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Saurabh Gandle

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Don’t expect Indians to be outclassed like they were in Eng,SA.
Australia if they have to win the series have to make tracks which aid swing and that’s death knell for Australia too .
So while all may look glommy for now but change in playing 11 and more practice should help India.
Like all Indian I understand what’s the hue and cry has been. This was best chance for us to beat Eng in their own backyard in generation.

Get ready Australia - an Indian Santa is bringing Christmas early this year

Why is zampa ill treated ? Zampa turns at pace at his best

O'Keefe's Test career looks over

From the top view the restructuring looks fine. Hope it’s user friendly.

The Roar has relaunched! Welcome to a new Roar

Rats-India had enough time and men to make it 2-0.But losing momentum after ODI and wrong choice of team in both test caused our downfall.

At Lords any team could have been bowled out for 100 but when Eng were 124-5 a third seamer could have spelled death knell for England.

Similarly ,7-87 in the second innings R Ashwin who averages 19 against left handers was taken out of the attack and those extra runs were the difference.

Team selection from captain has let us down.

India's likely line-up for the third Test against England

Pandya is he took 3 wickets but when match was out of India’s hand.

India's likely line-up for the third Test against England

Anindya- I see Vijay being out of national team never to return again. If he ever goes back to domestic cricket. We have invested enough in Vijay. It’s time to move on. We have been hard on Dhawan dropping him after one failure which affects players morale.
Virat playing was certain after the second test loss. But is it worth to play him looking at an important year with Oz, NZ, and WC coming up?
Karthik didn’t practice much in the net session and there were injury issues so Pant will make his debut.
Bumrah is the X-factor and I hope he doesn’t waste the new ball for India’s sake.

India's likely line-up for the third Test against England

ABD i hope he comes out of surprise retirement like Lionel Messi and plays World Cup 2019. He has the lucky charm in Faf and ABD could spur things up for SA and surprise everyone.

AB de Villiers delivers BBL black eye

That’s some information.

South Africa's spin stock is blooming

If batting unit clicks then South Africa from being a team with outside chance to firm favorite for the next year World Cup.

South Africa's spin stock is blooming

If you look at SA-SL series you know how good their batting form is.

South Africa's spin stock is blooming

“Since Kohli became Test skipper his on-field behavior has often been wildly aggressive. So much so that barely an Indian Test series has gone by without his antics coming under the microscope, similar to banned Australian bad boy David Warner.”

Why would you write the first line? If at all, anything, Kohli has toned down his wild side on the field as a captain you need to. But you can’t expect Kohli to be quite if his team is under the pump from the opposition.He is naturally aggressive and energy of his has rubbed on other player’s as well.

But to compare David Warner, a guy who is serving the ban for playing against the spirit of the game and influencing youngster in a bad way, to Virat Kohli, is absolutely rubbish.

Ricky Ponting was much worse than that. The Sydney Game against India in 2007/08 series a gentle reminder.

So don’t agree with anything about it.

Kohli will bring controversy to Australia this summer

I think given Warner’s character he will be back with a bang whether that’s doing well in IPL or international cricket remains to be seen.

The 2019 World Cup will save Warner's career

If India is competitive in their first innings, I think India has a better chance to compete in the entire test.

Shaky Indian batting gives England the edge

If at all it makes the battle even.

Shaky Indian batting gives England the edge

Smith had his time under the sun but its time real king takes the crown. It could be either of three- Virat,Root or Kane

Can't play, can bat: Steve Smith still the world's best

You don’t use the words ‘legend’, ‘icon’ or ‘great’ loosely. In case ,if you read properly between the lines I didn’t write he won’t score a run or get hundred.He might score a hundred and people will say a great comeback.
But if you talk about word great ,its sustained performance like Smith did before suspension and continuing same from where he left for another 5-10 years.
The gulf between the batsman in Australian team &Smith,warner is too high to explain.
But take for example India,Virat Kohli and Murali is good other is great.Sadly ,I don’t see Smith being great and reason I mentioned in the article.

Steven Smith won't be the same after his suspension

Eng lost stokes ,Finn And sadly had no Butler which is beyond my understanding still.No Rashid,England’s best spin option.No ways they were going to smoke Aus at home.Cook was terribly out of form.Even before series.Root had to promote himself at 3 to make things happen but Poor Vince was made the scapegoat.

I didn’t even need warmups to see that you can see my articles on the Ashes..

India vs England Test Series: Analysing the Indian Squad


Does the quality of team India are playing against really give us good idea about what’s to happen in Test series? Sadly no.

India vs England Test Series: Analysing the Indian Squad

It’s related to what awaits the Australian team after Smith suspension. So why isn’t that far off if that’s what you mean.
Did data of Australian cricket team in last three years give any reason why Australian team cheated or why they were so poor in ODIs not really? You need to be watching and analyzing things to get that perspective.
Data suggested Smith was perhaps the best man to take up the leadership role after Clarke but was he really? Not so, I was sure back in 2015 and it’s clear to the world now. So, is data the real indicator of things?
We can come back and discuss on this in a year’s time. Btw, how he looked in Global Canadian T-20 tournament apart from one inning?
Of course, you will say it doesn’t matter or so.

Steven Smith won't be the same after his suspension

Left arm pacer in Shami,who can swing both ways.Tall hit the deck bowler in Ishant and in Umesh out and out quick.Isn’t that variety enough.As far as spinner goes ,a willy off-spinner in R Ashwin,unique Chinaman in Kuldeep & left arm spinner in Ravi Jadeja.

Bumrah should be fit for second test.Bhuvi is a big loss but Ind are ready to take 20 wickets if eng belt out green tracks

India vs England Test Series: Analysing the Indian Squad

Whenever such systemic changes happen, they do so because the stars would be on the rise for someone else. The man here in question is Aaron Finch. He would be the chosen one to captain Australia in the shorter formats. He has it in him to lead Australia to glory days once again.

The event could actually be a silver lining to Australian cricket. Suddenly Australia become very strong contenders for the 2019 World Cup. They were out of the race till Steve Smith was the captain and Darren Lehmann the coach.

With a new captain and a new coach in place, we are going to have a better Australia turning up for the marque event and that is not good news for other teams.

Steven Smith won't be the same after his suspension

Smith, as a captain ,should have been imposing his authority on both players once they decided to go ahead with ball tampering.His NO would have meant nothing go forward.Unfortunately captain takes fair share of blame.

Steven Smith won't be the same after his suspension

Joey he’s been playing IPL and certainly never looked way off the mark.

The best batsman since Don Bradman we can ccome backand talk about it once Ashes 2019 tour is over.

It won’t be easy at all.

Steven Smith won't be the same after his suspension

Who would have thought i would be in France when they win the World Cup.

France crush Croatia to win 2018 FIFA World Cup

It will be England vs India final for sure. Both are cut above the rest. Australia fortune could change of they name Aaron finch the ODI captain.Sarfaraz has looked good but WC needs men to stand up and take charge.I think pak boy are not up for such lengthy tournament.

Come WorldCup all stats become meaningless.

Who will win the 2019 World Cup?