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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby givemeahug786 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:56 am

Well now BCCI wants change their strategy about selection for the next 3 test, it seems to me, pant will play and DHAWAN returns.

I heard from reliable sources to imports SIRAJ/Chahar and if Kohli unfit on Aug 18-- H.Vihari will debut for India.

I do not think Siraj,Chahar gets chance but Pant or Vihari will debut in England soon.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:02 am

givemeahug786 wrote:Well now BCCI wants change their strategy about selection for the next 3 test, it seems to me, pant will play and DHAWAN returns.

I heard from reliable sources to imports SIRAJ/Chahar and if Kohli unfit on Aug 18-- H.Vihari will debut for India.

I do not think Siraj,Chahar gets chance but Pant or Vihari will debut in England soon.


Pant is an obvious selection as DK looks rather finished as a international batsman. Baptism of fire for the young lad if it keeps swinging like this.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:32 am

Indians are very poor losers.

They're not giving credit to England.

Yes, conditions were favourable for English bowlers, but they bowled beautifully too, completely exposing the BCCI batsmen.

Indians are going on and on about the conditions - hey, in India conditions favour your bowlers, don't they?

Anderson seems to be enemy no.1 right now for Indian fans.

Hey, if you batsmen have NO clue how to play him, how is it Anderson's fault? :-)

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:32 am

Brings us back to square one. Wickets in England are different from those in India.

Either land up to prepare well in advance or prepare sporting wickets.

Playing intense IPL is not preparing for tests abroad. Period.

Assess priorities. The same thing happened when MSD led the side after IPL. Same problems, different personnel.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 am

bolero wrote:Brings us back to square one. Wickets in England are different from those in India.

Either land up to prepare well in advance or prepare sporting wickets.

Playing intense IPL is not preparing for tests abroad. Period.

Assess priorities. The same thing happened when MSD led the side after IPL. Same problems, different personnel.


I disagree with the bold, unless you mean for Indian domestic scene with a Dukes ball (this is what Australia is doing for half their domestic summers for the last two summers in advance of the Ashes next year).

English conditions are very sporting. SA was a Philander injury away from beating them last year. NZ should have won 2-0 in 2015 (1-1 in the end) and Pakistan left there 1-1 this tour, and 2-2 last tour there, and I honestly believe if NZ was touring now, they'd thrash England in these conditions because if Jimmy gets the ball to talk, so does Southee but Boult makes it scream*. NZ in Watling, KW, Latham and Taylor has batsmen equipped to deal with the conditions and Raval will typically see off a shiny ball, but I don't necessarily back him to score big in swing conditions.

Of course, if NZ tour India, I expect NZ to be thrashed. So this is about broadened skill sets. It isn't about warm up games, you warm up what you have already prepared earlier, but India's bowlers and most certainly their batsmen are not masters of swinging conditions. Looks like West Indies is going to stay Dukes, (NZ got paid by Kookaburra to stay with them unfortunately), so swing is back on the rise.

It is time more Asian and Australian players learnt to master it. Just like SA, Eng, Aus and NZ players need to upskill on dustbowls.

NZ got lucky with Southee and Boult being swingers, even with a Kookaburra, but, the batsmen and Neil Wagner and Matt Henry have done the off season graft in county cricket and honed their skills.

The answer to genuine preparation is either replicate the conditions and ball at home in domestic or training camps, or send more players for more county stints. Warm up games don't teach mastering swing skills. Seasons of playing or intensive training does.
The problem is, most of the Indian team are millionaires, and county cricket is low paid comparatively, so why should they do it? The BCCI should instruct them to as part of their job. NZ cricketers want to play all year round to the point where NZC forces breaks on them, on and off season.

* Matt Henry's county cricket wicket average there this summer are ridiculous. He's made himself good in England.

I am probably going to be proven wrong, but while I can think of stars from Jayawardene and Hick, Chris Jordan and Sam Curran last summer alone, I am unable to think of an Indian national ever to play domestic in NZ. Even NZ would assist in broadening skill sets.

Off seasons in Eng, NZ, or SA will help these guys face seam and swing. Eng pays the best. Aus is a slightly different challenge but even their Dukes period may be of help.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:36 am

I meant for Indian domestic scene. I agree with your points, Paddles.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:39 am

Prithvi Shaw could be on the flight to Australia: Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar is impressed with Prithvi Shaw‘s progress and feels that he might make the cut for the Australia tour later this year.

18-year-old Mumbai batsman Shaw has been consistently putting up impressive performances and recently scored a brilliant hundred for India A against South Africa A in Bengaluru while opening the innings in an unofficial Test last week.

Earlier this year, Shaw was the captain when India won their fourth U-19 World Cup title in New Zealand beating Australia in the final. He has been touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket.

During India A’s England tour in July this year, he was leading top scorer from his side with 250 runs (188 vs West Indies A and 62 vs England A) in two unoffocial Tests

Shaw has centuries on Ranji and Duleep Trophy debut and has a stellar record that have earned him comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar. “He has certainly done very well. I think he should be on the selection committee’s radar. He could be on the flight to Australia,” Gavaskar told Mumbai Mirror in an interview.

Gavaskar was critical of Indian team’s decision of dropping Shikhar Dhawan from the ongoing second Test at Lord’s against England after failing in the first Test at Edgbaston.

“My point about Dhawan is that he is always dropped after one Test. Others get another opportunity. He should have also got a second chance. If you look at the scores, in the first Test, he scored more runs than Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. So, what is the criteria? In addition to that, he is a left-hander. If he was a right-hander, I can understand that you want to go with the younger option of Rahul. He should have been retained and the team should have strengthened the batting. In Australia, South Africa and England, you need to go with six batsmen in the first Test,” he said.

http://www.cricketcountry.com/news/prit ... kar-734570

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:10 am

bolero wrote:Prithvi Shaw could be on the flight to Australia: Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar is impressed with Prithvi Shaw‘s progress and feels that he might make the cut for the Australia tour later this year.

18-year-old Mumbai batsman Shaw has been consistently putting up impressive performances and recently scored a brilliant hundred for India A against South Africa A in Bengaluru while opening the innings in an unofficial Test last week.

Earlier this year, Shaw was the captain when India won their fourth U-19 World Cup title in New Zealand beating Australia in the final. He has been touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket.

During India A’s England tour in July this year, he was leading top scorer from his side with 250 runs (188 vs West Indies A and 62 vs England A) in two unoffocial Tests

Shaw has centuries on Ranji and Duleep Trophy debut and has a stellar record that have earned him comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar. “He has certainly done very well. I think he should be on the selection committee’s radar. He could be on the flight to Australia,” Gavaskar told Mumbai Mirror in an interview.

Gavaskar was critical of Indian team’s decision of dropping Shikhar Dhawan from the ongoing second Test at Lord’s against England after failing in the first Test at Edgbaston.

“My point about Dhawan is that he is always dropped after one Test. Others get another opportunity. He should have also got a second chance. If you look at the scores, in the first Test, he scored more runs than Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. So, what is the criteria? In addition to that, he is a left-hander. If he was a right-hander, I can understand that you want to go with the younger option of Rahul. He should have been retained and the team should have strengthened the batting. In Australia, South Africa and England, you need to go with six batsmen in the first Test,” he said.

http://www.cricketcountry.com/news/prit ... kar-734570


Well I agree that I would have stacked the batting with 6 before the first test. I really don't see the value of Hardik here. In Australia - I think Hardik makes more sense on a road. But England, less so.

I think teams have many options now,

7/3/1 (England post Freddy with Bresnan at 8 although argument for it being 7/1/3 as Broad and Swann scored a lot of runs in that era)
7/4 (Great WI and Great Aus)
6/4/1 (Australia with Mitch Marsh)
6/3/2 (NZ with CDG and Astle/Santner (Santner I hope continues to develop his batting)
6/2/3 (Eng with Moeen/Rashid with 2 of Stokes/Woakes/Curren) - this is deep bat 9 level (which India has done with Jadeja in the past).
Eng after Jimmy retires:
6/1/4 Bat 10 level deep. :D

India with the batting talent of Jadeja and Ashwin can bat deep well at home, and perhaps this opens more of a spot for Hardik at home. But I am not always understanding his selection value, I must say. And I further say, if a spud is chosen in the top 7, the team needs to bat deep to compensate for it. England clearly do. NZ seeks to with Astle and Santner to support CdG.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:55 am

bring back coach anil kumble

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Katto » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:23 pm

Going South wrote:bring back coach anil kumble


bwahahaha

you just cant accept the facts the team is just not that good :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:07 pm

Going South wrote:bring back coach anil kumble

Won't make a difference.
These batsmen have just been totally exposed.
Would've happened under Kumble as well.
Yes, the mystifying selection of 2 spinners in a game where Rashid wasn't required to bowl even one ball might have not happened.
But it wouldn't have changed the end-result.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Ben Stokes - not guilty? I called it a long time ago :)
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:17 pm

Sussex t20 side has an attack of

Archer
Mills
Jordan
R Khan
Briggs

Best domestic t20 attack in the world?

In England?!

Very impressive - for anywhere!
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:06 pm

got this on whatsapp making rounds as today is indian independence day.


Happy Independence Day!

Teacher : Can you name some Indians who struggled against the British ?

Student: Murali Vijay, Pujara, Dhawan, Karthik, KL Rahul, Rahane.


was wondering Gandhi with ton of patience would make a fine test batsman. But would be very very bad selector or manager with his “experiments”

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Going South wrote:

Happy Independence Day!

Teacher : Can you name some Indians who struggled against the British ?

Student: Murali Vijay, Pujara, Dhawan, Karthik, KL Rahul, Rahane.




I'm not sure they struggled bar Pujara, I think they surrendered.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby cricketshala » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 am

Opening pair should be replaced by Rohit and Dhawan

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:36 am

3rd Test starts today.

But my mind is occupied with the floods in Kerala and Kodagu, in southern India.

Devastation on a massive scale, many hundreds dead, hundreds of thousands stranded.

Rescue/relief operation on, but scale of challenge is huge.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Katto » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:04 am

Can England wrap this series up tomorrow evening?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:39 am

27/0. surprised that no wicket fell yet!!!


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Postby louie_db9 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:35 am

The collapse has started. Was delayed today.

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Postby louie_db9 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:02 pm

Pujara you absolutely dumb f**k

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Postby louie_db9 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:04 pm

That's the kind of shot that sees players dropped for years.

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Postby The Third Man » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:54 pm

Great catch from Cook there

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:07 pm

I wish raja or third man update score till ends of day
It's getting too late here to watch game live
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:54 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:I wish raja or third man update score till ends of day
It's getting too late here to watch game live


Give me a hug

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby givemeahug786 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Eric Freeman was 1st player ever who's first scoring shot was 6

Pant just hits 6 he become first indian whose first scoring shot 6 on debut
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:33 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:Eric Freeman was 1st player ever who's first scoring shot was 6

Pant just hits 6 he become first indian whose first scoring shot 6 on debut


Really not surprised Pant did this.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:25 am

Disappointing first day's play.
How did we allow them to last the full day?
Is it a road?

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:26 am

Not been watching the match - but if BCCI has got runs, either England has missed chances, or it's a road. :-)
Kohli getting 97 is believable, Rahane getting 81 isn't. :-)

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:43 am

Not a road. Ball was swinging and nibbling. Good batting against the swing bowlers and presumably bad bowling by Rashid later on.

Kohli is doing well settling scores in England. Seriously.

England is all about playing and missing, then being clear headed dealing with the next ball. This is what Cook has done for years.

England swing isn't about looking fantastic as a batsman like in Australia and in total control and dominate bowlers. It is about knowing that at some point - a jafa will likely get you out, but to do the best in the interim. But the key to remember is the bowler has no idea what the ball will do, so the batsman need not etiher. Playing and missing is not the end of the world so long as you get another ball to face. The swing bowler's skill is to best exploit the conditions by maximizing opportunities. No player, the batsman nor bowler is ever in total control. The key to success is not letting the conditions effect one's team worse than the other team in achieving victory and just give performances the best opportunity of success.

I think Kohli is possibly beginning to get this. A streaky hundred is still a hundred. The ball often does too much to hit the stumps or find the edge. When it does, just get on and deal with the next ball.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:28 am

Yes, I know. :grin:
It's been a pretty decent effort by BCCI - even if I say so with gritted teeth. :grin:

Still hoping it will be 5-0 for England.
At the start of the series, I thought I'd be supporting BCCI (considering my feelings for England) but now I'm totally backing England.
I maintain I like Kohli, Ashwin and most BCCI players, but as a CONCEPT, BCCI evokes disgust in me.
Nothing to do with any particular player.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:58 pm

it’s a 4 day loss for BCCI unlike 3 day loss.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:25 pm

where are the H Pandya haters? come out and say something. ;)

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby bolero » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:36 pm

Going South wrote:where are the H Pandya haters? come out and say something. ;)


Me here.

I don't know where is Paddles. I maintain my opinion of Pandya.

He is a thoroughly inconsistent once in a blue moon player, very loose with the bat.

If he fails with both bat and ball, he is a liability.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Shambles » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:49 pm

Very poor from England in this match. Win the toss & you bat bat bat everytime. Particularly when you are 2 up in the series. Instead they handed the iniative to India who grasped it with all hands & India have played excellently. England should have batted, made 300 & put India under pressure. Collosal mistake, surprised this is not being discussed more. Then England compounded their errors by dropping Sam Curran who has finally given this attack some balance. We have said time & time again that with Woakes & Stokes in the same attack, it is one dimensional, master one & youve mastered them all. So it has been. India will win this by a large margin.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:39 pm

poor BCCI death bowling. they allowed 128/9 to go till 161/10. unacceptable complacency.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:25 pm

bolero wrote:
Going South wrote:where are the H Pandya haters? come out and say something. ;)


Me here.

I don't know where is Paddles. I maintain my opinion of Pandya.

He is a thoroughly inconsistent once in a blue moon player, very loose with the bat.

If he fails with both bat and ball, he is a liability.


Nuthin' changes my earlier opinions. I would say great spell, but its the Indian batsmen in VK and Rahane who have set this game up.
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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:00 am

I did say earlier that Hardik needs to be bowled more - he is a proper bowler, not just a change bowler.
Happy for him - am a fan, though I hate that he plays for Mumbai Indians. :grin:

My problem is never individual BCCI players, though I do troll some of them, like Rahane. :-)
Actually I even like Rahane in Test cricket - but I like trolling him too. :-)

My problem is with BCCI, the organisation.
Unfortunately, since the players represent BCCI on the field, they face my fire.

Anyway, coming to the game, from THIS position, if BCCI don't win this, they will have only themselves to blame.
3 full days to go, a lead of almost 300, 8 wickets still in hand.

Key is to NOT miss chances when England are batting.
I know it's like Bhogle-talk or Shastri-talk (stating the obvious) :-) but it's true that BCCI needs to hold on to its chances much better than it's done so far.
I trust the bowlers to do their job, I don't trust the fielders.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:17 pm

time to play like it’s a T20. hit out and let English bat. Never know when the rains interrupt in england.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:33 pm

these two added only 70 runs in 29 overs. WTF.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:51 pm

Going South wrote:time to play like it’s a T20. hit out and let English bat. Never know when the rains interrupt in england.


I think this will happen much later in afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Lead is 367 - its prolly enough already - but India want many many more.
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At the toss Faf said to Finch that you lads can bat - Finch replied "no, no we can't-we really can't".

Finch then saw Travis Head and Darcy Short start put on sun screen and said "Getting a bit optimistic aren't you?"

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BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:19 pm

Pitch seems not so friendly to bowlers as of now. I give credit to BCCI bowling unit to get the ECB batsmen restricted to 161 rather than batsmen playing tuk tuk cricket due to their career/collective asses under fire. If BCCI bowlers get all 10 English wickets without screw up I would rate Pandya for man of match.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:32 pm

Kohli's having a great series here.

Playing like a rich man's Ross Taylor.
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At the toss Faf said to Finch that you lads can bat - Finch replied "no, no we can't-we really can't".

Finch then saw Travis Head and Darcy Short start put on sun screen and said "Getting a bit optimistic aren't you?"

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Paddles » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:34 pm

Going South wrote:Pitch seems not so friendly to bowlers as of now. I give credit to BCCI bowling unit to get the ECB batsmen restricted to 161 rather than batsmen playing tuk tuk cricket due to their career/collective asses under fire. If BCCI bowlers get all 10 English wickets without screw up I would rate Pandya for man of match.


I disagree. Ball was doing all sorts yesterday and England batting has been pathetic for years.

Kohli and Rahane set this match up in first innings when the ball was hooping against a very competent swing attack.

This match is Kohli's finest hour even if flatter today.

Kohli is on the path to greatness. I'd take him over Ross Taylor ;)

You can keep Pandya and the horse he rode in on ;)
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At the toss Faf said to Finch that you lads can bat - Finch replied "no, no we can't-we really can't".

Finch then saw Travis Head and Darcy Short start put on sun screen and said "Getting a bit optimistic aren't you?"

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby givemeahug786 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:14 pm

Paddles wrote:
Going South wrote:time to play like it’s a T20. hit out and let English bat. Never know when the rains interrupt in england.


I think this will happen much later in afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Lead is 367 - its prolly enough already - but India want many many more.


New strategy for test matches now when 210 over ( good weather Left) Remains in the game.India wants target of 487 /505 . Australian did same vs Pakistan in Australia ( batting friendly track).Pakistan
450 all out lost by 38 runs.something same will be on cards here.
Munaf Patel Retired from International cricket with 125 wickets.

AUS.Hastings retired with Lung problem

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby The Third Man » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:51 pm

givemeahug786 wrote:New strategy for test matches now when 210 over ( good weather Left) Remains in the game.India wants target of 487 /505 . Australian did same vs Pakistan in Australia ( batting friendly track).Pakistan
450 all out lost by 38 runs.something same will be on cards here.


I doubt Bairstow will bat in the 2nd innings so they probably won't need that much.

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:28 pm

come on guys. play your natural game. no tuk tuk batting. ;)

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:44 pm

520 lead declared. right timing. :up:

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BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby Going South » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:45 pm

man of match ALLROUNDER pandya with a 50.
hehehe. rub it on your haters. ;)

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Re: BCCI in England 2018: 5-Test series

Postby raja » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:27 pm

We managed to survive till end of day's play.
And we need less than 500 now.
Two full days to go - so if we keep our heads down, we should be able to win this.
We have the batting - I don't think it is such a difficult task.