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July 19, 2011

Posted by CaptainBarbossa on (July 21, 2011, 4:33 GMT)

I don't understand how they can term this series as one between the top 2 test teams. It is not! India is no.1, but England is NOT no.2! I cant understand why the poms always talk themselves up when the records and stats show otherwise.

These guys are talking about how an lbw shouldve been given in the 1st test in 2007 and that England shouldve won that test. But there were countless other decisions which went against India during that test series. India had a weaker team in the 2007 tour of England and still dominated 2 out of the 3 tests and won the series 1-0. Infact, had Dravid enforced the follow-on in the 3rd test, India would have won 2-0! This time around India has a much stronger team compared to the one that toured England last time. England are much improved too. So it should be a close series. But if anyone has to be a slight favourite, I think it has to be India.

Posted by   on (July 19, 2011, 19:10 GMT)

Can't wait for this series. It will be epic in hindsight. And the reason why it ain't as hyped up as some other series is because India have always steam-rollered over a mediocre England in the past. So I hope England show some bite this time and put those memories to rest, we have some five test series coming up in the coming decade.

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