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'A serious shortage of nous'

England fail on the subcontinent again as India complete a spinning whitewash in the ODIs. Is it time for wholesale changes? Plus the latest on Pakistan v Sri Lanka, South Africa v Australia and the spot-fixing trial (56:59)

Producer: Tom Kingham

October 27, 2011

Posted by   on (October 29, 2011, 5:18 GMT)

Why not accept that England is nowhere near the side that was made out to be by you guys (the English media)? When India was no 1 for nearly 2 years, it was 'pretty competitive at the top' with 'no clear leader'. Once England got to the top spot (it's been a grand two months now) they become the 'successors to Steve Waugh/Ricky Ponting's Australian teams'!! Also, why say India is strong in India rather than saying England is strong only in England. While India has always been competitive in England (barring this one series) England have almost always been abysmal in ODIs in India. Hence 5-0 in an ODI series in India is pretty routine stuff while the 4-0 trouncing in England was an upset. Hoping this gets published...

Posted by couchpundit on (October 28, 2011, 13:43 GMT)

Gven that a second string of indian team was selected and how full strength English ODI team failed has lots to say about the difference in the team.

LOL @ Andrew Miller...

Posted by 12kris on (October 28, 2011, 10:59 GMT)

It was a whitewash alright. But calling it a 'spinning whitewash' is far from correct as the pacers took 45% of the wickets that fell to the bowlers!

Posted by   on (October 28, 2011, 10:23 GMT)

The title seems to suggest that "nous" is synonymous with "talent". England cannot bowl quality spin or play quality spin on spinning pitches. That is a fact. Swann's type of bowling suits wickets in England/SA/Australia. His style is easily nullified by the ease with which Indian's play spin.

Posted by dr.jha on (October 27, 2011, 17:07 GMT)

guys... just a correction... cricket is NOT the NATIONAL SPORT in india its HOCKEY.. none the less..its the unofficial one for sure

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