India in Australia, 2020-21

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So, Varun is out from the T20I team and interestingly Natarajan has been added. Also, Samson has been added to the ODI team and Rohit to the test team. Ishant is recovering well it seems. Typically, Natarajan has been a keep the runs down type of bowler. He takes wickets but not that much. Interesting that he got chosen over Arshdeep. Or Mavi for that matter. Or Sandeep Sharma. Average in T20s is 27+ and in this IPL over 31.


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Kohl on paternity leave after the first test. Paves way to add whom?


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We are doomed either way, unless Ishant makes a full recovery.


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Even then. This is a full strength Australia unlike the last time. And Bumrah has been observed and analyzed well now.


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Samson is added in ODI as a cover to Wriddhiman Saha as he is nursing injury from IPL ... Kamlesh Nagarkoti withdraws from this tour due to injury, he was added in the team as an additional bowler for the net practice.


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I’m waiting for sudden Covid related exclusions for deserving but out of favor players too. Fat Rohit is slowly being guaranteed a test place again. All posturing; no new or perennially unlucky talent will be given a chance.


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Suryakumar Yadav should be added to the ODI and T20I squads immediately.

For the tests, they should add the best batsman from the domestic season last year -- Sarfaraz Khan, who made 928 runs in 6 matches at a batting average of 154.66.


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Out of those 900 odd runs , the last 3 matches he has scored over 800 against toothless opposition like HP/UP/MP , rather Ruturaj Gaikwad who was quite a success in NZ and more familiar than Sarfaraz with the conditions Down under would be far better option , or even Devdutt for that matter.


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Is this the worst Indian batting line up since Sachin’s debut especially when Kohli takes paternity break? I would definitely bring in Ruturaj , he looked very promising and we can probably settle at least one opener spot!


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We need someone who hasn’t been spoiled by IPL to debut in Australia. A domestic stalwart of sorts. Pujara type—Who could that be? That Abhimanyu Easwaran dude looked good, but he lost form toward the end.


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Ruturaj averages below 40 in FC cricket. 38. Which is bad. First, he should figure out how to make runs on flat Indian pitches before he can claim the opener's slot. Prithvi Shaw averages over 57 in FC cricket. 58 or so. And, above 55 in test cricket. We need to play our openers. Be it Mayank, Prithvi, or Rohit. I am not much hopeful about Rahul. But, if Australia gives us batting pitches like they have done in the last five years or so, some of these guys may be successful. We should give players a fair run. Trust the process. Nobody is going to be able to just go there and play well. We need to give players a fair chance and keep the ones who show promise in order to build for the next tour. This tour will be lost heavily anyway. So, this is planning for the future. I would say give Mayank and Prithvi a full run before deciding on the latest IPL fad like Ruturaj who has failed in FC cricket.

Easwaran is not bad. He averages 43. Which is Yuvraj-esque. He has a decent technique and is a trier. He is also 25 and has some experience. He should be in the A-teams, whenever they resume.


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WIth Kohli, Ishant and Rohit out of the test series, our chances of avoiding a whitewash in the Tests is really remote. Also with the revamped points system, NZ is almost certain to bypass us, so we will not likely feature in the WTC final. For some reason, people were really convinced we were going to make it easily.


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Because people did not expect to be whitewashed in New Zealand. This is when the nature and grit of the team will be tested. If you can grab some points in Australia, we will then have to whitewash England. Get a draw or two or a win by fluke even though you lose the series. Let us see what the team is made of. With some luck (rain, etc.) we may draw a match. Or a pitch that is flat (Melbourne?). These are, after all, the most batting pitches in the world. Can our players play the bounce and be mentally strong? Hardik not being able to bowl (and thus being out of the test team) is a terrible blow imho.


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BCCI, Virat and co were totally unprepared for NZ , intent was purely playing bi-laterals to improve records, but reverse happened suffering the obvious whitewash.

By using our muscle, England tour was made into 4 tests and thereby giving us higher chances of increasing the percentage, but still we will find it very difficult and fail to win.


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Maxwell in IPL, didn't hit a single 6, even on the smallest boundary
Today 3 of those came and was even playing reverse sweep of Shami!! In IPL Varun's bowling he was facing like 150 kph