Sunday, March 16, 2008

India On TOP!

I don’t know after how many years India has defeated Australia in two consecutive one day international. In recent time the only team that has given some tough fight to mighty Australian is India. And after beating Australians in two consecutive finals to clinch the series, India has proved that they are not invincible. Now I got the feeling that this series might be the lowest point in Australian cricket in last four years. After the retirement of their two regular one day players (Adam Gilchrist and Brad Hogg) situation only going to get worse.
Well, for India all things are going very fine. Indians played really good cricket in Australia. Test series was close contest and they manage to win the one day series. India has also won under 19 world cup. So, in last month it was all India.

In last series of Australia we got Irfan Pathan and this time we got Ishaat Sharma and Praveen Kumar. Rohit Sharma has also done reasonably well. Manoj Tiwary has not done enough to impress the selectors but I think he should be given some more chances to prove himself. But, I am really disappointed to see that Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina was denied of enough opportunities to prove themselves, especially when Yuvraj was not performing at all.
Now, India is on their peak and ready to take on South Africa on their home turf. Indian shouldn’t be complacent of their victory over Australia. South Africa was always a great competitor. They won’t be easy nut to crack.

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