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    Ishant ****ing Sharma?
    ****ing Binny?

    5-0 England.

    Stupid ****ers never learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    I still remember how in an interview he said he didn't bowl too badly in England, while pointing to his one 4wh at Lords. Just couldn't believe the audacity.
    Tbf that spell at Lord's was really good. And if ****ing Dhoni hadn't taken him off immediately after lunch who knows what would've happened.

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    hate the Binny selection as much as anyone; it's the selectors dreaming of what he could be, not what he is. But I can't fault them for the attitude, because presumably he fits in at 6 as part of an attacking test lineup. Of course, that doesn't make sense when Ashwin could do a much better job there, but whatever.

    Like that Pankaj Singh and Pandey are getting gigs.

    My team would be
    1. Dhawan
    2. Vijay
    3. Pujara
    4. Kohli
    5. Rahane
    6. Ashwin
    7. Dhoni
    8. Bhuvi
    9. Shami
    10. Pandey
    11. Pankaj Singh.

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    Binny's only there because of his father being part of the selection panel. There is simply no other legitimate reason.


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    Dhoni needs to **** off from tests and stick to limited overs ****.

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    I don't understand why Rishi Dhawan is being ignored, his FC performances have been really good. India can use him as a 4th bowler to exploit the good pace bowling conditions or maybe go with 5 bowlers(4 pacers+1spinner) since he is a decent batsmen. Binny's selection is an interesting one, but he has been doing well in the 4 day games as an all rounder.
    Last edited by karan316; 28-05-2014 at 01:01 PM.
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    Looking forward to this one..and all kinds of questions to be answered..

    1. Can India shake off their back to back defeats in SA and NZ and actually win this series?

    2. have England fully recovered from the drumming they got in Australia?

    3. Can Kohli and Pujara continue to impress in these kind of conditions?

    4. What will the England spin option be now Swann is gone?

    Should be fun to watch.
    Last edited by WindieWeathers; 28-05-2014 at 01:38 PM.
    One Day cups- Champions trophy winners-T20 cup-29 test series without defeat record- and some think we're a "minnow".

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    I still believe India's best chance is to play 5 bowlers somehow, 3 seamers + 1 spinner hasn't worked so far, and we've seen 2 potential test match wins turned into draws because we ran out of stream way too early bowling wise (Not trying to take anything away from some of the innings the opposition players played). I think Rohit Sharma is talented and does deserve a place in the side, but for the sake of balance we have to drop him and play with Jadeja + Ashwin and 3 seamers. Both Jadeja and Ashwin together can more than equal Rohit Sharma batting wise.

    M Vijay
    S Dhawan
    C Pujara
    V Kohli
    A Rahane
    MS Dhoni/Ashwin
    MS Dhoni/Ashwin
    R Jadeja
    B Kumar
    M Shammi
    I Sharma/Pankaj Singh

    That would be my line up for the England series.

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    The problem with that is that I don't think Jadeja is likely to be better than any of the pace bowlers with the ball in English conditions. Hence why I take Pandey over him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    The problem with that is that I don't think Jadeja is likely to be better than any of the pace bowlers with the ball in English conditions. Hence why I take Pandey over him.
    But you run the risk of having a rather large tail, Jadeja is there for the balance and variety more than anything, and let us not forget his fielding, make no mistake, his fielding along with Rahane was one of the reasons why our bowlers looked so good in parts, some of the catches taken in recent test matches would not have been if the team still had Tendulkar/Laxman/Dravid and co still playing. Ideally India would want a seam bowling all rounder for overseas tours but we don't have that, so our only two all rounders happen to be spinners.

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    How the **** can any of you even consider Ishant for a spot in the XI? Has bowled one good spell in 5 years.

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    India are screwed because Eng will face them after warming up toying with SL.. it's going to be 2011 all over again unless Kohli and co does something special and/or Bhuvi exploits the conditions greatly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindieWeathers View Post
    Looking forward to this one..and all kinds of questions to be answered..

    1. Can India shake off their back to back defeats in SA and NZ and actually win this series?

    2. have England fully recovered from the drumming they got in Australia?

    3. Can Kohli and Pujara continue to impress in these kind of conditions?

    4. What will the England spin option be now Swann is gone?

    Should be fun to watch.
    1 No

    2 No

    3 Yes

    4 N/A will win with pace attack.

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    There'll be calls for Dravid and Tendulkar to be brought into the squad by the third day of the second Test

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    How the **** can any of you even consider Ishant for a spot in the XI? Has bowled one good spell in 5 years.
    It's a resignation bro. There's simply no way he won't be picked after the NZ series.



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