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    The next round is gonna be extremely tough for India, the batting really has to come together for us in a big way if we're gonna challenge Australia and SA.

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    Boy, Senile Sentry, that Hussain piece in your sig is some arrogant drivel! I can't wait for this winter; if only we had a half decent trundler like Ganguly, I'd go for three spinners along with Zaheer. unfortunately, nobody in the team seems to like running up to bowl off more than 4 paces..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senile Sentry View Post
    I wouldn't like to read too much into a twenty20 match.. but the manner of lack of application by the English is shocking. Yes the spinners have bowled well but the batsmen have looked clueless as well. I would have liked to see this as a one off but the performance of this lineup against spin attacks in the last one year suggests it is more than a blip.
    Yup - it's there for all to see every time we play in the SC or the UAE, but the English game is too far gone for anyone to do a thing about it. Not that it's any sort of priority for the guys who run the domestic game anyway. Listen to the howls of anguish whenever a county has the temerity to produce a track that takes spin before lunch on Day 4. Given how dire our test team is against this stuff, our 2020ers were never going to have a prayer. And this against an attack that was run close by Afganistan iirc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    No Cook, Trott , Bell, Prior etc. Not so much to.read in it for the test cricket I guess?
    I gather you missed the series in the UAE earlier this year? This is what we do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    No Cook, Trott , Bell, Prior etc. Not so much to.read in it for the test cricket I guess?
    True but they looked just as bad in UAE and Sri Lanka.

    Can't really comment too much as I have been watching the football, a dead T20 game hardly worth watching when 4 of the biggest teams in England are playing on the same day. Looking at the scorecard is pretty grim though.

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    After much thought, I think India, in future games, should go with...

    1. Virender Sehwag
    2. Gautam Gambhir
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Rohit Sharma
    5. Suresh Raina
    6. Yuvraj Singh
    7. MS Dhoni
    8. Irfan Pathan
    9. Harbhajan Singh
    10. R Ashwin
    11. P Chawla

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I gather you missed the series in the UAE earlier this year? This is what we do.
    I war trying to give you something to cheer about

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    After very much thought England should come home and save further humiliation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    After much thought, I think India, in future games, should go with...

    1. Virender Sehwag
    2. Gautam Gambhir
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Rohit Sharma
    5. Suresh Raina
    6. Yuvraj Singh
    7. MS Dhoni
    8. Irfan Pathan
    9. Harbhajan Singh
    10. R Ashwin
    11. P Chawla
    3 spinners is a little too much, this pitch wasn't all that spinner friendly, and not every team is England. Zak over chawla and I agree. That said Zak isn't that great a T20 bowler, but we have to hope he comes good.

    Also it's kinda messed how the table toppers from each group get all put into one group for the next round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    After much thought, I think India, in future games, should go with...

    1. Virender Sehwag
    2. Gautam Gambhir
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Rohit Sharma
    5. Suresh Raina
    6. Yuvraj Singh
    7. MS Dhoni
    8. Irfan Pathan
    9. Harbhajan Singh
    10. R Ashwin
    11. P Chawla
    I'd consider going in with 5 bowlers. It's just 20 overs, and Irfan / Ashwin can bat too. The bowling is week and needs some strengthening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    Also it's kinda messed how the table toppers from each group get all put into one group for the next round.
    Is that was is happening?

    Crazy if true. Not really looked at the format of the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Yup - it's there for all to see every time we play in the SC or the UAE, but the English game is too far gone for anyone to do a thing about it. Not that it's any sort of priority for the guys who run the domestic game anyway. Listen to the howls of anguish whenever a county has the temerity to produce a track that takes spin before lunch on Day 4. Given how dire our test team is against this stuff, our 2020ers were never going to have a prayer. And this against an attack that was run close by Afganistan iirc.
    Yeah.. even more irksome when India were basically fielding their reserves in this match.

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    Btw points to ponder for India as well... I have no clue how such a joke like Dinda still manages to make the team. Also while Gambhir had a reasonably good outing today he still had bot got rid of that dab... just lucky that English bowlers were still hungover from the Afghan demolition job and were bowling short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    I'd consider going in with 5 bowlers. It's just 20 overs, and Irfan / Ashwin can bat too. The bowling is week and needs some strengthening.
    Lets not forget Harby who can more than handle a bat. We've got a pretty good tail for T20 cricket.

    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Is that was is happening?

    Crazy if true. Not really looked at the format of the competition.
    Yes, unfair for teams to earn more points and then get grouped with equally strong opponents. It's almost better to lose than to be table toppers the way things are set up lol.

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    just came in and saw the SC......shocking
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

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