India tour of Ireland and England 2018

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  1. Double Agent
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    Double Agent Youngsta Beauty

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    everyone is currently quite poor away from home, some less than india, but those teams are less clinical at home which allows india to stay at #1.
     
  2. Mohan
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    Which is exactly the point. We are doing a few things right which other teams aren't.

    As I said before, we don't have to be the Windies of 70s or 80s or the Aussies of 2000 to be #1 in the rankings. We only have to do better than the rest.
     
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    that is correct.
     
  4. Mohammed Bilal
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    Wouldn’t you want to win an away series though?

    People remember an drawn series for decades never mind series victories, wouldn’t you want to win an away series?
     
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    lol slow down there.. winning a test or two outside asia is quite a major achievement going by bharat's cricketing history... i'm sure they dont wanna get carried away
     
  6. Mohan
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    Surely yes. We would have won the series in SA had bevda not had selection brainfades.

    Let's see how this England series pans out.
     
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    Unfortunately yes currently winning 100% at home and 1-2 test away makes you number one compared with other teams which can't maintain 100% record at home or get whitewashed away.

    You don't have to win everything to be no.1 - just need to make sure your record is better than others
     
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    I think India is number 1, tbh they can be number one as long as they don’t win overseas, number 1 rankings come and go, a series triumph overseas or even a drawn series is far more precious in my eyes.
     
  11. Del
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    Tourists will target Jonny Bairstow's broken finger - Mohammed Shami

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    India will target Jonny Bairstow's broken finger if he plays for England in the fourth Test, says pace bowler Mohammed Shami.

    Bairstow, 28, fractured the middle finger of his left hand while keeping wicket in the third Test defeat.

    He said he hopes to keep at Southampton when the match starts on Thursday, but is likely to play as a specialist batsman if not.

    "Not just me, any fast bowler will want to target his weak zone," said Shami.

    "When you see that a batsman has a weakness and he feels uncomfortable in some way, you'd prefer to work on that aspect. We will definitely look at that."

    England all-rounder Chris Woakes has tightness in his right quad and missed training on Tuesday. He will be assessed on Wednesday.

    The hosts are 2-1 up in the five-match series.

    Bairstow sustained the injury when attempting to take a delivery from James Anderson on 20 August.

    England one-day keeper Jos Buttler took the gloves for the remainder of the match, and will do so against at Southampton if Bairstow cannot keep.

    Bairstow told BBC Radio 5 live his finger has "improved a lot over the last few days" but that he needs to train with the gloves on Tuesday and Wednesday before making a decision on whether he will keep this week.

    Bairstow fell for a first-ball duck in the fourth innings as India won by 203 runs at Trent Bridge.

    James Vince was recalled to the squad as batting cover if Bairstow is not fit to play.

    "Hopefully it's not too long before I can get out there and get keeping and hopefully it's in this game," said Bairstow.

    "I'm confident I should be able to play but I can't say I'm too confident without being out there performing in practice and the nets."

    Bairstow said he was "protective and proud" of being England keeper and did not want to give up the role in the longer term, adding that he will want to keep in the fifth Test at The Oval if ruled out this week.

    "Over the last couple of years I've played as wicketkeeper, it's gone from people making comments about my keeping to people not even mentioning it," said Bairstow, who has played 57 Tests since making his debut in 2012.

    "People were questioning it at the start but I've gone off and worked and worked and to get into a position where people aren't commenting about it is really pleasing for me.

    "You can tell how much it means to me, keeping and batting for England.

    "There is only one keeper in the side and I'll continue to want to keep wicket for England in Test matches and all formats, but at this moment in time Jos keeps in ODIs."

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/45333980
     
  12. Don Quixote
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    Jasprit Bumrah has the potential to become India’s best ever fast bowler.
     
  13. s_h_a_f
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    Eng on the backfoot already.
     
  14. s_h_a_f
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    Agree. He looks really good. Pace, zip & bounce. He has it all.
     
  15. s_h_a_f
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    89/6

    Eng are in tatters.
     
  16. Munna
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    Whats happening with England or is it just the pitch?
     
  17. Mohan
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    Nope, it's our so called bowling attack. From 86/6 to this. Bloody morons.
     
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    I was wondering the same, game was totally in India's favor at one stage, but now IND has lost that advantage. We have been in the same situation a few times, it is aggravating for IND fans for sure.
     
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    Indians bowling wonderfully well. Especially Bumrah.
     
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    Let the momentum slipped away again. Should have had them below 150.
     
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    Pitch looks alright for batting?
    If our openers survive the first hour tomorrow we can make the match out of it.
     
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    I didnt watch the game, so not sure about pitch's nature, but indeed, as always, first 1/1.5 hour's game is vital for both sides.
     
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    Has to be the weakest English top order for a long long time. Their confidence is shot.
     
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    Cook's batting is 'flatlining' - Gooch

    England opener Alastair Cook's batting is "flatlining", says his former coach and ex-England captain Graham Gooch following another failure in the fourth Test against India.

    Gooch, England's second highest Test run-scorer behind Cook, told BBC's Today programme: "I don’t see any improvements in his game."

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/45366928
     
  26. s_h_a_f
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    Moeen on fire! On a hatrick.
     
  27. s_h_a_f
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    Moeen Ali ne kaam pura kar diya india ka lol!
     
  30. Del
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    Superb fighting knock by Pujara.
     
  31. Fireworks11
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    Moeen Ali fights back for England.
     
  32. Mohammed Bilal
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    Very much even at this moment, England have got to start well, for all there lousy batting previously they have the chance to just put in one solid performance and win the series, just one batting performance.
     
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    England doing well. Only 2 down

    Chasing 250-300 will be tough for Indians batting last
     
  34. Munna
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    Jennings gone just before lunch

    bekaar ballaybaaz ... looks like their version of Shan Masood
     
  35. Mohammed Bilal
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    Even Shan Masood is better than this Railu Katta Pathechaar minus, minus player.
     
  36. Munna
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    First ball after lunch and Bairstow bowled... golden duck

    92/4 and lead by 65 runs
     
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    Enthralling game. Test cricket at its finest. Gotta love it.

    150-5 lead by 123
     
  38. Munna
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    247/7 leading by 220 now

    I think they must score at least 50 more to feel safe
     
  39. s_h_a_f
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    Even 220 is tough for Ind I feel...and will once again rely on Kohli.
     
  40. Munna
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    End of day 3

    England lead by 233 runs with 2 wickets remaining.

    Curran not out on 37*
     

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