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Old 08-13-2011, 07:14 AM   #2601
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This is probably the worst imaginable situation for Tendulkar to make his 100th hundred. Would many Indians like to see him do it in this innings?
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:38 AM   #2602
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:39 AM   #2603
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #2604
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oh dear. Not India's day.

Haven't listened to Boycott but I assume he was repeatedly pointing out flaws in Cook's technique and when he got out for 296 said "see, that's what I was saying ...."
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:47 AM   #2605
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India seriously need to think about implementing a succession plan for their batting order. Laxman has scored fewer runs this series than any of the rest of their aging vanguard, not to mention he's looked like a sulky schoolboy all series while fielding; perhaps the selectors should call time on his career and give someone like Virat Kohli a chance at the Oval.

Unlucky run out there for Tendulkar. A shame for him, he was doing quite well.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:10 AM   #2606
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I have an idea to make the final test more interesting, as it's worked in club and school cricket over the years. Why don't England give India a kinda marginal player like Bresnan. Tremlet or Finn can come in and Bresnan can open the batting and bowling for India.
It's a win-win!
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:14 AM   #2607
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If England could swap any players with the Indians for the last test would they do it?

The only one I would consider would be Tendulkar for Bell, but meh.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:24 AM   #2608
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If England could swap any players with the Indians for the last test would they do it?

The only one I would consider would be Tendulkar for Bell, but meh.
Dravid and Tendulkar for Morgan & Bopara in the teams currently playing this test.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:33 AM   #2609
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If England could swap any players with the Indians for the last test would they do it?

The only one I would consider would be Tendulkar for Bell, but meh.
A big LOL at anyone taking Strauss over Sehwag. Average of 42 vs 52 and strike rate of 49 vs 81.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #2610
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I'd always take Sehwag, but he's prob not in the form now that relates to that average and you'd want a captain with Prior ahead of Dhoni. Still, the guy's a genius.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:44 AM   #2611
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A big LOL at anyone taking Strauss over Sehwag. Average of 42 vs 52 and strike rate of 49 vs 81.
if you read what he said you'll see he said in the last test at the oval. sehwag averages less than 40 outside asia and is in no form/no practice. you'd b better of bringin gambhir than sehwag.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:45 AM   #2612
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A big LOL at anyone taking Strauss over Sehwag. Average of 42 vs 52 and strike rate of 49 vs 81.
You'd have Sehwag over Strauss in the next test? Are you mad!
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:49 AM   #2613
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You'd have Sehwag over Strauss in the next test? Are you mad!
Of course. Batting is so high variance that getting out twice in two balls means very little (especially if you are Sehwag). He could be in the form of his life right now and we wouldn't know it.

I would take Sehwag over Strauss in any form of the game on any pitch.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:50 AM   #2614
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People who say "KING PAIR OH NOES BAD FORM" don't really understand variance as a batsman.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:51 AM   #2615
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He could be in the form of his life right now and we wouldn't know it.
Well if he is he's sure keeping it quiet
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:52 AM   #2616
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He's been out for ages, he's had 1 warmup knock that went badly, and he's failed as spectacularly as a batsman can fail twice in a row. Coincidence?
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:54 AM   #2617
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A big LOL at anyone taking Strauss over Sehwag. Average of 42 vs 52 and strike rate of 49 vs 81.
lol Sehwag

Yeah, Sehwag has a better overall Test record as an opener, but anyone in their right mind would still take Strauss in the England team for next week's Test, not least for what he brings as England captain. A few extra runs from Sehwag wouldn't offset that, not to mention Sehwag's appalling attitude in the field.

Opening with Strauss and Cook, and assuming Trott coming back in at 3, the combo England team would slot Sachin in at 4, move KP to 5, move Bell to 6, then Prior and the England bowlers as usual from 7 and downwards. If no Trott then Dravid gets in at 3.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:00 AM   #2618
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lol Sehwag

Yeah, Sehwag has a better overall Test record as an opener, but anyone in their right mind would still take Strauss in the England team for next week's Test, not least for what he brings as England captain. A few extra runs from Sehwag wouldn't offset that, not to mention Sehwag's appalling attitude in the field.

Opening with Strauss and Cook, and assuming Trott coming back in at 3, the combo England team would slot Sachin in at 4, move KP to 5, move Bell to 6, then Prior and the England bowlers as usual from 7 and downwards. If no Trott then Dravid gets in at 3.
I came close to taking this post seriously until you mentioned that you would pick Trott over Dravid. Hahahahha WOW
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:01 AM   #2619
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I don't rate Sehwag as highly as some. He's a bit of a flat track bully, similar to Jayasuriya in his hayday. I'd take Dravid/Laxman > Sehwag in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:02 AM   #2620
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Trott: 57.59
Dravid: 52.18

If ur gonna be wrong at least be consistently wrong. By your logic, Trott > Dravid
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I came close to taking this post seriously until you mentioned that you would pick Trott over Dravid. Hahahahha WOW
Dravid is past his best and drops about 1 catch per match.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:04 AM   #2622
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:05 AM   #2623
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Trott: 57.59
Dravid: 52.18

If ur gonna be wrong at least be consistently wrong. By your logic, Trott > Dravid
Sehwag and Strauss have played the EXACT number of matches.

Dravid has played 156, Trott has played 23. Dravid is in good form and averages 55+ outside India.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:05 AM   #2624
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I came close to taking this post seriously until you mentioned that you would pick Trott over Dravid. Hahahahha WOW
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