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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Pak A side for India warm up

A strong side has been named to take India on in the warm-up game ahead of the first Test; an interesting entry into the ranks is Umar Gul, last seen devastating the Indian batting lineup in the first innings of the Lahore Test in April 2004. His victims on that occasion -- Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman (also dismissed by the same bowler in the second innings) and Parthiv Patel. The spell reduced India from 1/68 in the 13th over, to 6/127 in the 28th. Makes you wonder if Sehwag, Ganguly, Patel et al will face, in Ranji competition that has been made mandatory, anyone quite as challenging as Gul and his fellow quicks.

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