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Is this why India lost the Cape Town Test?


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Manoj Panja
Team selection
by Manoj Panja (View MyPage) on Jan 29, 2018 10:51 AM

you need to take opponent's all 20 wickets to win so bowlers choice should be priority

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Sunil Bhandari
Team
by Sunil Bhandari (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2018 12:44 PM

Vijay
Rahul
Pujara
Kohli
Rahane
Rohit
Pandya
Parthiv/Saha
Bhuvi
Shami
Ishant

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piri
All the IFs
by piri (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2018 12:13 PM

are reserved for the Indian side !!

If there was a 6th batsman, India would have won.
If India had won the toss, it would have won.
If India did not drop those catches, it would have won.

But as far as SA is concerned, there are no IFs !

The south Africans performed fully upto their potential and couldnt have done any better !!!!

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Ganesh Metal
Team
by Ganesh Metal (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2018 11:58 AM

VIJAY
RAHUL
PUJARA
KOHLI
RAHANE
PARTHIB
HARDIK
BHUBI
ISHANT
SAMI

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mosur sekar
Is this why India lost the Cape Town Test?
by mosur sekar (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2018 11:52 AM

why no is talking about the Maharaj drop catch by Dhawan because of that only we have lost the test match if dhawan had taken that catch South Africa could have folded much early or under 250 runs than the lead could much lesser

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mosur sekar
Is this why India lost the Cape Town Test?
by mosur sekar (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2018 11:51 AM

why no is talking about the Maharaj drop catch by Dhawan because of that only we have lost the test match if dhawan had taken that catch South Africa could have folded much early or under 250 runs than the lead could much lesser

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Sunil Bhandari
Team
by Sunil Bhandari (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2018 10:29 AM

Vijay
Rahul
Pujara
Kohli
Rahane
Rohit
Pandya
Parthiv/Saha
Bhuvi
Shami
Ishant

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Mambakkam Subramanian
Test loss to South Africa
by Mambakkam Subramanian (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2018 08:52 PM

There has been too much cut and paste job going on in test selections. Ashwin was underbowled in the 1t test but inspite of that he managed two wickets.
There is a total lack of out of the box thinking in both the captain and the coach.
An additional batsmen would not have made any difference at all as he also would have swished his willow outside the off stick with his head in the sky and the bat miles away from the body. If you are thinking of adding one more batsman you may have to recall VVS Lakshman or Rahul DSravid for other than these two I do not think India has produced any batsman of test class under seaming conditiona. Too juch ODIs and T20s, that is what does it. If 6 bats can not do the job I do not think that a 7th will make any differeence at all.

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wcpak
not a valid argument
by wcpak (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2018 08:51 PM

"'If they had included one extra batsman and if he had made 60, 70 runs, the result could have been different.'

One extra batsman could have come only in place of a pace bowler. But all the pacers bowled well and in the absence of one fast bowler, the workload on other bowlers would have increased. With five specialist batsmen and Saha, Bhuvi, Ashwin and Pandya being capable batsmen, the batting strength was good enough. All it was required in the second innings of India, was for the openers to bat cautiously and see through the first 15 to 20 overs and thereafter batting would have been easy as proved by Bhuvi.

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raghavan  sadagopan
Selection
by raghavan sadagopan (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2018 08:25 PM  | Hide replies

Amre's pointis not valid; Ashwin took 2 wickets in teh first innings and was needed to bowl in teh 2nd when South Africa was folding up. And if another batsman had played in place of Ashwin, you would have also lost the 37 runs he made under pressure in the second innings!

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wcpak
Re: Selection
by wcpak (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2018 08:53 PM
exactly, I agree with you.

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wcpak
Re: Selection
by wcpak (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2018 08:56 PM
exactly, I agree with you.

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