India should eye no 3 spot in Test

India
March 13, 2013 12:00pm CST
India aim is to attain no 3 spot in Test arena. They can do that if they are able to white wash Aussies. And chances of doing so is great. It's the end of season in India and all wickets have a lot of spin from the first day. If Indian batting clicks in both the matches, India could win both the matches.
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@fannekhan (783)
• India
16 Mar 13
Aim high and that means no.1. If you succeed people will say Wow!. If you fail they will say 'well tried, try harder'. Aiming for the top spot is the only option in competitive sports.
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• India
18 Mar 13
Aim should be to win every match and focus should be to win the series. Rankings will take care of itself. When India will tour SA, with one month to go, our aim should be to win there. And the preparation should be well planned.
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• India
19 Mar 13
winning every match is impossible where as reaching the no.1 spot is possible. So, play to win and aim for the no.1 spot. You will see that you win more no. of matches and the no1 spot is yours. Once you reach no.1 spot celebrate and continue playing to win. You will still not win every match but if you win more matches than you lose you will maintain the no1 spot. This is what the average Indian fan has to realize.
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• India
19 Mar 13
Aim should be to win every match. Aim should to win a test match and never think of drawing a test match. Only in extra ordinary conditions a team should play for a draw. Australia has won 17 matches in a row because their aim is to just win. Aim is to win test series all round the globe. India should never be satisfied by drawing a series against SA in SA.
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@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
15 Mar 13
I don't think that's practically impossible, especially seeing the form the Indian team is in. However, the first day of the third Test has entirely been washed off and that will bring a lot of smiles on the faces of the Aussie fans. Some people were terming this day as the best for Australia in the series so far Now I don't know what happens. But I guess, India is still able enough to win the match in four days too. What do you think?
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• India
15 Mar 13
its tough to win in 4days. india have to play out of their skin to win in four day.
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• India
16 Mar 13
I can't predict, but I don't think India can really win in 4 days. The Aussies are batting nicely at the moment and as you said, it will be tough, indeed.
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• India
19 Mar 13
Well the manner in which the indians are thrashing the australians in the test series one would say that they should be eyeing the no one spot.Atleast in my life I have not seen the australian cricket team taking such a beating,it is like that India has become the new Australia in the game of cricket. It might be the home advantage that the indian team have but the manner in which the australians are being crushed is surprising.Would be exciting to see how this team performs on pitches of England,South Africa and Australia when they play overseas.
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• India
20 Mar 13
If India plans for these tours months before and BCCI takes some necessary step, than India can perform better on these tours. Just sending them just 10 days ago will not help. BCCI has shorten India tour of New Zealand to adjust dates for Asia cup. India should have respect to tour of New Zealand as they are not easy to beat at home.
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
14 Mar 13
Yes, I do agree with you. India can easily do it in this situation. But the sad thing is that on the first day the start of the match delayed due to rain. And the prediction is that there are chances of rain in the coming days also. This will give the Aussie a chance to stick/hang around the ground for some time. It's a great chance to have revenge for a 4-0 loss from Australia.Also Australia is in a big trouble as they already lost 4 players due to disciplinary issues and they have to select their final 11 from a squad of 13.
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• India
14 Mar 13
Yes, rain may save australia in this match and Indian dream of white washing may be hampered. In India, we need atleast 5 days to have a result in Test matches.
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@natliegleb (5186)
• India
13 Mar 13
for sure because they are playing like a champ side and should not continue to this glorious top rank anytime and with consistent efforts
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@fannekhan (783)
• India
19 Mar 13
If you aim to win every match how will you reach no 3, won't you reach no1? I mean this series is not the last and whos is interested in No3? And we will play more matches with other teams, so will your team to win more matches than they lose and No1 ranking will happen over a period of time. Then some other team will take over from you. That is definitely going to happen
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
20 Mar 13
I also think that India should try to get to number 3 on the test. I am looking forward to see the next test cricket.
• India
22 Mar 13
For that India has to win. I am also hoping that England lose to NZ, so that India comes to no 2 but that would be only for a brief period. Whoever win the Ashes in July and August will automatically claim no 2 rankings. But for now focus should be on clean sweep.
@jay1988 (87)
• India
16 Mar 13
I think that India will attain No.3 spot and mostly because of the fact that they will be playing majority of the matches in India this year but the real difficult challenge would be the overseas tours of South Africa, England and New Zealand so it will be interesting to see that will India be able to be in the top 3 by the end of these tours...
• India
18 Mar 13
That's good observation. If India is playing at home, it really becomes difficult to beat them. The matches against Australia is proving the fact. Even history has the proof. So, I guess India can climb up even more if they are able to whitewash Australia.
@ptrikha_2 (7902)
• India
22 Mar 13
India has a good chance of winning this series 4-0. Let us see how the things go in this Delhi test. Yet, if Australians fightback for pride, it could be a great contest.