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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    and India have their best pace attack of my lifetime.
    That's not really saying a lot though is it!
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    India would have to be raging hot favorites.......player v player they just about out point NZ in every dept & are on 'Home' turf (a BIIIG difference to when India are 'Away')!!!

    without Bond the Indian seam attack will probably have more 'pace' than the Black Caps, as neither Tuffey nor Oram are 'quick'.



    just wait for the 'terrace element' to start up ........

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    Yeah india home and away are two different teams. they are so confident on home turf.8D

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    Yeah you're right there...Butler will be NZ's quickest bowler by far.

    Tuffey, Oram & Mason are all around 135 k's.

    And on paper India should win this series 2-0.


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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Look back through the forums to the NatWest Series 2002 or the build-up to the World Cup where India are built up as the best team in the world, ever, full stop. It's where the AAAS sprung from.
    It was fun . Tim, the series starts on 8th Oct and not 2nd Nov. NZ play their first 1st class match against Board President's XI on 26 Sep.

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    I don't think pace will be too much of an issue...NZ had a fairly pedestrian bowling attack against Sri Lanka and did pretty good..infact if it weren't for Hashan Tilakaratne in that series then NZ would have done REALLY well so I reckon NZ will be looking to use the same kind of fielding plans that disrupted some of the Australian batsmen in 2001.

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Look back through the forums to the NatWest Series 2002 or the build-up to the World Cup where India are built up as the best team in the world, ever, full stop. It's where the AAAS sprung from.
    Actually it was like "India being better than England" (and eventually it was proven right :saint: ) and not as being the best team ever.

    As for the comming series, India is gonna nail Kiwis!
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    I know it won't be the plan, but I have a sneaking suspicion that NZ may have already been written off by India - no Bond & so many batsmen struggling etc. However I know that John Wright will be doing his utmost to keep the team focused on the job. By the same token I also have a suspicion that NZ may surprise the locals!

    Yes Bond will be missed and the seam attack has no pace unless Butler gets the nod ahead of Mason, but Tuffey has shown over the last 12 months that he is now a strike bowler with a great success rate in the opening overs. Oram too has an outstanding Test average of 20ish.

    More importantly with the batsmen there are a lot of reputations / careers at stake with this being the first series under Braces. Fleming showed what can be achieved v spin in SL, now it's up to the rest of the batsmen who could be playing for their international careers.


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    Originally posted by anzac
    just wait for the 'terrace element' to start up ........
    lol i've already noticed alot more posts from certain people.
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    Originally posted by Cloete
    lol i've already noticed alot more posts from certain people.
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    Originally posted by Choora
    Actually it was like "India being better than England" (and eventually it was proven right :saint: )
    *checks Official ICC ratings ***

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    Im going to try my best not to get into an argument over this series...realistically India is probably the hardest country to win a test series let alone a test match in along with Australia so im lowering my expectations and if NZ can exceed them then they'll be doing very well.

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    Originally posted by Choora
    Actually it was like "India being better than England" (and eventually it was proven right :saint: ) and not as being the best team ever.
    "India will win the World Cup because Ganguly is left handed.."
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    *checks Official ICC ratings ***

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    Yeah and the same rating had Australia behind SA in test cricket a few months back, so much so for that rating.

    India defeated England in England and later thrashed England in the WC, infact India was WC finalist, while England had an early ride home as was one of our prediction:P

    Right now Indian OD team is much stronger than the English one and if they do play against each other, then the results won't be much different than the previous ones!

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    lol...

    im a indian who since the age of 9/10 has lived in englnad [now almost 15]
    aaaaannnnnddddd i am kinda devoted to sa...

    talk about split allegience....lets hope theres never a war, test matches are ok cos i can support the team that wins :P [joking]

    but, seriously i still think nzl are going to put up a good fight if not even defeat india..but my money [20] is on india...

    on england v india, my moneys on...errr.....err....South Africa

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