Time to sack Fletcher? I really don't see the point of him. Beaten by his former team home and away.
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Certainly for inexperienced line-ups, yeah.
i think their performance today answers the question posed by the OP.
#J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;
People are forgetting how badly India bowled and fielded through the majority of that 2011 series. They only actually dismissed us once, in the first innings of the second test. The rest of the time was waiting around for batsmen to get double tons and declare. Half the England batting lineup was just queing up to score as much as they felt like while RP got flown in for no reason, Sreesanth leaped over balls in the field that went for 4, Sehwag went for a sit down or two in the pavillion and Ravi Bopara got a fifty.
And there were days like today like the 4th day at TB where Broad was smashing sixes off Yuvraj and Raina before the Indians got all out for 120. Dravid was the only batsman to put up aything like resistance, there was plenty of talk of inevitable capitulation then, usually centred around Gambhir and Raina (Sehwag getting king pairs was considered at least eventful).
Oh and as mentioned - they did not ****ing win a game.
But we expect Indian bowling to be **** overseas, we do not expect their batsman to fold so easily and so often.
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Originally Posted by CricinfoOriginally Posted by Cricinfo
I think 2011 had Dravid, which made an awful lot of difference, testicular fortitude wise.
India were obviously on the end of a shellacking, but the great man never once gave it away.
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On purely batting, this series is the worst I've seen from India. Worst overall still Australia 2011/12, though
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