West Indies v India, 3rd Test, St Lucia, 2nd day August 11, 2016

Manjrekar: Ashwin, Saha show depth in Indian team

Sanjay Manjrekar on India's rearguard effort against West Indies in St Lucia, and how the Test is shaping up

Ashwin needs to be lauded for his mental strength, while Saha's performance shows he's settling in at No. 7, says Sanjay Manjrekar.

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'Heartening to see WI bowlers go for wickets'

West Indies have come back bravely after a huge loss in the first Test and now look more than competent

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'India might have a long day ahead'

With the West Indies batsmen showing resilience, it might turn out to be tough for India to gain an advantage in this match

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  • Peter on August 12, 2016, 9:26 GMT

    I will stick my neck out and say that Ashwin is the best allrounder in test cricket at the mo

  • Alex on August 12, 2016, 5:31 GMT

    @BILLYBLUE its about match up in particular condition. Everyone have their limits. No amount of coaching can help. They are role players. Its coach job to find right role players for right match. Kumble failed terribly by picking rohit against 3 fast bowlers. Rohit is awesome against bad fast bowlers. If you young and aggressive bowler against him , he chokes. Indian team is not good. Except kohli no one is reliable at all.

  • BillyBlue on August 11, 2016, 21:11 GMT

    WI is a Mirage! I am an Indian & a huge Indian Fan. I see a recurring theme that does not seem to be going away & is VERY troubling if you are an Indian supporter. Across ALL formats:

    1. When the opposition bowling is disciplined or even slightly hostile, the much vaunted Indian Batting just crumbles

    2. When the opposition batting is disciplined, the Indian Bowling becomes increasingly toothless & the loose deliveries start coming on a far to regular basis.

    The above 2 obviously showed up on foreign tours in the past, but now it is increasingly happening on Indian-Friendly pitches Really feel the home tours against England in particular will expose these frailties. As much as I hate to admit, England is the most complete team in the world right now. In test matches, except for Kohli, Ashwin & Shami everyone else is sub par in one department or another.

    Their growth as players is stunted. From Ishant & Yadev stagnating as bowlers to Dhawan & Pujara refusing to grow as batters.

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