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    England tour of India (2021)

    BCCI President Ganguly (in Press) said "England will play 4 Test, 3 ODI & 5 T20 against India in India from February 2021".

    Exciting times ahead for Indian fans.


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    We Will Be Hosting England In February 2021: BCCI President Ganguly Tells State Units

    BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed to its affiliated units that India will be hosting England for a full series in February next year after playing an away rubber in Australia.

    BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed to its affiliated units that India will be hosting England for a full series in February next year after playing an away rubber in Australia.

    The Board supremo alsxo informed the state units that the 2021 IPL will be held in April, within five months of the upcoming edition, which concludes on November 10.

    This is Ganguly's second communication to the states in last two months as he seeks to keep the members posted about India's commitments in the Future Tours Programme (FTP).

    He said that India is ready to host the T20 World Cup next year and the ODI World Cup in 2023.

    "The BCCI and the Indian cricket team will continue to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian men's team will travel to Australia for its series starting in December this year, and will come back to the country for a series against England starting February next year.

    "This will be followed by IPL 2021 in April," Ganguly said in an email to all the affiliated units.

    "The BCCI continues to be the host for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023." The former India captain also said that the tours of the Indian women's team are "under discussion" but did not elaborate on that.

    He has assured all state associations that domestic cricket will start as and when the situation is safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not specify a date for the season's kick-off.

    Normally domestic season starts in August but the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calender and Ganguly's letter to state associations made it clear that the Board is yet to lock in a date.

    The domestic season is now expected to begin with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, tentatively from the third week of November.

    "The BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects," Ganguly wrote in the letter to presidents and secretaries of the its affiliated member associations.

    "All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket." He said the BCCI was hopeful that the situation arising out of the pandemic would improve in the next few months and that domestic cricket would be able to start in a safe environment.

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    Playing 5 T20's

    This time Surya will get India cap.


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    India Will Play Five T20Is Against England, Says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

    BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has revealed that India will play five T20Is against England when the visitors tour the country early next year. While there have been talks on Ahmedabad hosting the day-night Test against England, the complete itinerary hasn't been announced yet. The former India skipper said on Tuesday that it will be a full-fledged tour of four Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is.

    "England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20Is. It is easy to have bilaterals as there are just two teams," said Ganguly during a virtual press conference. "We have to keep assessing the situation, a lot of people are talking about the second COVID wave, we have to be careful."

    Commenting on the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, Ganguly said: "We are trying to have the next IPL in India. It's a tournament for India. I always tell people that they need to be here to see what IPL means to India." The BCCI has in the last few years ensured that it plans the ODI and T20I series keeping in mind whether the next showpiece event is a 50-over event or a 20-over event. The five T20Is against England will be good preparation for Virat Kohli's team for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is set to be played in India in October-November. Meanwhile, India and Australia are set to play three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The first ODI will be played on Friday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on November 27.

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    Test will be 4-0 India. The ODIs and T20 series should be pretty competative and good to watch.

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    India will win 3 nil in tests
    The odis and t20s england will win

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    India vs England Test series starts on February 7th and Day & night Test at Motera Stadium from February 24th.


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    The final test vs Australia will end on 19 January and from 7 Feb, 1st test vs England starts. So, will the Indian test players still be in bubble as the difference is about 18 days?

    Serious hectic times coming for Indian players who are part of all formats and particularly the ones who have been playing from IPL onwards.

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    I don't think India is ready to host teams at the moment. People in India are not taking coronavirus seriously so chances of England players getting infected are pretty high. It is better to host it in UAE currently.

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    England have the pace in their attack this time. The emergence of Archer and Wood will be a significant difference to their bowling fortunes in places like India and Australia.

    However, India remains the strongest home team in the world and even a World XI cannot win a Test series in India at the moment.

    If England can bat as well they did last time around, they might avoid a whitewash because they will definitely bowl better this time.

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    Elgar/ Latham / Karunaratne
    Williamson
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    De Kock
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    Yasir
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    Cummins

    This team would easily beat India in India

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    Rabada for archer also an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    I don't think India is ready to host teams at the moment. People in India are not taking coronavirus seriously so chances of England players getting infected are pretty high. It is better to host it in UAE currently.
    Agreed. No need to risk lives. There will be no spectators anyway so why make it more difficult for ourselves?

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    England tour of India:

    Chennai:
    1st Test: 5th Feb
    2nd Test: 13th Feb

    Motera:
    3rd Test: 24th Feb (D/N)
    4th Test: 4th March

    1st T20: 12th Mar
    2nd T20: 14th Mar
    3rd T20: 16th Mar
    4th T20: 18th Mar
    5th T20: 20th Mar

    Pune:
    1st ODI: 23rd Mar
    2nd ODI: 26th Mar
    3rd ODI: 28th March.


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    Pune will be hosting all the 3 ODIs against England starting from 23rd March.


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    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday announced the fixtures for Team India’s home series against England. The much-awaited marquee series will kickstart with a 4-match Test series for Anthony de Mello Trophy, the first of which will be played in Chennai from the 5th of February. Chennai will also host the second Test while the newly built Sardar Patel Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the remaining two Test matches.

    Motera, the largest cricket stadium in the world, boasts of state of the art facilities and a seating capacity of 110,000. It will host India’s second Day-Night Test match at home after the huge success of India’s first-ever pink-ball Test that was played in Kolkata last year.

    Ahmedabad is expected to turn pink when it hosts the third Test on 24th of February under lights. The iconic Test will be followed by the 5-match T20I series, which will also be held in Ahmedabad.

    The last leg of the tour will feature ODIs and all three matches will be held in Pune. The BCCI has restricted the tour to just three venues keeping in mind the current pandemic situation prevailing in the country.

    Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI said: "The BCCI prioritises health and safety of both teams and will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the tour is held adhering to all safety protocols agreed by the BCCI and ECB medical teams. Both Boards have worked closely to put together an exciting series that promises to provide high octane action between two powerhouses of world cricket. This will be India's first bilateral series at home since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the home season will bring back joy to cricket fans."

    Mr Tom Harrison, CEO, ECB said: "International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and always attracts significant levels of interest from fans around the world. We have been delighted with the planning that has been undertaken by the BCCI to ensure the three venues in Chennai, Ahmadabad and Pune will be ready to host international cricket in a bio-secure environment and look forward to working closely with them over the coming weeks to finalise those plans. The prospect of becoming the first international side to play at the magnificent Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad adds an extra dimension to the tour and I know will be something that is a highlight for both the players and management."



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    The schedule for England Men's tour of India has been confirmed. England will play four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs in February and March 2021 across three venues.

    The touring party will arrive on 27 January directly into Chennai from Colombo.

    The first two Tests of the tour will take place in Chennai on 5-9 February and 13-17 February at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

    The third and fourth Tests will be staged on 24-28 February and 4-8 March at the redeveloped Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, which opened earlier this year and is the largest cricket stadium in the world with a capacity of 110,000.

    The third Test will be a day-night match, and this will be the first time both countries have played each other in a day-night Test.

    The white-ball leg of the tour commences with five T20Is all taking place at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad from 12 March to the 20 March.

    Eoin Morgan's men will conclude the tour in Pune with three ODIs taking place on 23 March, 26 March and 28 March at the MCA Stadium.



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    Pathetic from BCCI.

    No matches for Bengaluru.

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    I expect nothing less than a 3 0.


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    Back to back tests in Chennai and Ahmedabad?


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Back to back tests in Chennai and Ahmedabad?
    Yes


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    Cant waite for the odis and t20s i hope england wins both series

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Cant waite for the odis and t20s i hope england wins both series
    They won't win either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    They won't win either.
    Bet you they will win 1 series atleast

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Bet you they will win 1 series atleast
    They won't win squat. People think Englind is this powerhouse T20 side. India whipped them in England last time. Don't forget. India is the best T20 side. They just need to pick the right players and combo. Same applies to tests. In odi I agree we are like number 2 or 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    They won't win squat. People think Englind is this powerhouse T20 side. India whipped them in England last time. Don't forget. India is the best T20 side. They just need to pick the right players and combo. Same applies to tests. In odi I agree we are like number 2 or 3.
    We will waite and see

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    They won't win squat. People think Englind is this powerhouse T20 side. India whipped them in England last time. Don't forget. India is the best T20 side. They just need to pick the right players and combo. Same applies to tests. In odi I agree we are like number 2 or 3.
    India can thrash any opposition on the planet if they make the right selections, and they aren't too far away from doing that. Just tie up a couple of loose ends and you will probably get one of the greatest teams in modern cricket, with the ability to win home and away on a variety of different surfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzmanBeast View Post
    India can thrash any opposition on the planet if they make the right selections, and they aren't too far away from doing that. Just tie up a couple of loose ends and you will probably get one of the greatest teams in modern cricket, with the ability to win home and away on a variety of different surfaces.
    Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not. But the truth is India still haven't fielded their full strength test team or T20 side yet. When the right combinia available to be picked, you shall see how good India actually can be.

    In odi we have some work to do. Still a top side but for some reason we have been neglecting odi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not. But the truth is India still haven't fielded their full strength test team or T20 side yet. When the right combinia available to be picked, you shall see how good India actually can be.

    In odi we have some work to do. Still a top side but for some reason we have been neglecting odi.
    There was no sarcasm.

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    After England pulled out of the tour of South Africa following some players from South African team and two members of hotel staff testing positive, there are concerns that extremely high standard of Covid-19 isolation protocols could be infeasible for most cricket boards. England are due to tour India in February-March for a full tour.

    Countries, other than Australia, England, South Africa and New Zealand have not hosted international cricket for months with the Indian cricket board announcing on Thursday that the England's matches would be played only at three venues -- Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune. This will be the first series played in India in well over a year.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which is yet to announce a domestic season with the long format Ranji Trophy looking doubtful, may be forced to create a very high-level bio-secure and vacuum-sealed environment. It is likely that the BCCI would look to UK-based firm Restrata for creating the bio secure environment (BSE) just like the company did for the Indian Premier League (IPL) recently.

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) team doctor Dr Shuaib Manjra, who witnessed hullabaloo around the now-cancelled England's limited-overs tour of South Africa first-hand and was involved in discussions between CSA and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said that teams like England would now have to accept tempered models when touring abroad and not hope for elaborate and expensive models that brought England success in their home season.

    "England had a phenomenal experience of hosting three teams [West Indies, Pakistan and Australia] in a vacuum-sealed environment. It took a huge amount of human resources, time and money to create that BSE. They conducted 30,000 tests for that season and had just one positive case. It was tremendously successful. Few countries can afford that. Just because England got it right, their players and management are now of the opinion that the standards elsewhere will be of that same level," Manjra told IANS from South Africa over phone.

    "The vacuum approach -- where everyone is isolated from the outside world including various staff, including those in a separate kitchen -- has been tried at the IPL and in basketball in the USA but can be costly with things like ultra-violet sanitising booths. But even in the IPL, we had positive cases at the start and the affected players had to be isolated," said Manjra, stressing that cricket needs to go on despite a few individual positive cases.

    Manjra believes a tempered model compared to what England did is the way forward as it is more practical and the costs aren't as high as in a vacuum-sealed environment and players who test positive should be managed appropriately.

    The same thing happened in IPL with a few participants, including players, testing positive for Covid-19 despite the high-standard BSE. The league went ahead despite that, and there were no more postive cases.

    "A tempered model compared to what England followed at home, needs to be accepted as the norm. Most other sports are doing that, like in the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga in soccer, Formula One and in Netball. Also at that time when England imposed its strict bio-bubble ahead of the home cricket series, there were extremely high levels of community transmission in the country," said Manjra.

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) admitted in October that the expensive BSE will not be able to be replicated for 2021. The ECB sustained a loss of 100 million pounds in the summer.

    The 30,000 tests alone cost one million pounds.

    The BCCI, on the other hand, spent Rs.10 crore alone on 20,000 tests during the IPL.

    https://www.business-standard.com/ar...1001445_1.html


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    Chetan Sharma will chair his first national selection committee meeting on Wednesday as the rejigged panel is set to select the squad for the first two Tests against England, starting February 5. The big question that will be pondering an all-bowlers’ selection committee will be the availability of key bowlers for the crucial series.

    Since the bowling department is suffering from multiple injury concerns, it is understood that the selectors will announce the squad only for the first two Tests, to be played in Chennai. In case any of the unfit players are certified fit in time for the third Test, they can clear COVID-19-related protocols and join the bio-secure bubble in Ahmedabad ahead of the third Test.

    The only reason to smile for the committee will be the availability of Ishant Sharma, the veteran pacer on the cusp of 100-Test mark. Ishant has proven his match-fitness during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and is a certainty.

    The selectors will be given a lowdown on the availability of other key bowlers - Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and R. Ashwin - all of whom broke down during the Border-Gavaskar Series in Australia.

    With Washington Sundar coming in handy in Brisbane, he along with Kuldeep Yadav are set to be retained in the squad. It would be interesting if the selectors hand over a maiden Test call-up for Yuzvendra Chahal, the leggie who has been spearheading India’s limited overs’ spin attack for more than three years.

    As for the batting department, it remains to be seen if Prithvi Shaw retains his position as a reserve opener, with Shubman Gill having emerged as a reliable batsman at the top along with Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal.

    Meanwhile, the BCCI is set to conduct the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the inter-state domestic one-day tournament, from February 15, leaving the fate of Ranji Trophy in limbo in the pandemic-hit season.

    Despite the apex council meeting on Sunday night remaining indecisive on whether to conduct the Ranji Trophy or Vijay Hazare Trophy, considering the duration of Ranji would be much longer for maintaining bio-secure hubs, the BCCI is set to stick to the one-day tournament for the time being.

    The Vijay Hazare Trophy is likely to be conducted from February 15 in the same format as the Syed Mushtaq Ali, with the same groups and the venues for the league stage.

    https://sportstar.thehindu.com/crick...le33602154.ece


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    India squad for first two England Tests to be picked today.


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    Accorning to media, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari unavailable for the selection of the first two Tests against England.


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    We will miss Shami and Jadeja but hopefully Sundar makes his debut and supports Ash. It won't be easy against Root, Buttler, Stokes and Bairstow. All know our conditions better because of IPL stints.

    Hopefully Ishant, Umesh and Bumrah are fit and available.


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    Jadeja injury have messed up our balance for our home series.

    We can't play both Ashwin and Sundar and the other spinners Kuldeep and nadeem can't bat.

    Catch 22 situation for India.

    Gill
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    Kohli, Hardik, Ishant return to India's 18-member squad for England Tests

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    Kohli, Hardik, Ishant return to India's 18-member squad for England Tests

    Even as the dust settles on India's historic series win in Australia, the new selection panel, chaired by Chetan Sharma, met virtually on Tuesday to pick India's squad for the first two Tests against England in Chennai. Among the big outcomes were the return of Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharmaand Hardik Pandya to an 18-member squad.

    Kohli, who missed the last three Australia Tests to attend the birth of his first child, will take over the captaincy, as expected. Ishant, meanwhile, returns after proving his match fitness in the league phase of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s for Delhi. Ishant hasn't played Tests since February last year, having missed the Australia tour after picking up an abdominal injury in the IPL. He is currently three Tests short of becoming only the second Indian fast bowler after Kapil Dev to feature in 100 Tests. Pandya, meanwhile, to the Test set up for the first time since the England tour of 2018.

    Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur were all rewarded for their performances in Australia, having been retained in the squad, while T Natarajan, brought into the Test squad in Australia after a spate of injuries to the first-choice pacers, was left out. Siraj finished the Australia tour with 13 wickets in three Tests, the highest for India, while Thakur picked up seven wickets to go with his crucial half-century in Brisbane.

    The spin department will be spearheded by R Ashwin, despite concerns over his back tweak that forced him out of the series-deciding Brisbane Test. Washington Sundar retains his place along with Kuldeep Yadav, who featured in just the one while-ball game in Australia. Sundar had a sensational debut in Brisbane, in which he made two vital contributions with the bat along with four wickets. The selectors decided to also have a reinforcement in Axar Patel, the left-arm spinning allrounder, who is uncapped in Tests.

    Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma will likely extend their opening partnership, with Mayank Agarwal named the third opener. Prithvi Shaw was left out altogether. Shaw featured in just the Day-Night Test in Adelaide, before being dropped for the remainder of the series. KL Rahul, meanwhile, won't be part of the first Test that starts February 5, but will be included from the second Test onwards. Rahul returned midway through the Test series in Australia due to a wrist injury, for which he's rehabilitating currently at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

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    I'd replace ishant with siraj, what a talent.

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    Surprised with no Umesh Yadav.

    Bumrah, Ishant, Siraj, Ashwin, Sundar will be five bowlers IMO. Pant keeper and five batsman will be Rohit, Gill, Kohli, Pujara and Rahane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manunited18 View Post
    I'd replace ishant with siraj, what a talent.
    They are both in the squad.


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    Strong enough squad to trounce England 4 zip

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    Don't want to see Kohli as captain.

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    Should keep Prasidh krishna and Ishan porel in standby as well.


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    Shaw has only himself to blame for being dropped. Even some decent enough scores would have kept him in selectors' good books but he failed spectacularly.

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    So our team for the first test will probably be,

    Gill
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    Pujara
    Kohli
    Rahane
    Pant
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    Bumrah (if fit)
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    What a sensational turnaround in Sundar's fortunes from being a net bowler for our test bats due to Covid situation to a certain starter in a home test series!

    Wow!

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    Is Sir Jadeja still injured? when he will be able to come back, otherwise he is must second spinner in India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution View Post
    Pathetic from BCCI.

    No matches for Bengaluru.
    Fewer venues to minimise travel and the chances of catching COVID.

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    5T20i matches sounds ridiculous

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    Is this a joke? To include Pandya in the test squad. This guy wanted to spend time with his family after a COVID year where he was sitting at home. When the team badly needed him.

    What kind of rotten precedent does this set?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pillionrider View Post
    Is this a joke? To include Pandya in the test squad. This guy wanted to spend time with his family after a COVID year where he was sitting at home. When the team badly needed him.

    What kind of rotten precedent does this set?

    Hes a Kohli favourite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Don't want to see Kohli as captain.
    +1, he can play as a batsman or can extend his leave, I don't think anyone will miss him now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pillionrider View Post
    Is this a joke? To include Pandya in the test squad. This guy wanted to spend time with his family after a COVID year where he was sitting at home. When the team badly needed him.

    What kind of rotten precedent does this set?

    Indian selectors know what they are doing. Its not Misbah who selects players out of blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcyz View Post
    Hes a Kohli favourite

    Apparently spending New Year's with Kohli has it advantages
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeshan547 View Post
    Is Sir Jadeja still injured? when he will be able to come back, otherwise he is must second spinner in India.
    Yes Sir Jadeja had an operation after that SCG injury, even if he recovers well he won't play before the third test which will be a D/N match at Ahmedabad.

    I think him, Shami, Umesh will be available for last two tests against England.

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    Kohli, Gill together at the crease will be a treat to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Indian selectors know what they are doing. Its not Misbah who selects players out of blue.
    It's not about his abilities. It's about making him pay and learning not to take things for granted.

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    Pandya is a backup for 21 year old Sundar now

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    Where will Pandya play if he is not bowling ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pillionrider View Post
    Is this a joke? To include Pandya in the test squad. This guy wanted to spend time with his family after a COVID year where he was sitting at home. When the team badly needed him.

    What kind of rotten precedent does this set?

    Exactly. Pandya is not needed in test cricket especially when he can't bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Pandya is a backup for 21 year old Sundar now
    With Kohli back as captain, I think reverse will happen.

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    A bit unfair for india.
    They must be absolutely drained and tired after the monumental win in Australia.

    They deserve Atleast a month of rest

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    I think Pandya is for Vihari. He will be playing as pure batsman . Certainly not a starter for the 1st test.

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    Bumrah is playing continuously from September. He needs some rest but cannot take risk for test championship with him.

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    2 tests in Chennai will be energy sapping. Why did not they consider Dharmashala! Pleasing to the eyes, even with empty stands.

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    Pandya is included to keep him primed for the next away tour when he can hopefully be back as an ace all-rounder. Right now Pandya can be in the team just on his batting with occasional 125kph bowling. Of course being friend with the captain helps.

    Bumrah will get a decent break esp as he has not played in the fourth match. He should be at his peak.
    Last edited by Babbar; 19th January 2021 at 21:23.

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    Indians will be mentally tired.

    No way we can maintain intensity after a grueling Aussie tour.

    Its almost cruel to make the cricketers play such an imp series so soon.

    They need some real long rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    With Kohli back as captain, I think reverse will happen.
    We need two spinners. You never know they may play Shardul as bowling all-rounder and pick two specialist spinners lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluevision View Post
    2 tests in Chennai will be energy sapping. Why did not they consider Dharmashala! Pleasing to the eyes, even with empty stands.
    That would have been like playing into England's hands with the seam attack they've, even though our own seam attack is second to none.

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    It will be interesting to see which side England picks. Probably....

    Burns
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    I really hope we beat them, dontwant to have high highs and low lows

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Indians will be mentally tired.

    No way we can maintain intensity after a grueling Aussie tour.

    Its almost cruel to make the cricketers play such an imp series so soon.

    They need some real long rest.
    This.England will catch them napping


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    It will be interesting to see which side England picks. Probably....

    Burns
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    Root
    Stokes
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    Moeen
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    I'm doubtful of Moeen, wouldn't be surprised to see Lawrence or Bairstow in for Sibley with Crawley staying up the top either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Indians will be mentally tired.

    No way we can maintain intensity after a grueling Aussie tour.

    Its almost cruel to make the cricketers play such an imp series so soon.

    They need some real long rest.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saurav View Post
    This.England will catch them napping
    Considering most of our team was injured /unavailable including our captain that better not be the case

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    Quote Originally Posted by deep82 View Post
    Jadeja injury have messed up our balance for our home series.

    We can't play both Ashwin and Sundar and the other spinners Kuldeep and nadeem can't bat.

    Catch 22 situation for India.

    Gill
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    Pujara
    Kohli
    Rahane
    Pant
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    Kuldeep
    Nadeem
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    Kuldeep can bat.. he's not dud with bat..


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    India is not winning 4-0. Maybe 3-1 or 2-2 will be the result

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    I'm doubtful of Moeen, wouldn't be surprised to see Lawrence or Bairstow in for Sibley with Crawley staying up the top either.
    Sibley looks really weak against spin. Wish he would stay still in the crease.

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    Now it's the turn of the other Big 3 nation to attempt to stop the Indian juggernaut.

    England will definitely be prepared and come with plans. In Broad, Archer, Wood, Stone and Stokes they have pacers who can make things happen even if the ball isn't doing much.

    The spinners are slightly better than the ones who toured in 2016, but they'll need the wickets to turn.

    I think England's biggest worry is the batting. The top order is inexperienced, it's the first trip to India for Sibley, Crawley and Lawrence. Meanwhile Bairstow's defence has totally deteriorated in the last 2-3 years, and still think Buttler's technically suspect in Test cricket. A lot rests on Joe Root and Ben Stokes.

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    India are the team to beat.

    I believe Pant 'mini Gilly' & co. have scarred Aussies

    England will come hard at India. Especially likes of Root, Stokes and Archer. I don't expect much from rest of English squad. Their spinners will struggle against Indian batsmen and English top order will be fragile against Indian attack.

    India are the blockbuster team to watch. All of their series will be very closely followed by all cricketing world.

    I predict a 4-0 win for India. They are not only a very strong team but even their B team is top quality.

    I hope England somehow win the series tho ngl.
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