohali Full tour itinerary The first 50-over game begins on 11 January, with all five clashes set to be day-night encounters. "This will be England's first full tour of India since 2008 and I am sure that cricket fans in both countries will be eagerly anticipating an exciting series of contests in all three formats of the game," said the managing director of England Cricket, Hugh Morris. "ECB will also be seeking to finalise an England Performance Programme camp in India before Christmas which will help prepare members of both our Test and T20 squads." England hosted World Cup winners India last year, beating them 4-0 to go top of the world Test rankings. However, Andrew Strauss's side have struggled in subsequent tours of the sub-continent, losing 3-0 to Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates before drawing the two-Test series in Sri Lanka. England will be looking to take momentum into the winter following home series with West Indies and South Africa this summer. They got off to a winning start in the first Test against the West Indies, beating them by five wickets at Lord's.

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mumbai, kolkata, and nagpur are all result wickets. india could easily have 3-0 series win lets see who england play in the warmups. didnt they get bowled out for 80 odd by some mumbai or hyderabad 'C' team on one of their previous tours? lol

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:WTF:Why is there a Test match in Ahmedabad' date=' a sh!te of pitch and venue for Test match, expect a run fest bore draw kicking off the series.[/quote'] To piss the poms off. Their players and journalists hate the place. :giggle:

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hard to see england loose this series, england will be inflicitng further humiliation on india. expect a 3-0 win for england in tests, i m not joking, flower is a shrewd strategist and against india's mediocre bowling attack, india will always be playing a chasing game.

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hard to see england loose this series, england will be inflicitng further humiliation on india. expect a 3-0 win for england in tests, i m not joking, flower is a shrewd strategist and against india's mediocre bowling attack, india will always be playing a chasing game.
I expect Ingerland to win 4-0 tbh. Them Indians can't play phhasst bowling.

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If we find a good bowling attack by then I can see winning at least 2 test, Test match in Ahmedabad will be a draw and other one will be 50-50

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hard to see england loose this series, england will be inflicitng further humiliation on india. expect a 3-0 win for england in tests, i m not joking, flower is a shrewd strategist and against india's mediocre bowling attack, india will always be playing a chasing game.
Make turning tracks and England batsmen will be dancing on the spinning ball. Our batsmen wont have much problem against Swann because we only have one left handed batsman in our team and Swann is a fail against right handers. Swann's average against lefties is 20, while against right handers 35.

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hard to see england loose this series, england will be inflicitng further humiliation on india. expect a 3-0 win for england in tests, i m not joking, flower is a shrewd strategist and against india's mediocre bowling attack, india will always be playing a chasing game.
Yep Pakistan has a great bowling attack . And this is reflected in their multiple series victory in WI, OZ,SA. :haha::haha:

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Home advantage has to be utilised. Turning tracks must be prepared in at least 2 of the 4 tests. When India played in England, they used the ball from the 2010 season as it swung more than the 2011 ball.

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Make turning tracks and England batsmen will be dancing on the spinning ball. Our batsmen wont have much problem against Swann because we only have one left handed batsman in our team and Swann is a fail against right handers. Swann's average against lefties is 20, while against right handers 35.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/474475.html

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SL tour has given me enough confidence. Ashwin/Ojha are as capable as Herath. Zaheer is better than any SL seamers. If our batsmen don't have brain fart (Read Sehwag , Gambhir) , and the pitch is turning , i can see India winning series 2-0.

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