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Confirmed that. Sky Sports will be showing the ODI and T20s. They will also show the four consecutive homes tours India are playing in the winter.
 

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So sky have lost test matches ?
 

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So sky have lost test matches ?
Nope they will be showing all of England home test matches. They just won’t be showing the remaining two tests matches in India or the ashes series away.
 

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Nope they will be showing all of England home test matches. They just won’t be showing the remaining two tests matches in India or the ashes series away.
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Nope they will be showing all of England home test matches. They just won’t be showing the remaining two tests matches in India or the ashes series away.
Didn't think anything had been confirmed yet for the Ashes? Last I heard was Amazon were favourites to get them.
 

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Didn't think anything had been confirmed yet for the Ashes? Last I heard was Amazon were favourites to get them.
Theyd be mad to sell the whole lot to Amazon. One or two maybe but I can't see too many signing up to Amazon for an entire series.
 
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Depends how you look at it, a lot of people who don't have sky or bt who wouldn't normally be able to watch it probably wouldn't mind paying £7.99 a month to watch an ashes series.
 

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Didn't think anything had been confirmed yet for the Ashes? Last I heard was Amazon were favourites to get them.
Yes you are right. I hope Sky gets its for their coverage. The first session of the ashes in Australia is always a must watch.
 

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So third tests starts tomorrow.

Not being biased but I can’t see anything other than an India win. They have the experience of recently playing a d/n game. Ok India were bowled out for 36 in that test but England also in their last d/n were bowled out for 58.

India will be making far fewer changes than England (don’t agree with the rotation policy of England) and confidence is sky high after the win last week.

India will have IMO bowling attack with 2 quality spinners and 3 seamers. Each day it may start swinging for 20-25 overs in the final session so you need to score your runs in the opening 60-65 overs where it all be typical Indian conditions.

Finally, Agnew will annoy me at least once :rolleyes:
 

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So third tests starts tomorrow.

Not being biased but I can’t see anything other than an India win. They have the experience of recently playing a d/n game. Ok India were bowled out for 36 in that test but England also in their last d/n were bowled out for 58.

India will be making far fewer changes than England (don’t agree with the rotation policy of England) and confidence is sky high after the win last week.

India will have IMO bowling attack with 2 quality spinners and 3 seamers. Each day it may start swinging for 20-25 overs in the final session so you need to score your runs in the opening 60-65 overs where it all be typical Indian conditions.

Finally, Agnew will annoy me at least once :rolleyes:
Looking forward to this.
England 11/4 with the bookies,but as usual the toss will be important.Looked up Agnew for some quotes to wind you up,but nothing new yet.I noticed in his latest picture that he appears to be morphing into Brian Johnson.
 

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So third tests starts tomorrow.

Not being biased but I can’t see anything other than an India win. They have the experience of recently playing a d/n game. Ok India were bowled out for 36 in that test but England also in their last d/n were bowled out for 58.

India will be making far fewer changes than England (don’t agree with the rotation policy of England) and confidence is sky high after the win last week.

India will have IMO bowling attack with 2 quality spinners and 3 seamers. Each day it may start swinging for 20-25 overs in the final session so you need to score your runs in the opening 60-65 overs where it all be typical Indian conditions.

Finally, Agnew will annoy me at least once :rolleyes:
I actually fancy England for this. I think they will come out with a lot of fire in the belly and got a feeling Anderson will swing it round corners under the lights
 

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Root was looking very impressive in the nets, with his coin. :fishing:
 

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Looking forward to this.
England 11/4 with the bookies,but as usual the toss will be important.Looked up Agnew for some quotes to wind you up,but nothing new yet.I noticed in his latest picture that he appears to be morphing into Brian Johnson.
Ditto same here. Really looking forward to it. Will be a closer contest than the first two tests but sadly can see the match over in 3.5 days. Hope I am proved wrong.
 

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I actually fancy England for this. I think they will come out with a lot of fire in the belly and got a feeling Anderson will swing it round corners under the lights
Lets see - be a good interesting test to watch especially if it turns from the 6th over :)
 

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Not sure the toss will play a major factor. A team could be 200-2 and by the end of the day be 250 all out.
In fairness, I know nothing of the Indian evening. Or daytime, come to think of it. What can we expect? And what is different/specific to Ahmedabad compared to Chenai?
 

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In fairness, I know nothing of the Indian evening. Or daytime, come to think of it. What can we expect? And what is different/specific to Ahmedabad compared to Chenai?
Well play will start at 2:30pm. The heat will be around 35-37 degrees until around 6pm. The pace bowlers will not be able to bowl more than 6 over max in any one spell and may only bowl once in any given session. That's where you will expect the spinners to come into play. England as it looks like may just play one spinner so expect Root to bowl many overs. Also Stokes hardly bowled last test so again being interesting to see how many overs he will bowl. Then come the final session under lights, one would expect it to swing but then there is the dew factor. Let's not forget the mosquitoes .....

I just feel India have a better all round team that can cope in all the conditions of a d/n test in India. I could be proven completely wrong and England win by an innings but England big players need to up their game i.e. Stokes.
 

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Oh yes let’s not forget the 50-55k crowd.
 

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And if they lose this test the Indian Government will allow 110,000 for the 4th test :fishing:
No but India may allow 110k if Stokes can manage not to get out to Ashwin for the 11th time ...:unsure:
 

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I actually fancy England for this. I think they will come out with a lot of fire in the belly and got a feeling Anderson will swing it round corners under the lights
I read a fascinating and remarkable stat about Jimmy Anderson today. Since 2014 he has bowled over 930 balls to both Steve Smith and Kohli combined in tests and only picked up one wicket and that was Steve Smith in the 2017 ashes series. :oops:
 

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I read a fascinating and remarkable stat about Jimmy Anderson today. Since 2014 he has bowled over 930 balls to both Steve Smith and Kohli combined in tests and only picked up one wicket and that was Steve Smith in the 2017 ashes series. :oops:
Yes but as I am sure you know, that stat has less to do with Jimmy and more to do with the lack of catching by the England fielders - Malan springs to mind against Kohli as an example.
 

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Yes but as I am sure you know, that stat has less to do with Jimmy and more to do with the lack of catching by the England fielders - Malan springs to mind against Kohli as an example.
JImmy has nothing to prove to anyone, one of the all time greats and certainly Englands greatest bowler.
 

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bet you wouldn't have said " Excellent toss to lose for England " :fishing:
Seriously - it’s an uncertain pitch more so with it being a day/night game.

4 changes for England.
 

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You know you're jealous really ;)
There is a reason India have gone with three spinners and England have gone with three seamers (four including Stokes) and only one spinner.
 

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There is a reason India have gone with three spinners and England have gone with three seamers (four including Stokes) and only one spinner.
That difference in team selection worries me.
You’d expect the home side to read the conditions better than the visitors.
On the other hand, maybe we’re better off with playing good seamers than poor spinners.
 

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There is a reason India have gone with three spinners and England have gone with three seamers (four including Stokes) and only one spinner.
Root was very good in the last test , he will bowl a lot i guess ?
 

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That difference in team selection worries me.
You’d expect the home side to read the conditions better than the visitors.
On the other hand, maybe we’re better off with playing good seamers than poor spinners.
Think England have decided played to their strengths, which is fair enough. Your tail looks long however.
 

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Anyway my prediction England will be delighted if they are only 6 wickets or less down by close of play. I feel India will bowl England out on day 1 and will be batting by the end of the day.
 

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Anyway my prediction England will be delighted if they are only 6 wickets or less down by close of play. I feel India will bowl England out on day 1 and will be batting by the end of the day.
If the first over is anything to go by I think India may be happy if they are only 6 down at the end of the day!!! This game could be played in fast forward.
 

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This will be over in 3 days and I still fancy England. With this amount of swing!
 

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Anderson will be loving what he has seen in the first few overs!
 

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I don’t know why we bother with those opening 2 ....it’s the root show or nothing....no pressure on him or anything ! Lol
Good stat on the Beeb: In eight Tests since the start of the Pakistan series last summer, the 13 opening stands have amassed the grand total of 154 runs, or an average of 11.8 😭 They've only once reached 25 without loss. 😂
 

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When was the last time we had a genuinely settled opening pair?

Seems as though since the Strauss & Cook days we've not found a solid pair. That is 9 years without relevant replacements. Maybe I am being dramatic, but I've just never felt as though we can rely on a pair since those 2.
 
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