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    Is India Over Rated?

    Has the Indian cricket team over the years been overrated? Are they really that good that many teams fear them? Did Steve Waugh really do justice to the word by labbeling India as the "final frontier"?
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    In India, the combination of a number of factors makes winning here difficult. The Indian team however, is definitely overrated. The Indian media, is primarily responsible for this.
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    The Indian team IMO sometimes suffers from the same disease that England's football team gets when they have to take penalties...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator
    Has the Indian cricket team over the years been overrated? Are they really that good that many teams fear them? Did Steve Waugh really do justice to the word by labbeling India as the "final frontier"?
    Wasn't that quote about touring India rather than the team itself, though?


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    Yea, India as a cricket team is overrated. Touring India, is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketboy29
    The Indian team IMO sometimes suffers from the same disease that England's football team gets when they have to take penalties...
    What? They're lazy, greedy, overpaid, overrated tossers who don't really give a **** but just try to make it vaguely look like they're taking one for the team, too?

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    Pretty much yeah...All except for Dravid that is..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketboy29
    Pretty much yeah...All except for Dravid that is..
    IMO dravid is underrated!
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    India is a great team . The only problem that I see is that they don't have finishing touch and killer instinct in their bowling .Bar Kumble all the bowlers are sitting at that 70% mark , I mean no one is there in the brilliant 90's percentile or so . They are not over rated and they rated just fine .. They can't perform up to their potential outside of India and I don't know why in the name of hell . Otherwise its a brilliant team to have in the world cricket .
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    I am going to divert this thread towards Pakistan now. Do you guys think PAKISTAN are overrated or underrated, and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ
    India is a great team . The only problem that I see is that they don't have finishing touch and killer instinct in their bowling .Bar Kumble all the bowlers are sitting at that 70% mark , I mean no one is there in the brilliant 90's percentile or so . They are not over rated and they rated just fine .. They can't perform up to their potential outside of India and I don't know why in the name of hell . Otherwise its a brilliant team to have in the world cricket .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator
    Did Steve Waugh really do justice to the word by labbeling India as the "final frontier"?
    Steve Waugh labelled the tour to India Australia's "final frontier" in that it was the only place the Australian side at the time had not won. I believe Australia had failed to win a series on Indian soil since Chappell was captain in the 70's, it may have been even earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    Steve Waugh labelled the tour to India Australia's "final frontier" in that it was the only place the Australian side at the time had not won. I believe Australia had failed to win a series on Indian soil since Chappell was captain in the 70's, it may have been even earlier.
    Yup, Waugh never did win one. Though Ponting did the year after Waugh retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    Steve Waugh labelled the tour to India Australia's "final frontier" in that it was the only place the Australian side at the time had not won. I believe Australia had failed to win a series on Indian soil since Chappell was captain in the 70's, it may have been even earlier.

    I agree, however thats the point i want to showcase. Yes he labbeled the tour, but labbeling the tour OF INDIA as the final frontier is still IMO overrating the Indian Team. Plus, they were favourites to win the tour. I mean at that time you look at the Australian and Indian squad, clearly the Australian team was far stronger.

    I hope you get the point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Yup, Waugh never did win one. Though Ponting did the year after Waugh retired.
    Gilchrist won it, not Ponting.

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