England finally have a bitter taste of sub continent

India
January 19, 2012 8:00am CST
No team in today test world has an aura of invincibility. SA, Aus and Eng will have a tough fight against each others but when they will tour subcontinents, they are going to be sacked. Same is true for subcontinent nations as well. They will be murdered in England, SA and Australia. So I don't really understand the ranking system. England were feeling suffocated in front of Pakistan discipline spin attack. English men, you are seeing the trailer what is going to happen with you in November when Swords of Damocles would be hanging on your Numero Uno status.
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@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
19 Jan 12
I am really happy with the way Pakistan is playing :D! Its really exciting how this series is going to turn out! I cant believe, that our team players have really got this going this time. (I am from Pakistan). I am so proud of them. I love English cricket team too, they are my only favorites after Pakistan. I wonder why they are so held back this time? Lets see how it turns out to be :)
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• India
20 Jan 12
I'm from India and i was very disheartened when Pakistan cricket was going through lean patch for all the scams. Pakistan has done well under Misbah but I'm not a fan of Misbah's batting. Misbah is helpless in rotating strike and that's why they make easy chase difficult in One dayers.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
21 Jan 12
Hello. Ya too many scams, it was really heart breakning. I am glad that with Misbah's captainship things did come out good. I agree with you, I dont like Misbah's batting myself, he is like tortoise. He takes so much time and wastes so much balls, and when he realizes its just too late.!!
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
19 Jan 12
It is a long time since England lost a test match. They were last defeated by Australia in Ashes series at Perth in 2010. They have been lucky not to have played on subcontinent pitches during this period. As you have pointed out in modern days all teams are tigers on their home turfs and lambs abroad. The case was different with invincible Windies side of seventies and eighties and Australian side of nineties and early part of last decade. They could win on any surfaces against any opposition. Only Australian side found it difficult to conquer India in India they termed it as final frontier which was finally conquered by Ricky Ponting's side. Pakistan is playing very well. They have got a well balanced side in both batting as well as bowling department. Despite all sorts of trouble with players involving in match fixing AND OTHERS, Pakistan has been winning matches against all opposition. Congratulations to Pakistan on their fabulous win against England.
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• India
20 Jan 12
In 2005, though Aus had conquered India but only on papers, I still remembered one match fifth day was washed by rain when India requiring 200 runs to win. We can say, rain helped them to win that series. But still Australia has played well in subcontinents. England on the other side, look like very ordinary on sub continent turfs. SA has also played very well on Indian soils but failed to deliver final punch. As you said, Pakistan is a team on mission. They can win 3-0.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Jan 12
I think it is very clear that teams are not playing well outside their homes for quite some time now. Look at Australia which has been the most dominant side in the last 20 years. They have won only once in India during this period. So I think most teams really struggle when they go away from home in test matches. Cheers! Ram
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29 Jan 12
I am really satisfied with the way Pakistan is enjoying :D! Its really interesting how this sequence is going to convert out! I cant believe, that our group gamers have really got this going now. (I am from Pakistan). I am so extremely pleased of them. I really like Language cricket group too, they are my only preferred after Pakistan. I wonder why they are so presented again this time? Lets see how it changes out to be :)
@shagor (10)
30 Jan 12
nice answering obaidul bai
@himzey (1321)
• India
20 Jan 12
Its really nice to see such a disciplined bowling attack, specially spin. Although England holds the no.1 Test Ranking but I was really impressed with Pakistan finishing the game in just 3 days. There's no guarantee of victory for any one in the game of cricket. Situations may seem to be in your favor but then something will happen that will turn the stats upside down. Thats why we all love this game..
@himzey (1321)
• India
20 Jan 12
Glad to see some one from HCL here on mylot..
@banta78 (4335)
• India
20 Jan 12
Yes, that's true no Team Today has an aura of invincibility. Everyone is tough to beat in their home conditions. But credit must be given to Pakistan to convert Dubai as their second home (where match is being played) and play well as a team. I esp. liked the way Pakistan bowlers bowled. The way their spinners like Ajmal spun a web and where backed by talented seamers like Gul was a great sight. I must here add, in all talk of Indian Batters failing, we miss the most obvious point, that Batters only set up scores to defend/chase but primarily it is good effective bowlers that bowl well consistently and will imagination that win more matches. So, till we get decent bunch of wicket takers who bowl well consistently in all conditions and not just rely on Zaheer or Bhajji to be a matchwinner, one can't expect much.