June 26, 2014

The form

Satish Acharya
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Posted by Rohit... on (June 27, 2014, 15:11 GMT)

@ Emadthegreat :- All yourplayers need is weak bowling to score runs... The moment the bowlers get their line and length correct, England players find themselves deep in the grave... Unlike Australia and SA, Enland won the matches against India because of weak opponents, rather than playing well... Didn't you see how the CT final ended when the India got their bowling right?

Posted by Emadthegreat on (June 27, 2014, 6:55 GMT)

@Morpheus273 all your players need to do is to play on flat pitches all around the world to get in form remember how steyn was unable to take a wicket in the first test against india last series and hen the pitch changes he blew you up!

Posted by InternationalCricketFollower on (June 26, 2014, 23:57 GMT)

Don't write India off. When England played Australia in the winter, the English were clear favourites. Same thing when Sri Lanka came to England. Look what happened!

Posted by Philip_Gnana on (June 26, 2014, 22:20 GMT)

Just when you thought that the SriLanka bowling was ordinary and substandard, they performed better. India has better seam bowlers than Sri Lanka and it will not surprise me if they out gun England.

Getting back in to form? Perhaps it will be both ways if the weather is nice and warm.

Not baking on Cook as he seems to have lost his marbles in the series just gone.

Posted by   on (June 26, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

even their own kapil dev said it before their 0-4 trip downunder.instead of getting people out we get them in form. soon after michael clarke happened. prophetic words.basically the truth.

Posted by   on (June 26, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Yeah lucky you Cooky boy. No Praveen Kumar to knock your off pole over every time you come out this time...but we do have his disciple ready for you. Keep your afternoon tea and biscuits warm just in case.

Posted by   on (June 26, 2014, 10:28 GMT)

Younus Khan once said that whenever i get out of form, we play India and thats all he needs i guess. He was mostly piling mountains of runs against them.

Posted by Morpheus273 on (June 26, 2014, 8:47 GMT)

Ha ha ha...Satish you have canvased my thoughts. I have always believed that Indian teams specially playing abroad have been the "Breath Of Fresh Air" for poor performing teams and players. On a lot of instances have the teams and players got out of slumps. Be it England's rise after 2011 series, Aussies in 2011-12 and specially Punter scoring a ton after almost 2 years, Pieterson's life saving innings in 2011 in England and 2012 at home, New Zealand's change in fortunes after 2013-14 series, brought back Brendan McCullum with a Gift Wrapped 300+, and the list goes on. Indians have also been very helpful to duds who had failed to score their first centuries, untill they played against India...Alistair Campbell, lots of Pakstani's, etc. I wish someone would do the same to us also...:)

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