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    Why were they comparing RP with Aamer?

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    Rain stopped play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    So true. Selection based on hunches ftl. Brings to light Cribb's point of players being recalled despite having done nothing, once people got desperate and forgot how **** they once were to have lost their spot in the first place, i.e. Irfan Pathan.
    The difference in Irfan Pathan and RP Singh being that Irfan was perfoming very well before his injury in FC while RP was ****.

    Irfan also was gaining form and looking fit during the IPL and RP was **** even in that and looking out of order. Also Irfan gives a option of playing 5 bowlers to offset the loss of Zaheer with no need to ****ing bowl Raina while RP doesn't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    So true. Selection based on hunches ftl. Brings to light Cribb's point of players being recalled despite having done nothing, once people got desperate and forgot how **** they once were to have lost their spot in the first place, i.e. Irfan Pathan.
    Ah come on now, I've been petitioning for Irfan Pathan to play (owing to the fact he's a pure sack of **** against anyone who isn't Bangladesh or Zimbabwe).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    The difference in Irfan Pathan and RP Singh being that Irfan was perfoming very well before his injury in FC while RP was ****.

    Irfan also was gaining form and looking fit during the IPL and RP was **** even in that and looking out of order. Also Irfan gives a option of playing 5 bowlers to offset the loss of Zaheer with no need to ****ing bowl Raina while RP doesn't.
    I'd say if his next Ranji season is good, then Irfan should be put into the Test set up - he has been in good form in Ranji Trophy and his conditioning is good. I disagree that him or Dhoni are good enough batsmen for us to go with five bowlers though. Irfan at eight and Harbhajan at nine will be a strong lower order, for once.
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    The artist who did that painting in this doco used a fair bit of licence in making Murali's arm so straight.

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    Any news of the weather relenting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazsa19 View Post
    India aren't the first team to lose the toss at the Oval and fail to take a wicket in the first session.
    It's not just not taking a wicket. It's about not looking to take a wicket either. Dire stuff.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Any news of the weather relenting?
    I've been checking several websites. Of course, they disgaree heavily.... But, imho, things will improve from here, so there should be play from tea until close, I guess.... Tomorrow will be sunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    So true. Selection based on hunches ftl. Brings to light Cribb's point of players being recalled despite having done nothing, once people got desperate and forgot how **** they once were to have lost their spot in the first place, i.e. Irfan Pathan.
    Yep, exactly. The less you play, the better you get - in perception anyway.

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    Rain heavier. Ah well it was a decent start anyway.

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    Looks like there could still be some play later.
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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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