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Ozzie whitewash in SL puts our series win there in perspective

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As much as Indian cricket fans like to devalue wins in the subcontinent, as if the pitches play easy only when we bat and spit venom only when we bowl, they simply cannot deny that the Ozzie whitewash in SL gives good reason for Indian cricket to celebrate.  It is a simple apples-to-apples comparison.  Just about a year ago, we faced pretty much the same Kusal, Kaushal, Dinesh, Rangana and Angelo, and after losing the first test, roared back and kicked them to the curb, winning by 278 runs and 117 runs in the 2nd and 3rd tests respectively.  The Ozzies, OTOH?  Got their collective a$$es handed to them.  We are better by a few miles.

 

 

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Australia and India are extremely similar. Both have crazy home records. Both batter their smaller island neighbours. Both are amazing in the Caribbean (Some of you may be thinking this is a given but Eng/Pak suck there). India's SA equivalent would be Pak but we don't tour there.

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2 hours ago, deathmonger said:

Australia and India are extremely similar. Both have crazy home records. Both batter their smaller island neighbours. Both are amazing in the Caribbean (Some of you may be thinking this is a given but Eng/Pak suck there). India's SA equivalent would be Pak but we don't tour there.

But beating SL in SL is not part of a home-record, and is unlike beating Aus in India.  After the initial hiccup, we dominated SL in their own backyard under conditions that theoretically favored both teams.  

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35 minutes ago, Moth2Flame said:

But beating SL in SL is not part of a home-record, and is unlike beating Aus in India.  After the initial hiccup, we dominated SL in their own backyard under conditions that theoretically favored both teams.  

Similarly Aus beat NZ in NZ recently. That's why it's so similar!

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7 minutes ago, Forever Indian said:

Similarly Aus beat NZ in NZ recently. That's why it's so similar!

Good point.  But the last time we were in NZ, we did not get completely embarrassed like the Ozzies did in SL.  We lost the first test by 40 runs and drew the 2nd one.   

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1 hour ago, Moth2Flame said:

Good point.  But the last time we were in NZ, we did not get completely embarrassed like the Ozzies did in SL.  We lost the first test by 40 runs and drew the 2nd one.   

Our loss in NZ might not have been as bad as Australia's in SL. But or victory in SL was also not as dominant as Australia in NZ's (although we could have got a 3-0).

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4 hours ago, deathmonger said:

Australia and India are extremely similar. Both have crazy home records. Both batter their smaller island neighbours. Both are amazing in the Caribbean (Some of you may be thinking this is a given but Eng/Pak suck there). India's SA equivalent would be Pak but we don't tour there.

 

Indosphere vs Anglosphere

India - Aus (Rank high, but suck when touring the other sphere) Pak - SA(Bowl extremely well)  SL - Eng (Historically Ind - Aus's punching bag respectively) BD - NZ (Suck in tests when playing the others in your grp)

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Vilander said:

 

Indosphere vs Anglosphere

India - Aus (Rank high, but suck when touring the other sphere) Pak - SA(Bowl extremely well)  SL - Eng (Historically Ind - Aus's punching bag respectively) BD - NZ (Suck in tests when playing the others in your grp)

 

 

Actually Bangladesh are too weak.

 

It should be

 

Ind-Oz (High ranks, Killer home record, Suck when touring the other sphere, good in Caribbean)

Pak-Eng (Good home record though not as good as Ind-Oz, Loses few matches at home, sucks in the Caribbean, more even team although it is contingent on Eng and PAk's good performances for the rest of the year)

SL-NZ(Historically Ind - Aus's punching bag respectively) - Eng have been pretty good against Oz in the recent past and throughout history

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2 hours ago, deathmonger said:

Actually Bangladesh are too weak.

 

It should be

 

Ind-Oz (High ranks, Killer home record, Suck when touring the other sphere, good in Caribbean)

Pak-Eng (Good home record though not as good as Ind-Oz, Loses few matches at home, sucks in the Caribbean, more even team although it is contingent on Eng and PAk's good performances for the rest of the year)

SL-NZ(Historically Ind - Aus's punching bag respectively) - Eng have been pretty good against Oz in the recent past and throughout history

yup that works too. Ind owns SL cant say that abt Aus and Eng i agree.

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7 hours ago, deathmonger said:

Australia and India are extremely similar. Both have crazy home records. Both batter their smaller island neighbours. Both are amazing in the Caribbean (Some of you may be thinking this is a given but Eng/Pak suck there). India's SA equivalent would be Pak but we don't tour there.

wonder what is it with WI - Eng its a weird post colonial, well behaved white boy big alpha black boy thing. Eng seem to find WI tougher than other test sides when they face them. I mean Eng is so dominant in other sports and also in cricket, this a weird anomaly.

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39 minutes ago, BeautifulGame said:

When did SriLanka became our punching bag in test cricket.The series we won last year was the first series win in Srl in a very long time.Infact Srl were just as dominant as India at home till a couple of years ago.Aussies have dominated Kiwis in NZL for decades in test cricket.

SL have never won a test match in India. In SL i think its even record. 

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15 hours ago, Forever Indian said:

Australia just won a test series in NZ and the have always done well in SA, but get their ass*s whopped in subcontinent. Similarly India thrashes everyone in subcontinent and get their ass*s whopped outside. Both India and Australia are FTBs (Familiar Track Bullies).

+1

Familiar Flat Track Bullies. (FFTB) :phehe:

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12 hours ago, G_B_ said:

We won in SL. We beat Aus in India.

We have nothing to prove

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You have to prove your away records specially winning in ENG,AUS,SA,NZ or at-least draw a series. It doesn't make any sense beating minnows even in away (SL,WI,etc) 

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