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I am not aware if Shami has

I am not aware if Shami has passed the Test.
Apart from bowling quick Varun Aaron has no impressive qualities...is very inconsistent...bowls short...lacks control. In short not good enough to even find a place in the Playing XI.
Ishant has been brilliant in patches. On his day he can be lethal, but mostly unreliable. Hopefully, in favorable conditions, he will perform much better.
With Ashwin & Jadeja one can only hope that luck will favor them, else don't expect much from them when playing overseas.

Indians didn't dominate Eng's quicks on batting pitches in T20s/ODIs so to survive against Anderson & Broad is going to be a very tough challenge for them. They will have to play very good cricket in order to win/level the series.

Agree Pandya is overhyped, hopefully, he will step up his game with both bat & ball. Either way, his performance in the series is going to impact his reputation.

I may be completely wrong (don't intend to hurt anybody), but I think people/players there idolize Afridi style of batting. That is not going to work in Tests. In various panel discussions in Pakistani media, experts have pointed it out as one of the main reasons of Pakistan's batting woes for a long time. But I am sure the Afghans will do well as they gain more experience and learn the nuances of the game. Same goes for their bowlers...over aggression/experimentation is bound to backfire...I am sure they will rectify these things as they play more Test cricket.

Great suggestion...a first-class stint in a different continent is something which ideally every/top player(s) irrespective of their teams should aim for...overseas players playing in Asian 1st class cricket and vice-versa is going to only improve the overall quality of cricket.

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