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Being exposed great exposure for team, says Dhoni MS Dhoni has stated that the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand has been "good exposure" for a young and inexperienced team. He pointed to the way they were exposed as a bowling unit in the second innings of the final Test as especially useful exposure, and the cruelly exposed shortcomings of some of his more inconsistent batsmen as particularly constructive exposure that should stand the team in good stead for future exposures. Dhoni also pointed out that he was happy to have been able to lead from the front in being exposed for some cripplingly fatal captaincy decisions. The captain later also spoke of the recent "improvement" that India have shown in away games. "Well, of course, we've been working hard on getting the number of Tests reduced and the results speak for themselves," he explained. "While a couple of years ago we lost 0-4 to both England and Australia, more recently we've only been losing 0-1 in two-Test series."

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So if he was still " LEarning " on the SA Series , what was the use of the A-series he played on the same wickets earlier where him,Rohit and Pujara were taken for exactly these sort of learnings ..seems like these guys just sleepwalked through it that time ..:orderorder: why could these "Learnings " not been imbibed in the A-series ..I am sick of these excuses for the away series ..seems like for the Indian team , overseas tours are " Learning " tours for smashing tons on the pata wickets at home and IPL.:((

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So if he was still " LEarning " on the SA Series ' date= what was the use of the A-series he played on the same wickets earlier where him,Rohit and Pujara were taken for exactly these sort of learnings ..seems like these guys just sleepwalked through it that time ..:orderorder: why could these "Learnings " not been imbibed in the A-series ..I am sick of these excuses for the away series ..seems like for the Indian team , overseas tours are " Learning " tours for smashing tons on the pata wickets at home and IPL.:((
The pitches they played on were different and different time of the year. Pitches in winter are far drier and flat and they did not play a single game at Wanderers, Centurian or Durban rather in Pretoria, one of flattest pitch and smallest ground in the world. He scored 248 in one of the one day matches there.

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I think people need to lay of the IPL job angle. Tresco has severe issues with flying. He is not going to leave England at any point. France at max the next best. Its to do with the mental issues he has. Tresco has always been positive about India even before the IPL. I think he had an Indian girlfriend who he was serious with before it did not work out. So has a soft spot

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Tone down expectations a bit, Shakib Al Hasan to Bangladesh fans http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/tone-down-expectations-a-bit-shakib-al-hasan-to-bangladesh-fans/ As Bangladesh prepares to host its biggest sporting event yet in the 2014 World T20 (during the 2011 World Cup, they were just one of three co-hosts), their most prolific player, Shakib Al Hasan, has asked the team’s supporters to be a bit realistic about their chances. “As the tournament is at home, we will have the support but there shouldn’t be too much expectation,” Shakib is quoted as saying in an interview with ESPNcricinfo. “I have heard people say, ‘Let the cup stay at home.’ But I think we have to tone that down a bit.” Bangladesh are not in the best of forms, having recently been blanked 3-0 by Sri Lanka in their backyard before losing all their matches while hosting the Asia Cup, including to ODI newbies Afghanistan. Incidentally, Bangladesh open their World T20 campaign against the same side. “We should fear everyone because we don’t know much about Nepal and Hong Kong,” the all-rounder added. “Say we score 160 but someone from the other side scores a hundred. Scotland have done that to us in the past. We have to be careful in all the games. It is hard to recover from a mistake in a T20.” Mistakes, Bangladesh have made on the cricket field in the past, especially while playing a big match at home. During the 2011 World Cup, they put up a fight against India in the opening game, before being bowled out for just 58 against the West Indies. Then, having beaten England a week later, they crumbled against South Africa soon after. Shakib, hence, is rather wary of how the fans react when the team blows hot and cold. “Too much expectation does put undue pressure on us,” he said. “Please support us, the team will do better. But everyone has to take the result sportingly.”

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on what basis?
I consider them as dark horses. They have some real beasts all through the line up.
Check out the line up. They made it to the semis last year and now they have a much stronger attack up front. Finch, Warner, Watson, Bailey, Hodge, Maxwell, Faulkner M.Johnson, M.Starc and the Muirhead guy is pretty good too. Johnson had an awesome IPL last year. Finch and Hodge's inclusion makes them much formidable than the last time. West Indies have an immaculate T20 line up. Mystery spinners & hard hitters. Perfect for SC conditions and the short boundaries in BD.

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India should be a dark horse if yuvi and raina click, there is no total which India cannot chase down. on these pitches both Aussies and WI can be controlled to some extent by our spinners.
You think these people laughing don't think India could win this? They are just trying to jinx. :giggle: Did that in the CT and it somehow worked out.

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Check out the line up. They made it to the semis last year and now they have a much stronger attack up front. Finch, Warner, Watson, Bailey, Hodge, Maxwell, Faulkner M.Johnson, M.Starc and the Muirhead guy is pretty good too. Johnson had an awesome IPL last year. Finch and Hodge's inclusion makes them much stronger than the last time. West Indies have an immaculate T20 line up. Mystery spinners & hard hitters. Perfect for SC conditions and the short boundaries in BD.
everybody there is vulnerable to spin in Aussie line up MJ and co hold no big threat on these pitches. WI is bigger threat IMO badri and narine can pose problems to anyone, but WI have to beat Ajmal and co.

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yuvi has done well in all the world cups he has played, it was dhobi who screwed up by holding him down the order, He is India's best T-20 player
These days he is not the same guy. Also these pitches will be more conducive to spin. Yuvi did not do much in world T20 that was held in SL. These pitches will be similar. To add to that he is not the same batsman anymore since his return.

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These days he is not the same guy. Also these pitches will be more conducive to spin. Yuvi did not do much in world T20 that was held in SL. These pitches will be similar. To add to that he is not the same batsman anymore since his return.
Personally I have more faith in an out of form Yuvraj than on Dhobi in t-20. Dhobi is utter useless in T-20.

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Personally I have more faith in an out of form Yuvraj than on Dhobi in t-20. Dhobi is utter useless in T-20.
Batting alone is not an issue. We don't have bowlers that other teams respect. THey can target any bowler they want to.

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Those beasts won't do shyte in these pitches.
For T20 they will most likely be roads. If you bat under lights it makes no difference. Spinners will struggle to grip the ball and land it properly. They will send the ball to moon

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