Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by Kriterion_BD » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 pm

I concur with Jaybro. The Afghans will score 500 across both innings no matter how flat the pitch. Unless they play some of their domestic guys who's stats look promising. But then again, how strong is the AFG first class league? Afghans will have a chance on a rank turner, but the Indians would be foolish to make that kind of a pitch.

I predict a flat Bangalore track with the AFG spinners still able to keep India from posting a mammoth total (500 all out is my guess with a Kohli double). India to win by an Innings and 25 runs in that scenario.
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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:39 am

The sun hasn't been out for a week here in Bengaluru with overcast conditions and occasional drizzles. Might naturally help seamers on day 1 as Chinnaswamy normally does in domestic FC games. If this happens, Afghans are in for a massive disadvantage with Dawlat also not available and with Indian seamers in good form.

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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by jaybro » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 am

Kriterion_BD wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 pm
I concur with Jaybro. The Afghans will score 500 across both innings no matter how flat the pitch. Unless they play some of their domestic guys who's stats look promising. But then again, how strong is the AFG first class league? Afghans will have a chance on a rank turner, but the Indians would be foolish to make that kind of a pitch.

I predict a flat Bangalore track with the AFG spinners still able to keep India from posting a mammoth total (500 all out is my guess with a Kohli double). India to win by an Innings and 25 runs in that scenario.
Kohli ain't playing
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 am

jaybro wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 am
Kriterion_BD wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 pm
I concur with Jaybro. The Afghans will score 500 across both innings no matter how flat the pitch. Unless they play some of their domestic guys who's stats look promising. But then again, how strong is the AFG first class league? Afghans will have a chance on a rank turner, but the Indians would be foolish to make that kind of a pitch.

I predict a flat Bangalore track with the AFG spinners still able to keep India from posting a mammoth total (500 all out is my guess with a Kohli double). India to win by an Innings and 25 runs in that scenario.
Kohli ain't playing
Woops. I knew that!

Yamin getting the ball to swing through the air. Good seam position, nice easy action. Bowling in the mid 130s.
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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:14 am

Ahmadi, Afsar, Yamin, Wafadar...4 Test specialists in the XI. 5 if you include Hashmatullah.
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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:43 am

What a unique feat for Andy Pycroft, who himself made his debut as part of Zimbabwe's debut test against India, to be officiating as match referee in another country's debut test match!

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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 am

AFG bowlers getting tonked here. India 122-0 after 21 overs.
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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by jaybro » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am

Rashid and co finding Test cricket a bit harder than the t20 stuff.

What's the pitch like ??
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:08 pm

jaybro wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am
Rashid and co finding Test cricket a bit harder than the t20 stuff.

What's the pitch like ??
Pitch has been turning. Rashid in particular was getting his googly to really turn sharply.
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Re: Ireland and Afghanistan Test Watch (2018-2023)

Post by jaybro » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:36 am

Afghanistan have done a decent job of pulling this back

They'll learn a lot from this if they continue to play more Tests.

I feel they'll invite Zimbabwe over to the North of India for a Test or two, as they'll fancy their chances
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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