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Innocent Bystander
09 Nov 09 10:57
Date Joined: 10 Jan 03
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So who will be sitting for the dead rubber. I suspect Aussie, given all they have been saying about tiredness, may look to sit the test players plus those who have been away for ever.

Wouldnt be a shock if Punter sits but no batsmen to cover him so may have to play, Watson may take a break and Hauritz may give Holland a debut

Could see a side like

Hilfy /**ley

India were talking about resting Tendles when they had the series wrapped - wonder if they will do that now?

Anyone else go any views
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Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics November 9, 2009 11:22 AM GMT
might as well play burt seeing as he's there..

it's a win-win for aussies here - won't be any consolation for the injuns if they win...but imagine if they lose...

Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics November 9, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
on to the second point - definitely throw them away if they are anywhere near the use-by date

not worth the risk...
Report West Coast Eagles November 9, 2009 11:58 AM GMT
give Boony, Merv Hughes, Tim Nielsen, the physio, the doctor a go in the team
Report JustWinBaby November 9, 2009 12:02 PM GMT
^ They would still probably win against this Indian team
Report thetitan November 9, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
always opposing aus as favs in dead rubbers - but this is the first time in a while that i can recall them being dogs for a dead rubber :0
Report bombaclart November 9, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
There is no logic involved in Aussies being outsiders here.

They have outplayed them in every dept & no matter what team Ponting puts out, they are more than capable.

India are flat & Ponting will want a 5-2 marked on his bio.

Steam in to Aussie for all your worth imo.

Arthus C Clarke might know why India are favs but I cannot see it for the life of me??
Report Lix November 9, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
India play better with the pressure off. Fancy em here.
Report richieboy44 November 9, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
India has potential squad of 500 million players( and they are ALL cricket mad in India ), Australia has potential squad of 10 million players ( and they play ALL different types of sport ) , so statistically following this logic , you'd think India could put together a team that would be consistantly better than Australia

done my nuts on India series victory when it was 2 each , can't believe how this series has panned out ... really disappointed with India's performance at Guwahati the other day ...27 for 5 FFS ...pathetic , lost alot of confidence from this series , so hard to call which way the dead rubber goes , certainly not investing in it either ... wouldn't be surprised to see another one way Oz victory ....
Report Calypso King November 9, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
What's Chiina' squad like Richie ?
Report Lix November 9, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
This whole 'India are cricket mad' thing is b ollocks imo or at least way overblown. Was in India for the 2006 test series in Nagpur and Mohali. Spoke to loads of locals who didnt even know there was a test on in Nagpur.
Report Lix November 9, 2009 6:48 PM GMT
China do very well at the sports they specialise in.

(see olympic medals tables....)
Report anyother November 9, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
good point lix .. think a hell of alot of indian kids are more interested in organising some chow rather than playing ckt .. sad but true ..
Report TopTier November 9, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
If Aus line-up anything similar to what IB has above, which is very possible, India are definitely value at these prices.
Report chumptastic November 9, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
Spoke to loads of locals who didnt even know there was a test on in Nagpur]

The clue is in the word "test".
If it had been a T20 they would've known all about it.
Report thetitan November 9, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
Lix 09 Nov 19:46
This whole 'India are cricket mad' thing is b ollocks imo or at least way overblown. Was in India for the 2006 test series in Nagpur and Mohali. Spoke to loads of locals who didnt even know there was a test on in Nagpur.


pmsl, can just imagine you going around the slums of nagpur asking 'ye test match hai, yaar?' to all the chai wallahs and randomers :^0
Report deltaform November 10, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
HOW THE F is INDIA 1.69. I dont care who australia puts together, they better than india in every what way.. THIS IS AN FXXKIN JOKE!
Report mvuemba November 10, 2009 12:37 PM GMT
Mitch and Watson are flying home.
Report Innocent Bystander November 10, 2009 1:38 PM GMT
My predicted team almost exactly what cricinfo have got up (albeit in a different order) - misinfo know a good thing when they see it ;)
Report RockMonkey November 10, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
Cyclone alert could wreak havoc with unders & overs comp!
Report richieboy44 November 10, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
yep , rock monkey's correct

interesting to see how the 'completed match' market pans out ...what little money there is up at the mo,would seem to suggest that the game is likely not to be completed ....
Report timbo86 November 10, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
no play likely then bugger!!!!
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