Saturday, September 1, 2007
Again pathetic display by india...........
I am talking about the 4th ODI with England which India lost, after coming to so close to the victory.It has becoming the habit of Indian team now.........loosing close matches.English tail-enders had shown great character to pull the match from the jaws of defeat.
So where the problem is lying.............I guess problem starts from batting itself. Why India is trying so many things in their batting line up? Whenever Indian wicket fall, people must be started guessing. Who is going to come next?Dravid and Dhoni position never certain in the line-up.
Why dhoni is playing like Karthik and Karthik trying to play like Dhoni?...........We started knowing Jaisuriya from the 1996 world cup, where he shook the cricket world with his explosive batting. Now, at the age of 37 he is more or less same. He has never changed his game and this is the secrete of his success.
Then Dhoni is forced to change his game. He likes to play in air. So, why can't he is not batting up the order regularly, while the field restriction are on. Most of his big score came at no. 3 thus he should bat at no. 3 or may be opener.
I think Yuvraj has played really well. He tried to remain their on the crease. He see off the fiery spell of Flintoff and then started accumulating runs.He is matured enough to take seniors position.Tendulkar also showed us ....why he is called as one of the greatest batsman ever. But enough is enough......now other players need take the responsibility....he is only human not a god.
At last talking about fielding......i can only say it is becoming pathetic. With this fielding efforts India could only dream of becoming a top team in the world.
Well bowling was OK, but still killer instinct is missing.India should have wind the match after taking 7 England wickets. But alas!
Well, we can only hope that India could display better performance in the remaining game and still win the series.