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  1. Let's talk about this test series in England ... and same English medium pacers bowling with the same Dukes ball with and without the sun shining. So, why have we seen the ball swing more when it is cloudy ... the same Anderson got less swing in the first test whenever there were periods of bright sunshine.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    The outswing of Rajpoot could have been so effective in the 2nd test, with 5 of the top 7 English batters being right handers.
  3. All English pacers bowling 130 to 140 k mostly. Haven't seen much real pace yet. Only occasional quick deliveries by Plunkett.
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    Pick your 11 for test 3(No explanation/Discussion)

    1. Rahul 2. Pujara 3. Nair 4. Kohli 5. Rahane 6. Pandya 7. Pant 8. Ashwin 9. Shami 10. Umesh / Shardul 11. Bumrah
  5. I think we need a thread to track the performances of our batsmen, just like we do with pacers. Indian batters had put up a spirited fight on a minefield in Johannesburg 2018 against Rabada, Philander, Morkel and Ngidi and we won. Kohli 54 and 41 Rahane 48 Pujara 50 Vijay batted for 127 balls in the 2nd innings Bhuvi 30 and 33 Shami 27 Where has that fight gone now ? No one is fighting apart from Kohli. We should think back about this test ... develop belief ... and fight really really hard. The game is not lost till it is actually lost !
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    Send India's chief selector on tour with team: Sunil Gavaskar

    It is basically a more polite way of saying that Gavaskar has lost faith in Kohli and Shastri's playing 11 selections. Well done Gavaskar !
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    Performances of Indian batsmen in important matches

    Better to bring in youngsters. Even if they fail like this lot, they will learn from it and be done with the first tour blues.
  8. Anushka back in India ! Wasn't she this holiday tour manager !
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    2nd test only innings Shami Fastest 145 k Average 139 k Ishant Fastest 143 k Average 135 k Pandya Fastest 142 k Average 134 k
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Not generally. He bowled about one full ball per over which invariable got hit for a 4.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    I am in favour of Siraj and Shaw in place of Shardul and Dhawan. Mayank's off-stump game is not good. It is important that we choose batsmen with good off-stump games for test matches. Vihari won't be bad but who will be replace ?
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Shami's speeds have been good in all 3 innings. But, in the 2nd innings of the 1st test, he was pitching it a bit too full in search of swing. In the other 2 innings, he has bowled good lengths mostly, with wonderful lines ... and got wickets.
  13. 5 test series create good viewer interest if the opponent is good or there is some rivalry involved. I see and hear people wanting long test series vs Australia, England, Pakistan and South Africa. After the win in the 3rd test in SA 2018, so many fans were wishing it were a 5 test series. The 4 test series against Australia 2017, created a lot of viewer and fan interest too, especially the 4th test. Viewer interest and fan interest really drop even when there is a brief test series against weak teams like Sri Lanka of today, West Indies, Bangladesh etc.
  14. A lot of pre-planning has to be done to have a match. Cancelling a match ... or inserting one if needed ... are not viable options for either the on-field organizers or TV channels. For example, see how the organizers pleased when we wanted to curtail the days of just a practice match. That too ... this was not a test match and did not involve the TV angle.
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    Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Jasprit Bumrah fit, set to make his comeback in Trent Bridge Test: Reports Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah looks all set to make his comeback into the playing XI as the right-arm pacer is ‘match fit’to play in the third Test of the series against England. As per multiple reports, Bumrah has fully recovered from the broken thumb and will be available for selection timesnownews.com
  16. Neither the cricket boards / ICC nor the TV channel heads would agree. It would be totally financially non-viable. It would finish off test cricket. What would I gain from this if I were the head of a cricket board or the head of a broadcasting TV channel ?
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    Sans Virat Kohli, where is India's backbone?

    Dravid was supposed to be the overseas batting consultant. This was blocked by Shastri. But young batters used to run to top retired players when they were in trouble. Even Kohli took tips from Tendulkar after his 2014 debacle in England. Why did Rahul, Pujara, Vijay etc. not do the same after their SA debacle ?
  18. " 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.
  21. 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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