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Here's why Team India had no time to prepare for Tests

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raghavan sadagopan
Tour programming
by raghavan sadagopan on Jan 29, 2018 09:43 AM

I do not understand what Mr Rai is complaining about. Typical auditor mindset - picking post-events! He had 11 months to change if he felt strongly about anything, but obviously he is not a doer. And Cricketers have an average active work-life of no more than 15-20 years from start too finish and being professionals they ought to play through the year. The programme was designed to let them have adequate rest and acclimatisation. When you perform inadequately - mind you they did not do poorly - do not blame the conditions.

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jaswinder chabbra
by jaswinder chabbra on Jan 28, 2018 02:14 PM

Whats the point in playing 6 ODI and three T20s in
S A?

5 Test series would have been ideal with 3 ODI s no T20s. By the time the team settles into those conditions the series is over. Very Poor Planning.

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by Chaitanya on Jan 27, 2018 09:59 PM

Players went through a tight calendar before SA tour.

Yet, they did not have sufficient match practice?

Sounds like a contradiction to me.

Also, so many catches dropped by Indians. Should we attribute that also to "lack of match practice"? Or should we attribute that to "tight calendar"?

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Nanda PK
by Nanda PK on Jan 27, 2018 01:27 PM

BCCI could have picked different sets of players for Sri Lanka matches and sent the current bunch earlier to SA.

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"No time to prepare for Tests"
by ASHKO KUMAR DHANUKA on Jan 27, 2018 12:38 PM

I advise Mr Vinod Rai not to sympathise with the BCCI management for mis-managing the schedules.
Why can't BCCI increase the number of players into their pool of A,B & C categoryas per requirement so that every individual player have sufficient time for practice.
Further Mr Rai shud order to have bouncy tracks too so that our players get used to all type of conditions.More thrust to be given for test matches-this alone can improve quality of a player.

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