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    India B vs Australia A in the final Test of the series

    Virat Kohli, Shhikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh, Shami, Bumrah, Saha

    These are some of the names which are missing from Indian side vs Australia and yet they are focussed and playing their best cricket

    And here, our evergreen kaptaan (& head coach) has listed out all the excuses he could find :

    1) COVID
    2) Seniors players were injured (Babar was important, but suddenly Imam was injured too) And Misbah had around 100 players to chose from

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    Dhawan and Saha are not missing, lol.

    Ashwin and Jadeja are missing alongside Kohli, Bumrah, Ishant and Shami. So, 6 names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Dhawan and Saha are not missing, lol.

    Ashwin and Jadeja are missing alongside Kohli, Bumrah, Ishant and Shami. So, 6 names.
    Backups like Yadav would have played.

    Easy win for Aus here. Mirable does not happen with 5 newbie bowlers in a test match.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Dhawan and Saha are not missing, lol.

    Ashwin and Jadeja are missing alongside Kohli, Bumrah, Ishant and Shami. So, 6 names.
    Yadav and Bhuvi would've played ahead of guys like Shardul and Natarajan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Backups like Yadav would have played.

    Easy win for Aus here. Mirable does not happen with 5 newbie bowlers in a test match.
    Yeah spot on. We don't have a single first string test bowler in our attack, even a couple of second string bowler missing as well. A draw here will be the one to cherish for a long time lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Yeah spot on. We don't have a single first string test bowler in our attack, even a couple of second string bowler missing as well. A draw here will be the one to cherish for a long time lol.
    Such a disappointing ending to a cracking series. I was hoping India can play Bumrah and Ashwin at least to keep it interesting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Such a disappointing ending to a cracking series. I was hoping India can play Bumrah and Ashwin at least to keep it interesting.
    The newbies are making it even more interesting.

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    In Bowling, Its India C.
    Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, Umesh, Bhuvi, Ashiwn, Jadeja- all missing.

    In Batting, Its India B.
    Kohli, Rahul. Vihari- all missing.

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    Australia struggling against India's 4th string attack. Imagine if they had a fit Ishant, Shami and Bumrah with Jadeja and Ashwin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    Australia struggling against India's 4th string attack. Imagine if they had a fit Ishant, Shami and Bumrah with Jadeja and Ashwin.
    Lmao how is it 4th string?

    Do you even know what that means. Bhuvi hasn’t played a test in 3+ years. He is not first choice and even otherwise not good for these conditions. At some point you gotta start excluding him from ‘missing players’ list with how long he’s not played.

    India first choice: Ishant, Shami, Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja

    India second string: Umesh, Siraj, Thakur, Natarajan, Sundar/Kuldeep

    This is second string minus Umesh imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Lmao how is it 4th string?

    Do you even know what that means. Bhuvi hasn’t played a test in 3+ years. He is not first choice and even otherwise not good for these conditions. At some point you gotta start excluding him from ‘missing players’ list with how long he’s not played.

    India first choice: Ishant, Shami, Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja

    India second string: Umesh, Siraj, Thakur, Natarajan, Sundar/Kuldeep

    This is second string minus Umesh imo
    This is not how bowling strength Analysis
    First choice attack - Bumrah ,Shami,ishant , Ashwin, Jadeja
    2nd choice - if anyone two of 1st choice attacked player not Available
    3rd - 3or4 1st choice attack player not available
    4th - All 1st choice player not available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    This is not how bowling strength Analysis
    First choice attack - Bumrah ,Shami,ishant , Ashwin, Jadeja
    2nd choice - if anyone two of 1st choice attacked player not Available
    3rd - 3or4 1st choice attack player not available
    4th - All 1st choice player not available
    lol no that is not how it works.

    for eg in League (carabao) cup when a top team plays all kids and reserves it is called second string XI. to be called second string you need first choice not playing which is what is happening here.

    regardless the point is that it is a very weakened india attack and is doing well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaddy86 View Post
    The newbies are making it even more interesting.
    Let them take 20 wickets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    This is not how bowling strength Analysis
    First choice attack - Bumrah ,Shami,ishant , Ashwin, Jadeja
    2nd choice - if anyone two of 1st choice attacked player not Available
    3rd - 3or4 1st choice attack player not available
    4th - All 1st choice player not available
    Correct. The current one is rightly called the 4 string, or India D bowling.

    Also, hilarious to suggest that Natarajan, who was with the team as a net bowler, would get a nod ahead of Bhuvi if there was no covid malarkey at play.

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    Bumrah ishant shami ashwin jadeja- ist choice
    Umesh & bhuvi are backup .
    We are playing t20 bowler in test due to quarantine .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srtfan View Post
    Bumrah ishant shami ashwin jadeja- ist choice
    Umesh & bhuvi are backup .
    We are playing t20 bowler in test due to quarantine .
    This bowling lineup is not even a t20 lineup
    It's t20 lineup vs Bangladesh or zimbabwe
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    4 bowlers - Siraj, Saini, Natarajan, and Sundar - debuting in the same series. Is this a first? Not counting the instances where a team first played test cricket, like South Africa post ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Let them take 20 wickets.
    That's the big question if they can. Still, the fact that this bunch didn't allow Australia to completely shut India from the game already is worth a thumbs up. Many illustrious pacers from past and present (Broad and Anderson) have gone to Australia and returned humbled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Lmao how is it 4th string?

    Do you even know what that means. Bhuvi hasn’t played a test in 3+ years. He is not first choice and even otherwise not good for these conditions. At some point you gotta start excluding him from ‘missing players’ list with how long he’s not played.

    India first choice: Ishant, Shami, Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja

    India second string: Umesh, Siraj, Thakur, Natarajan, Sundar/Kuldeep

    This is second string minus Umesh imo
    You're taking it too literally.

    Let's call ourselves India E. Who is checking what is the correct alphabet anyway?


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    It's in fact India B, C, D or whatever you want and it's quite poor to be frank. Maybe Siraj can be an okaish bowler but other three have no future in test cricket.

    And India have only themselves to blame for being the unfittest team ever in a series.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Lmao how is it 4th string?

    Do you even know what that means. Bhuvi hasn’t played a test in 3+ years. He is not first choice and even otherwise not good for these conditions. At some point you gotta start excluding him from ‘missing players’ list with how long he’s not played.

    India first choice: Ishant, Shami, Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja

    India second string: Umesh, Siraj, Thakur, Natarajan, Sundar/Kuldeep

    This is second string minus Umesh imo
    Nattu and Thakur were third strings tbh.. they were happen to be right place at right time.. otherwise don't think they'll get a chance to play test matches..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    It's in fact India B, C, D or whatever you want and it's quite poor to be frank. Maybe Siraj can be an okaish bowler but other three have no future in test cricket.

    And India have only themselves to blame for being the unfittest team ever in a series.
    Boldly dismissive of India. Here's a reality check for you. Neither Natarajan nor Sundar were among India's test probables. They were with the test squad purely as net bowlers after featuring in the T20 leg of the tour. Covid and quarantine quirks at work.

    Even so, Sundar has acquitted himself far better than your veteran Yasir in Brisbane. Likewise, Natarajan has bowled as well as Shaheen did at the same venue a year ago. I wouldn't even go into how your test debutant fared in that series.

    My considered advice would be to resist being so quick to pronounce judgment on their test future.

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    How on earth is this an Aus A team? Just cuz Warner is out of form ?
    This is a full strength aussie team.

    This is an India Z bowling attack. Who have done quite well I might add.

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    Australia A? How? Matlab kuch bhi....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    Australia A? How? Matlab kuch bhi....
    Offended by alphabets. Quite funny I think by "A" he means, their first choice team.

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    This india team is not even B its "D" lol

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    With a bigger population and player base than the rest of the cricket world combined. India should be better placed to deal with player injuries.

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    We're seeing some real decline in Australian performances at home in the past few games. This is a completely unknown Indian attack yet they can't take advantage of them.

    Fatigue seeping in perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    With a bigger population and player base than the rest of the cricket world combined. India should be better placed to deal with player injuries.
    Australia A is playing India C.

    Pakistanis can try to spin it around any way they like. This has been a very very courageous India team, playing against the odds and punching above their collective weight.

    Dont' remember Pakistan putting up these performances with their A+teams

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    Lol its clearly India C team.
    The pecking order over last 4 years is:

    First choice
    1. Bumrah
    2. Ashwin
    3. Ishant
    4. Shami

    B team
    5. Yadav
    6. Jadeja
    7. Pandya
    8. Bhuvi

    C team
    9. Siraj
    10. Saini
    11. Kuldeep
    12. Shardul

    D, E, F...

    G team (Nets)
    20.Natarajan
    21. Sundar

    Basically a C grade bowling attack further diluted by presence of 2 net bowlers.

    Still they have done a great job on Day 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitthestump View Post
    We're seeing some real decline in Australian performances at home in the past few games. This is a completely unknown Indian attack yet they can't take advantage of them.

    Fatigue seeping in perhaps?
    Nah, mental issue. They have been disintegrated by Bumrah and Ashwin that they see non existing devils in even India C side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Lmao how is it 4th string?

    Do you even know what that means. Bhuvi hasn’t played a test in 3+ years. He is not first choice and even otherwise not good for these conditions. At some point you gotta start excluding him from ‘missing players’ list with how long he’s not played.

    India first choice: Ishant, Shami, Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja

    India second string: Umesh, Siraj, Thakur, Natarajan, Sundar/Kuldeep

    This is second string minus Umesh imo
    Your opinion is wrong.

    Bhuvi hasnt played because the first choice hasnt given him a chance or he is injured.

    Thakur and Natarajan and Sundar were nowhere close to the test team. They are playing because all the first string of bumrah shami Ishant are injured. injured. Back up of Yadav and Bhuvi are injured. Back up of back up Siraj and Saini are playing. Thakur and Nattu were net bowlers and not even part of the squad.

    On AR front, Pandya is first choice but since he isnt bowling yet Jadeja was picked as back up. Now that he is injured we have to play a net bowler Sundar.

    So except Siraj and Saini, neither of the bowlers are back up bowlers even.

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    Lol.
    Is Australia at advantage? Yes
    Is it Australia’s fault? No
    India, please fight it out, we are proud of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMSS View Post
    Boldly dismissive of India. Here's a reality check for you. Neither Natarajan nor Sundar were among India's test probables. They were with the test squad purely as net bowlers after featuring in the T20 leg of the tour. Covid and quarantine quirks at work.

    Even so, Sundar has acquitted himself far better than your veteran Yasir in Brisbane. Likewise, Natarajan has bowled as well as Shaheen did at the same venue a year ago. I wouldn't even go into how your test debutant fared in that series.

    My considered advice would be to resist being so quick to pronounce judgment on their test future.
    I think you have some problems with Pakistan and Pakistan cricket. Why do you have to bring them in this thread that has nothing to do with them?

    The thread is about Indian tour of Australia, and I think this bowling attack is very very poor.

    Second point I made : Indian team fitness has been the worst ever by a touring team. They really need to do something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    I think you have some problems with Pakistan and Pakistan cricket. Why do you have to bring them in this thread that has nothing to do with them?

    The thread is about Indian tour of Australia, and I think this bowling attack is very very poor.

    Second point I made : Indian team fitness has been the worst ever by a touring team. They really need to do something about it.
    Agreed.

    Lets talk about India and Australia only.


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    India C and Australia A? These are full strength Indian and Australian teams. I mean this is what most of the Indian fans told me when we won 2018 series in Australia. Why are these same people reminding everyone that we are missing players lol? Please be consistent and don't look like a hypocrite now. Only I and those who agreed that we won against Aus B, C team last time have the right to say that this is India C vs Aus A. And this is indeed India B against Aus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rohan View Post
    Lol.
    Is Australia at advantage? Yes
    Is it Australia’s fault? No
    India, please fight it out, we are proud of you.
    You are right.
    Was India at advantage after Warner, Smith got banned last time? Yes
    Was it India's fault? No
    We won that series. And some fans including me put an asterisk over it. Although I removed my asterisk after we drew Sydney test.

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    India have shown alot of character. Despite being bundled out for 36, despite missing the best batsman in the world and despite having third string bowling they have taken the attack to the opposition and that too in their backyard. In contrast Pakistan in NZ ......

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    We need to remember that due to quarantine rules we are not able to even send our main replacement players for tests to Australia

    We are playing with T20 specialists in tests when we could have sent Pandya and Jayant Yadav.. even Ishant is fit now and playing Syed Mushtaq Ali series but cannot go to Australia due to quarantine

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnish View Post
    We need to remember that due to quarantine rules we are not able to even send our main replacement players for tests to Australia

    We are playing with T20 specialists in tests when we could have sent Pandya and Jayant Yadav.. even Ishant is fit now and playing Syed Mushtaq Ali series but cannot go to Australia due to quarantine

    The non-covid situation would have created some problems for Aus and Aus losing this test series was a real prospect. Aus got extremely lucky here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carnish View Post
    We need to remember that due to quarantine rules we are not able to even send our main replacement players for tests to Australia

    We are playing with T20 specialists in tests when we could have sent Pandya and Jayant Yadav.. even Ishant is fit now and playing Syed Mushtaq Ali series but cannot go to Australia due to quarantine
    Dont think Ishant is fit enough to play test matches , else India wud have flown him to Australia before hand so hat he could recover full finess while doing quarantine

    Paying a random T20 event is no measure of test match fitness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rohan View Post
    Lol.
    Is Australia at advantage? Yes
    Is it Australia’s fault? No
    India, please fight it out, we are proud of you.
    True

    Indians should reflect on their poor fitness standards. Never seen so many injuries on 1 tour - might be due to long periods of inactivity due to Covid lockdown impact. But Umesh , Bumrah, Ashwin & Ishant had only themselves to blame for getting injured !

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    This India XI this created chances in the field, so kudos to them. Rahane could rue that drop, Oz then looking at a sub 300 score...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnish View Post
    We need to remember that due to quarantine rules we are not able to even send our main replacement players for tests to Australia

    We are playing with T20 specialists in tests when we could have sent Pandya and Jayant Yadav.. even Ishant is fit now and playing Syed Mushtaq Ali series but cannot go to Australia due to quarantine
    Also Kohli could have joined the team for Brisbane test.

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    A huge shame that the last two series between these teams have been marred by absence

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    Whose fault is it that india A/B is playing? If they wilt like petunias they deserve every bit of it. An athletic and fit team vs a decrepit and sorry bunch. No grace marks for your own weakness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketCartoons View Post
    Whose fault is it that india A/B is playing? If they wilt like petunias they deserve every bit of it. An athletic and fit team vs a decrepit and sorry bunch. No grace marks for your own weakness.
    I wonder where were these lines when india played them on tour. Wasn't it Aussies fault that they were two players less in Smith and warner. But I think you are correct. They need to keep their fitness intact. But this never happened before, seems like quarentine does take a toll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketCartoons View Post
    Whose fault is it that india A/B is playing? If they wilt like petunias they deserve every bit of it. An athletic and fit team vs a decrepit and sorry bunch. No grace marks for your own weakness.
    Fitness had nothing to do with Shami's injury, Jadeja's injury, and Kohli getting a daughter. And anyway, no one is blaming Australia for it. But the fight that a depleted Indian team has put on is remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sachin136 View Post
    Fitness had nothing to do with Shami's injury, Jadeja's injury, and Kohli getting a daughter. And anyway, no one is blaming Australia for it. But the fight that a depleted Indian team has put on is remarkable.
    The depletion is of their own doing. So why should they get credit for staying alive so far in the series, when it was their lack of fitness or ability which brought them injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_Positive View Post
    I wonder where were these lines when india played them on tour. Wasn't it Aussies fault that they were two players less in Smith and warner. But I think you are correct. They need to keep their fitness intact. But this never happened before, seems like quarentine does take a toll.
    Yes, it was aussies fault that they had to be banned. but what as that got to do? Did the aussies claim grace marks because of the banning of two of their key players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Dhawan and Saha are not missing, lol.

    Ashwin and Jadeja are missing alongside Kohli, Bumrah, Ishant and Shami. So, 6 names.
    Top 7 bowlers are missing: Bumrah, Ishant, Shami, Umesh, Bhuvi, Ashwin and Jadeja. Any of these bowlers if available would have played instead of Saini, Thakur and Natarajan.

    Add Pandya instead of Washington.

    So a total of 9 players (8 + Kohli) are not available. Generally you can a team B if 2 or 3 top players are missing. This is India's D or E team, not India B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Top 7 bowlers are missing: Bumrah, Ishant, Shami, Umesh, Bhuvi, Ashwin and Jadeja. Any of these bowlers if available would have played instead of Saini, Thakur and Natarajan.

    Add Pandya instead of Washington.

    So a total of 9 players (8 + Kohli) are not available. Generally you can a team B if 2 or 3 top players are missing. This is India's D or E team, not India B.
    *Generally you call a team B if 2 or 3 top players are missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Top 7 bowlers are missing: Bumrah, Ishant, Shami, Umesh, Bhuvi, Ashwin and Jadeja. Any of these bowlers if available would have played instead of Saini, Thakur and Natarajan.

    Add Pandya instead of Washington.

    So a total of 9 players (8 + Kohli) are not available. Generally you can a team B if 2 or 3 top players are missing. This is India's D or E team, not India B.
    In fact Natarajan,Sundar and even Thakur wouldn’t be playing this had they not been there as net bowlers. You can’t even call them C. They are there because no one can fly in and out due to quarantine.

    Outstanding effort by our 4th string bowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    India C and Australia A? These are full strength Indian and Australian teams. I mean this is what most of the Indian fans told me when we won 2018 series in Australia. Why are these same people reminding everyone that we are missing players lol? Please be consistent and don't look like a hypocrite now. Only I and those who agreed that we won against Aus B, C team last time have the right to say that this is India C vs Aus A. And this is indeed India B against Aus.
    Huge difference

    1. Smith and Warner weren't out injured.They were out because they were caught cheating.CA handed them bans and thus chose to not select them.

    2. India is playing away.Aus played at home

    3. India eventually had far more injuries.

    Still no one is using injuries as an excuse or 'asterisk'.We just a proud of our team for fighting.If Aus win here,kudos to them.Not their fault that our guys are injured


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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    Top 7 bowlers are missing: Bumrah, Ishant, Shami, Umesh, Bhuvi, Ashwin and Jadeja. Any of these bowlers if available would have played instead of Saini, Thakur and Natarajan.

    Add Pandya instead of Washington.

    So a total of 9 players (8 + Kohli) are not available. Generally you can a team B if 2 or 3 top players are missing. This is India's D or E team, not India B.
    I agree. But Pandya's case is a little different. He made himself unavailable after being asked to stay for the test series and there was also lack of sureity on whether he would bowl or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketCartoons View Post
    Yes, it was aussies fault that they had to be banned. but what as that got to do? Did the aussies claim grace marks because of the banning of two of their key players?
    I will try to explain slowly as there seems to be a potential problem here: getting injured is not a “mistake” unless some of these players took a skateboard and jumped over traffic.

    The fact is the replacements have come in some of them not even in the scheme of test cricket and have still delivered to keep India alive in this series.

    That’s what people are appreciating. I am not sure why you are so confused about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saurav View Post
    Huge difference

    1. Smith and Warner weren't out injured.They were out because they were caught cheating.CA handed them bans and thus chose to not select them.

    2. India is playing away.Aus played at home

    3. India eventually had far more injuries.

    Still no one is using injuries as an excuse or 'asterisk'.We just a proud of our team for fighting.If Aus win here,kudos to them.Not their fault that our guys are injured
    We don’t even know how many other series AUS won in the past cheating using things like sand paper and who knows what? I would like to put asterixis to all those wins, is it allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    I agree. But Pandya's case is a little different. He made himself unavailable after being asked to stay for the test series and there was also lack of sureity on whether he would bowl or not.
    Pandya probably would have bowled if he was physically able. Maybe he hasn't recovered enough from his earlier injury to keep bowling. His 5/28 against England was instrumental in India's sole victory in the 2018 England series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    India C and Australia A? These are full strength Indian and Australian teams. I mean this is what most of the Indian fans told me when we won 2018 series in Australia. Why are these same people reminding everyone that we are missing players lol? Please be consistent and don't look like a hypocrite now. Only I and those who agreed that we won against Aus B, C team last time have the right to say that this is India C vs Aus A. And this is indeed India B against Aus.
    How can the absences of Aussie players in 2018 be equated to the absences of Indian players?

    Firstly, Australia just lost 2 batsman but still had their bowling attack intact which is considered the best in the world. Whereas India is missing its 1st and 2nd string bowlers totalling 6. The current ones include 2 net bowlers. Additionally it is missing 2 1st choice batsman in Kohli and Vihari and a backup batsman in KL. The grand total being 9 which is just less than 2 to form a whole team. So calling this Indian team a full strength team is nothing but a joke.

    Secondly and most importantly in both these tours India is the visiting team while Australia is the home team with their players born on these pitches. So even if it was a B team in 2018-19 aussies were supposed to win it then and DEFINITELY now. During the 2017 tour to India Kohli missed a test due to injury but we still won that match. If this India C team is still putting up a fight then we need to give credit where its due instead of making unreasonable comparisons with an Aussie team that couldn't win at home.

    Someone please tell me how this is a India B team with 9 players missing and Australia A team with no 1st choice players missing? Just because they are not winning 4-0 doesn't make it a A team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-q-zit View Post
    How can the absences of Aussie players in 2018 be equated to the absences of Indian players?

    Firstly, Australia just lost 2 batsman but still had their bowling attack intact which is considered the best in the world. Whereas India is missing its 1st and 2nd string bowlers totalling 6. The current ones include 2 net bowlers. Additionally it is missing 2 1st choice batsman in Kohli and Vihari and a backup batsman in KL. The grand total being 9 which is just less than 2 to form a whole team. So calling this Indian team a full strength team is nothing but a joke.

    Secondly and most importantly in both these tours India is the visiting team while Australia is the home team with their players born on these pitches. So even if it was a B team in 2018-19 aussies were supposed to win it then and DEFINITELY now. During the 2017 tour to India Kohli missed a test due to injury but we still won that match. If this India C team is still putting up a fight then we need to give credit where its due instead of making unreasonable comparisons with an Aussie team that couldn't win at home.

    Someone please tell me how this is a India B team with 9 players missing and Australia A team with no 1st choice players missing? Just because they are not winning 4-0 doesn't make it a A team.
    What you are saying is logical. However, there is no bar on illogical replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Local.Dada View Post
    I will try to explain slowly as there seems to be a potential problem here: getting injured is not a “mistake” unless some of these players took a skateboard and jumped over traffic.

    The fact is the replacements have come in some of them not even in the scheme of test cricket and have still delivered to keep India alive in this series.

    That’s what people are appreciating. I am not sure why you are so confused about.
    This reminds me of IPL. I mean players playing useless IPL to earn quick bucks and getting injured before important tours is indeed a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-q-zit View Post
    How can the absences of Aussie players in 2018 be equated to the absences of Indian players?

    Firstly, Australia just lost 2 batsman but still had their bowling attack intact which is considered the best in the world. Whereas India is missing its 1st and 2nd string bowlers totalling 6. The current ones include 2 net bowlers. Additionally it is missing 2 1st choice batsman in Kohli and Vihari and a backup batsman in KL. The grand total being 9 which is just less than 2 to form a whole team. So calling this Indian team a full strength team is nothing but a joke.

    Secondly and most importantly in both these tours India is the visiting team while Australia is the home team with their players born on these pitches. So even if it was a B team in 2018-19 aussies were supposed to win it then and DEFINITELY now. During the 2017 tour to India Kohli missed a test due to injury but we still won that match. If this India C team is still putting up a fight then we need to give credit where its due instead of making unreasonable comparisons with an Aussie team that couldn't win at home.

    Someone please tell me how this is a India B team with 9 players missing and Australia A team with no 1st choice players missing? Just because they are not winning 4-0 doesn't make it a A team.
    You should ask these interesting questions from those fans who called Aus team in 2018 a full strength team. Take help from @Napa he can explain you the logic behind these statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    This reminds me of IPL. I mean players playing useless IPL to earn quick bucks and getting injured before important tours is indeed a mistake.
    Oh he should have given up millions etc is something only a person with not too many financial prospects would say.

    Anyway I am sure you skipped above where people explained where most injuries happened on field be it Jadeja,Shami or Pant.

    How many IPl matches Umesh played?

    Is Virat injured?

    Rohit injury debate started even before the IPL and it wouldn’t have made a difference.

    Ishant,Bhuvi were injured while hardly playing any games.

    Once again surprised you haven’t thought through all that? Do you even follow cricket news outside of PP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Local.Dada View Post
    Oh he should have given up millions etc is something only a person with not too many financial prospects would say.

    Anyway I am sure you skipped above where people explained where most injuries happened on field be it Jadeja,Shami or Pant.

    How many IPl matches Umesh played?

    Is Virat injured?

    Rohit injury debate started even before the IPL and it wouldn’t have made a difference.

    Ishant,Bhuvi were injured while hardly playing any games.

    Once again surprised you haven’t thought through all that? Do you even follow cricket news outside of PP?
    You keep asking dumb questions without even reading replies from others I mean I have already explained and put you in place multiple times here regarding IPL yet you keep coming back to get embarrassed again and again. Let me say it once again if a player is imporant and his absence can affect the outcome of the series BCCI should give him enough rest from IPL and compensate him. The richest cricket board can afford to do that.

    Players getting injured while playing top level cricket is nothing new but getting injured in a useless IPL should be avoided. Who will remember Umesh getting injured in a CSK vs Mumbai match but you can expect everyone to remember that he got injured during Aus test series. And who even blamed IPL for Virat taking a baby break? Use your brain for once.

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    Amazed to see India D attack putting pressure on aussies and keeping the series alive. These aussie batsmen are so strong at home that they routinely humiliate some of the asian teams.

    At an overall level, these are 2 great test sides going at each other in a cracking series. It would be great to have more of such series and just have ipl the remaining time of the year ala epl. High class test cricket followed by high class limited overs cricket. Great fun.

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    The kids did it.


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