India's tour of England 2011

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#1 Jul 18th, 2011, 08:16
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Let's get the ball rolling.

Do you think Viru should join the touring party after the first 2 tests? He will be coming back after surgery and it may be better for him to miss the entire tour, get match fit and be available for the next series. It may also give Mukund some stability to play his natural game for the entire series.

Secondly, do you think it was a good idea to send Sreesant on this tour? The selectors could have picked a young bowler and molded him.

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#2 Jul 18th, 2011, 11:22
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Whatever the team selection be, there will always be questions about the inclusion or exclusion of a player. Sreesanth has performed well in swinging conditions so I think his inclusion is justified.

Regarding Sehwag, it is debatable whether he should be in the team or no. There was a hue and cry when Sachin opted out of the West Indies series. I personally thought that he deserved the rest and it was a good chance for other youngsters to be molded. The same would have been the case here, if Sehwag decided to miss the entire tour and get match fit for the next series.

As far as the test series goes, I think India will win it 1-0. Hoping 1971's history is repeated.
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England have announced their 12 for the 1st test and the list includes the following bowlers:

Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan.

Steve Finn has been left out.

I don't recall the last time that England had 5 genuine quick bowlers to pick from to make the 12.

The Indian press is recollecting the 1971 tour of India. What they forget is that there is a huge difference in the quality of players on both sides.

The Indian batting line up looks stronger except for the openers so I think the two teams even out. The Indians are known to hang the bat out to dry and that is a big concern.

On the bowling, I think the England team looks much stronger, not only in the pace attack, but also in spin. The Indian quickies tend to spray the ball around while the English ones bowl to the stumps with an emphasis of just outside off-stump for the dangling bats. From my observations, the Indian quickies bowl about 1 ball in an over that is really beautiful, while the English bowl 4 in over that is right on.

Should be interesting. My prediction is England win the series 2-0.

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Vandy

How come you are so quiet? Been busy cooking up some fiery Vindaloo?

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a few pointers from my side:
i have noticed one thing while watching INDIA play international cricket,
when INDIA plays anywhere across globe, its full house all the time,
the last WI tour was exception, looks like cricket is dying in WI,
coming to England tour, first day of the first test is very crucial,
its difficult for visting team batsmen to cope the cold and drizzly conditions an early english summer has to offer,
i would honestly want england to bat first,
even better option is first day of the test washed out,
just we would have enough time to settle down and acclamitse the conditions,
the later part of the tour is where INDIANS will vanquish english,
my money is on mukund and tendulkar to make centuries.
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India's present tour to England falls in the 2nd half of the English summer. I remember Glenn Turner scoring 1000 runs before the end May in the 1970's and the 1st half of the English summer would be probably till the end of June.

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sorry for the interruption...

OT Nattu - just wanted to inform Vandy the other team i'm rooting for... together with the afghanistani team -

GO MASAI WARRIORS




back to the pitch report...
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hilarious brishti ... what's the middle guy looking at?
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agreed but the weather in UK still looks damp with on and off showers, there will be lot of moisture around and it becomes difficult to bat in seaming conditions,
good luck TEAM INDIA.
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India's present tour to England falls in the 2nd half of the English summer. I remember Glenn Turner scoring 1000 runs before the end May in the 1970's and the 1st half of the English summer would be probably till the end of June.

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Would some one reach 100 Centuries during the 100th Test Match between England and India which co-incidentally is also the 2000th Test Match (including the Australia Vs World XI one)?

I think no.
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As per usual.

GO INDIA !!!!!!!


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India did reasonably well getting both openers, thanks to Zaheer. Great bowling figures by him. I hope the hamstring injury is not serious. The dropped catches may come back to haunt India. Trott is on a trot

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Ishant needs to start using that thing between his ears and start bowling at the stumps, he wasted a lot of deliveries bowling far too wide.

I thought Kumar was pretty unlucky, he bowled some pretty good deliveries throughout his spells.

Now that Zac is under injury cloud Bahji will need to pull his finger out.


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Looking at Ishant's bowling, I am thinking if he is going to some thing similar to what he did in West Indies.

Could India restrict England to less than 300? Looks difficult, but could be possible, if the conditions assist bowlers and Zaheer is back.

PS: Zaheer may miss most of England tour
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Ishant is not bowling as per what is required in English conditions - shows his lack of preparation/immaturity.

I can't believe that Dhoni bowled 8 overs (he bowled better than Ishant IMO) - the Indian team and the Indian selectors appear to me to be somewhat arrogant. Did they know that Zaheer may not have been fully fit? It appears that he is out of this test and may well be out of the series. IMO, Ishant needs a hair cut like Praveen Kumar before he can become a good bowler in England

Why hasn't Dhoni used Sachin, Gambhir and Raina (he just bowled one over a few minutes ago)?

The Indian media keeps comparing with the 1971 team - at that time we had 3 top-rated spinners!

India are going to get hammered this series simply because they are over-confident and what can one say about their fielding!

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