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Top class test innings from Rohit.

 

Has shown much improved ability of leaving balls outside the off stump ... despite a quick and probing spell of out-swing bowling by Rabada in the morning session.

 

It is good to see that he is working on his weaknesses and taking test cricket seriously.

 

And he was good dealing with the short ball as well as spin bowling as usual.

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5 hours ago, express bowling said:

If we are playing 5 specialist bowlers then our keeper should be a high average batsman too.

 

We should have picked Pant as keeper because of this reason.

 

Our batting depth is looking weak.

Our keeper bats below Jadeja! But he is a superhuman (despite conceding byes and dropping catches in every test) and is irreplaceable.

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Samson throws away both the chances to make a mark in T20Is.

 

Got chances to open in both the matches but did not grab any of the opportunities by playing loose shots.

 

It is true that anyone, no matter how good, can have some failures early in their careers. The failure part is not an issue at all.

 

But playing loose shots definitely is an issue.

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2 hours ago, express bowling said:

Manish Pandey 2.0 needs to be looked at in a different light than earlier.

 

He is finishing well these days, is a better T20 player, starting his hitting without taking time and hitting well too.

 

He should get some chances.

pandey IMO is a perfect sub for kohli. both are consolidators who score at 130 SR roughly and have very high avgs. I am not sure if he should bat anywhere below 5. one option is to remove iyer and have pandey at 5. I feel we need batters who strike at 150+ at 6-8. as of now, I can only think of hardik in that position. thakur can slog a few but his bowling is poor. need to try rana or suryakumar perhaps.

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Mayank and Shardul both are limited but good in optimising their talent. Have calm heads under pressure which is more valuable than just raw talent.
I am very sure Manish would have pulled it off at least twice had he been at Ross Taylor's position in last 3 games. And Khaleel, Siraj would have lost us if put in Shardul's place.
Replace them if we have one more Hardiks and Sainis, but they deserves some respect.

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I don't think this series has given any suprises at all other than Manish Pandey. It still showed India is top heavy and they still don't have any hitters down the order.

 

Dubey is not of international class in batting either.This guy cannot complain just like Pant of not getting enough chances to prove himself.

 

Washington Sundar is another bits and pieces player who is being projected as so called allrounder.

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