India v New Zealand | 1st Test | Ahmedabad | Nov 4-8 2010

Amjid Javed

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Kiwis are likely to get Mauled by India when Play starts tomorrow!
 
Well. If I were in the Indian team, I would be quitely confident but also wary about the unknown Kiwi players.

Never underestimate the power of youth. If the Indian team is complacent about the Kiwi players they could be in for a rude shock (I hope not!) especially when they have been written off and dont have anything to lose.Any team is dangerous then!
 
sachin will smash his records of most runs and centuries in a calender year !
 
Wow, quite early to start a thread on a match starting tomorrow.

Anyways India big favourites here, but I have a feeling Ryder, Ross Taylor and co will play better on Indian wickets as they have played here before.
 
This will be painful to watch.
 
India should make 3 absolute roads, would be hilarious to see the Kiwi bowlers do themselves into ground :)))
 
A missmatch isnt the right world its more like mino's vs warrirors,,
ok ok im pitching india very high here but to be honest on indian pitchs gettin the likes of sachin,, dravid,, ghambir, sehwag, laxhman, dhoni, out is a impossible task , unless they are asks to bat blind folded .,,
G/L NZ U WILL NEED EVERY INCH OF LUCK TO GO UR WAY JUST TO STAY IN THE MATCH,,
 
Dont expect the kiwis to get rolled over.

The BD series loss was a shock, but I expect the likes of Mccullum, Ryder, Taylor, Vettori to do well and pose a tough challenge in tests.

In fact they have a good record in India. In the last 15-20 years, they have lost 2 tests and drawn 6 out of the 8 they have played in India. Also drew the 2003 test series and in the 99 series had gt us all out for 80 odd in a test at Mohali.
 
Meh. Easy series win for the Indians.

Is it just me or are most tests including India have lately been taking place in India?
 
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motera is a freshly laid tar road i think.sl made 760 here sometime back.
 
Meh. Easy series win for the Indians.

Is it just me or are most tests including India have lately been taking place in India?

how else do you think they have preserved their :quote: number 1 :quote: Test team status?

Indian fans, please don't reply to this, just ignore it, it's just a (correct) evaluation.
 
how else do you think they have preserved their :quote: number 1 :quote: Test team status?

Indian fans, please don't reply to this, just ignore it, it's just a (correct) evaluation.

India has lost their away series in Aus,SA,Pak and never beaten SL in SL in last decade...they are home bullies...their best fast bowler averages in mid 30s and will not make into any club side outside india....watchign this ordinary team at # 1 rank is an eye sore for all neutral fans....
 
Playing one home series too many? Maybe.

Still nowhere the standard setting Pak team staging 'home' matches in NZ, Eng, UAE...

:))
 
Meh. Easy series win for the Indians.

Is it just me or are most tests including India have lately been taking place in India?

Since when does India play outside of India?
Its all about home dominance to keep the ranking ;)
 
motera is a freshly laid tar road i think.sl made 760 here sometime back.

But SA bowled out India for less than 100 at the very same ground as well so you can't tell for sure.
 
Since when does India play outside of India?
Its all about home dominance to keep the ranking ;)

They are going SA next month for a long series. But by then Akhtar would have injured many of their top batsmen :)
 
If India are worth their salt - they will run NZ over and win 3-0.

Anything less is pathetic from a number one side.
 
India has lost their away series in Aus,SA,Pak and never beaten SL in SL in last decade...they are home bullies...their best fast bowler averages in mid 30s and will not make into any club side outside india....watchign this ordinary team at # 1 rank is an eye sore for all neutral fans....

As neutral as they come :)
 
Guys I agree that the #1 tag is not India's but to be honest the whole ranking is worthless, so even you can't for certain say India is not #1 until we see how they fare in SAF.

And you cannot deny that India are an excellent Test team, they were able to win that crucial third Test in Sri Lanka which made my respect grow for them, and the win against south africa to draw the series was no small feat be it Saffers choked.

Best way to resolve this is have a year to two year tournament style competition.

Yes it is funny that india stages so many home test series all of a sudden (i.e south africa, australia) but they know how the rankings work and might as well juice it as much as you can. Pak board would never figure something like this out and hence are incapable of every doing anything crafty and planned like aus, england, saf and indian boards do.
 
But SA bowled out India for less than 100 at the very same ground as well so you can't tell for sure.

Ha ha ya.never thought it was at motera,just saw now.the curator must be a amazing man
 
No Crowd

Dead Pitch

zzzzzzzz

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Whats with Ishants and sreesanths ridicilous hairdos?
 
Last series in India was drawn 0-0!

The kiwis actually should have won atleast one of thos tests!

A brown wash is expected this time!
 
don't underestimate them, they will come back hard after that wake up call from BD, if they bat first and we all know how dangerous mccullum and taylor can be on flat tracks against flat bowlers other than zaheer.
 
haha, would LOVE to see the Indians thrash the Kiwis :rao

always hated them for some reason.

kabhi tau sach bhol diya karo :yk

if yu hate kiwiz then i dont know whats your views and your attitude towards your level of hate v india

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Depends on the track and who wins the toss. If NZ win the toss on a usual extinct track of India, they could score 400+ against the Indian attack and you never know.

Vettori and the other seniors will perform.

NZ have a population of 5 million compared to Indias 1 billion+. A credit to the Kiwi's for doing so well in their cricketing history.
 
India has lost their away series in Aus,SA,Pak and never beaten SL in SL in last decade...they are home bullies...their best fast bowler averages in mid 30s and will not make into any club side outside india....watchign this ordinary team at # 1 rank is an eye sore for all neutral fans....

Yes neutrals like you.......:ibutt
 
India are big favourites for victory, BUT:

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A 4-0 “Banglawash”, then, and widespread humiliation for the Black Caps. Heads, it was expected, should roll for the debacle; indeed former Test seamer Geoff Allott has taken the initiative in quitting the board, and performance director Roger Martin is contemplating the same if the results continue to disappoint. But if New Zealand want to avoid another subcontinent humiliation against that toughest of tours against Test leaders India, then they are going exactly the wrong way about it.

Let’s get it clear that the Black Caps did need a dressing-down after the Bangladesh whitewash. The batsmen in particular were failing to perform, while coach Mark Greatbatch was right in that some players had inflated opinions of themselves. But without letting them off the hook, here’s some facts to chew on.

It wasn’t so much a New Zealand defeat as a stirring Bangladesh victory. The Tigers have been playing consistent, aggressive cricket for the last 18 or so months, and, after a rigorous training camp following an underwhelming summer, they finally got into a winning habit with a wholehearted team effort spearheaded by that single-minded allrounder Shakib-al-Hasan. Then, too, two of the matches were down to the wire, and if New Zealand were complacent Bangladesh showed brilliant commitment in clinching a memorable victory.

Remember, too, that this New Zealand outfit has rarely faced subcontinent conditions. Sri Lanka, where they finished third-best in the summer triangular tournament, had the bounce jagging and bouncing animatedly. Abysmal though the visitors may have been, it is not the time to bail out.

That, unfortunately, is what the Black Caps seem to be doing even before a ball has been bowled on this tough India tour. The hosts, ranked number one and fresh from victories against Australia, are overwhelming favourites, but never are new Zealand more dangerous than when backed into a corner. The gritty, gutsy overachievers of the Stephen Fleming era need to rediscover their fighting quality under pressure.

Realism needs a blend of optimism; Greatbatch had much of the former and none of the latter when he said, bearing in mind India’s outstanding home record, that two draws out of three would be a good effort. At the same time Daniel Vettori is downplaying his expectations while the dangerous Jesse Ryder, for some reason, has been grilled over his “bad boy”attitude.

True and candid though some of this may be, soul-searching is not something to be done in public, emphatically not in India, a touring side’s nightmare, not just because of the hosts’ strength but because of a voracious media. New Zealand, stiff competition though they may often have levied towards others, have for some reason always balked against India, and their home series in 2008-09 is a piquant example.

It was well-known that India’s vaunted batsmen had a miserable tour in 2002-03 on a brace of greentops, yet for some bizarre reason the tracks this second time around were simply belters; couple that with small boundaries and the quality of a united India side, and the visitors charged to victory. Nor did New Zealand’s board make it easier for their players, playing up India’s strengths beforehand and posting a Youtube video entitled “Ten reasons why India are so good”.

Admirably sporting, of course, and the India of the last two years has been a force in Test cricket, but it bears remembering that a touring cricketer’s battles are won in the mind as well as on the field. Without overlooking their flaws, New Zealand now more than ever need to recapture their resilience of old and seize the initiative. .
http://www.pczmag.com/entry.php/5-Under-fire-Black-Caps-must-avoid-negativity
 
i will fully be supporting NZ:D (just SHEwag for his batting then..)
 
Depends on the track and who wins the toss. If NZ win the toss on a usual extinct track of India, they could score 400+ against the Indian attack and you never know.

Vettori and the other seniors will perform.

NZ have a population of 5 million compared to Indias 1 billion+. A credit to the Kiwi's for doing so well in their cricketing history.

Ye population data pls dont bring it lol.More popln more difficult to manage in all fields.thats the reality.
 
"If I had lost this toss, I would have walked towards the other side, media centre, and not towards the pavilion."

:)))
 
Vettori is set to become the second player after Stephen Fleming to play 100 Tests for New Zealand.
 
India should reverse their batting order for this test and make their batsman do the bowling, just for fun. Regardless, should be a comfortable win for India
 
atleast sharma can bowl one or two good spell in whole match:ajmal

Hmm ya.maybe they are deliberately resting him.i dont think sure after helping to win test match against aus he wont be dropped.

congrats to dan for 100th match

pitch will help the bowlers maybe early on.nz make use of that to make it a close match
 
Sehwag 300 Prediction

I predict boldly that Sehwag will score 300 in a single day in one of the three test matches against New Zealand

You heard it on PP first :inzi
 
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Looks like they are not even trying, Kiwis that is
 
If i win, i should be made the mod of this forum so i can ban everyone who bet against it :p
 
Chris Martin :facepalm:

Seems like he went to India for a retirement phainty.
 
Finally the bouncers come out

LOL, but the pitch is a dead one, not even reaching knee height to the keeper
 
Run outs seem to be the only mode of dismissal possible
 
People like gilly(if he had opened in tests too) and sewag will make it look easy,when any test match morning 1st day is always a bit tricky.nz have to get sewag out here and then they can settle in with dravid who will be looking to block initially most of the balls.
 
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Bruce: "Maybe Australia should play New Zealand in what could be called the confidence boosting series. Surely one of them would come out on top?"
 
Only the 9th over of the first day and Sehwag has a Deep Point and a Deep Cover to contend with.
 
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