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England awful or Pakistan wonderful?

Saeed Ajmal had England on the ropes in the first Test. Should they make changes before Abu Dhabi or stay with the formula that got them to the top? (29:55)

Producer: Tom Kingham

January 20, 2012

Posted by   on (January 22, 2012, 18:27 GMT)

very simple..ENG were careless..and pakistanis were cautious!!

Posted by sirECB on (January 22, 2012, 12:37 GMT)

a team like england are so meticulous in their preparation and planning for test series. i feel that the excuse of not being prepared throughout the whole tour will be be thrown around alot by the likes flower and strauss. after all proffessional cricketers shouldnt moan they are over worked and in need of rest. get on with the job in hand england. you still need to prove that you are no1

Posted by JINNAH0001 on (January 22, 2012, 5:43 GMT)

I would say to eng team "PREPARE tight, dont let the pak_SPIN bite".....

Posted by   on (January 21, 2012, 17:49 GMT)

England is upset, Ajmal's Teesra is just like a horror movie for English players but nothing else.

Posted by   on (January 21, 2012, 15:24 GMT)

England players can't play spinners at Asian pitches. it will be also seen at eng tour of India during Nov this year

Posted by   on (January 21, 2012, 10:09 GMT)


Posted by Immortal1 on (January 21, 2012, 7:36 GMT)

Interesting discussion.... but I don't agree with the analysis that England were under prepared, that is one on the most shocking statement from George. few of English bowler and English Batsman went to South Africa and India for preparation and plus they had 2 practice matches..... I don't think any team can ask for better preparation. I again feel its a biased view from George when he said concluded that England were awful rather than Pakistan were brilliant !! I am sure that if England had won Mr. George would have been praising England's preparation. Feel there are some sour grapes. Bob Wills making a comment about Ajmal's action was similar. have they not played Ajmal before in tests or ODI'S ??? I would like to conclude that Pakistan is familiar with then conditions and in subcontinent pitches you have to bowl straight, its not England where you have to bowl outside off stump line all the time. Plus it seems the Panic button is pushed cause media is talking about changes !!!

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