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I am a huge cricket enthusiast and a published author of the best selling book, Life in the Sunshine..

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I don’t mind Pujara of the 2012 to 2016..Look at his averages during those times, they are 10 above his 2018 to 2021 period…Same is for Ajinkya….The problem is that these days they are not scoring enough big runs…The middle order batsmen should be scoring centuries frequently in test matches…Over a 4 year period, India plays Aus, England and South Africa home and away…so, avg@SR gives enough data from across conditions to measure the success..

Is the Indian Test team as good as it is made out to be?

Exactly..batting of the noughties and bowling of these times..

Is the Indian Test team as good as it is made out to be?

Batting is the problem..not even that, resources in the wider pool is not being allowed in due to lack of imagination..i see that SKY has been called in to England as back up for Rahane, Devdutt has gone in as back up for opening..

Is the Indian Test team as good as it is made out to be?

That is the expectation which i have questioned in the article..Indian team is not as good as it is hyped after the Australia series win..The batting is ordinary..

Is the Indian Test team as good as it is made out to be?

As far Ishant, the facts are there in the table..he has the best bowling average since 2018..
Also, in the WTC, the lefty openers put on a big partnership..Ashwin got the openers on the second innings by getting to bowl early..it is a different idea but one that can work…even in the boxing day test in 2020, Ash bowled very early on a seaming pitch to get some wickets..so it is not new for him..
If you play a 5 test series against this Indian bowling, their averages suggest they will roll teams under 300 most times..all my quotes are based on the facts..

Is the Indian Test team as good as it is made out to be?

India in India ia unbeatable today..the question is away from India specifically in England and NZ where swing rules..

Is the Indian Test team as good as it is made out to be?

Definitely a valid thought process, Doc..India is brimming with bowling talent..so tough call..

My Indian XI for the World Test Championship finals

India are lucky to have Jadeja and Ashwin who are good batters as well..So, however the weather plays we are covered..

My Indian XI for the World Test Championship finals

English batting has gone down terribly..Like Nasser said on The Sky Sports, there seems to be some reinventing of batting techniques going on in the County cricket..strange backlifts, strange setups etc..Bowling will hold up as they still have quality seamers..Stokes and Butler will do their thing with their all round skills..

If England can't improve, the Ashes will be a one-sided contest

Ashes will be played with 5 tests..like i said, 3 of those can be counted for WTC

A fairer format for the World Test Championship

If India were 130 for 4 and followed the old template of consolidation, we would have ended up with 275 max..like I said, teams will score 350 plus or get bowled out for 240..two sides of the same coin..however, the approach is here to stay..

What does the India vs England white-ball series portend for ODI cricket?

England has set the narrative already, whether you like it or not..2019 World cup type pitches are needed to stop ODI games from becoming 50 over T20..The fact that England lost to India after India started to play like them is proof on how teams are playing to this narrative

What does the India vs England white-ball series portend for ODI cricket?

Going back to 1 white ball per innings will bring back reverse swing..these days, 25 overs per ball makes it two T20 innings in one 50 over innings

What does the India vs England white-ball series portend for ODI cricket?

Hi,

It is not a literal comparison of teams. In today’s white ball cricket, England are the top dog and are setting the narrative as well

What does the India vs England white-ball series portend for ODI cricket?

Hi Paul, I have written about my choices for the Indian team for the T20 world cup..I will write one about the tactics

What should the English T20 team do to win the World Cup in India?

The thing that works for Shardul is his ability to tonk a few..on pitches where the ball grips, Shardul can bowl his cutters and get wickets

My Indian team for the T20 World Cup

Surya Kumar Yadav or Shreyas Iyer or Rishabh Pant can play No.4 in ODIs

The conundrum of the number four position in Indian white-ball cricket

Ishan Kishan will keep Paul

My Indian team for the T20 World Cup

Dew could be a big issue..

My Indian team for the T20 World Cup

Rishabh is a lefty which helps big time..Iyer is too good to be kept outside the XI..such is the quality of those inside the XI

My Indian team for the T20 World Cup

Yes, earlier start will help for sure..over rate was abysmal in this series..ICC needs to ensure that 20 overs don’t take 2 hours

My Indian team for the T20 World Cup

Indian batting is better than many of the teams..however, they are not there when compared to England, who are the thought leader in this format..WI can match England with the firepower on their day..

India and T20 cricket: A love affair that is yet to turn into a marriage

India is getting there with Tests..But ODI and T20, India is behind the curve..

India and T20 cricket: A love affair that is yet to turn into a marriage

DK got plenty of chances to establish himself..he has to blame himself a bit here..

India and T20 cricket: A love affair that is yet to turn into a marriage

England do it beautifully from the top order till the end..Relentless strokeplay by very talented white ball players..

India and T20 cricket: A love affair that is yet to turn into a marriage

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