Saturday, December 29, 2007

Melbourne Cricket Test - My thoughts

Once again, Australia trashes India. I was expecting this to happen considering the composition of the Indian team.

Australians once again proved that test cricket doesn't mean one run per over. India approached that way and failed. It was pathetic to see Dravid struggle.

I was laughing at the miserable fielding of the Indian team and their running between wickets, especially Ganguly and Laxman. Dhoni and Yuvraj - I feel are good one day cricketers Amen.

With mediocre bowling, batting and fielding - this Indian team can't do much outside India.

Not sure why, the body language of the team was pretty bad. The bonding and closeness among players is very superficial I must say. Something is seriously wrong !

This is what will probably happen for Sydney , my guess.

Yuvraj out - Sehwag in ( Dravid goes down the order )
RP Singh out - Pathan in

If I were the selector I'd go one step forward and say ' Dravid out - Dinesh Karthik in'.

Like I always felt

The way India lost yesterday with her top players, what's wrong in losing with a brand new young team ? Let's throw the 30+ year olds out and bring young blood. We'll lose a few games but in the long run it will be good for India.


Anonymous said...

No Dravid? lol

I paid $59 for 20 days of test matches. Dont want youngsters in and giving me only 12 days service for my money :(

Anonymous said...

Pushing for youngsters is like reservation quota system. Improve the grassroot domestic scene first instead of handing out spots on the basis of age or caste.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Anon - 1 - Please ask the selectors to callup Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri etc. You'll get your money's worth.

Anon - 2 - Nice anology, but sorry my friend it's not true. I agree that cricket has to improve at the grassroot level, but there is no logic in having players who can't run !!

Anonymous said...

don't u ve anything good to say..Probably u shld try to go and play there and run excellently between the wickets...the 2 r among the guys who ensure India had a good score in the 2nd test..Pity ur ugliness in always criticising India.....