India v England Test Series 2021

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The ICC is the BCCI.
Yep!!

The BCCI took the governing body away.

The laws still reside with the MCC...... but for how long?!!!? 😁
 

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Stokes was out of time for his review there. Time had hit zero. Review refused.
 

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I think Stokes should have reviewed that. Chance of being high and/or wide. Let's see.
 

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Games gone, now Root has been done.

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This will be all over today.
 

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The ICC is the BCCI.
They actually favour the ECB more now a days as England touring other nations generate more money for other international teams. So there was a bit of a paradigm switch.
 

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They actually favour the ECB more now a days as England touring other nations generate more money for other international teams. So there was a bit of a paradigm switch.
Well, if the Test Matches last longer than 2 days I would believe you. 😇
 

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Well, if the Test Matches last longer than 2 days I would believe you. 😇
Come on the ECB would never make a pitch that last only 2 days. They would lose out massively on beer sales and match tickets. Thats why there were so many bore draws at Lords after the 2005 Ashes!
 

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66-6 now, Pope out. Absolute joke of a pitch and should be serious repercussions - doesn't bode well for the next test either if they are simply going to prepare bunsens that last 2 days
 

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66-6 now, Pope out. Absolute joke of a pitch and should be serious repercussions - doesn't bode well for the next test either if they are simply going to prepare bunsens that last 2 days
Doesn’t help when half the England players have just missed straight balls.Archer’s shot was a complete joke.A serious lack of technique on view here.
 

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Doesn’t help when half the England players have just missed straight balls.Archer’s shot was a complete joke.A serious lack of technique on view here.
I don't think it's that easy... the pitch is horrific, you might play for it to turn or stay straight, its a 50/50 gamble at times.
 

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Doesn’t help when half the England players have just missed straight balls.Archer’s shot was a complete joke.A serious lack of technique on view here.
Problem is you are expecting it to turn and end up playing for it and then it goes straight instead - damned if you do, damned if you don't
 

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66-6 now, Pope out. Absolute joke of a pitch and should be serious repercussions - doesn't bode well for the next test either if they are simply going to prepare bunsens that last 2 days
Do you get fined in the test championship. Maybe they don't want to quarantine in England to play a one off test!
 

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Problem is you are expecting it to turn and end up playing for it and then it goes straight instead - damned if you do, damned if you don't
Agree,but did you see Bairstow’s shot to the first ball he received,before the second got him.
 

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Back to "flat line" when the ball passes the bat, but clearly not! Guessing again.
 

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It’s hard to know what has been worse.... the batting, the pitch or the umpiring. Not a great advert for test cricket.
 

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Im all for home advantage pitches, but this is way too far. You shouldn't be having spinners taking 26/28 wickets after only 140 overs of play.

Its a disgrace.
 

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Doesn’t help when half the England players have just missed straight balls.Archer’s shot was a complete joke.A serious lack of technique on view here.
Archer is meant to have some batting credentials isn't he? His test average slips below his position in the order - 8.
Of course he's worth his place in the side however he bats but our tail looks very long even in normal conditions at the moment.
 

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Winning it now would make it even more farcical. 126 runs, 17 wickets today.
 

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Cant afford missfields
 

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Is this the first time England have opened the bowling of a test innings. With players who have in the past opened the batting for England in a test match?
 

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Whilst England have batted very poorly you do have to question the pitch preparation and standard of umpiring.

Don’t want to be seen as poor losers however unless there is some material change going forward it seems rather pointless to continue the series. Would suggest the ECB insist on neutral umpires if the series are to continue
 

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Yes the pitch and the umpiring has been poor but England have to look at themselves as well. Team selection has been awful, why have we picked one front line spinner on this track? said before the match we should play Burns ahead of Bairstow and a spinner ahead of Broad.
 

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Not commenting on what I see, as I'm not watching, but I expect it to be very difficult for Root and Leach to bowl with control, using a shiny, hard new ball. I used to struggle seam up ffs! Indian spinners will be much more used to this scenario, but English ones rarely open the bowling.
 

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Yes the pitch and the umpiring has been poor but England have to look at themselves as well. Team selection has been awful, why have we picked one front line spinner on this track? said before the match we should play Burns ahead of Bairstow and a spinner ahead of Broad.
Agree,picking 3 quicks plus Stokes was bizarre.I think Bairstow can retire from the red ball game,and maximise his earnings in the various Bash events.
To be honest I fear for this team in Australia.We are still no nearer to an opening partnership or 3 since the two in the studio retired.
 

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When someone like Root takes 5-8 you know the standard of the pitch is seriously in question. A magnificient stadium but a shambles of a wicket. Really the ICC should be considering not awarding any World Championship test points for this.
 

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Can someone remind the Indian wicket keeper that when you appeal it's Owzat!, not hahaha.
 

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