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  1. express bowling

    Ind ATG 11 batting

    Since it is a No.9 slot, it is a pure bowler's slot. And that 11 is only for tests in Asia. In tests in Asia ... Shami averages 23 with a SR of 45 Kapil averages 29 with a SR of 60 Moreover, these days, pace bowling in Asia is primarily about reverse swing, and Shami is a much better exponent of that. So, I should probably remove Kapil altogether for the tests in Asia.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Ishant was taken off after bowling just 1 over in one of his spells. He then left the field and was attended to by the phisio. He was clutching his right side and seemed to be in some distress. Ishant did not bowl that well in this match so far. He did not look to be in good rhythm in most spells. That is the worrying part and not the speed by itself. Ishant will play the next match if fit. It is quite simple really.
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    Ind ATG 11 batting

    Among cricketers I have seen play and including current players Indian all time 11 in tests in Asia 1. Gavaskar 2. Sehwag 3. Pujara 4. Tendulkar 5. Dravid 6. Kohli 7. Dhoni 8. Ashwin / Jadeja 9. Kapil / Shami 10. Kumble 11. Srinath Indian all time 11 in tests outside Asia 1. Gavaskar 2. Sehwag 3. Dravid 4. Tendulkar 5. Kohli 6. Amarnath 7. Kapil 8. Saha / Dhoni 9. Kumble 10. Zaheer 11. Bumrah I have included only those players who I feel will win me matches and give the best team composition ... not cared two hoots about reputation.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Bumrah and Ishant have firmly established themselves as our top 2 test pacers this year. Low averages, low strike rates, good economy rates for both ( and good wickets per match for Bumrah ) Ishant will obviously play next match if fit ... but Ishant suddenly bowling 125 k is a sign of some issues he is having in this match, and that need to be addressed. When on song, Ishant bowls 133 k to 143 k these days.
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    Ranji trophy 2018-19

    Shubman Gill batting 108 off only 112 balls.
  6. And he has kept his word, as reflected by his performances and dismissal modes.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Starc and Hazlewood bowling much further up than the Indians. Targeting the top of off stump. And bowling at their full pace. India 24 for 2 as a result.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    The last 2 were good balls Starc keeps getting out to 7th stump pitched up ball. And it was that ball only. Hazlewood was out to a beautiful top of off stump ball that swung away a tad. But Ishant was poor apart from that last over. Down on intensity, pace and bowled in not so good areas.
  9. Top of off stump to top of 5th stump for the top 6 or 7 batters. Middle stump balls can be hit by them.
  10. Bumrah bowled better than the other 3. But even he bowled too many non-bouncer short balls in this test ... which he does not do usually.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    That Shami was unable to pick even a single wicket on a Perth pitch, in an innings in which he was supposedly bowling well in most spells ... shows that he is having some issues with his line and length. And his pace was down a lot too.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Indian pacers, as s group, have bowled a poor length in the first innings. Too short and not enough balls hitting the top of off stump.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    That Ishant was able to pick up 4 wickets, in an innings when he was clearly out of rhythm, is very creditable.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    You don't remove a bowler who is bowling well and has taken a wicket last over, especially when he has bowled just 4 overs in his first spell. That is strange captaincy.
  15. First 2 wickets to fall today ... the 7th and 8th wickets ... were stump directed deliveries which got a LBW and a bowled. And the 10 th wicket was an off stump directed ball which was edged by Hazlewood. Before that, in the first 10 overs of the day, Shami and Ishant wasted the almost new ball bowling short and widish to the tail. Although Ishant made up with 2 quick wickets in his last over. I really don't know why we don't bowl many more stump directed balls at the tail.

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