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Home conditions - Favourable or not

India losing mumbai test badly reminds me of how conditions in your favour backfires, thats cricket and we need to start accepting it ..

Remember the days when :

Teams were unbeatable at home

Visiting teams took lot of time to adjust

Teams like India, Australia, SL have very good records at home.

It has changed now, people have lot of exposure. IPL has brought that change plus confidence and adapting faster to a new country which has contrasting conditions (both pitch and weather) - See how NZ are playing in the ongoing test against SL

Is too much favourability good :

When we lose its arguable, but the manner in which we lost makes the argument more stronger

Opposition bowlers are smarter now and they know how to exploit conditions (Panesar and swann easily outshined our spinners)

Positive batting, scoring at a strike rate of 85-90 in tests can take a game away from you. Indian batsman need to take the cue from KP’s innings.

What next?

With everyone gunning for Tendulkar’s retirement, this is quite a hard time for indian cricket.

Always believed that we can come back strong especially at home

There is no revenge series concept. Whenever it has been coined our team hasnt lived to the expectations, perhaps that puts extra pressure on us or the opposition takes advantage of under dog status. (When NZ graced us with grassy pitches before 2003 WC - return series to India was coined as revenge, look what happened to that series)

Test matches finishing in 3 days?

We dont expect rank turners do we? A pitch that takes turn after 3rd day is fine

Should be fair for the batsman and for poor fast bowlers

Are we developing right attitude amongst our youngsters by developing slow/spinning tracks

All in all a sorry performance, but i never expected india to win 4-0 did i? So i wont predict what happens in the next two matches, but would like to say we need better performers and fighters (way SA showed everyone other day)

RCB Fan,

Sachin Kodagali









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Well Revenge series has become a sad series. Again Home Conditions Favourable or not, i think team has collectively failed, one of the worst times and it can get worser if some one thinks of new talent, this is the time tough decisions need to be made
Sachinbengaluru on 09 Dec 2012, 10:11 AM
nikigayle on 08 Dec 2012, 03:48 PM
Nice blog Sachin.How are you btw??Remember me? :-)
maddydravid on 08 Dec 2012, 01:01 AM
unable to take the advantage of home condition
bappaditya on 04 Dec 2012, 07:54 PM
Ya we need to have the fighting spirits in ourselves like the Proteas have.
karthik-shetty4 on 03 Dec 2012, 09:56 PM
3rd and 4th lets c
lucky4rcb on 03 Dec 2012, 06:17 PM
What a waste of a beautiful turning track for india!!
ankith-nagarle on 03 Dec 2012, 02:24 PM
bad xperience.. dont give up..
chetan-prasad on 02 Dec 2012, 09:06 AM
pitches at home are always made favoring the strenghts of the home team. if india and dhoni want a spin track then be it. let the visitors adapt to these conditions
Ferdelance on 02 Dec 2012, 07:31 AM
Home condition is always an advantage in cricket, every team in cricket will prepare their own pitches where they are more comfortable example Bouncy tracks in Aus, WI
vishnurocks on 30 Nov 2012, 07:00 PM
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