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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #570 on: March 27, 2017, 06:23:18 PM »

Re Warner , id still pick him if this tour was starting again tomorrow. ....but Khawaja must be feeling hard done by . Marsh was picked over him with 'horses for courses' being the justification,  but seeing how unsuccessful Warner has been on the subcontinent , Khawaja must be thinking 'I couldn't do any worse than Bull over here , surely'.
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #571 on: March 27, 2017, 06:40:19 PM »

Harsh on Warner - he hasn't had a great series, but its hardly the most epic of all fails, and he has a lot of credit in the bank!
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #572 on: March 27, 2017, 09:29:58 PM »

Harsh on Warner - he hasn't had a great series, but its hardly the most epic of all fails, and he has a lot of credit in the bank!

Not sure if you're referring to my comment as 'harsh' , or other peoples , but I said I would still pick him if the tour was starting tomorrow  ( ie , even after witnessing his recent failures) , for the exact reasons you mentioned . He does have a lot of accumulated credit . I still think there's no reason why he can't make runs on the next Indian tour . I also think what if the Indian selectors dropped Sehwag after some failures in Australia or England - it would have robbed them of him having great innings for them at a later stage . Basically , my point was only that I feel for Khawaja .
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #573 on: March 27, 2017, 09:54:41 PM »

Still think this game is not over yet. If Aussies can get a couple of wickets early in the morning, be assured they will put all the pressure on the rest of the batsmen, day 4 pitch is not going to be easy either..
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #574 on: March 27, 2017, 09:58:32 PM »

Most people dont like the way Smith looks while batting, but when he is in full form as in this 4th test, he looks quite good to me (and I think he came to full form only in this 4th test despite scoring in the previous tests). Just seems to be in such a good position where he can dispatch any ball full or short...3 centuries in indian tour where even Kohli couldnt get going on the pitches, double century in england, loads of runs in aus - the bloke scores everywhere... such class...
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #575 on: March 28, 2017, 06:13:03 AM »

India win the series 2-1 but how well have the aussies played! Definitely surprised me given there recent form on the subcontinent.
They'll probably be kicking themselves that they didn't win the second test when the pressure was on India
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #576 on: March 28, 2017, 06:26:48 AM »

This Indian team has something different .
Aggressive selection for the last test ( going in with 5 bowlers), also outperforming Australia on a fast and bouncy pitch will give this team the confidence and belief to do well abroad in such conditions.
Fast and hostile spell from Umesh and Bhuvi yesterday was something rare to see from an Indian team.
Credit to Australia, the way they performed in this series but I think they must be disappointed in this match specially the conditions suited them the most. They missed the trick by not going in with 3 fast bowlers.
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #577 on: March 28, 2017, 07:25:16 AM »

Australia put up a good fight in third test match. However they somehow didn't carry that defensive attitude into the fourth test match. First innings they were off to a flyer in the first session. But they lost their way in second and third session of the day. Score pretty much revolved around Steve Smith. They did a good job of pulling India back after a strong start from Rahul, Pujara and Rahane, but they failed to keep Jadeja under check. Second innings was the real turning point of this test match - getting Smith cheaply. This is where the momentum swung in India's favor. Maxwell's counter-attack was very entertaining, given that he has a lot of experience playing at Dharmshala for KXIP, and that was pretty much the only solid score in Australia's second innings. A lead of 150+ might have troubled India, but it seems like this line up was ready to chase down even 200.

Overall scorecard - I would say Australia did well considering their performance in Sri Lanka. They learnt from their mistakes and fixed them up. Big blow for Australia was the departure of Mitchell Starc. He would have been lethal in Dharmshala. Lean patch for David Warner also seemed to bog them down. I am wondering why didn't they try out Usman instead Renshaw/Warner.

India did well to bounce back after the disaster first match to take a 2-1 lead and win.
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #578 on: March 28, 2017, 07:32:56 AM »

well as a neutral it's been good to watch, the Aussies confounded most of us by playing far far better than we(England!) did out there

good performances from India too without any contribution from Kholi.

had Australia had Starc for the whole tour it might have been different.

So we know India are very strong at home, for them to be considered the world best team they must win away-sorry India fans but get out of your comfort zone and start winning away test matches.

All the best teams over the years have won away, that's now the real test of the best team.

England showed in sub continent just how far we have to go and rightly most England fans now want to see them winning away-not just in home conditions

well done the kangeroos-that was a superb effort
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #579 on: March 28, 2017, 01:05:20 PM »

It seemed like a very contentious Test series, lot was said on-and-off the field. Aussies need to tone it down.
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #580 on: March 28, 2017, 01:17:43 PM »

It seemed like a very contentious Test series, lot was said on-and-off the field. Aussies need to tone it down.

Wheres the rolls eyes emoji when you need one?
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #581 on: March 28, 2017, 01:36:42 PM »

This series was very similar to the India-England series in 2012. On that occasion England's seamers created pressure and the spinners ripped India to bits. In this series Umesh Yadav was arguably India's secret hero. Bowled rapidly took 16 wickets and his control of the reverse swing was fantastic. Umesh's wicket tally will become a mere footnote in the archived but without him Australia would've won the series.
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #582 on: March 28, 2017, 04:59:50 PM »

A composite of England's batting and the Aussie bowling would give India a game!
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #583 on: March 28, 2017, 06:55:37 PM »

A composite of England's batting and the Aussie bowling would give India a game!

A composite XI certainly would.  I had a play round with this, as there are lots of either/ors (the combination of spinners is particularly difficult) - for Indian conditions, based on what I've seen in the last two year cycle, I would go:

Cook
Warner
Root
Smith
Bairstow
Stokes
Handscomb
Starc
Cummins
Rashid/O'Keefe
Lyon

There are a couple of grey areas - as noted above, the second spinner is a difficult pick, and depends a lot on whether you want to block an end, in which case O'keefe, or attack - in which case Rashid gives third/fourth innings options.  A couragious alternative would be to pick neither, going instead for Hazlewood, and replace Handscomb with Moeen. 
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Re: India vs Australia Test series
« Reply #584 on: March 28, 2017, 07:00:52 PM »

Was great test match to end a drama filled series... Shows it is hard to be a visitor anywhere. top 4 test teams are very strong at home and with more focus on winning, the home teams will always produce conditions suitable for home team in future.

England and Australia series have shown toss is irrelevant. Second innings is where visiting teams have lost, either failed to score or take wickets if India batted second.

Impressed by Rahul. No one talks much about it but he has held one end in every test inning against good aggressive bowling. Impressed by Yadav as well. He has matured and showing how much impact he can have. Cant wait to see India touring again. Self belief, confidence and spirit is really high right now.
Chiku failed miserably, sure he regrets a lot  :D
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