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    ***Official*** India in Sri Lanka

    India's packed schedule does it again. The Asia Cup is over, but they're off to Sri Lanka in ten days. The good thing is that they've got Tests first and then the one-dayers, so there's a break for the tired ODI team.

    Tour Match v tbc - Jul 18-20, 2008

    1st Test v Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 23-27, 2008 (10:30 local, 05:00 GMT)

    2nd Test v Sri Lanka at Galle - Jul 31-Aug 4, 2008 (10:30 local, 05:00 GMT)

    3rd Test v Sri Lanka at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 8-12, 2008 (10:30 local, 05:00 GMT)

    Tour Match v tbc at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo - Aug 15, 2008 (10:00 local, 04:30 GMT)
    You can stick this up as official if needed. I wonder when that plane lands, so it will be a lot sooner than expected.
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    Murali and Mendis could pose quite a challenge for the Indian batsmen in SL

    Dhoni deserves some rest after his marathon like effort, both keeping and batting in tests and ODIs in Australia, IPL, BD tri-series and Asia Cup. May be Karthik should come in, even though I m not so confident abt his keeping in tests

    and who should open with Sehwag? Gambhir or Kartik or someone new or may be Rohit? .... other Q is that who should partner Kumble as the 2nd spinner?
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    Couldn't give a toss for the ODI team. Looking forward to some real cricket again. Let's hope Tendulkar has recovered, and they've spend a lot of time looking at Mendis.

    Mendis may find Rahul Dravid in a Test match a much different prospect than Suresh Raina, but then again, considering the total cluelessness that the entire lineup exhibited, you can never be sure.
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    the oldies didn't do that well in the last test series in bowler friendly conditions, except for Ganguly, who surprised on a green top at A'bad and the turner at Kanpur .... so will be interesting to see how they go


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    What's the team news for Sri Lanka, is Mendis likely to make his debut? Are Malinga and Prassana Jawardene fit to play?

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    Seems like this Indian team is on two years of continuous cricket. Madness.
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    1. Virender Sehwag
    2. Gautam Gambhir
    3. VVS Laxman
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Sourav Ganguly
    6. Rahul Dravid
    7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk)
    8. Irfan Pathan
    9. Harbhajan Singh
    10. Anil Kumble (capt)
    11. Ishant Sharma

    Assuming that Zaheer is unfit. I feel that Irfan Pathan can play an important role as a Vaas-esque 75mph seamer who steadily hits the lines and lengths as the pitches become slower and lower. If Dhoni needs a rest, then Dinesh Karthik should be adequate as he is a fine keeper and not too bad a lower order batsman.
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    Isn't Rahul Dravid liable to get stranded on about 50 batting at 6?

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    its not that big of a deal as rahul dravid hasn't been playing well. would much rather see laxman at #3 as he's been in good form. If dravid regains his form, then by all means promote him to #3.

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    Pak have a good 6 weeks rest before CT

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    I guess. Sticking your most defensive-minded batsman at 6 just goes a bit against cricket logic in my book. Also Dravid has never seemed to react well to being shunted about the order.

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    Good lcuk to India to face 60 overs of Mendis & Murali every day in tests

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    They are quite ridiculously good players of spin, mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    They are quite ridiculously good players of spin, mind.
    ya we saw that today...

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    Emphasis on the word ridiculous.


    Nah but seriously, it's a completely different team and if Laxman, Ganguly and co. can't play them then noone can. Which may well be the case.

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