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  1. Jeez Ponting can barely conceal his delight at being asked to bat.
  2. I think Ganguly sort of resigned himself to chasing something around 325 when they were 240/2 in 40 overs and the team pretty much went through the motions already thinking about the target they were gonna chase. By the time they finished 50 overs they must have been shell-shocked.
  3. That W/L ratio makes for grim reading. Maybe my memory is playing some tricks here, but I think the captains went out for the toss in somewhat overcast conditions which along with the form of our pacers may have played some role in Ganguly's decision. Of course by the time the Aussies came out to bat it was bright sunshine all around!
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    SA playing fewer Tests than BD/SL/WI .
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    Can't disagree with anything here although I'd say that BCCI has sort of devalued the SA contests by making it a 3 Test series. The series with RSA have been crying out for 4 Tests ever since the epic 2010-11 tour. We ruined the 2013 tour by restricting it to 2 Tests and even the latest tour could have easily had 4 Tests including the Boxing Day Test but the BCCI shat on it again. With Australia regressing this was the ideal time to give a certain "push" to the India-SA rivalry but I think we have missed the bus.
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    With PCB I think it's more of a beggars can't be choosers scenario plus NZ is an extremely happy hunting ground for PAK in Tests which is probably why they tour NZ far more often. Australia is still better compared to NZ as one can follow most of the 2nd and 3rd sessions and of course there is much more history/prestige attached to an India-AUS contest. I do agree on the bit about D/N Tests though.
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    Speed Test in line with YoYO Test.

    Not just these guys .
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    I wonder if this is because of the timings. Everyone is asleep in India when a Test in NZ starts and by the time people are awake it's already close to stumps! Maybe a day night Test here would actually help in getting some eyeballs in India.
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    Looks like we have no Tests against SL until 2022. And no Tests in SL at all in this cycle.
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    10 Tests against England in the same year is waaay too much btw. And having 5 Tests in a series against England in general is too much. 4 Tests would be just fine and I'd rather play 4 against RSA too. And Kiwis should be getting at least 3 Tests.
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    I think they are moving on from having long tours and moving towards a "split tour" format where teams would first play Tests and come back for LOIs the following year or vice versa. SA play Tests here in 2019 and come back for LOIs next year, ENG plays LOIs first in 2020 and comes back for Tests next year. The only issue I have here is with AUS not playing Tests at all in India up until 2022. So it's kinda possible that the likes of Starc, Smith and Hazlewood would never play a Test again in India which sucks.
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    ICC Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 released

    Stat padding exercise.
  13. Easier said than done. If we had 4 settled batsmen, we could rotate between Pujara and Rahane as the 5th batsman depending on whether we are playing in the sub-con or not. But right now, apart from Kohli and Vijay to an extent, nobody else is sure of their place in the side. I'd gave him the first 2-3 Tests in England. If he flops, then we need to move on from him for good outside the sub-con and give a long rope to someone like a Gill rather than replacing him with frauds like Dhawan and Rohit.
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    Speed Test in line with YoYO Test.

    And a minimum SR limit for our batsmen in LOIs .
  15. Only after he finished us off in 2015 with his atrocious SR of 62 which led to our first bilateral defeat against Bangladesh . You can carry on defending his tuk tuk disasterclass like the infamous Japanese soldier on the island .

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