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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Now that's impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    They're not a great attack until they get a proper spinner.
    Oh yes, remember the great West Indian spinners of the 1970s and 1980s. Without them the WI attacks would have sucked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    They're not a great attack until they get a proper spinner.
    Yeah they are. They're just not the best attack of all time. Still a great attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    No way will India beat South Africa anywhere
    Haven't lost a series to SA since 2006/07.

    Definitely can beat SA at home if all they bring there is Petersen. Agree that they will probably go in favourites though if they were playing tomorrow in India.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Yeah they are. They're just not the best attack of all time. Still a great attack.
    Agree with this. Any attack which comfortably has 2 of the top 3 pacemen around is going to be a bit good and SA have that in Steyn and Philander. Add in their best batting line up since they returned to international cricket and you have a formidable line up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Haven't lost a series to SA since 2006/07.

    Definitely can beat SA at home if all they bring there is Petersen. Will probably go in favourites though if they were playing tomorrow in India.
    I really doubt they would take Petersen as their spinning option, it would probably interfere with his opening the batting, and I don't think he has taken a Test wicket, although he bowls a bit in List A and FC cricket.

    I think they are far more likely to bring Peterson as their spinning option.

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    Nah I think they'll take Petersen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Nah I think they'll take Petersen
    Well they did play Justin Ontong as a specialist spinner in India once, so it is not impossible.

    2nd Test: India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 28-Dec 2, 2004 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

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    Haha quality.

    He's no Nicky Boje though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Haven't lost a series to SA since 2006/07.

    Definitely can beat SA at home if all they bring there is Petersen. Agree that they will probably go in favourites though if they were playing tomorrow in India.
    They brought P harris last 2 times and drew both series against a stronger indian team. Afterall, they may not need a spinner.

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    Harris is a god among men though.

    Owned sachin and Dravid in 2006 and prevented a famous series win for India.

    Bring back Paul and Nicky I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    They brought P harris last 2 times and drew both series against a stronger indian team. Afterall, they may not need a spinner.
    Yeah, with the fast bowlers SA has at the moment they only need a spinner in the Peterson/Harris mode. A guy who can tie up an end and sneak you a wicket or two an innings.

    I think Harris was probably a better containing bowler than Peterson though, he can get a bit tonked, but he definitely gives it more of a rip than Harris used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Harris is a god among men though.

    Owned sachin and Dravid in 2006 and prevented a famous series win for India.

    Bring back Paul and Nicky I reckon.
    Nicky is still playing List A for the Warriors.

    :-/

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    Bring the great man back then ffs

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    I'm worried for SA in the sense that I'm not sure they have a plan B most of the time. One of these days Philander is going to have a series where he's under par and a guy like Morkel will have to be given extra responsibility with the new ball.
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