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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Yup, and there is also the pressure of winning. Australian public is usually shocked anytime they lose a single Test match, and the players have some mightily huge expectations to live up to. If anyone loses in Australia, well it's not a big deal because that's what happens to every side. There is less pressure to win, because you know you probably won't anyway, and no one expects you to. So you can play freely, and if you can pull off an upset, you'll be a hero.

    On the other hand, Australia pretty much cannot lose at home. If they beat someone 4-0, it's just another series down under...but if they lose a series at home 2-1...well everyone and their mother will talk about how it signifies the end of an era and how Australia are going to be in the dumps and people will want to sack Ponting, etc.

    It's like the hockey game between US-USSR in 1980. The USSR had all the pressure. They wouldn't really surprise anyone or win any accolades if they won, but losing was unthinkable.
    What pressure? Before the 2003/04 tour, Australia had lost to Sri Lanka in their earlier tour in tests...... So that means Sri Lanka were the ones under pressure, right? And if you did see that series, you will see that Sri Lanka seemed to be the more uptight ones, just like Australi were in India in 2001 and just like India were against Australia in 2004 in India...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    Ah k, might have been your phrasing or my idiocy. Would say England are better at home anyway, though I guess they've been good away of late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    I'll willing to go on the record and tip 4-0 to Australia for the coming tour.
    they will definitely win but i seriously doubt whether it will be anywhere close to that scoreline though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    Ah k, might have been your phrasing or my idiocy. Would say England are better at home anyway, though I guess they've been good away of late.
    He meant England were a better touring side than India; not that England were better away than they were at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    It'll be a dead set massive effort if either team wins the upcoming four Test series 5-0.

    Do I take your first sentence to mean that, after Australia's convincing win in the ODI series, and India's victory in the one off T20 match, you consider that Australia and India finished the tour with honours even?
    Its not India's fault that there was just one 20/20 match.Even if there had been a series India would have won the series by a wide margin simply because India are way better in this format of cricket.

    As for tour, its still not over yet, i do acknowledge that Aus have the best test team in the world, however on Indian playing conditions, India are more than likely to emerge victorious in the test series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    I'll willing to go on the record and tip 4-0 to Australia for the coming tour.

    For that to happen, Aus will have to recall Steven Waugh from retirement, bring back Bradman from his grave, and also bring back McGrath and most importantly pray to Christ that India's spin Gods somehow fail to mesemerize Oz batsmen.

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    As for tour, its still not over yet, i do acknowledge that Aus have the best test team in the world, however on Indian playing conditions, India are more than likely to emerge victorious in the test series.
    Nah it is. The Tests are in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolledOver View Post
    For that to happen, Aus will have to recall Steven Waugh from retirement, bring back Bradman from his grave, and also bring back McGrath and most importantly pray to Christ that India's spin Gods somehow fail to mesemerize Oz batsmen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Nah it is. The Tests are in Australia.
    In the cold of Toronto i forgot the tests are in Aus, no wonder Sir Sreesath was saying that he cannot wait to get his feet to Australia.

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    Sreesanth is one mad indian!

    Just needs to calm down a bit and let the bowling do the talking. As if its not embarassing enough to lose after all that he gives to the opposition.
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