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Testing Times Ahead For Team India
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22 July, 2018 20:13
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
Birbal (IP Logged)
22 July, 2018 20:55
Some keys for India will be the slip catching... With Rahane playing it will improve a lot... but still need to make sure specialists are there and not chopping and changing...

The other key will be the form of Virat Kohli. He has a glaring weakness outside off stump to the ball moving late and away. How he manages this, and hopefully, overcomes it will be key to how many runs he scores in England the only place where he has not stamped his authority

Another key will be the form of Mohammad Shami, especially if they pick only him and Ishant along with Hardik as the pace unit. When on song he can be devastating, but when not, can be expensive. His recent personal troubles may have focused his mind on the job like never before... so I am anticipating him to be a handful for the English batsmen.

Finally, how the all rounders. i.e. Pandya, Karthik, Ashwin, Jadeja do with the bat will be very important too. In India they (not including Karthik of course, but incuding Jayant Yadav) were very prolific. How they do in England will be a key factor.

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
Birbal (IP Logged)
23 July, 2018 23:16
Akbar... see my key points...You agree? Do you have others to add?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23/07/2018 23:16 by Birbal.

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
Birbal (IP Logged)
01 August, 2018 23:13
Karthik has already dropped one...but since it was No. 8 Curran, not likely to be too expensive...overall his keeping has been OK so far... But Indian slip cordon looks unsettled again with Pujara out and Rahul in... too much chopping and changing... slips were often too closely staggered... leading to poaching of each other's catches... Rahane of all people dropped one...because he was too close to Kohli and felt compelled to go for it.. instead of letting Kohli take it (no guarantee it would have reached him, or that he would have taken it..smiling smiley) though his pouting and glaring made it seem like it was a slam dunk...:-)

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
ananthd (IP Logged)
02 August, 2018 02:22
Given how dry the English summer has been, expect slower/drier wickets this tour...

India missed a trick by not including Kuldeep/Jadeja in place of Pandya....

I think you may have to go with two spinners the rest of the way....



24 needed with a bunny coming in at 11? No problem!

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
ananthd (IP Logged)
02 August, 2018 02:23
Also, Kohli might be on some kind of record under his captaincy, he may not have kept the same X1 for two succesive tests ever?



24 needed with a bunny coming in at 11? No problem!

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
Birbal (IP Logged)
02 August, 2018 20:42
Yes... for some reason Kohli just LOVES Pandya... I get it that Pandya is of similar aggressive, brash, ilk, but he has NOT backed up his swagger with real performances except for the 90 odd in SA where he played a back to the wall...devil may care... type of knock...

As a bowler he has taken 7 wickets so far...

And some are comparing him to the GREAT Kapil Dev... smiling smiley

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
Max (IP Logged)
03 August, 2018 13:15
No.3 is a specialist position...you cannot make an opener bat there. For next Test, they need to bring in Pujara for either Rahul or Dhawan and Jadeja for Pandya or Umesh.

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
ananthd (IP Logged)
15 August, 2018 19:12
IPL's batting techniques coming into rule the roost ...

Also, the Damocles sword of 'are you in the next Kohli x1' can't be good for morale or camaraderie...



24 needed with a bunny coming in at 11? No problem!

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
Birbal (IP Logged)
20 August, 2018 15:10
India bossing it at Nottingham in the 3rd Test... So far ahead and 2.5 days still left...

Time for a Rishab Pant special? to boost the lead to 500+ then tighten the screws...

 
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Re: Testing Times Ahead For Team India
Birbal (IP Logged)
13 September, 2018 05:44
In the end the 4-1 margin was flattering to England... except for Lord's India had a chance in every game... but they failed the KEY moments except at Nottingham...


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