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    Why isn’t leg spin popular in test cricket?

    You need to consistently impart a lot of revs on the ball to challenge batsmen. In test cricket, batsmen can sit back, defend and wait for a bad ball to be out way. So unless you can get massive turn on your legbreak, you will be played easily.
  2. If SL win this test, we would be no.1 even if England beat us 5-0
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    How fast was David Johnson?

    I think you mean the Pakistan match right? Because the speed gun was only brought only from the super six stage from what little I remember. But yes mohanty was clocking very low speeds.
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    1st Test vs ENG-Choose your Batting Order

    Actually I wanted pujara to open instead of Dhawan.
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    1st Test vs ENG-Choose your Batting Order

    Dhawan Rahul Rahane Kohli Nair Pant Pandya Ashwin Should give us enough depth and firepower to get us to scored of 350-400 or more even in England.
  6. Lanka should just keep batting and pummel Saffers as much as they can. Plenty of time left in this test.
  7. Anderson,Broad and Woakes are coming off injuries so i hope they can't find rhythm in time. Jimmy in particular will be innocuous if there isn't much off the deck. Even if they somehow do well, i think we need to focus on getting Root and Buttler out. Others are poor batsmen if the ball moves.
  8. The problem is after the CT thrashing, our selectors replaced the older spin duo with Chahal/Kuldeep and while that is commendable, the real problem was and is the batting. Apart from Dhawan and Kohli, there are no clutch batsmen in that lineup. All has beens were/are being brought back like yuvraj/raina/DK etc. or mediocre talents like Jadhav.
  9. No i was asking whether Shardul had performed well in A games like Siraj or was he just selected into the test squad based on his LOI/IPL performances?
  10. I suspect the same. One of the reasons why I don't want our main players playing IPL right before an important away tour or the World Cup next year.
  11. Vijay has failed miserably in the last 2.5 years. Not one good series against a decent bowling attack anywhere. My point was not whether Cook scored a ton or not. That was just to show the quality of the A side and that siraj was good enough to take wickets against a decent lineup in these conditions. With bumrah and bhuvi injured and Shami coming back from injury , our bowling attack may not be as effective. Also by a similar token , on what basis was shardul added to the test squad?
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    Ajinkya rahane is not a number 6 in tests!

    Except that he had a torrid time in county this season . I think he scored only 1 fifty or something. I really hope he is back to his best by the time the tests start but it looks like it's going to be a tough time for him.
  13. How is that living in denial ? On what other basis are you supposed to select cricketers on a test tour? That too in England. Someone like Siraj has bowled to Cook in an A game and had taken 7 wickets in these conditions. Shaw and Pant outbatted a senior team member like Vijay in the same conditions. Don't they merit selection based on that?

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