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    in less than a third of the words too

    edit: also, by that logic, since zaheer *didn't* get injured on the aus tour, we can safely conclude that the 4-0 scoreline actually flattered india.
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    Hope India take England to the cleaners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    in less than a third of the words too

    edit: also, by that logic, since zaheer *didn't* get injured on the aus tour, we can safely conclude that the 4-0 scoreline actually flattered india.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lockton2skipper View Post
    englands main problem is lack of balance, if they play 5 bowlers the tail is too long, 3 seamers and one spinner not really an option plus i dont like anderson and broad plus 2 spinners. samit patel is not a test standard player and should not be there.so perhaps anderson finn swann and panesar would be my pick, shame broads batting hasn't developed as the best attack would include him plus the four above with prior batting 6.
    It should be Broad, Anderson, Finn and Swann if it's a normal turning track. Monty should play only when pitch is rank turner.

    There is no use of playing extra spinner just because match is in India.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Besides, it's not as if "Zaheer getting injured" is exactly a rare, out-of-the-blue occurrence.
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    The crux of the matter for me, and I've said it before, is that it doesn't matter. Zaheer getting injured wasn't a freak occurrence, totally out of character unlikely to repeat itself. He gets injured all the time because he's unfit and the wrong side of 30. In fact, him only playing one Test is something I (and some others) specifically predicted. His fitness or lack thereof is a factor in determining how useful a cricketer he really is and therefore how good India are. If he didn't get injured you would have had to say England were unlucky.
    I'm a huge Zak fan and it's not his fault he has paper and glass where most of us have skin and bone, but he turned up for the tour very obviously overweight which is his fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Hope India take England to the cleaners.

    I really thrive off grecian being depressed.
    meh, I actually expect to lose in India, and in general hate the Saffies and you lot more than India. Obviously Kohli and the IPL are evil, but doesn't compare to the soulless destruction of Smith and Kallis, or the general mid-range douchery of your nation.
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    He rocked up to the first test without playing a FC match since the new year test in Cape Town didn't he? Did he miss the West Indies tour through injury, or was he just rested?

    Sehwag didn't help himself either. He decided to delay shoulder surgery until after the IPL, meaning he missed the first two tests and played the last two short of practise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    I actually expect to lose
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    meh, I actually expect to lose in India, and in general hate the Saffies and you lot more than India. Obviously Kohli and the IPL are evil, but doesn't compare to the soulless destruction of Smith and Kallis, or the general mid-range douchery of your nation.

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    George Harrison to make a ton playing for an invitational XI against England in heaven.

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    Not arguing that (Zaheer was likely to get injured), the 1996 Cab Sav said that their injured players played badly when they were playing (not true WRT Zak) or wouldn't have changed the scoreline.

    It's somewhat forgotten now after their nightmare six months, where India's understanding of the term "resilience" was similar to my own of Ancient Greek transcripts, but over the previous eighteen months they'd made a living out of running through a side once away to get themselves an overseas Test match win. The key to that was Zaheer; how much cricket has he missed since FTR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    One day the USA will beat England; then we will see what a really depressed grecian looks like.
    Grecian will be old enough to remember this.

    You'll note the second Septic goal was scored by the lead singer of The Spin Doctors. Just to show how easy and effortless their mastery over us is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    George Harrison to make a ton playing for an invitational XI against England in heaven.
    One of my most vivid dreams when I was younger was me opening for England with various dead rock stars at the other end, Morrison and Bolan got out quickly, but Hendrix played some great attacking shots with his axe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Grecian will be old enough to remember this.

    You'll note the second Septic goal was scored by the lead singer of The Spin Doctors. Just to show how easy and effortless their mastery over us is.
    Yeah, I remember, ****ing Graham Taylor.



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