Thursday, September 30, 2010


The above one is  always a tough question to answer. When it comes to test match series between two of the very best in cricket it is obvious that any result is possible.
This series is a 2 match one so it is impossible for a team to come from behind and win the series.In such case i would mark aussies the favourite because...they have the habit of performing better in the inaugural test match...and begin to deteroiate as the series progresses.It is excactly the opposite with the Indians. They seem to perform shaky in all the aspects of the game whether that be batting bowling or fielding.The latest example of such...series is the one that the Indians had against the Lankans.

There are odds that heavily favour Indians,though. They have comparatively settled looking batting order.They boast with experience and almost everyone of the batsmen have played a match saving...or rather winning innings against what one would call the golden era of Aussie bowling.On the contrary,the aussie batsmen are relatively untested against the indians...and pontings..lack of form at india compared to his high standards...always provides an oppening for the indians.Sometimes I feel ony Clarke and Hussey are the one willing to succumb to single.Other than him other batsmen look to dominate the bowling...this is aggressive for sure...but Dhoni is a levelheaded man..and is quick to fix the field immediately not leakin boundaries and forcing the batsmen to make errors.

On the other hand....the Indian Pace bowlers shall have a tough job.Aussies have a relatively inexperieced and underperforming fast bowlers(maybe johnson is an excepn}(in this particular condition) not adjusting to the required line and length.In the spin department...india is far ahead with Harbhajan...but there is doubt in his form...but whatever be is form...he can always bowl better than Hauritz...or Steven Smith.I think Aussies are going to suffer the spin drought as Eng faced for decades long as they find someone like Swann.

The other important thing is the toss.Whoever wins the toss(Aussies more desperately maybe!) would like to bat first...set a formidable score...and chip into the oppositions..with the pitch adding to the misery of the batsmen on the fifth day.

Though,it is a two test match series....a lot is at stake...and i have my own set of prediction ready...Aus shall win the 1st test...may be fightin,,,but ind shall come back strong and win the 2nd test comforatably...after all 1-1

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