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It's men against boys - Boycott

Former England batsman Geoff Boycott says India were not well prepared for the Test series, and England has been a better team in all aspects (00:00)

Geoff Boycott

August 14, 2011

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Posted by Ingerlund on (August 16, 2011, 11:56 GMT)

The point is that right now India is a team in decline and have provided no contest whatsoever in the Test series. Bangladesh gave England more of a game. India has been a very good team over the last 10 years but that is well and truly in the past now. The bowling is hopeless, the fielding is embarrassing (always has been) and the great batsmen are no longer what they were........and where is the back up? India lost Zaheer which was a big blow but who comes in for him? England's replacements would walk into the India team and there is the difference - strength in depth. If India carry on focusing on Disney cricket then they are doomed. India will be thrashed by a poor Australia in the coming months and I look forward to more excuses. England fans have been short changed this summer by a team that can now only play for 3 hours (20/20) not 5 days.

Posted by subbass on (August 16, 2011, 1:41 GMT)

Indians are seething ! Face it lads you got well beat, never mind about conditions, a lot of the tracks were not too far off a typical indian pitch. Geoff is completely right, it truly was men against boys. And mark my words we will have no worries winning on the Sub Continent in the next couple of years, this is a very very good squad of players.

Posted by uaeind on (August 15, 2011, 0:44 GMT)

i totally disagree with his comments...IF Englands are mens and Indians are boy...then where were this men this last decade of cricket? All the teams including zimbabwe, bangladesh ...etc...are tigers in their home country...just come out and prove it..the we will agree England are mens...Mr. boycott.

Posted by sprakash_am on (August 14, 2011, 19:54 GMT)

The triumphalism of Mr. Boycott and some in the British press is what is really boorish! OK, so your players made use of conditions familiar to them much better, and the Indian cricket team, thanks to their rapaciously capitalist board's exacting schedule, was left wanting in many areas. But, it is very amnesic and short-sighted not to realize that for much of the last two decades, English cricketers were boys as well by Boycott's standards. Just looking beefy alone doesn't qualify you as a man, does it? The Indian team appears gutted by the perilously capitalist turn cricket has taken in India with the IPL. Bollywood and businessmen must stay away from the game, as they have robbed it of its essence. And, Indian players should train more under conditions unfamiliar to them rather than show up the way they have done now. Dravid's men had beaten England in England before. Also, world cricket (esp. nouveau capitalist India) must understand that money is a poor motivator for performance.

Posted by LivingDead on (August 14, 2011, 16:57 GMT)

a cricket board with better judgement vs a board who just wants money

Posted by   on (August 14, 2011, 16:38 GMT)

Once in a blue moon England does something in home soil which is more achievement for British media than than their player. In overseas tour their still not a champion like Australia. For example think about this same team playing in Mumbai on a turning truck! The champions will be like chicken

Posted by NairUSA on (August 14, 2011, 15:19 GMT)

There goes the dude again...sitting in his armchair and rolling out cliche phrases! Just keep on chewing onto your fish and chips. chip chip cheerio!

Posted by   on (August 14, 2011, 14:33 GMT)

a good bowling attack, but I'd swap any of our seamers for an FS Trueman

Posted by   on (August 14, 2011, 11:16 GMT)

More like it's men against girls

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