Wouldn't bank on it, the two men that are in at the moment are the only two that will give resistance and you have Yuvaraj to get KP out so you don't need to worry about getting Cook, just concentrate on the other end.
There's a slim chance that Prior or Bell might give you problems but I doubt it. So although physically the game may go into the fourth day I think it will basically be over as a contest by the end of the 3rd, just a case of mopping up the tail-enders on the 4th morning.
Kinda funny though. Get a green pitch in England and your team beats us 4-0. Get a turning pitch in India and it seems we can beat you fairly easily. I wonder how the teams will fare on some kind of in-between wicket. That'll be a true test of each team's players.
Hold your horses you haven't beat us 4-0 yet! I think the 4-0 in England wouldn't happen if you played us now(in England), at the time so many of our Batsmen were in form that we were always going to score heavily, since then a lot of the players have lost form, Strauss has gone and also Morgan, the top 7 is nowhere near as strong. Also losing Khan early did for you, it would be the equivalent of us losing Swann for this series.
I take your point though about the teams being suited to different wickets, but our poorness on turning wickets is a lot worse than your poorness on green wickets. This will probably be proven by you getting an Innings defeat in the first match. It took us till the 3rd Test to dent your confidence enough to achieve that.
I've been anticipating this series for awhile now and all I hope is we get a good well fought battle from both sides. Hopefully it will be close and can live up to and maybe even surpass the current SA v Aus series in terms of entertainment.
I too hope its a decent series (not a one-sided one like last time).
I do too, not least because if it is one-sided it won't be in favour of England this time. I have just been reading the latest article on ESPN and apparently since England last one a series 28 years ago we have only won one test on Indian soil.
Abhinav S wrote:
I don't want to predict the series result this time though.
I know what you mean, I nearly went 2-1 England, but fear it is more likely to be 3-0 India.
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