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England vs India 2nd ODI
« on: November 17, 2008, 06:14:58 PM »

Not a great performance by England, but all credit, Yuvraj was brilliant, 118 and 4-24. Any thoughts?
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Re: England vs India 2nd ODI
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 06:16:50 PM »

For a player who was supposed to be out of form he looks surprisingly good. I thought that this was a better 100 than the last one, more mature I thought.
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Re: England vs India 2nd ODI
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 06:58:45 PM »

Yeah, I agree. The pitch was worse for batting, he had to work and get himself in. He stuck the ball really well though.
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Re: England vs India 2nd ODI
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 07:18:17 PM »

What I can't understand is why Anderson only bowled 6 overs? Swanns got to come in for the next game imo and if they aren't going to drop Bell and move Shah or Bopara to open it will have to be Ravi who will miss out.
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Re: England vs India 2nd ODI
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 08:04:36 PM »

The pitch was still a good batting track by all means, when he makes a big score on a bowlers track with a swinging and seaming ball then I might rate him, until then he will remain as a flat track bully. The opening partnership doesn't look too bad, Prior complements Bell rather well, but they need to change there style for in India, batting on Indian wickets requires a completely different gameplan to other parts of the world. However if they both aren't scoring runs you can't carry them, fighting for your place is the biggest kick up the backside any player can get. I'm still not convinced on Bell, 199 at Lords, "He's turned the corner" His run of scores since this 'corner' was turned would suggest he's gone the wrong way. Prior has the ability, he did all the hard work went away worked hard, scored runs, kept well and then when he gets his chance again, he changes his gameplan, I saw a couple of his tons for Sussex and it's a different Matt Prior you see at Hove, he tries to go out all guns blazing for England, pinch hitter or not it's all about choosing the right ball. Don't really rate the Indian attack, just need a couple of batsman to apply themselves and it's a different story alltogether. I mentioned in a previous topic about Swann, if your best spinner isn't playing in India,  then where is he going to play?
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