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    *Official* Third Test at Edgbaston

    First time I've started an Official thread.

    Quick alert to show that this is only going to end one way. Every Test I've attended England have won and I'm going a week on Wednesday.
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    England's Test to lose.
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    Going to be a massive match this one as it could easily see England become the number 1 side in the world, at worst if the weather intervenes we will win the series.

    Simply can't see how India can come back after the 2 thrashings they have had. They are good players we all know that but they don't look a unit at present and maybe after the World Cup win at home this is a case of "After the Lord Mayor's show" for them?

    If India are to fight back Zaheer has to be fit, pure and simple he is more important to the side than any of the fantastic bats they have as without him they are a toothless attack. Harby should be dropped as he looks totally disinterested, no sign of an injury when batting (funny that) so you have to question if he bottled it at Trent Bridge when he saw the going was tough.

    England also have selection problems though, who replaces Trott if he is unfit and the nice problem of which pace bowler to leave out if Tremlett is fit. Better problems to have though when you are 2-0 up.

    Bring it on.

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    One argument might be Tremlett in for Trott, but that would leave us batting people out of position and that of course doesn't work. Oh wait...


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    It's unfortunate for Tremlett but Bresnan can't be dropped after that performance.
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    I'll be there on day one. Hoping to see England bowl and India bat, it's just better cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    One argument might be Tremlett in for Trott, but that would leave us batting people out of position and that of course doesn't work. Oh wait...
    Don't really need another bowler though based on our performances. Perfect chance to bed Taylor into the test team imo if Trotty's out.

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    With England ahead and having no problems in keeping the opposition to under 300 all series, I guess they can afford to be defensive (if one can call it that based on the series' scoreline) and continue playing 4 quality bowlers.

    I'm just wary of the 5 bowler strategy with Morgan as a specialist bat after remembering the 2nd test in the 2008 South African series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themer View Post
    Don't really need another bowler though based on our performances. Perfect chance to bed Taylor into the test team imo if Trotty's out.
    Yeah, lets hope he scores a ton for England A this week and Bloopara fails.

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    The way Lloyd is talking about the Lions squad shows he really doesn't follow the younger players very well. Very vague when he talks about them.

    Tbh though I don't think many of the Sky commentators show alot of interest in the domestic stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themer View Post
    The way Lloyd is talking about the Lions squad shows he really doesn't follow the younger players very well. Very vague when he talks about them.

    Tbh though I don't think many of the Sky commentators show alot of interest in the domestic stuff.
    Ian Ward and Nick Knight seem to know more than most but they generally cover the county games anyway.

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    Can't see why we would go 5 bowlers when 2-0 in the series.

    India have to come back at Edgbaston. At least Sachin was apparently looking much better, Dravid is in prime form and Laxman looks good. If Sehwag and Ghambir are ins I can certainly see India making a big score. Can they take 20 wickets though? Scoreboard pressure could do it I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I'll be there on day one. Hoping to see England bowl and India bat, it's just better cricket.
    Ditto and chances are if that happens that we'll get to see England bat before the end of the day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I'll be there on day one. Hoping to see England bowl and India bat, it's just better cricket.
    Hope you get to see enough of Mukund, Yuvraj and Raina
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Can't see why we would go 5 bowlers when 2-0 in the series.

    India have to come back at Edgbaston. At least Sachin was apparently looking much better, Dravid is in prime form and Laxman looks good. If Sehwag and Ghambir are ins I can certainly see India making a big score. Can they take 20 wickets though? Scoreboard pressure could do it I guess.
    India's bowling looks quite harmless really (although they put up a good show in the first innings). As one cricinfo analysis pointed out that the Indian bowling is the worst at removing the tail. Zaheer for all his top stats in removing the top order has not been quite as adept at removing the tail I suppose. Even here in this test match India just could not mop up the tail cheaply and it cost them heavily. Zaheer's fitness issues are becoming a serious problem
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