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England bowled straighter to VijayM Vijay had gotten out a couple of times edging to fast bowlers in the Test series against New Zealand. www.cheapjerseys forsale .net . Last month, his trigger movement was a slight forward press and that, perhaps, led him to play inside the line. In Rajkot, Vijay started moving back and across in the trigger movement, for that meant his head getting on top of off stump and that helped him leave balls outside off. In Visakhapatnam, the England bowlers, especially James Anderson bowled a lot straighter. This shows the constant evolution of tactics in international cricket.Pujara against the short ballsChange in tactics. Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook have abandoned the outside-off line for Cheteshwar Pujara and decided to give the bouncer-trap a go. Theres a short leg, a leg gully and two fielders in the deep, square on the leg side. Pujara has handled the threat quite well in Visakhapatnam as compared to his struggles against the bouncers in Rajkot. In the previous Test, he was planting his front foot in a long and across stride, which led to the upper body getting blocked. Here, he has kept a very short forward stride and also marginally straighter, which has allowed him to handle the short balls better.Kohli and the outside-off-stump lineIf anyone has an elephants memory in international cricket, it has to be the bowlers clan. Two years ago, Virat Kohli had his share of problems against the outside-off line in England and that has prompted the same line of attack in Visakhapatnam too. In the first session, there was not a single ball the England fast bowlers bowled within the stumps. England either tried bouncers or kept the ball fairly outside off throughout. Such tactics dont test a batsmans technique, they test another important facet of batting in Tests - patience. Kohli has been up to the challenge thus far. The first shooter on the first dayKohli went back to a ball, from Moeen Ali in the 50th over, that was reasonably short but the ball kept really low. Kohli did well to get bat on ball and therefore no damage was done as the ball took the toe of the bat and went to the fine-leg boundary for four. But that was the first sign of uneven bounce on this surface. It will be interesting to observe if and when the balls start bouncing alarmingly too.Right hand dominatingThe coaching manual says that batting is all about the top hand. Its the top hand that dominates and the bottom hand that guides, especially for shots off the front foot through the off side. Both Pujara and Kohli have used the bottom hand to good effect, even to the front-foot shots through the covers and mid-off. Why and how? Well, the slower nature of the pitches in the subcontinent dictates that batsmen are forced to generate their own pace, and to do that its imperative to use the bottom hand more often. The flip side of allowing the bottom hand to dominate is that the ball goes in the air from time to time and to counter it, both these batsmen have stayed low and transferred the weight at the right time.The real Indian pitchThis is a proper Indian pitch with smaller blocks running through the 22 yards. Theres only a sprinkling of dry-cut grass, which is unlikely to keep the track together. On such pitches, the cracks dont open up but crumble as the match progresses. Also, the footmarks are likely to make their appearance felt early in the game. . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. . Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker will get another chance -- probably his last -- at the World Cup after Salomon Kalous injury-time strike sealed the Ivorians place in Brazil next year. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- If 15th-ranked Purdue needs incentive to avoid a possible letdown on Friday night against Georgia State, Boilermaker point guard P.J. Thompson is ready to build a strong case against complacency.Purdue (1-1) played with great passion and effort in Monday nights 79-76 loss to reigning national champion and third-ranked Villanova in the Gavitt Tipoff Games at Mackey Arena.The Boilermakers took two 3-point shots during the final 10 seconds in a bid to force overtime, but neither shot found its mark.Now, Purdue must brace for an opponent with lots of Indiana ties.Thompson, whose half-court shot at the first-half buzzer Monday night tied the Villanova game at 39, knows Georgia State will be eager to catch the Boilermakers napping.Panthers head coach Ron Hunter, who entered his sixth season with 103 victories, was the head coach at IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis for 17 seasons and lived in the Indianapolis Pike High School district, where his son, R.J., was a standout performer before joining his dad when Ron Hunter took the Georgia State job.R.J. Hunter plays for the Chicago Bulls and is a good friend of Thompson.Thompson grew up near the Hunter residence and was friendly with the Hunter family, although Thompson attended Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit High School.Ive always admired R.J, and knowing coach Hunter, he will have his team ready to play Friday night, Thompson said Wednesday. Coach Hunter likes to change defenses a lot, so its a huge game for them, and a huge game for us.We need to bring the same kind of intensity against Georgia State as we brought agaiinst Villanova. I was talking to (assistant) coach (Kenneth) Lowe after the Villanova game, and he told me that if we bring that intensity every night, we wont lose many games.Purdue knows that Georgia States leading scorer -- 6-foot-8 senior forward Jeremy Hollowell -- will play with lots of intensity. Hollowell, who played high school basketball at Indianapolis Lawrence Central, was recruited by Purdue coach Matt Painter but ended up picking Indiana.Hollowell transferred to Georgia State and is averaging 21.5 points and five rebounds.Purdue forward Vince Edwards, who had 10 points, four rebounds and eight assists in Mondays loss to Villanova, believes Georgia State will encounter a Boilermaker team that is eager to play after its performance against the 2016 national champions.We are excited about where we are now and how we can keep building, Edwards said. There really is no ceiling as to where this team can go.We had some miscommunication on ball screens and some other mistakes against Villanova, but they are little things that we can correct. Thats one of the reasons we are excited to get right back out there and play Georgia State.Georgia States primary task will be coping with Purdues 7-2 junior center Isaac Haas and 6-8 sophomore power forward Caleb Swanigan.Haas is averaging 22 points and 4.5 rebounds, and Swanigan is averaging 21.5 points and 14 rebounds. Haas has made 17 of 21 shots from the field, and Swanigan has made 15 of 26. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USAChina Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '