India VS Australia test series

New Zealand
September 26, 2010 7:51am CST
In just a few days time, the first test between Indian and Australia is gonna start. The India-Australia rivalry has been very interesting for almost 1 decade now, and I think this series is going to be a competitive one. I think that both the test matches in this series is going to end up in high scoring draw because I don't see how India can take 20 wickets with such an incompetent bowling resource they have got. On the other hand, Aussie bowling is not very special either and to add to that, Indian tracks are normally flat so, I think it will take a lot for a match to produce a result. Views please
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@dollar3235 (2063)
• India
26 Sep 10
Yes, I agree with you to some extent. As far as Indian bowling is concerned, I am sure it will produce 2-3 centuries in the first Australian inning. I doubt that both the matches will be draw. Chances are more that the Australian bowling will be effective and if the pitch helps even a little bit, everyone knows that Indian batting will collapse in no time. All Indian bowlers are useless none of them has any control on their line length. Ask Ishant Sharma how to score more than 10 run in one over (while bowling) even if the batsman is number 8 of the other team. Still these selectors will not include Irfan pathan in the team. Let us hope that something good will happen to Indian performance and all the things which I have mentioned above will be wrong and we will be happy at the end of this test series. Good luck to Sehwag, I want him to hit 6 fours in an over of Johnson.
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• New Zealand
26 Sep 10
Well, I don't think Ishanth will get picked up for the playing 11 though... Normally, when India plays test cricket, especially in home conditions, they pick 2 spinners and 2 seamers. It's almost guaranteed that Zaheer is going to be picked as one of the seamer because of his vast International experience and I think the other is going to be Shreeshanth. I mean think about that. Shreeshanth has done exceptionally well so far, when it comes to test cricket. He picked up a 5 wicket haul to help India win the first test match in South Africa a couple of years ago and since then, his performance in test match is not bad at all! In fact, it's above average. Even when Sri Lanka toured India last year, he bowled a couple of tight spells and picked a 5 wicket haul. He is my number 1 choice to open the bowling with Zaheer Khan in test matches in any given track. On the other hand, he did not convince me that he is good enough to bowl in test matches with power plan on. And about Irfan Pathan, he hasn't done anything special in the domestic arena to convince selectors since he was dropped. The problem with Irfan is that, when he's batting well, bowling is out of form. And vice versa He's definitely not the old Irfan Pathan anymore and he has lost both pace and swing. Anyway, what Irfan is gonna do in a test match against Australia in India? I mean you already have 2 frontline seamers who are doing decent enough in test matches so, my take on it is, the selection is sort of justified.
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• India
26 Sep 10
Let's hope that Indian pace bowlers do something good in these test matches. I will not say anything before these matches. As far as Irfan Pathan is concerned, no doubt even after losing his swing and pace, he is better than Ishant Sharma and other pace bowlers (who were recently selected for the ODI team). No matter who is selected and who is not, the only thing that matters is, whether India will win this series or not. Let's wait for the result.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
27 Sep 10
@dollar, "everyone knows that Indian batting will collapse in no time." So this is your view on Indian batting? Do you know the fact that if not so sharp in the bowling department India is far better than other cricket playing countries in the world. Can you tell for sure that Australia has not had a horrible batting failure? Say anything but please do not vent out prejudiced view.
• India
26 Sep 10
Sorry to be a wet blanket, but these days when cricket is shrouded with all this talks about betting and throwing of matches for money, its is not really a looking forward to event. And the 20Twenty has also spoiled the audience so much that it is hard to sit though one days forget about test matches. Enjoy the match though!!!
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@vbpujara (646)
• Rajkot, India
26 Sep 10
ya... friend you are absolutely true,i too feel this. T20 killed real cricket and specially soul of cricket Test and ODI. T20 Cricket has become money making tool for sponsores.
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• New Zealand
26 Sep 10
Well, the problem is that whenever a small part of cricket or cricketing nation has a controversy like this going on, people tends to think bad and doubt ALL world cricket completely and then write them off
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@vbpujara (646)
• Rajkot, India
26 Sep 10
But Cricket of present time became so boring and ridiculous than before.not a one doubt but i will say lot of doubts,no matter.why people shut their mouth against this.
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@vbpujara (646)
• Rajkot, India
26 Sep 10
well,Indian strength has been mainly Spin Bowling and Batting line-up and probably may in this series too,nowadays australian team is so poor to win the series their only strength is their positive mind and facing pressure but it is not enough to win. In the game of cricket we can't forecast for any team,all is possible in cricket.I think the main factor for result will be Pitch.But I say india has 65% chance to win series.
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• United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 10
Well this is going to be exciting. the Australian are finding a bit of form in the warm up matches when Indians are doing well in the champions league. I hope the Indians win the series...but thats going to be a tough one.
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• India
26 Sep 10
Ya Its a waiting game. I'm very much awaited for this series. Because this is the only chance for Indians to prove that they are deserved for number 1 position. For me its more important and interesting than Ashes series. So get ready for the action........
@rijovjohn (429)
• India
2 Oct 10
The India vs Australia matches are always very exciting. Both country are very up in the ranking and after long years, India took the first rank from ausis. We along with srilanka become the only good opponent for ausis. For ausis playing in Indian pitches is always a tough task.I think the mohali pitch is a lucky ground for India and india can win the first test. Mohali pich support pace a bit also. So India have to worry the ausis balling also. I dont think the indian bowling attack this time is bad. May be sreeshant coming in to the team will strengthen the attack.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
27 Sep 10
Hi vince, The rivalry in cricket goes on shifting color. What was so acute between India and Pakistan in the recent past or to put it it still has but the fight between the Aussies and the Indians is not quite less. Australia would be eying at gaining or some how coming near the No.1 slot where India would be trying to save it and if possible win a matches to strengthen their clutch on it. Whatever the series would be worth the penny.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
26 Sep 10
The series starts from 1st October between Indian and Australia. Yes it will be an important series because Australia wants to be on top position in test ranking. Because in present India is on top position in test. I think All Australian players are in forms and also Indian players are in form. But I think bowling department make us a little worry. So we can hope their will be a good series in October.