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"For Dravid, the problem of the ball rattling the stumps continues. I can't remember him getting bowled so many times in his career and it's becoming a worry for him and a lot of people connected with the game. He just seems to get surprised by the deliveries coming into him and the bat face turns, which allows the ball to go through. That fluency of the footwork has gone completely missing and he will have to work very hard to get it back."Perhaps that is the problem, or perhaps not and a more complex one exists. Whatever the case, the missing brick is causing the entire wall to crumble and for a man well into the last leg of his career, it will be interesting to see how he handles this and overcomes it. There is no doubt that the missing brick's place will be filled up with another eventually, but will it happen before the cracks open up and the entire wall is pulled down?
|A dejected English team walking off.|
|Ian Bell fell to Saeed Ajmal twice in the match!|
|Can the English team pick themselves up?|
"I'm waiting on clearance from BCCI to play in the 4th Test against Australia."
"We know this side can be as fragile as any team in the world if things aren't going their way and they can turn on each other and the media turns on them pretty quick. We knew if we could keep them out there and put the numbers like we did on the board we knew we'd get the rewards because they break quicker than anyone in the world."India who have lost their last 6 overseas tests do look weak. However calling the team fragile and easily breakable would be a mistake. Past India - Australia encounters have shown that. The Indian team might be struggling at the moment and going through a lean patch but calling them easily breakable is at your own risk. This team is one that thrives when their backs are against the walls and now trailing 2-nil, and with all odds against them, I'm sure that it would be just a matter of time before the team starts playing to its full potential and pose a challenge for the hosts.
"Brad Haddin should focus on his keeping. That looks really fragile to me. He needs to start moving."Haddin has dropped three catches so far and has had a difficult time behind the stumps. Zaheer also dubbed Haddin as the Australian team's designated big mouth.
"Doesn't matter what kind of pitch it is, the distance between the wickets is going to remain 22 yards."The Indian batsmen and bowlers would have their work cut out and I'm sure that we'll be seeing some major improvements in the Perth test. Zaheer Khan will have a huge role to play and hopefully Haddin will be made to eat humble pie.
I'll take dog, I've been called worse so dog's a compliment.Michael Clarke replied when asked whether he will ever shed the nickname Pup. To uproarious laughter, Michael Hussey suggested "Dog".Also I admire the way Clarke declared early despite the fact that he was 329 and could easily gone on to score more runs and make a few records and perhaps even break Lara's 400. But the fact that he refrained from doing so and declared as soon as Hussey hit 150, shows that he puts his role as a captain before as a batsman and that's a sign of a team player and one to look up to. Also like in 2007 Clarke caught a catch at second slip which was really a bump ball and this time there was a different result as Clarke decided not to appeal and has gained my respect and admiration.