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  • India 2-0 England

    1 1.92%
  • India 3-0 England

    17 32.69%
  • India 4-0 England

    16 30.77%
  • India 2-1 England

    6 11.54%
  • India 3-1 England

    9 17.31%
  • India 1-1 England

    1 1.92%
  • India 2-2 England

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  • India 0-2 England

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  • India 0-3 England

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  • India 0-4 England

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  • India 1-2 England

    1 1.92%
  • India 1-3 England

    1 1.92%
  • India 1-0 England

    0 0%
  • India 0-1 England

    0 0%
  • India 0-0 England

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    Predict the outcome of the 4-match India vs England Test series

    This will surely be a cracking series.

    The hosts India just coming off the high of a monumental and historic series win in Australia, and now with largely a full strength side once more, while the visitors have just come off a 2-0 series win in Sri Lanka, with captain Root in seriously good form in similar conditions and a few more star names such as Archer and Stokes to return for this upcoming tour of India.

    What do you think the outcome of the series will be?


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    India 3-0 England

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    India are 100% favourites for this. England's spin department is mediocre, and their batting against Sri Lankan spin, with the exception of Root, was not impressive.


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    3-1 win for England.

    They'll get thrashed in the first Test getting bowled out for 35 but will stage a turnaround for the ages beating us in the next three games and thereby ending our home dominance and destroying our Indian fortress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    3-1 win for England.

    They'll get thrashed in the first Test getting bowled out for 35 but will stage a turnaround for the ages beating us in the next three games and thereby ending our home dominance and destroying our Indian fortress.
    Lol, Kuch ziyada hogaya

    On a serious note its India's series to lose. They should atleast win the series by a margin of 2 matches.

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    I clicked on the wrong option, meant to vote 4-0 to India.

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    4-0 England.

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    India 3 England 0 for me.



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    3-0 to India

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    3-0 India.

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    I think England will manage to win a test. India 3-1.

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    Anything less than 3-0 will be a huge disappointment. I donít think India will take any game lightly considering WTC final spot in on the line.

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    I think England might win the day night test at the new builded stadium and might draw one of the two test matches in Chennai.
    So the result will be 1-1 or 2-1 to anyone.

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    Can't see England doing anything in these conditions. Leach and Bess will be a joke to the Indian batsmen.

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    it's england vs india... NOT india vs england...

    the series takes place in india

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    India 3-1

    The D/N test is where I think England will have a clear edge. By then Bumrah, Siraj will be running on fumes with no Umesh, Shami to ease their workload.

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    Probably best competition India will get in India (taking into consideration Pak v India tests not happening soon).

    Having said that, 2-1 at best, maybe 3-0 (to India). If England win the series, then this is an amazing era of tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Probably best competition India will get in India (taking into consideration Pak v India tests not happening soon).

    Even if we are getting Ind vs Pak Tests, England are a better or dare I say the best competition we'll get. And I'm pretty sure Australia and New Zealand are too. They have the bowlers to pick 20 Indian wickets which Pakistan unfortunately does not even though I agree Pak batsmen are slightly more adept at playing spin than them.

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    India 3-1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Probably best competition India will get in India (taking into consideration Pak v India tests not happening soon).

    Having said that, 2-1 at best, maybe 3-0 (to India). If England win the series, then this is an amazing era of tests.
    I would argue that the Aussies are. For reference check their 2017 tour.


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    India 2 - England 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esfahani View Post
    it's england vs india... NOT india vs england...

    the series takes place in india
    That is the convention? Touring team comes first?

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    3-1 to India. India will actually be missing Yadav and Shami who are their best home conditions fast bowlers, but I expect them to still do well. Jadeja is probably the biggest miss because it allows them to play Saha(Who I still think is the best pick in home conditions for a keeper)

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    Quote Originally Posted by viveks View Post
    3-1 to India. India will actually be missing Yadav and Shami who are their best home conditions fast bowlers, but I expect them to still do well. Jadeja is probably the biggest miss because it allows them to play Saha(Who I still think is the best pick in home conditions for a keeper)
    Saha over Pant? Even after....? fml

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    Quote Originally Posted by BreadPakoda View Post
    Saha over Pant? Even after....? fml
    Anyone can score on home pitches.
    Wicket keeping on square turning pitches is not easy for Pant, he will drop many.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BreadPakoda View Post
    Saha over Pant? Even after....? fml
    I've never been against Pant. In fact I would play him in T20s and ODIs despite his performances being not so great in Internationals. But that said, keeping is important in tests, particularly in home conditions for India. There's a reason India has been so dominant over there, Pant should play as a pure batsman if he makes it on merit. India might play Pant if Jadeja is missing though

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    India will win 4-0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viveks View Post
    I've never been against Pant. In fact I would play him in T20s and ODIs despite his performances being not so great in Internationals. But that said, keeping is important in tests, particularly in home conditions for India. There's a reason India has been so dominant over there, Pant should play as a pure batsman if he makes it on merit. India might play Pant if Jadeja is missing though
    On merit, Pant walks into team ahead of Rahane. But Rahane can't be dropped. I see no point of derailing things. Let Pant play as keeper batsman.

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    In the pink ball test, we must play three pacers though.
    Last edited by Ab Fan; 26th January 2021 at 10:00.

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    England will be blanked, they are only good enough to win a session or two per test.

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    I have went with 4-0 in favor of India but in reality, it could be lot closer than that.


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    I got this from social media. All the possible WTC finals in June based on the Aus-SA and Ind-Eng series potential outcomes.



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    So, a 2-1 win by Aus on SA is not enough to give them a place in test championship final.

    Also, India aren't guaranteed to make it to finals with a 2-1 win over England.

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    India 4 England 0. England cannot play spin. Anderson and Broad will be failed miserably due to their age. Also, Moeen is finished as well.

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    There is one Day-Night test as well. England would have good chances there.

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    India 2-1 or 3-1

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    I would expect the BCCI to prepare slow turners as England have an effective fast attack but no spinners of note. I cannot see them taking twenty Indian wickets except in the pink ball test. Whereas the Indian spinners excel at home.

    Crawley, Root and Stokes will get runs and draw a match somewhere, but India will get more.

    I am looking forward to seeing Foakes when his opportunity comes.

    0-3 to India. 1-2 if England wins the pink ball match.
    Last edited by Robert; 26th January 2021 at 12:36.

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    I want Indian team to take seriously the test matches. It is very important to qualify for finals.

    Hope the aggression of Australia tour will remain with the boys.

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    Hopefully England 4 India 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manunited18 View Post
    Hopefully England 4 India 0
    If we had Laker, Lock and Wardle maybe. But their like is not in the CC today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    If we had Laker, Lock and Wardle maybe. But their like is not in the CC today.
    Get runs on the board and hopefully Bess or leach come up trumps backed by the pacemen

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaankeJi View Post
    That is the convention? Touring team comes first?
    affirmative

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    All I know this will be a series to watch, can't wait. Finally some top class test series, one after another, thanks to Team India .

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    So India vs NZ is the most likely scenario now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I would expect the BCCI to prepare slow turners as England have an effective fast attack but no spinners of note. I cannot see them taking twenty Indian wickets except in the pink ball test. Whereas the Indian spinners excel at home.

    Crawley, Root and Stokes will get runs and draw a match somewhere, but India will get more.

    I am looking forward to seeing Foakes when his opportunity comes.

    0-3 to India. 1-2 if England wins the pink ball match.
    Effective fast attack that averages 32 away from home over the last 6 years? Compared to our own fast attack that averages around 25 at home during the same period? India did not make turners last time for England. I expect the pitches to be flat like they were the last time England played .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    If we had Laker, Lock and Wardle maybe. But their like is not in the CC today.
    Even then they'd have been lucky to have won a test in India, let alone whitewashing this Indian team at home.

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    The Indian cricketers on Thursday cleared their first round of RT-PCR tests and will be undergoing two more rounds before starting training from February 2 for the upcoming Test series against England. The four-match series starts in Chennai on February 5. The entire Indian contingent has already arrived in the city and both the teams are staying at the Leela Palace hotel. "The SOP is same as the IPL bio-bubble during the hard quarantine period. We have had one RT-PCR test done already and we would be doing two more before being cleared to train. Right now, the players will have to be confined to their rooms," a senior BCCI official told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

    The players will have to make do with some physical exercise in their rooms under the supervision of the two strength and conditioning experts, Nick Webb and Soham Desai.

    In a welcome move, the BCCI has allowed the players to be accompanied by their families as it "could be extremely lonely" during the hard quarantine phase.

    Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, senior opener Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, all-rounder Hardik Pandya have all been joined by their respective families and all of them have put out posts from their official social media handles.

    "The players have all come back after a gruelling tour. Hard quarantine can be extremely difficult and it would only help their well being that wives and children are around which would help them remain in a good head space," the source said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaankeJi View Post
    That is the convention? Touring team comes first?
    He's wrong. In every sport known to man, the home team ALWAYS comes first.

    Unless there's rain, there won't be any draws. I fear a 4-0 whitewash for England

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    Even then they'd have been lucky to have won a test in India, let alone whitewashing this Indian team at home.
    I dunno, a bunch of spinners averaging 21-25.... India are good but ain’t that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Effective fast attack that averages 32 away from home over the last 6 years? Compared to our own fast attack that averages around 25 at home during the same period? India did not make turners last time for England. I expect the pitches to be flat like they were the last time England played .
    Hmm, Wood averages 23, Anderson 26 and Broad 27 in that period overseas so I don’t know where that comes from.

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    Could someone confirm if Jadeja and Ashwin are both playing this series?

    Ashwin will be a handful, best spinner in recent times IMO. Jadeja is a force to reckon with.

    Let's not forget that India's pace department will also trouble England, so I don't see a chance of England winning the series at all.

    At best, England could probably go 1 up in the first game as they are in some good form, but they will get obliterated in the next 3 games.

    I think 3-1 to India.

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    3-0 india, i can see england maybe scraping a draw in one test match.

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    One of the Chennai tests can be a draw but I think it will be 4-0 for India.

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    I don't hold out high hopes for England in this series.

    Root, Bairstow and Stokes are the only competent batsmen vs spin, and one of those guys is not even playing the first 2 Tests.

    A spin attack of Moeen, Bess and Leach does not look very impressive either.

    India heavy, heavy favourites to win emphatically and take their place in the WTC Final vs NZ.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UzmanBeast View Post
    Could someone confirm if Jadeja and Ashwin are both playing this series?

    Ashwin will be a handful, best spinner in recent times IMO. Jadeja is a force to reckon with.

    Let's not forget that India's pace department will also trouble England, so I don't see a chance of England winning the series at all.

    At best, England could probably go 1 up in the first game as they are in some good form, but they will get obliterated in the next 3 games.

    I think 3-1 to India.
    Jaddu not playing this series. Ashwing will play.

    India's squad for the first two Test against England:

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    Remember there's a day night test scheduled in this series. I fancy England to win that game and if they can somehow win one more there are high chances of 2-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forward Defensive Push View Post
    Remember there's a day night test scheduled in this series. I fancy England to win that game and if they can somehow win one more there are high chances of 2-2.
    Lot of Ďifí in there

    Remember itís in INDIA. Lol
    D/N test is taking place in Gujarat which is experiencing right now cold winters. Expecting lot of dew at night which would make batting lot easy. BCCI should never schedule D/N test in month of Feb that too in state of Gujarat

    England will be extremely lucky to even win a match let alone series. Lot of fans are seriously overrating England and underrating Indian despite history suggesting different story. They are up for rude awakening

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzmanBeast View Post
    Could someone confirm if Jadeja and Ashwin are both playing this series?
    Ashwin will play in Chennai (venue of first two tests), don't know the extent of his back niggle so whether he lasts the full series is not clear.

    Jadeja has been ruled out of the entire series because of fracture/dislocation in his bowling hand. Even Shami is 99% ruled out the series (fracture in bowling arm), Umesh out of first two tests but no reports about his recovery, fingers crossed. However all our batsmen are available, at least for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebat View Post
    I don't hold out high hopes for England in this series.

    Root, Bairstow and Stokes are the only competent batsmen vs spin, and one of those guys is not even playing the first 2 Tests.

    A spin attack of Moeen, Bess and Leach does not look very impressive either.

    India heavy, heavy favourites to win emphatically and take their place in the WTC Final vs NZ.
    Moeen got two test hundreds on the last India tour.

    Crawley has a test match 267 against Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swashbuckler View Post
    India 3-1

    The D/N test is where I think England will have a clear edge. By then Bumrah, Siraj will be running on fumes with no Umesh, Shami to ease their workload.
    They wont be bowling much

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    India 3-0 or 4-0 but would like to see England shaking India with a series victory again. Unlikely though. Would love it if it ends up a 2-1 series to England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Moeen got two test hundreds on the last India tour.

    Crawley has a test match 267 against Pakistan.
    Moeen is not good enough. You should play Bess.

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    India 4-0.

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    England's openers Sibley and Crawley are very weak against spin. Sibley doesn't have enough release shots. Rory Burns will likely come in but his Test record isn't much to shout about. He has a habit of getting his front pad a long way in front of his stumps making him vulnerable to LBW.

    The middle order will be expected to score the bulk of the runs.

    Where England should be optimistic about their chances than the 2016 tour is their bowling. Archer, Wood and Stone provide that X-factor the 2016 bunch was missing. Anderson and Broad will be vital for the D/N Test if there's any movement.

    Still expecting India to take this 3-0.

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    3-0 India is about right

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    It will be great to see Eng showing similar intensity as Indians showed in Aus. Win or loss is a different issue, just play good cricket from both sides.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    India 4-0.
    No reverse jinx this time from my side

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    Not for me to predict but I do see England making India work hard.

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    2-1 to India

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    I voted 3-0...potential for a draw somewhere.

    I would think England would pose more of a problem with Bairstow was still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    No reverse jinx this time from my side
    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    4-0 England.

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    Have a feeling it will be 2-2 with Eng winning the last test to break India's heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Kohli View Post
    Jaddu not playing this series. Ashwing will play.

    India's squad for the first two Test against England:

    Virat Kohli (C)
    Rohit Sharma
    Shubman Gill
    Mayank Agarwal
    Pujara
    Rahane
    Pant
    Saha
    Pandya
    KL Rahul
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    Siraj
    Thakur
    Ashwin
    Kuldeep
    Washington Sundar
    Axar Patel.
    Okay. I don't know how good Axar Patel is, but Washington Sundar is probably the ideal repacement for Jadeja.

    India is gonna thrash England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swashbuckler View Post
    Ashwin will play in Chennai (venue of first two tests), don't know the extent of his back niggle so whether he lasts the full series is not clear.

    Jadeja has been ruled out of the entire series because of fracture/dislocation in his bowling hand. Even Shami is 99% ruled out the series (fracture in bowling arm), Umesh out of first two tests but no reports about his recovery, fingers crossed. However all our batsmen are available, at least for now.
    Siraj, Bumrah, Ishant, and Thakur are available, so they can carry the fast bowling for the first two games.

    Hopefully Umesh is back to give India a better chance of a clean sweep.

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    4-0 England. England will win Odis and t20s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastimasti View Post
    I voted 3-0...potential for a draw somewhere.

    I would think England would pose more of a problem with Bairstow was still around.
    Why? He has no centuries against India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Moeen is not good enough. You should play Bess.
    He’s a much better batsman that Bess and a better spinner too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzmanBeast View Post
    Siraj, Bumrah, Ishant, and Thakur are available, so they can carry the fast bowling for the first two games.

    Hopefully Umesh is back to give India a better chance of a clean sweep.
    I'd go Hardik for Shardul in the d/n test especially....his bowling could hoop around in cold d/n conditions and be the difference ....and throw in his gun fielding and also his quick strike batting....he due for something big....however expect eng to go hard in esp this d/n test....but I still feel series will be a lot closer than people are predicting, I expect india to win but be really stretched out....Loss of Jaddu is a massive factor, Same with Shami for the d/n test...will be a good series...go Indiaaa...!

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    Going for 3-0 for India. there will be a draw somewhere.
    But if England win this, it will be a tremendous achievement for them and a shocker for us.
    Anyways, hoping for exciting series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Moeen got two test hundreds on the last India tour.

    Crawley has a test match 267 against Pakistan.
    Yet he did nothing of note last month in actual spinning conditions. I'm afraid a brilliant double hundred in Southampton vs a woeful bowling attack in seaming conditions does not foreshadow competence vs spin in India.

    As for Moeen, it's true he played very well last time in India, but unfortunately that was over 4 years ago.

    Since then he's played 42 Test innings, scored 0 centuries and averaged 20.85. This includes a 3-match tour of Sri Lanka in 2018 where he averaged 13 and had a top score of 33 in his 6 innings.

    I don't hold out as much hope for him as you do, but I could very much be setting myself up to look quite stupid. Let's see how he gets on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrIc_Mystique View Post
    I'd go Hardik for Shardul in the d/n test especially....his bowling could hoop around in cold d/n conditions and be the difference ....and throw in his gun fielding and also his quick strike batting....he due for something big....however expect eng to go hard in esp this d/n test....but I still feel series will be a lot closer than people are predicting, I expect india to win but be really stretched out....Loss of Jaddu is a massive factor, Same with Shami for the d/n test...will be a good series...go Indiaaa...!
    Hardik won't bowl.


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