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    Hoping Onions does well in this game, I think he's well-armed to bowl in unfriendly conditions and has a certain talent of making batsmen feel constantly uneasy. One of the more cerebral players I've seen.

    Better bet than Monty IMO, there's an odd compulsion for tourists to play horses-for-courses in India with two spinners and act all surprised when they both get taken back to school by the home side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Cricinfo now showing Anderson as playing instead of Pietersen. Huh.

    Listing Jimmeh at #7 as well.

    Not like Mumbai's exactly Antartica, is it? Surely they have someone there with a passing interest in cricket.

    Interesting maybe to note that when we last won a series in India Mumbai was still Bombay...
    Yeah, he's playing.



    Anyways form update for our amazing Indian side - Sachin's scored a ton at a run a ball in a partnership with Rahane (who also scored a ton) which is a good sign. Starts from Sehwag and Gambhir but both failed to move on, Kohli fail, Dhoni leading by example by not turning up for the Jharkhand match. Yuvraj has taken a break for some reason while Pujara has the bye.

    None of the bowlers have got a chance yet barring Yadav who's taken 5-18 albeit against a dire Haryana batting lineup that was skittled out for 55. Praveen Kumar did take 3-59 against Delhi though.

    Think I may have missed out someone but wtv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Yeah, he's playing.



    Anyways form update for our amazing Indian side - Sachin's scored a ton at a run a ball in a partnership with Rahane (who also scored a ton) which is a good sign. Starts from Sehwag and Gambhir but both failed to move on, Kohli fail, Dhoni leading by example by not turning up for the Jharkhand match. Yuvraj has taken a break for some reason while Pujara has the bye.

    None of the bowlers have got a chance yet barring Yadav who's taken 5-18 albeit against a dire Haryana batting lineup that was skittled out for 55. Praveen Kumar did take 3-59 against Delhi though.

    Think I may have missed out someone but wtv.
    Worst ****ing ****. I was about to open this thread and post that.

    One doesn't usually see Sachin play 137 of 136 knocks. Interesting times lay ahead.

    Will be so gun if he hits a 2010-esque patch of form again.
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    Bairstow and Morgan rescuing England. 91 run partnership in 20 overs. One wonders whether Bairstow should remain in the side and Bell or Trott open instead of Compton? Bairstow has more going for him than Compton and has actually scored runs on this tour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Bairstow and Morgan rescuing England. 91 run partnership in 20 overs. One wonders whether Bairstow should remain in the side and Bell or Trott open instead of Compton? Bairstow has more going for him than Compton and has actually scored runs on this tour.
    Given Patel, Bairstow and now Morgan have scored runs at the first time of asking it'd be quixotic to play him, IMHO. It's not like he's a specialist opener in any event.

    He was brought in as someone who could play gritty, substantial knocks and, it's fair to say, hasn't performed as advertised.

    Cook*
    Trott
    Bell
    Pietersen
    Bairstow
    Patel
    Prior+
    Bresnan
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson

    Is my guess.
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    Morgan gone for 76.

    Be nice if Bluey tons up and Sammy scores runs again as the Irishman scoring does cloud the selectorial waters a tad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Given Patel, Bairstow and now Morgan have scored runs at the first time of asking it'd be quixotic to play him, IMHO. It's not like he's a specialist opener in any event.

    He was brought in as someone who could play gritty, substantial knocks and, it's fair to say, hasn't performed as advertised.

    Cook*
    Trott
    Bell
    Pietersen
    Bairstow
    Patel
    Prior+
    Bresnan
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson

    Is my guess.
    I would play this team, but I'd puy Patel at 5, can play a longer innings and Bairstow plays at 6 for the french.
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    Pretty pleased compton and root failed. Hope Bairstow scores a ton now and gets in ahead of the pack.

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    I honestly wouldn't mind if Bell opened either, ton for JB, and Samit races to a fifty quicker than he can scoff a Greggs Steak Bake.

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    Meaker called up.

    "Cover for Finn" sounds ominous.

    Least it wasn't Dernbach, I suppose.

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    Onya JB.

    Wouldn't mind Bell/Trott opening this series, but would prefer us looking for a proper opener if necessary so as we can get a partnership working. Still holding out hope for Root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Onya JB.

    Wouldn't mind Bell/Trott opening this series, but would prefer us looking for a proper opener if necessary so as we can get a partnership working. Still holding out hope for Root.
    I'd tell Bell to open, if only because he has barely made a score in the middle order this year so there isn't much to lose. And he does open in the 50-over game, which may count for something. But touring with only two proper openers was always tempting fate, especially when one of them is barely out of his teens..

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    Pretty dire that all the people who made runs are playing for one position. I guess it's all useful though, specially as Bell will be missing the second test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Meaker called up.

    "Cover for Finn" sounds ominous.

    Least it wasn't Dernbach, I suppose.
    He's not be that bad tbf to the lad even if he is from that county.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Pretty dire that all the people who made runs are playing for one position. I guess it's all useful though, specially as Bell will be missing the second test.
    Main reason Bell can't open then. Trott to open in India and Root in NZ replacing Fatit as we won't need 2 spinners over there.



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