India A squad has been picked:Vijay and Mukund to open. Middle-order of Rahane, Bist, Tiwary and Yuvraj. All four bowlers and Saha play. Yuvraj to play as a spinner. This match is likely to be played on a seaming wicket, given the absence of spinners in the India A side. Really unusual, and possibly smart.Suresh Raina (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Bist, Ashok Menaria, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda, Vinay Kumar, Parvinder Awana
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Twenty20 used to be boring.
Yuvraj to take at least 5.
Tiwary also has an international 4-fer Was a great day iirc. Kohli 100 in another boss chase etc.
Vaughan's getting his panties up in a bunch about India A not playing spinners
And even then the part timers are probably better bowlers than the seamers they've picked
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They've picked specialist seamers?
Dizzy has the right idea open our bowling with Trott and Bellz
Anyway, they can alternatively have Rahane and Mukund opening, then Raina, Bist, Tiwary and Yuvraj. If Yuvraj can send down a huge chunk of overs and play as a full-fledged spinner, he can edge out better Test players for that number six spot- wait, Chet, Kohli and Rahane are in anyway.
Loving the fact that India haven't picked any spinners for tour games, hopefully the other 2 tour games don't contain a spinner either. We should do this for the following tour as well when Australia come around.
Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me in the least that there are people who aren't not only failing to condemn, but actually coming out to support these petty acts.
Cricket should not be stooping to this sort of level. Nobody is suggesting India give England a look at the Test bowling attack, but they should be treating touring teams and the game of cricket with a greater degree of respect than this. If this sort of nonsense is acceptable where does it end? How about sending England off to the crappiest facilities? Spike their food? Steal their equipment? Hire bands to keep them awake at night?
Hyperbole much? India are fully entitled to put whatever team on the park - why on earth would they give the oppurtunity for the batsman to get a look at how much the ball's spinning, is it fast or slow spin etc.
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