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  1. It is is a surreal feeling to see this Indian test team manhandle opponents like play-doh. Batsmen are taking turns to hit big double 100s. And it is almost though Virat Kohli has a pre-match meeting with his bowlers and collectively they decide how to distribute the wickets between themselves.. I dont even recall the Aussie team of the 2000s dominating like this.
  2. Hate to say this - but CSK cannot keep up this old-timers act for too long. MSD's IPL resurgence notwithstanding, their batting lacks the definitive batting superstar. Their bowling is decent but a gun batting line up can absolutely take them to the cleaners if they go after it in the first two overs. Their fielding... Well.. their fielding. You just cannot ignore them because of MSD's influence and overall experience, but T20 is ultimately a young gun's sport. I can easily see being blown away a blitzkrieg attack.
  3. Can you imagine being an umpire and giving an lbw decision against an Mafias' batsmen? Just the sheer thought of Ambanis' henchmen is enough to send terror down everyone's spine..
  4. RCB attack looking super thin. Its gonna another loooooooooooooong season for Bengaluru peeps
  5. Raina is the Original Gangster of IPL.. not Gayle, not MSD, not AB or Kohli.. Its Suresh Motha-******* Raina!
  6. OMG.. We are so terrible at this.. Coaches get replaced/fired at the behest of the team's best player/captain ALL the time in other sports without nearly as much drama. In the NBA for example, head coaches get fired less than 10 games into the season or if they cannot see eye-to-eye with the best player. This Kumble saga has now been dragging for more than a year now.. As far as I can know - Kumble was appointed coach. The team - and more pertinently its best player Kohli - clearly did not like his autocratic style. Kohli communicated his preference to the BCCI leade
  7. Peak Sehwag, Dravid, SRT, VVS would have easily scored 400+ against this Aussie lineup on this very same Adelaide pitch. Its not that the pithces are getting more bowler friendly, its just that batsmen are becoming progressively worse at constructing a test innings..
  8. True that - would not trust anyone in this Indian line up other than Kohli, Pujara (and maybe Rahane) to last an hour against skilled bowling on challenging conditions..
  9. Having a hard time deciding which Indian attack is better. Combo #1 - Zaheer + Ishant + Sreesanth during 2008-2009, when we first captured the #1 position test rankings. Combo #2 - Present day - Ishant + Bumrah + Shami/Bhuvi. Really impressed with the way Ishant has progressed through the years.. His inswinger is flat out of the most deadly weapons against right handers in test cricket.. But boy-o-boy - 2007-2010 Zaheer and the dark art of reverse swing he perfected during that time was a sight to behold. The ball did whatever he told it to do at that time.
  10. One change - Shaw in for Vijay.
  11. I absolutely loving the 200-300 innings score trends in test cricket these days.. This is what 10+ of T20 cricket can do to batsmens' defenses. :)
  12. I dont think I have been able to clearly articulate my thoughts here so far.. I know you have played your fair share of cricket.. How much energy do you think you would able to expend at the time of your delivery stride if your only constraint is that you have land your back foot within the two crease lines.. It essentially gives you a landing zone that is almost a metre long, as opposed to 1.5 inch think line that the bowlers have to work with today..
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