The fourth test is yet to be played.
England has played way more matches against those teams than India has and there are obviously more teams in world cricket. You can't just cherry pick stats.
Just look at the Pakistan stats in your argument. It's beyond ridiculous to compare 3-1 (H) and 'NYP' to India's non-existent record against Pakistan.
Don't blame us for your political problems with Pakistan. It's not our fault you're not playing Pakistan, although Sobi would probably think so.
Don't blame us for your political problems with Pakistan. It's not our fault you're not playing Pakistan .
Murali Vijay does not deserve to be in the Indian team. Any more talk about him is a complete waste of time.
He is not performing since long, don't want to see him again, hope he plays a lot of domestic cricket before he gets selected again.Harbhajan's slide had begun quite a while ago . With England tour it is complete. But I have no doubt he will be back in the Indian team in some time (not in a good way , I mean )
Things are good in the spin department for India. Ojha,Mishra,Iqbal Abdulla,Ashwin.
Only issue is they're all kinda raw with the bat. Not exactly fit to bat at 7. Jadeja is the best bet IMO, but he needs to develop a bit more.Irfan Pathan, Iqbal Abdulla and Ravindra Jadeja(Jadeja didn't get a fair chance, was very handy with the ball and his batting was wasted at number 7) can be good for stabilizing the team, 1 of them should be in the playing 11 to sort out our bowling problems. We nned to go with 4 bowlers and 1 allrounder.
Your political problems go a lot further back than that tragic day but anyway, I'm bored of Pakistan being discussed in this thread.
It was insensitive of me, I apologise.
Hope the selectors would have taken a bold decision by picking some aggressive batsmen for the ODIs.
Don't know why they are always taking defensive moves, they are pulling the team back.
Wanted to see Yusuf or Uthappa in the team, Yusuf played so well in South Africa, Yusuf could have clicked in 1 or 2 games but he would have given it back to the bowlers instead of playing negative cricket.
We have so many players who can anchor the innings in ODIs, Gambhir, Kohli, Dhoni and Sachin, picking Dravid is not a great move, if Dravid is picked, he should be in for either Gambhir or Kohli.
We need some impact players who can turn the game around, too many defensive players will not be a great option.
don't you think we can have Waseem Jaffer as an opener in Test team.he have a decent test record.
I think Zaheer can still play for India atleast for 2 more years.His replacement in Indian team is too difficult to find.Laxmi Balaji is a very good option but he might also be of same age as Zaheer.Praveen don't have much ability to swing the ball to Left handers,he needs to play some county cricket before securing his safe place in Indian team.We need to have a good fast bowler,Sreesanth is really annoying and Ishant still needs to improve on some areas.
I never really got the criticism towards Jadeja. He seemed a really talented player. He had patience of a player beyond his age and experience and wasn't all smash and bash. Was it just because he wasn't suited to limited overs cricket?
Only issue is they're all kinda raw with the bat. Not exactly fit to bat at 7. Jadeja is the best bet IMO, but he needs to develop a bit more.
I would like to see Jadeja in the Test setup. Definitely. I think he has it in him to bat at 7 for India, pushing MSD up to 8 and having 1/2 bowlers who can bat a bit after that.