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***Official*** India in South Africa 2021-22

Apex Predator

State Vice-Captain
Still feel Bumrah's promotion was not needed. He is a rabbit with the bat with ridiculous defence. Umesh has always been better bat. Terrible call by Dravid.
 

Window

U19 12th Man
India’s batting is awful, so it maybe makes sense to go with one less bowler for a batsman instead but doesn’t look like the team consider this as an option. Is it because they feel their bowling is their best bet to win and it’s not worth the trade off? Do they feel they need a spin back up like Ashwin in case one of the fast bowlers go down? Would they have a different tactic if they had a batsman who could bowl a bit of spin (ala Tendulkar/Sehwag)?
 

centurymaker

International Captain
Horrible collapse by the lower middle-order and the tail! Easily 50 runs short.

That Thakur dismissal was a turning point. another 30 mins of him and India gets 260-270 rather than 223.
 

ashley bach

State Vice-Captain
the 2 catches looked mighty close to touching the ground.
wish they'd get rid of this soft signal rule, what's the point in what the umpire thinks when it's that close and you have the replays available.
they'll usually just go with out because the catch was claimed.
 

Daemon

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India’s batting is awful, so it maybe makes sense to go with one less bowler for a batsman instead but doesn’t look like the team consider this as an option. Is it because they feel their bowling is their best bet to win and it’s not worth the trade off? Do they feel they need a spin back up like Ashwin in case one of the fast bowlers go down? Would they have a different tactic if they had a batsman who could bowl a bit of spin (ala Tendulkar/Sehwag)?
I think 5 bowlers are more or less a must these days with the number of quicks breaking down. 5th bowler can be a batting all rounder but we don't have one.
 

Arachnodouche

International Vice-Captain
India’s batting is awful, so it maybe makes sense to go with one less bowler for a batsman instead but doesn’t look like the team consider this as an option. Is it because they feel their bowling is their best bet to win and it’s not worth the trade off? Do they feel they need a spin back up like Ashwin in case one of the fast bowlers go down? Would they have a different tactic if they had a batsman who could bowl a bit of spin (ala Tendulkar/Sehwag)?
I don't know if we have a batsman in the wings that can be a difference-maker in foreign conditions. Besides, all our successes abroad have come with the five bowlers theory. It works but it also means you have to endure a fair amount of frustration before the payoff.
 

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