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M Vijay has an idiosyncratic rhythm to his batting. The closest parallel is Misbah-ul-Haq. They both block, block, block, leave, leave, leave with intense concentration, then suddenly, for no rhyme or reason apparent to outsiders, loft a spinner to find release. This was evident in how Vijay hit four sixes during his hundred in Rajkot, even though his strike rate was under 42. Only two India openers have hit more sixes than M Vijays 28: Virender Sehwag and Navjot Sidhu. Twenty-seven of Vijays 28 sixes have been hit off spinners, and mostly to find himself release after intense concentration doing a rare job in Test cricket today, that of a defensive batsman.Vijays 27th six, though, was not as out of the blue as most of his other hits over the fence. You could sense there was a plan to what Vijay was doing. This was part of a fascinating spell of play in the Mumbai Test. This was finally a pitch that turned early, and turned fast, a pitch where the odd one with a batsmans name on it was sure to arrive. England recognised that. They were certainly not coy about introducing spin: Moeen Ali came on in the eighth over, Adil Rashid in the ninth. They had 400 on the board, and were now going to test India.The way KL Rahul and Vijay started against spin, you knew they were going to take early risks to unsettle them. This was the first Test of the series that England were playing with just two spinners. India knew if they could hit even one of them out of his rhythm or out of the attack they would make big strides towards cancelling the disadvantage of losing the toss on this pitch. Vijay charged out at the second ball he faced from Moeen, Rahul went over mid-off to welcome Rashid. Surely these runs shouldnt rattle you when you have 400 in the bank?They didnt. England and their spinners stuck to their guns. This was a strategy fraught with risk, but India didnt mind it. Even if it meant Rahul was bowled through the gate when driving Moeen against the turn. It didnt stop Vijay from taking uncharacteristic risks against spin.Two balls after Rahul had been bowled, Vijay tried to hit Rashid over mid-off. The ball was full, but there was a puff of dust, and the miscue barely cleared the fielder running back. This was Rashids fourth over, and he had settled into a rhythm now. The ball was drifting, and there was turn. He beat Vijay with one that ripped across him in the same over. The pace was right, and the batsman was edgy. This was a high-strung spell of play. A pull here or there, and it could break. On the surface, the batsman had so much more to lose - but did England have enough confidence in their spinners?Rashid came back for his fifth over with Vijay on 18 off 50. Cheteshwar Pujara had just come in to bat. Vijay again tried to unsettle Rashid. It was clear Vijay was now playing on length. He certainly didnt want to fall to a ball with his name on it. Anything in his driving arc was going to go. The second ball of this over was full. Mid-off was slightly deeper than mid-on. Vijay went. Mishit again. Alastair Ck ran back from mid-on, but was lobbed.How would Ck react? Would mid-on go back? The mid-on stayed. The temptation was not taken away. Perhaps this was the result of 400 runs on the board. In Rajkot, Rashid had taken Vijay with a wrongun. Through the series, Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane had been playing the wrongun off the pitch. Even here, Rashid tried the ggly first up, and Vijay again read it off the pitch. With the fourth ball of this over, Rashid tried the wrongun. This was also full.This was a big moment. Vijay seemed to have sorted that weakness out or perhaps he just swung hard because it was full and went over mid-on because that fielder was closer. Whatever might have happened, this ball went for a flat six into the sight screen. The gauntlet had been thrown. The leading wicket-taker of the series before the start of this match had just been hit away emphatically, albeit after a few overs of uncertain batting. The tea break was 20 minutes away, Rashids figures read 5-0-24-0 but six off them were off edges. The last two overs had gone for 12. Vijay had scored 13 off 20 Rashid deliveries, and had possibly started picking the wrongun.India were still 345 behind. The pitch had plenty in it. Cks response was going to be fascinating. There were two options. One, give Rashid more bowling, at least until tea, and see if he can make the progression from mishits to a wicket. The other option was more orthodox, and more Ck-like: ask the quicks to hold one end up in four-over spells, and attack with spin from the other end.Ck did what Ck does. As a spectator you felt cheated at being denied an extended contest between a spinner who had just started to find himself and an opening batsman coming back from a mid-series slump. Most of cricket, though, is played not for spectators but to win. Ck felt this was the way to victory. He is fixated with control, and he possibly felt Rashid - 5-0-24-0, remember? - could lose him that control. Off went Rashid and for close to two hours after that England operated with pace at one end.By the end of the day, England had endured the first wicketless session in a Test being played on a turner. England are not yet out of the Test - they are still 254 ahead and there can be collapses on this pitch - but you could see from Parthiv Patels interview at the end of the day that India were now feeling confident. Rashid never found that rhythm again, especially with a change of ends. Jos Buttler said they didnt lk back at that bowling change with regret, and that they backed the captains decision. 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Over the next two weeks we will get familiar with the best of the best, examining who they are and where each of the top 10 prospects in the 2016 ESPN 100 came from.Read more: No. 10 Dukes Frank Jackson | No. 9 Kentuckys Malik Monk No. 8 Michigan States Miles Bridges | No. 7 Washingtons Markelle Fultz No. 6 Kentuckys DeAaron Fox | No. 5 Kentuckys Bam Adebayo No. 4 UCLAs Lonzo Ball | No. 3 Dukes Jayson Tatum No. 2 Kansas Josh Jackson | No. 1 Dukes Harry GilesLEXINGTON, Ky. --?DeAaron Fox emerges from the locker rm with the sleepy, heavy-eyed gaze of a teenager who woke up 10 minutes ago. He yawns, rolls his head and stares at the ceiling of the Joe Craft Center as if hes never heard of 10 a.m.Hes long but lean, still a few months from adding 15 pounds to a frame that will be enhanced by weight training and the meals prepped by the private chef at Kentuckys Wildcat Coal Lodge housing complex.Once the offseason pickup game begins, hes spry, bouncy and determined.And fast. Faster than everyone in the gym.One moment hes on the left side of the practice flr. Then, the elusive point guard who will lead Kentuckys talented fleet in 2016-17 teleports to the rim and scores. On a later possession, he twirls his finger, and his teammates rotate as he creates a crease in the defense and finds Brad Calipari, a walk-on and John Caliparis son, in the right corner for an open 3-pointer.Its his show. Its his team.Its not difficult to see how the 6-ft-3 freshmans frame, length, will, burst and speed remind those around the program of a legend and NBA point guard who came to Lexington in 2009 with the same size and traits.[Hes a] very talented kid, can pass the ball, sht the ball, said three-time NBA All-Star and?Washington Wizards?point guard?John Wall. I actually saw him play in Houston last season when we played the Rockets.Its one thing for fans in barbershops and bars to suggest a freshman stud reminds them of a professional star who once led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight before securing the No. 1 slot in the 2010 NBA draft. But Walls acknowledgement of the conversation only enhances the credibility of the comparison and enlarges the spotlight Fox will play under this season.I mean, being compared to someone like him, its a huge honor, Fox said. I see similarities, but I still feel like we play differently. With speed and athleticism, I think were really similar. ... I feel like he handles the ball better, and I feel like I sht the ball better.This year, Fox will replace?Tyler Ulis?-- a second-round pick by the?Phoenix Suns?in the 2016 NBA draft -- as Kentuckys point guard.Kentucky point guards become rock stars when they excel: Ask Wall, Ulis,?Marquis Teague and Brandon Knight. They also become?the subject of a Big Blue Nation social media onslaught if they fail to play like lottery picks.Ask?Andrew Harrison.Fox understands the stakes. He does not, however, only aim to emulate Wall. He hopes to learn from him.The duo connected after Wall tweeted about the Katy, Texas, natives highlight reel last year.Since then, theyve formed a relationship, one nurtured through biweekly text messages.He says, Just stay up, youre young, youre a freshman so never get down on yourself, Fox said.In recent months, Wall -- Caliparis first point guard at Kentucky -- has advised the freshman, No. 9 on Chad Fords Big Board for 2017 NBA draft prospects, to prepare for the coachs tutelage and, at times, his wrath.He told me to just go in really open-minded, Fox said. He told me Coach [Calipari] is gonna get on me a lot so go in and be ready to be criticized.And scrutinized.Fox now plays point guard at Kentucky, a program thats reached the Final Four in fur of the last six seasons.dddddddddddd The current Wildcats enter the season as the No. 2 team in the AP poll and the SEC favorite.Fox said the praise doesnt worry him.I dont really see it as pressure, Fox said. At the end of the day, were just going out and playing basketball.Those who know Fox doubt hell crumble.In 2012, he scored 50 points in a win during the third game of his freshman season at Cypress Lakes High Schl in Katy, Texas. As colleges began to call and inquire about Fox, Cypress Lakes coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun worried about his young star.He warned Fox about the deluge that would sn arrive. The colleges that would visit. The reporters who would request interviews.Fox told Olatunbosun he did not fear the crush. Yeah, right, Olatunbosun thought.He lks at me and says, Coach, Im not gonna change, Olatunbosun said.Three days later, Fox hit the game-winner in another victory.He could become the aggressor in pressing moments for his high schl team. But he also understd his role as a maestro and leader. If he dominated each possession (he could) he risked alienating his teammates. So on the court he was the hero and the sidekick. In practice, Fox would often defer to teammates. Hed pass on open layups to put other players in a position to score.Olatunbosun asked Fox why he played that way in practice. Why didnt he dominate? Why didnt he slash and score and dunk the way he did in games? Fox told him he had to make other players feel confident. If he tk over, they might feel insignificant, he said.Two other kids on that team got scholarships (Devin Anderson at NAIA Friends University and?Josh Nebo?at St. Francis, Pennsylvania), Olatunbosun said. I would say that had a lot to do with him. He wouldnt score in practice. Ultimately, it was the right thing to do. He would not ball hog. He knew when to go and when not to go.Thats the next starting point guard for Calipari, a coach who recruited six of the top 40 assists leaders in the NBA last season.?But Fox will face grown men in the SEC and throughout college basketball, a leap for any freshman, even a projected lottery pick.Like those who played with his talented predecessors, however, Foxs teammates (many underclassmen), trust his leadership. Thats significant for a young team.He plays a lot like John Wall, Kentucky freshman Bam Adebayo said. Hes just left-handed. There you go. Little John Wall.Calipari said Fox is a special athlete, but he cant imagine any player, including Fox, outrunning Wall, perhaps the fastest player in the NBA.Fox and Wall do share an ability to see the game in slow motion even as they pace across the court like an auctioneer mumbles, the coach said. Calipari wants Fox to mimic Wall, who used his speed to attack opponents.Everyone says hes as fast as John Wall, Calipari said before pausing.?Stop. See, John Wall used his speed as a weapon. And it was his No. 1 weapon. Wasnt just a weapon, it was the weapon that he used to beat you. DeAaron doesnt see himself that way and Im trying to get him to just fly, man. Go at people, try to get to that rim and then, if its not there, lets play.Few will want to play Fox and a roster full of matchup problems.His performance at point guard, however, will impact a unit with the promise to become the nations most powerful offense, more probable if the Wildcats can sht and execute against the zone schemes theyll see often in 2016-17.Fair or not, the comparisons to Wall will persist all season. Foxs skills and capabilities, coupled with Walls compliments, suggest theyre not crazy.I think hes more of a scoring guard than I was, Wall said. Im really excited to see what hes going to do this season. 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