4 pm Feb 27, 2013
Should India persist with three spinners for the Hyderabad Test?
Should India persist with three spinners for the Hyderabad Test? Discuss with Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter.
18 questions answered
- It is almost an home ground for Ojha, therefore he should be in the eleven instead of Harbhajan. Your comments.. Asked by: Sandeep Rao
- in subcontinent pitches are the pacers in-effective or is it the lack of efficiency in indian pacers? most of the wickets in australian innings are picked up by spinners where as most of the wickets in indian innings are picked up by pacers? Asked by: sathyaki
- Jamie Alter India's strength is spin, Australia's weakness is spin. Australia's strength is pace, India's weakness is pace. India's pacers are not in the league of Australia's. Look at Pattinson and look at Ishant and Bhuvneshwar and you get the idea. Physique and attitude are the difference. Pattinson got Vijay with a 150kph delivery; Bhuvneshwar struggles to hit 135. Ishant, after 49 Tests, still cannot figure out what length to bowl. Australia lost wickets to spin because their footwork was poor.
- India has a selection dilemma for the 2nd test. Spinner, Most likely Ojha for Harbhajan. And Shikhar Dhawan for Murali also it looks like. Sehwag may be given one more test match. I dont think, India will think about any other slot. Your take pls Asked by: Narayan
- Jamie Alter Dhoni has said that this team has found a "settled batting and bowling combination" for the remaining three Tests. So that means five bowlers, which Dhoni has never really been known to use. The question is: considering he didn't use Bhuvneshwar at all in the second innings, and seeing how poorly the Australians played spin, should India play four spinners?
- The Aussies can also go in with two spinners approach into the hyderabad test. If agreed and given a chance, which quickie shall you oust from the team? Asked by: Sandeep Rao
- Don't you think Ajinkya Rahane should be an immediate replacement for Murli Vijay? Asked by: Sandeep Rao
- if australia batting lineup is same u dont have any choice but to play 2 offspinner and jadeja,,but do u think Austalia should give chance to Steven smith who is good player of spin??? Asked by: Amit Bhilwade
- Jamie Alter I would prefer Ojha over Harbhajan, regardless of the presence of four left-handers in Australia's first six. He's just a smarter, more effective bowler. As for Smith, he would play as a batsman, so for that Australia need to drop Hughes. And I don't see that happen considering the way he has been invested in.
- aapko aasa lagatatha kya ki India jitega ? Asked by: yogesh joshi
- Do you think Harbhajan deserves to play the Hyderabad test match considering the fact that he wasn't anywhere close to a threat in the first match. If he cannot make an impact on a track like the one in Chennai, he surely isn't good enough anymore. Asked by: Aswin Bharadwaj
- harbhajan has performed well in first test. shouldn't he be retained for the second test? Asked by: sathyaki
- I would prefer if India plays 4 spinners and Kumar as the lone medium pacer. Why trouble Ishant when he can neither pick wickets, nor bat, or add value in the field? Now instead of 95 overs per day, we can bowl 110 overs. Ha Ha. What do you say? Asked by: Karthik
- Why in our country of 120 crores we are unable to produce a genuine pace bollower and always have to depend on our spinners? Asked by: Shyam Vadalker
- what was dhoni thought process of selecting jadeja over ojha,,, Asked by: amit
- Do you think that Ashwin is as good as Prasnna or Venkat Raghavan, the legends in the history of Indian Cricket? Asked by: Shyam Vadalker
- What according to you is a perfect test pitch ? Was Chennai one perfect ? Asked by: AJ
- Why hasn't there been any other world class spinner in Australia after Warne? Shane Warne was a product of the same diet, mentality and attitude as any other Aussie. Asked by: dev
- Jamie Alter I've not seen the talent in Australia so cannot comment on their domestic structure, but I believe the amount of limited-overs cricket, and especially Twenty20, has impacted spinners. And like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, Warne was just one of those abnormally talented players who appear once in a generation. There can't be another Warne.
- Where do you think Lyon went wrong? I quite liked the trajectory and the length he bowled on the first hour of day 3, the session when he induced that loose drive of Sachin. Dhoni unsettled his rhythm all right. But shouldn't have Clarke asked him to stick to what he has done over the years to be noticed by the selectors; bowl slower through the air and pitch it up? Asked by: Aswin Bharadwaj
- A rank turner or Bouncy pitch, a pitch that would push match into 5 days ?? Asked by: AJ
- Hyderabad temp on sat and sun are 36deg do u still feel that india will go with 2 pacers?? Asked by: Amit Bhilwade