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    *Official* Second Test at Trent Bridge

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    Another test 4 days seems mental, but the quick turnover is more than likely to help us. We're a much fitter side.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Another test 4 days seems mental, but the quick turnover is more than likely to help us. We're a much fitter side.
    with more depth also.

    Of course anything can happen. First session will be a cracker.
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    Some big choices ahead for India. I don't think there's any conceivable way Zaheer can be risked as part of a three-man seam attack (in fact I suspect he's not in any fit state to be risked at all, but if he's even 70-80% he's still the top boy) so does Harbhajan miss out and Sree or Munaf come in? Or does Mukund make way for another bowler? If Irfan was in the squad I think the 2nd option would be more likely than the Hail Mary it would be now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Some big choices ahead for India. I don't think there's any conceivable way Zaheer can be risked as part of a three-man seam attack (in fact I suspect he's not in any fit state to be risked at all, but if he's even 70-80% he's still the top boy) so does Harbhajan miss out and Sree or Munaf come in? Or does Mukund make way for another bowler? If Irfan was in the squad I think the 2nd option would be more likely than the Hail Mary it would be now.

    Assuming Tremmers is fit we'll be as you were, obvz.
    I'd be more inclined to risk Zaheer with Harbhajan than without him. He can bowl longer spells than Sreesanth and Munaf, not to mention being a better bowler. He was thoroughly disappointing at Lords but he was bowling some of his best stuff in South Africa.

    India will either be unchanged or just bring Sree/Munaf in for Zaheer IMO. They might've thought about just playing five batsmen but Raina doing well in the second innings probably ended thoughts of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I'd be more inclined to risk Zaheer with Harbhajan than without him. He can bowl longer spells than Sreesanth and Munaf, not to mention being a better bowler. He was thoroughly disappointing at Lords but he was bowling some of his best stuff in South Africa.

    India will either be unchanged or just bring Sree/Munaf in for Zaheer IMO. They might've thought about just playing five batsmen but Raina doing well in the second innings probably ended thoughts of that.
    Dunno, two and a half seamers at TB is a big shout. Raina's offies aren't dire and are a heck of a lot better than Dhoni's seam up slop.

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    Dhoni'll be banned for slow over rates, remember?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Dunno, two and a half seamers at TB is a big shout. Raina's offies aren't dire and are a heck of a lot better than Dhoni's seam up slop.
    Flattering Raina somewhat by describing him as an offie.

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    KP suddenly deciding Raina was a **** bowler is among the funniest cricketing moments I've seen this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Some big choices ahead for India. I don't think there's any conceivable way Zaheer can be risked as part of a three-man seam attack (in fact I suspect he's not in any fit state to be risked at all, but if he's even 70-80% he's still the top boy) so does Harbhajan miss out and Sree or Munaf come in? Or does Mukund make way for another bowler? If Irfan was in the squad I think the 2nd option would be more likely than the Hail Mary it would be now.

    Assuming Tremmers is fit we'll be as you were, obvz.
    India playing an all-pace attack? That'll be the day.

    The right thing to do is to just let Zaheer rest and hope the good Sreesanth or Munaf shows up. No one's even thinking about dropping Harbhajan, and rightfully so.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Indians to hit back pretty hard imo. First day will be intense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    KP suddenly deciding Raina was a **** bowler is among the funniest cricketing moments I've seen this year.
    Part of me wishes Strauss hadn't declared, I'd have loved another 10 minutes of that. Was absolutely hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    India playing an all-pace attack? That'll be the day.
    Well, yes, of course, but Brumby is opining that Munaf might play ahead of Harbhajan, not that there might be an all-pace attack...


    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Part of me wishes Strauss hadn't declared, I'd have loved another 10 minutes of that. Was absolutely hilarious.
    I'll admit it influced my thinking that the declaration was a mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Well, yes, of course, but Brumby is opining that Munaf might play ahead of Harbhajan, not that there might be an all-pace attack...




    I'll admit it influced my thinking that the declaration was a mistake.
    It was as if Pietersen realised when he was on 180 odd that the double ton was there for the taking in that over.

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    More of the usual India comes back on tough track after screwing on flat track please.

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