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    Here's a quote from Steve Waugh after his sporting declaration against NZ at the Gabba in 2001. IMO this is the attitude all Test captains should have:

    "You're here to entertain and enjoy yourself and you're trying to win a Test match if you can. I don't see any point playing out a dull draw," Waugh said.

    High roller Waugh admits one shot held Test in balance | Cricket News | Global | ESPN Cricinfo

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    Easy to say that when you have Warne and McGrath. It'd still laudable though.
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    Yeah, when you've assembled one of the greatest test teams of all time that attitude is much easier to have.

    Unfortunately, Vettori is no Warne and Southee no Mcgrath. New Zealand is a team (no offense) of relatively average test cricketers playing the number one side at home. They should be thrilled with a draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Doubt they'll declare. They'll see Sehwag as too big a risk, I reckon.
    I agree.
    However, we shouldn't even be worried about sehwag as his 2nd innings record is terrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    You're probably right, but McCullum did have this to say yesterday:
    Would just focus on scoring a huge double hundred and piling all the pressure on India to produce a wicket for the 3rd test where a positive result is possible.

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    Even on day 4, the wicket seemed to be offering **** all assistance to the bowlers. Not really expecting it to change much today.

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    Reckon this pitch & conditions suits the NZ bowlers more. Especially a bowler like Southee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Oh FFS. Do you really expect to be taken seriously after posting a list featuring probably 70 percent of players you've never ever seen before?

    This is the kind of **** that makes CW a complete laughing stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TumTum View Post
    Reckon this pitch & conditions suits the NZ bowlers more. Especially a bowler like Southee.
    Yeah, but very unlikely to see NZ declaring and dangling a carrot for India to chase, if anything India are still in a better position to win this game if they can manage to take a few quick wickets in the 1st session.
    Also think there is that Sehwag fear factor that really would make any captain think twice, before they look to make a sporting declaration against India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Are there any attacking captains in the international game at the minute though?

    With Mahela no longer skipper, I don't reckon there is.
    Ponting.

    Sends teams in on flat decks in England, bats on greentops in Australia and in England. Backs his players to make the most of the worst of the conditions time after time, and if they don't he hopes like hell they somehow dig themselves out of the **** they've created for themselves.

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    Finally have a bit of internettage access again.

    Like everyone, very impressed with McCullum's innings. We'll wait and see how he goes when he's opening on quicker pitches, but good signs for now as he's taking his improved batting of the last couple of years into this new gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Ponting.
    You are definitely correct there. Ponting has declared about 2 times in the last year for a score of 450 in the 1st innings.

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    NZ looking to declare.

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    Poor over from Zaheer.

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    As I said about Williamson, he has a good technique but doesn't know how to use it.

    Just last over, he was completely late on a shot. On many occasions he has received half-volleys where he looked to play a good cover-drive, yet doesn't get any power or placement.



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