2nd Test | India vs England at Visakhapatnam (Match thread)

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November 17th, 2016, 1:12 pm #11

Another point for Pujara is that he doesn't play ODI cricket for India. The Champions Trophy is played throughout June so players like Williamson will be unavailable then as well.
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November 17th, 2016, 1:19 pm #12

T20 is no place for a run a ball man.
Call for TKC..
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November 17th, 2016, 1:27 pm #13

"T20 is no place for a run a ball man"

No its not but I wonder how much T20 he has played in recent years? He is a class act these days and I suspect would be capable of better than that now if given the opportunity.
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November 17th, 2016, 1:34 pm #14

Bcci wouldn't let him anyway would they? Unless that stance has changed.
Call for TKC..
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November 17th, 2016, 1:54 pm #15

I saw David Willey as a replacement for Richard Pyrah who decided to retire.
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November 17th, 2016, 2:55 pm #16

If anyone thinks David Willey and Richard Pyrah are comparable players then I really do wonder if I watch the same game.
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November 17th, 2016, 3:33 pm #17

Yet only one of Willey & Pyrah has scored a century in a first class Roses match and has the best bowling for the club in T20 (5-16). And it isn't Willey
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November 17th, 2016, 3:52 pm #18

And only one of them has caught the catch at backward point that won the County Championship, and that wasn't Willey either.

It should perhaps be noted, that although Willey played for Northants, he probably never went for 12 runs off the last ball of a match there. By the time his (hopefully successful) career is over, he too will have many ups and downs to remember.
Bowlers win matches
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November 17th, 2016, 4:31 pm #19

Willey is mainly a one day player just like Pyrah except far more talented. My point was more in relation to squad balance between championship players and one day players.
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November 17th, 2016, 5:37 pm #20

I would be happy if we could re-sign Pujara for the majority of the season as our only overseas for the CC.

Top bloke, pleasant, modest and quick to smile, old fashioned maybe but a very accomplished batsman, ideal to build an innings around.

I hope Willey becomes more of a factor in CC this season. In order to succeed in his ambition to get into the test team he's going to have to pull up a few trees for Yorkshire over the next couple of seasons as he has a lot to prove.
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