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***Official*** England in India 2016/17

centurymaker

International Captain
England will still easily make 350+, possibly 400.
Outfield is incredibly quick too, provides a significant boost to the scoring. Easily 10-20% boost.
 

flibbertyjibber

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Welcome to the concept of home advantage
I hope you all take on board that the fans of the side currently losing this series have not moaned about the pitches and all the toss talk today has been in jest.

The tracks so far have provided some great cricket from both sides, hope it carries on for the 5 tests whatever the results.
 

Arjun

Cricketer Of The Year
Parthiv Patel picked as a wicketkeeper-opener? The Indians are repeating mistakes they made in the previous decade! Will they never learn? Expect another 20/2 score with Kohli walking in. The sooner Saha gets back, the better.
 

Contra

Cricketer Of The Year
I hope you all take on board that the fans of the side currently losing this series have not moaned about the pitches and all the toss talk today has been in jest.

The tracks so far have provided some great cricket from both sides, hope it carries on for the 5 tests whatever the results.
There is also the fact that England really don't have much to moan about considering they won 2/3 tosses so far. But yeah Blocky is obviously trolling that's why there isn't much of a response to his posts.
 

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I hope you all take on board that the fans of the side currently losing this series have not moaned about the pitches and all the toss talk today has been in jest.

The tracks so far have provided some great cricket from both sides, hope it carries on for the 5 tests whatever the results.
Nah, it's just Blocky. Need to stop taking the bait.
 

flibbertyjibber

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Oh and one point about Hameed, the lad is the new Nasser Hussain.

Been a long time since we had a player who gets the ridiculous dismissals all the time and in his last 3 innings he has been stuffed by a run out had a ball that would have given a worm a headache and had one take off today. Lad is jinxed.
 

fredfertang

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Oh and one point about Hameed, the lad is the new Nasser Hussain.

Been a long time since we had a player who gets the ridiculous dismissals all the time and in his last 3 innings he has been stuffed by a run out had a ball that would have given a worm a headache and had one take off today. Lad is jinxed.
Indeed - the Indian bowlers haven't been able to get him out
 

Howe_zat

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Outfield is like lightning and when these two get to the pitch of the ball they are spanking it for four. Plenty of runs out there and if there's any justice Root should be having a bath full of spikes right now
 

harsh.ag

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Isn't he only opening as the injury happened today/yesterday so he is having to open as well as keep and the lad on debut bats at 6?
Yeah, but the injury happened yesterday and that's plenty of time to fly Dhawan in. He just finished playing a Ranji match so is match fit too.
 

cnerd123

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Ofcourse Paarthiv gets assigned as keeper/opener right after Jake and I talk about why keeper/openers don't work in Test cricket. Of course.

Bit of uneven bounce on this wicket, and where it seams it spins, so this could be a low scoring game all around. Stokes and Bairstow batting quite well. Not sure what a good first innings score here is tbh. 350 maybe?
 

Arjun

Cricketer Of The Year
Isn't he only opening as the injury happened today/yesterday so he is having to open as well as keep and the lad on debut bats at 6?
At least they could pick a proper opener in place of Karun Nair. There's a reason why Matt Prior never opened the innings and Bairstow doesn't.
 

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