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Vishal has an amazing ability to be totally wrong all the time. It is quite uncanny and hilarious reading back his post and seeing what happens after he posts. He should start bigging up England as he is excellant putting the mockers on india agt every turn. Try it with England - thing is he may be right for once then:)
197.Yes we are fallible....thats why the DRS system should be used.
Please give over on the whole DRS for/against thing - it is a mere distraction from the game.........it is the same for both sides so so what...???We humans are inherently fallible, umpires make mistakes, but so do players, as do coaches/selectors and not least us the fans.....
England did well to get to 330 from 135-5 yesterday, Swann played well for a nice 50 and was out trying to push the pace. Root seems to have taken well to tests, lets hope we see more of him in the NZ test series next year.Interesting to see how Englands bowlers manage on the pitch and how well India bat, They're going to need a 500+score to put pressure on england.
I am supporting England because of their positive approach...
Root the apt answer to the ugly pitch at Nagpur...
I am wholeheartedly supporting the present England team because of its positive approach and attitude in tough alien conditions. I do agree thar it finds itself slighly in a disadvange position in the last test after winning the toss and batting first.It still can win provided it reaches a score of 350. Its 3 - 1 victory against the aged Indian team will surely help Indian Cricket in the long run.
@156 DavidNo problem with Root's selection but Bell should have been dropped,he was rubbish on same sort of track last year. Regarding Samit, 756 runs @ 42 compared to 937 @ 36 for Root,bowling 31 wickets @ 25.7 compared to 7 @ 45.6 for Root. No 6 in MVP rankings, bats at 3 or 4 for a regular top three team in county cricket over several years. Check your facts before joining bandwagon.
@189 No, DRS would not have given Trott out as point of impact was marginally outside of off stump - proven. Cook received a howler, no doubt. England unfortunately failed to take advantage of winning the toss and unless we can bat for 2 more sessions we will be in trouble. Bell, classy as he is, just lacks that mental strength to bec ome a very good test player. Root may be a young Cook
I just love the way Vishal manages to stir up the banter every single time. On a different note, I strongly feel Indian fans dont have much to cheer about. If yesterday's play was any indication of next 4 days, Indians are going to have it tough with the bat. We may be looking at a 4-day match. As an Indian fan, I am for a good Ishaan spell tomorrow morning.
DRS would have given Trott out and Cook not out which proves only that its an awful lot of money wasted on replacing what we have already already,namely a system which will balance itself out over time. As Platini says of technology in football,the money would be better spent on grass roots.
I am quite intrigued by all these DRS comments. There are gaps in the system which is apparently why BCCI arent willing to support the system. Anyway, I am not here to tell whether DRS is good or bad, what I dont understand is we have played cricket for over 100 years without technology, so why are we jumping on DRS bandwagon, just because a small percentage of decisions are wrong !!!!
@186 thats because if you leave it to BCCI they will not adopt it till they are satisfied that the technology is 100% accurate. I believe DRS should not be optional and ICC should pay for it to take haggling out of the equation. Can't understand why ICC wouldn't make it mandatory in all forms of cricket. So all the bickering can be avoided if DRS were to be made mandatory by ICC.
Why let the ICC pay for it?? Oh BCCI are poor i forgot.
@183 - Appreciate your comments Dravid is truly a great example.@184- India weren't akward the ICC left the decision as bilateral for use of DRS and BCCI as we all know don't trust DRS because of past experience in 2008 ( AUS tour) and WI (2011 tour). Best solution is to take the decision out of participating teams and make it mandatory and let ICC to pay for it.
The use of DRs is easy.. Indian board want to be akward with the rest of the test cricket nations.. WHAT ABOUT RESPECT? such as last time India played in England.. The use of the DRS was declined.. because India said NO.. they were playing abroad and didnt respect the the home boards request. It was like we are INDIA.. you have to respect US... England have won the last 6 out of 7 tests
@180 - Quite correct about respect Chakra. The India team has some greats and are gentlemen, much respect from me. I love to hear Rahul Dravids cameos on R5SX - a truly cultured man and a test cricket legend.
@181 not so compelling your arguments. The DRS angle is a political one. BCCI will not wilt if they have to pay for 70% of the technology adoption ICC needs to find the funds and pay for it and further make it mandatory. Crowds may not come in but they follow it on radio commentary. Yes, Indian crowds favor limited version but they do care about test cricket they just prefer to pay for ODI/T20s
@180.. Yes..plain and simply yes.. There is no appeal for test cricket in India.. Even the DRS is proof of that.. If the Indian board cared so much .. they would want to be part of everything and thats taking onboard what other test cricket nations use.. India do not care about test cricket.. You need to look at the crowds for proof..
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