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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I'd really not be shocked if Compton plays a really substantial knock before the series as out. Strikes me as a batsman who will just get better as he gets more used to the conditions and works out his methods more.
    Yep, I've already called a third Test ton. Gonna put money on it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    Sorry I missed Prior...but ideally you don't want to rely on just two top order batsmen in a 4 match series.. that's just wrong..
    If the other 4 make a few 30s, 40s and 50s, we will never remember their innings, but it will be enough to let the big guns score a few more. I think England's top order (other than Cook & KP) will do so.

    I agree with you they are unlikely to save a test.


    Question:
    If we compare England's line up with India's line up. Whose top order would you pick at the moment?

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    Does Finn have poor fitness issues?? Seems to have missed more matches than played if I remember correctly..even the 2011 series against Pakistan he was ruled out with injury..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post


    Question:
    If we compare England's line up with India's line up. Whose top order would you pick at the moment?
    KP > Indian batting line up at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    KP > Indian batting line up at the moment.
    Agreed, though Pujara has been impressive as well.

    For the rest: Tendulkar, Kohli & Yuvraj have the same problems handling Swann & Monty, as Trott, Bell, Bairstow & Patel have handling Ohja & Ashwin....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I'd really not be shocked if Compton plays a really substantial knock before the series as out. Strikes me as a batsman who will just get better as he gets more used to the conditions and works out his methods more.
    Yeah, very Cowanesque imo.

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    The only thing that gives me a little hope is that KP isn't known to do back to back big knocks too often is he? And I'd back our non performing losers more to come good over the next two games than Trott and Co. Yuvraj has to go though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    MS Dhoni disappointed with spinners but wants similar pitch in Kolkata | India vs England 2012 - News | NDTVSports.com

    omg seriously mr dhoni?

    england now have got a serious chance of winning the series considering that the next two tests will likely be played on similar tracks.
    Dhoni living in denial in order to avoid looking like a complete fool, in the process looks like a complete fool.

    Oh Dhoni, the man who could turn dust to gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Dhoni living in denial in order to avoid looking like a complete fool, in the process looks like a complete fool.

    Oh Dhoni, the man who could turn dust to gold
    To be honest..not sure what else the strategy can be though..

    Roads will end up in 1-1 and Dhoni will be criticized for negative cricket

    Seaming conditions - India do not have seamers and I think India is scared of offering too much assistance to Andersen and co.

    Spin friendly conditions are still India's best bet..also considering England still do have a weakness against spin apart from Cook, Prior and KP.

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    so good that india are made to taste all the **** comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I'd really not be shocked if Compton plays a really substantial knock before the series as out. Strikes me as a batsman who will just get better as he gets more used to the conditions and works out his methods more.
    Yep, out of the 8 bats (include Prior there) we have used so far there is only Cook, KP and Prior who have looked better so for a debutant in a strange batting slot that is about all you can ask of him. Fortunately the first innings he played where he seemed to struggle to find any scoring areas was probably more down to nerves than anything else as he has looked a little bit better with each innings that passes.

    Even if he struggles in the last couple of games he has probably shown enough to get the NZ tour at least in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    The only thing that gives me a little hope is that KP isn't known to do back to back big knocks too often is he? And I'd back our non performing losers more to come good over the next two games than Trott and Co. Yuvraj has to go though.
    We've just proven that Compton will ton up. Keep up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    As said: So far Prior averages 50+ this series. That's simply good!
    Yup, only as "low" as that thanks to a penisy run out when looking in too.

    Bell for Sammy and Onions for Broad would be my changes for the third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    To be honest..not sure what else the strategy can be though..

    Roads will end up in 1-1 and Dhoni will be criticized for negative cricket

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    Nah. India will most likely win 2-1. most english batsmen will still have trouble adjusting to the conditons, while the indian batsmen will make hay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    To be honest..not sure what else the strategy can be though..

    Roads will end up in 1-1 and Dhoni will be criticized for negative cricket

    Seaming conditions - India do not have seamers and I think India is scared of offering too much assistance to Andersen and co.

    Spin friendly conditions are still India's best bet..also considering England still do have a weakness against spin apart from Cook, Prior and KP.
    After this test, he should just talk about focusing on team's form and performance, and leave alone talking about what kind of pitch he wants.



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