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Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:58 am

bolero wrote:There are people wanting to try out Prithvi Shaw and Pant. Pant's keeping is suspect.



DK was damn ordinary wkeeping at best in the 1st test. And I'm being generous.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby The Third Man » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:03 am

Paddles wrote:DK was damn ordinary wkeeping at best in the 1st test. And I'm being generous.


Where is Saha?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 am

Dinesh Karthik as a keeper has never impressed me.
He gets away with it in limited-overs games but doesn't pass scrutiny in Tests.
I did say so too earlier in this thread - when he misses chances, BCCI will realise Saha's value behind the stumps.

I don't think Saha would've done much with the bat in these conditions - Karthik is better, no doubt.
But behind the stumps, Karthik is no match for Saha.

No clue about Pant behind the stumps other than during IPL (that hardly counts).

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 am

The Third Man wrote:
Paddles wrote:DK was damn ordinary wkeeping at best in the 1st test. And I'm being generous.


Where is Saha?


Injured.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:47 am

England are nowhere close to being more than an average side with the bat.
It's their bowling that rescues them time and again.
In home conditions, it invariably produces the goods.
Got to give them credit for that.

BCCI batting - the less said the better.
For all the hoopla around Kohli, remember he was dropped when on 21.
Could've been very different if that had been taken.

The good thing for him now though is that he will be having much more confidence going into the Lord's Test.
He badly needed that confidence, given his 2014 performance.
I expect him to continue to do well for the rest of the series.
He has a great attitude, he's a real fighter.

I expect no improvement from BCCI batting in Lord's.
Vijay and Dhawan are walking wickets, competing with each other on who will walk earlier.

Hoping Rahul will do well - he is not experienced playing the moving ball.
Maybe Rahane and he should switch places.
And Rahul did get a very good delivery in the second innings, so I won't be too harsh on him.
Hope he isn't dropped for this one failure.

Rahane got a wonderful hundred last time at Lord's but he looks a shadow of that Rahane now.
Must be very short of confidence too.

Whatever happens, Pujara must not return.
A lot of people are now back to the predictable "How could you drop Pujara?" beat.
Stop it - he has done NOTHING in English conditions, even in county cricket, for two years.
I'd anyday prefer Rohit Sharma to Pujara.
And stop comparing Pujara with Dravid.
That's one reason Pujara keeps getting support.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:01 am

I am all for Prithvi Shaw as opener in the test team. I think this youngster would go places if given an opportunity now.

Just my gut feel.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:03 am

Paddles wrote:
bolero wrote:There are people wanting to try out Prithvi Shaw and Pant. Pant's keeping is suspect.



DK was damn ordinary wkeeping at best in the 1st test. And I'm being generous.


True.

He looked like a fish out of water.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:31 am

Mayank Agarwal smashes double century, Prithvi Shaw slams ton as India ‘A’ dominate South Africa ‘A’ on Day 2 of 1st unofficial Test

Bengaluru: Mayank Agarwal's continued his dream run smashing a double hundred in company of centurion Prithvi Shaw as India A flayed the South African bowling attack to reach 411 for two on the second day of the 'four day' Test.

Agarwal sent the bowlers on a leather hunt with an unbeaten 220 off 250 balls while Shaw punished them with a well-made 136 off 196 balls during a 277-run opening stand.

India A now enjoy a 165-run lead after Mohammed Siraj took five for 56 to bowl out South Africa A for 246.

It was a day when India A openers scored runs at an average of 4.72 with an astounding 58 boundaries and five sixes.

Out of these, Agarwal alone hit 31 fours and four maximums. Shaw had 20 boundaries and a six in his seventh first-class hundred.

The hero of the day certainly was local boy Agarwal, who hit his eighth first-class century.

After a tremendous last season in domestic cricket where he scored well over 1000 runs, Agarwal continued his good form during the India A tri-series in England with three hundreds in List A tri-series.

"I think, I have seen the best knock from the blade of Mayank. He batted really well and I expect him to get more runs under the belt," Shaw told reporters after the second day's play.

On his knock, Shaw said,"I played according to the merit of the ball. When I saw ball to be it, I did simply that. I have been an aggressive batsman since my school days and I play my game as such," he said.

Both Shaw and Mayank played the morning session out and took the score to 122 or no loss after they had cracked a superb half centuries.

"The first session is very crucial or us. If you play that period in the morning, it is easier for the batsman afterwards because the ball comes nicely on to the bat. After that you can see our score kept moving," Shaw said.

https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/ ... 97511.html

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P.S. Raja is a big fan of Mayank Agarwal.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:56 pm

My logic for Pujara is this, I agree with Raja that he scores too slowly.

The block, block, block technique takes the shine off the ball and can frustrate the bowlers.

He can play a complete day if he so wishes.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:57 pm

Pujara is a master of consuming deliveries, it's like Spain playing possession football.

But yes, we can't compare Pujara with Dravid.

Dravid was in a different league.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 pm

bolero wrote:Mayank Agarwal smashes double century, Prithvi Shaw slams ton as India ‘A’ dominate South Africa ‘A’ on Day 2 of 1st unofficial Test



P.S. Raja is a big fan of Mayank Agarwal.


:grin:

Well, I'm happy for him but I was disappointed in his performance in the IPL.
Maybe he's a flat-track bully.

What's happening now is that there is plenty of competition for every spot in Team BCCI.
Especially on home wickets, all these guys could challenge any of the more established players like Vijay and Dhawan.

What we really need is players to perform in overseas conditions.

Maybe we should think of "England specialists", "South Africa specialists" and so on. :-)

Like you have clay court, grass court specialists. :-)

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:00 pm

bolero wrote:I am all for Prithvi Shaw as opener in the test team. I think this youngster would go places if given an opportunity now.

Just my gut feel.


Yes, let Dhawan or Vijay feign injury, Kohli should ask for a replacement.
They should fly Shaw over.
He won't do worse than these guys anyway.

Worst case, he'll probably catch better than Dhawan. :grin:

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:34 pm

Wow, some ordinary batting captains really laying it thick on Kohli here.

When Ashwin came back on to bowl, Curran smacked him out of the attack, which Kohli had probably rightfully feared when he first took him off.

I think the focus should be much more on India scoring less than 450 runs in this test than Kohli's captaincy and use of Ashwin.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Katto » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:14 am

450 doesn't get scored that often in England.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:50 am

Katto wrote:450 doesn't get scored that often in England.


In 2 innings combined?

Yes, it does.

This is just the past 5 years before the last test:

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... view=match

450 is below the median, by some distance. India scored 436 in this past test.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Katto » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:10 am

Paddles wrote:
Katto wrote:450 doesn't get scored that often in England.


In 2 innings combined?

Yes, it does.

This is just the past 5 years before the last test:

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... view=match

450 is below the median, by some distance. India scored 436 in this past test.


thought you were talking about an innings

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:25 am

Katto wrote:http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/24299085/ben-stokes-alleged-mocked-gay-men-court-hears

Stokes is f***ed


It would be prudent to wait until Barry and O'Connor (the gay men) give evidence.

The above appears to be based solely on Cunningham's testimony (the doorman) so far.

The gay couple had praised Stokes for saving them from homophobic bullies on the night of the pub brawl in Bristol.

Kai Barry and William O'Connor said they were "grateful" to Stokes, who stepped up to help them from getting beaten up, and also called the England all-rounder a "real hero".


https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricke ... 2018-08-06

The problem for the doorman in saying that Stokes was 'mocking' them in a "derogatory" manner is that it is without context:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sports ... -them.html

Former sales assistant Kai said he did not realise the 'quite fit' pair were famous as he partied with them into the night - downing Jagerbombs bought by Stokes....

But as the foursome were dancing together they claim to have heard someone using the homophobic slur 'batty boys'.

Stokes asked where the pair where the pair were going next and as the group walked down the road they heard further abuse.

Kai claims the fight 'came out of nowhere' and that Stokes 'stood up' for the pair.


Now it seems more in this context, that Stokes is more into banter (and friendly at that!) with any "mocking", than abusing gay men that he will actually buy drinks for and dance with.

But I'm just waiting to see what happens they give their evidence. The bouncer seems pretty irrelevant at this stage.

The issue is Ben's use of force after the first scuffle, whether there were further threats made against Ben or the gay men he was protecting before he lays Hale out.

"We know Mr Ali had a bottle and was using it," Corsellis continued. "Stokes may have been - may have been - acting in defence of himself or another in taking hold or striking of Mr Ali at this stage. You may use violence in public if you think it is necessary to defend yourself or others.
But there is a big difference in using violence to defend someone and then deciding to retaliate or taking out a secondary attack on someone who had the temerity to attack you. That is exactly what you see in this clip. This is retribution and retaliation; not self-defence."

Further video footage appeared to show Hale, who works for the emergency services, come to his senses and, according to a witness, find a road sign, pull the metal legs from it and return to the fray.


What the prosecutor says is correct, but the bold is in Ben's favour. If it's not over, it's not over. If Ben believed there was still danger to himself or his friends, then it is still self defence. And from the actions of Hale, the question begged is was it over? That's for the jury to decide after hearing the evidence of the witnesses, not some bouncer before it all kicked off who doesn't even seem to be aware than Ben was drinking and dancing with these gay men.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:08 am

Katto wrote:
Paddles wrote:
In 2 innings combined?

Yes, it does.

This is just the past 5 years before the last test:

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... view=match

450 is below the median, by some distance. India scored 436 in this past test.


thought you were talking about an innings


Yeah - I thought you may have been (but I really don't know why given tests have two max innings and India's combined score in both was under 450). Nevertheless it looks like only one of us applied the:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_charity
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:57 am

Paddles wrote:
Katto wrote:450 doesn't get scored that often in England.


In 2 innings combined?

Yes, it does.

This is just the past 5 years before the last test:

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... view=match

450 is below the median, by some distance. India scored 436 in this past test.


That said England also scored 467 both innings put together, but yes, greater than 450, just.

Both the batters bad, India much worse. Thats the difference.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:29 am

bolero wrote:
Paddles wrote:
In 2 innings combined?

Yes, it does.

This is just the past 5 years before the last test:

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... view=match

450 is below the median, by some distance. India scored 436 in this past test.


That said England also scored 467 both innings put together, but yes, greater than 450, just.

Both the batters bad, India much worse. Thats the difference.


Yeah but we all know England's top order with Malan and Jennings, out of form Cook and specialist Buttler isn't strong.

But then its England seamers vs Indian seamers after England play #8's who bat well.

India needs more runs to win and I'm not convinced whether they need Pandya neither.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:12 am

Paddles wrote:
bolero wrote:
That said England also scored 467 both innings put together, but yes, greater than 450, just.

Both the batters bad, India much worse. Thats the difference.


Yeah but we all know England's top order with Malan and Jennings, out of form Cook and specialist Buttler isn't strong.

But then its England seamers vs Indian seamers after England play #8's who bat well.

India needs more runs to win and I'm not convinced whether they need Pandya neither.


Pandya plays well once in a blue moon and some people in India have started comparing him with Kapil Dev.

It is the most idiotic comparison.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:27 am

I think, in these conditions, England's bowling strength is far superior to BCCI's.
Anderson, Broad, Curran, Stokes/Woakes, Rashid >> Ishant, Umesh, Shami, Ashwin, Pandya.

I'm not convinced that BCCI's batting, on paper, is better than England's.
Malan was a weak link, now replaced by Ollie Pope, who Alec Stewart (his coach/mentor in Surrey) speaks very highly of.
Yes, Cook is out of form and Jennings failed both times - but I still they are better than Vijay/Dhawan.
Rahul is a decent batsman - but the wily Anderson, or one peach of a delivery from Broad will get him early every time.
Rahane is nowhere close to the batsman he was a few years ago - seems to be very short of confidence.
Karthik is unreliable, I think he will get at least one good (70+) score in this series though. He CAN bat.
Kohli is the one bright spot - but even he was let off with the score on 21, let's not forget.
Apparently he almost nicked 45 times during the Test?
And then you're down to Pandya - whose 31 is now being lauded as an innings of character!

Compare this with Root, Bairstow, Buttler. And now Curran too seems to be an added thorn for BCCI bowlers.
Woakes, Broad, Anderson can all bat.

England should win this series comfortably.

BCCI is feeling the loss of Bhuvi - but no point talking about that.

Only hope is if they get good batting wickets.

The pitch in Lord's is expected to be dry - that's very good news for them.

If so, we might see two spinners play for BCCi.

Also expect flat-track bullies like Dhawan to get runs and hold on to their spot.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:33 am

Wait, I just checked the scorecard again and find that Jennings got 42 in the first innings.
Somehow I thought he'd failed.

That's not bad - certainly not in the context of the game.

What I also don't understand is why Hardik doesn't bowl more.

He bowled just 10 overs in the first innings (out of 90 overs bowled). And none in the second innings at all.

We keep saying "he's not really much of a bowler" - and don't even give him a bowl.

I disagree - I think he's a better bowler than we give him credit for.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:40 am

If I were an Indian fan, what would concern me, is that when Anderson, Stokes and Curran got prodigious swing constantly, that an off spinner called Ashwin looked the most threatening bowler (in both innings, Shami was good in first, Sharma in 2nd, Ashwin was constant).

Jennings is mediocre. He's not even the best opener England has available to them. But it appears that England is picking and sticking after trying half of county cricket since Strauss retired to fill his role.

Rory Burns would be my choice. Jennings may edge his way to another 40 - but come the Ashes next year, I'd be surprised to see him play all 5 tests.

As for Pandya's bowling, if he ain't bowling much, don't even try to tell me he's the 6th best batsmen in India.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:31 am

I would draft in Pujara for sure.

It was a mistake dropping him in the first place.

India has plenty of strokemakers with loose technique, Pujara can consume a lot of overs, he is required in this current team, which is very loose on batting.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:10 pm

I agree with Raja that England were clearly the better side and if Kohlis catch had been taken, things would have been much worse for India.

1. India desperately needs left handed batsmen in the middle order. It helps disturb the line and forces bowlers not to premeditate their deliveries.

Excepting Dhawan, there is no left hander in the Indian side.

2. The first test syndrome has never left the Indian team. By the time the Indian team warms up and starts playing better, the series is over. I had posted this before other overseas series, same holds good even today. By the time India pulled one back in RSA, the series was gone (a close one).

3. The balance of the side is a problem (which Paddles hinted). What is Pandya doing in the team if he is not bowling enough ? He is too loose with the bat for my liking (Hit out or get out guy).

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:20 pm

Ashwin saved BCCI some blushes with the ball.
In these conditions, Shami should have put his hand up, in the absence of Bhuvi.
He was a disappointment.
Umesh has improved over the last year, and I expect him to pick up crucial wickets at times, but he's rarely run through a side anyway.

But all said and done, the batsmen were SO poor, no point blaming the bowlers.
Keeping England to 287 and 180 is a decent job - I don't want to be too harsh on the bowlers.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:23 pm

If Lord's turns out to be a dry wicket, playing Pujara might not be a bad idea.
He might grind his way to a 50, or even a 100.

But in place of whom?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:13 am

raja wrote:Ashwin saved BCCI some blushes with the ball.
In these conditions, Shami should have put his hand up, in the absence of Bhuvi.
He was a disappointment.
Umesh has improved over the last year, and I expect him to pick up crucial wickets at times, but he's rarely run through a side anyway.

But all said and done, the batsmen were SO poor, no point blaming the bowlers.
Keeping England to 287 and 180 is a decent job - I don't want to be too harsh on the bowlers.


BCCI bowlers are doing a fine job. Ashwin was outstanding, Shami was great in the first, Sharma deadly in the second innings.

Yadav was fairly ordinary, and down on pace, and may be the one to be dropped when Bhuvi or Bumrah are back fit.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:15 am

bolero wrote:I agree with Raja that England were clearly the better side and if Kohlis catch had been taken, things would have been much worse for India.

1. India desperately needs left handed batsmen in the middle order. It helps disturb the line and forces bowlers not to premeditate their deliveries.

Excepting Dhawan, there is no left hander in the Indian side.

2. The first test syndrome has never left the Indian team. By the time the Indian team warms up and starts playing better, the series is over. I had posted this before other overseas series, same holds good even today. By the time India pulled one back in RSA, the series was gone (a close one).

3. The balance of the side is a problem (which Paddles hinted). What is Pandya doing in the team if he is not bowling enough ? He is too loose with the bat for my liking (Hit out or get out guy).


Yeah, when games only last 10/15 sessions and runs are at a premium, there is a serious question to be had as to whether the 5th bowler is essential.

And to be honest, it appeared that there may have been more utility in a second spinner than in a 4th seamer anyway given the turn Ashwin was getting from the get-go.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby louie_db9 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:55 am

I live in East London, so not near Lords, but it has been raining here all morning. Forecast looks similar rest of the day so don't think we will get much play today at all. Typical, country has been in the longest heatwave I can remember but now this Test is here it has gone back to good old-fashioned British weather.

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Postby raja » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:13 am

Just checked the weather forecast.
Rain for today and Monday.
Fri, Sat, Sun - cloudy.

Looks like BCCI might get away with a draw here. :(

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Postby Katto » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm

Great game so far.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:41 pm

The toss hasn't been done, even the playing XI isn't known.
In these conditions, no point playing two spinners, methinks.
England has the better bowlers to take advantage of these conditions.
If they win the toss and put BCCI in to bat, we could see England batting before lunch. :-)
Ok, a bit of an exaggeration - but I'm allowed to dream, right? :-)

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:17 am

bolero wrote:
Paddles wrote:
Yeah but we all know England's top order with Malan and Jennings, out of form Cook and specialist Buttler isn't strong.

But then its England seamers vs Indian seamers after England play #8's who bat well.

India needs more runs to win and I'm not convinced whether they need Pandya neither.


Pandya plays well once in a blue moon and some people in India have started comparing him with Kapil Dev.

It is the most idiotic comparison.


If Pandya improves his batting and bowling in red ball, he could still be a poor man's Manoj Probhakar yet.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:21 am

no test match in recent couple of years gets played on complete 5 days. you still can expect a result with enough spare time.

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Postby louie_db9 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:05 am

Excellent from India. Took until the second day for them to lose a wicket.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby louie_db9 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:02 pm

Kohli and Pujara come out to bat 12 balls before rain starts again and Pujara manages to get run out in that time. Brainless cricket. Utterly stupid. I sense a 60 all out.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:14 pm

louie_db9 wrote:Kohli and Pujara come out to bat 12 balls before rain starts again and Pujara manages to get run out in that time. Brainless cricket. Utterly stupid. I sense a 60 all out.


Pujara is worse than Dravid in getting run out.

Dreadful.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:13 pm

Thoroughly enjoying this. :grin:

Kohli now gone to a beauty of a delivery from Woakes.
Was dropped off the previous delivery.

Earlier
- Vijay had no clue what the ball was doing
- Rahul knew what it was doing but was committed to his usual forward-sideways play
- Pujara went for a needless single. It might have been possible, but in the context of the game, was an entirely unnecessary risk.

- Rahane has already had a life, dropped by Root.

Now you know why I want BCCI to play Test cricket in England. :grin:

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:21 pm

Now Hardik goes.

Dropped by Buttler, gone next ball caught by Buttler.

Woakes again.

Karthik in.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:23 pm

And out.

Karthik gone to Curran. :-)

This is SO MUCH FUN!

62/6.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 pm

Ashwin in now. :grin:

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:50 pm

Rahane raha nahin. :-)
Anderson just too good in these conditions.

84/7.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:08 pm

Kuldeep gone.
Though he got a duck, he did hang around for a bit.
Jimmy again.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:11 pm

Ashwin gone. To Broad.
96/9.

I remember India being 96 all out once in England - I think it was in the opening Test of the 1979 series.
Or the 1982 series.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:17 pm

Just checked.
I got it slightly wrong.
It wasn't the first Test of 1979 series, it was the 2nd Test.
Also at Lord's.
I remember that was also a rain-ruined game.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:18 pm

End of the innings.
Ishant goes to Anderson.
Jimmy has his five-fer.