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  1. " Patil further went on to say that that the current lot of Indian players have stopped taking advice from the former players who have a lot of experience of playing in the English conditions." The excerpt above is a very pertinent statement. Most of our batsmen have not taken any batting advice from batsmen who have actually succeeded in English conditions. Dravid was appointed as a batting consultant for overseas tours ... but Shastri blocked it.
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    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    Agree completely.
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    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    But it is not just a matter of confidence in the case of these batters. Apart from Kohli, Ashwin and Pandya ... none of the others have tried to adapt their techniques to counter the swinging ball. And even these guys have issues. Playing the ball as late as possible, playing the ball under your eyes, not playing away from your body, not dabbing at deliveries which are clearly not hitting the stumps like a bouncing ball or a wide ball, playing the ball in the " V " before getting set, defending with soft hands etc. ... are technical pointers which should be followed. But are not being followed by most. These batters need technical guidance too in swinging conditions, apart from morale boosting.
  4. Truer words have not been written on this site ! If the pitches are so flat in India then why did the English lose 0 - 4 in the 2016 test series ? If the pitches are so flat in India then accept that Ashwin, Jadeja and Shami are awesome bowlers ! This hypocrisy goes on and on from these guys ... the Indian pitches become flat when we bat and minefields when they bat !
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    Your 16 man squad for Asia Cup?

    You need a bit of experience too. I think Kedar is still unfit. He can come in Karthick's place if fit.
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    Indian batting average in test cricket this year

    One of the most honest triers in this team. Never lacks commitment.
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    Your 16 man squad for Asia Cup?

    1. Rohit 2. Dhawan 3. Rahul 4. Pant 5. Karthick 6. Hardik 7. Krunal / Sundar 8. Kuldeep 9. Khaleel 10. Chahal 11. Bumrah 12. Iyer 13. Gill 14. Sundar / Krunal 15. Siraj 16. Shardul ( only because he can bat too ) -- Rest Kohli and Bhuvi as they are injured. -- Khaleel has done well for India-A, is a left armer , has the skills to bowl at the end and has pace. Get him in. -- This team has 6 bowling options. -- Has big hitters from 3 to 7. -- A well tested opening pair. -- 3 well set bowlers and just 1 new one. -- Nice mix of experience and youth. -- Try some youngsters in place of all same old players.
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    Indian batting average in test cricket this year

    Seriously ... bring in Bhuvi just for his batting in England. He won't have to bowl. Would be a tight slap on the egos of our over-rated batsmen.
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    Indian batting average in test cricket this year

    Some people are wanting more specialist batsmen. But looks like the bowling all-rounders and so called bits and pieces players are still doing something with the bat. ( Bhuvi, Ashwin and Pandya ) Fill the team with Kohli A proper wicket-keeper like Pant Bumrah Shami Siraj 6 more all-rounders.
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    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    Most of our batsmen are not in form and the ball is swinging late. I don't know why the batsmen are not trying to play in the " V " almost always till the time they are fully set. So many shots ( even defensive pushes ) are being tried square of cover and square of mid-wicket. Not enough clearly-outside-the-off-stump deliveries are being left alone. And our batters are defending with hard hands too, barring Kohli. Seems like the batters are not putting in enough thought to get even the basics right in moving conditions ... and there is no one to guide them.
  11. Bhajji speaks the truth here. I am glad atleast one successful Indian ex-cricketer is ready to speak the truth against Team India.
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    CoA to Ravi Shastri – Batting slump ‘unacceptable’

    And what about the Coach sleeping during those those batting slumps ?
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    Is Anderson the best Test bowler England ever found?

    It seems that performances in the UAE are not registered as " away " performances on cricinfo, as Pakistan does not have a " home " in cricket. He is a good bowler now and exceptional at home. But we cannot pick and choose good periods while considering careers of ATGs. Many of the actual ATG bowlers have unusually low averages during their peak 6 to 8 years.
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    Is Anderson the best Test bowler England ever found?

    Sehwag holds a special place because he completely demolished attacks and took the game away, on the days he played. Also because he had this ability of playing these really big knocks in so few deliveries. Also, his entertainment factor made him very popular But he is not really held in the same class as a Tendulkar, Gavaskar, Dravid or Kohli. If Pujara finishes his career in the same vein as he is going now ... he will just be remembered as a top batsmen at home and a HTB. From 2016 onwards, we have produced very few rank turners at home. The first 2 tests vs Australia 2017 and the 4th test vs England 2016 ... were the only rank turners. Most were flattish pitches and there were 3 greentops at Eden 2016, Dharamsala 2017 and Eden 2017.

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