Congratulations Australia for making the Indians sweat !
Our bowling - At the best, it was mediocre barring a few deliveries by Ishant Sharma. Sreesanth and Pathan were so predictive and the Aussies slammed them along with Ishant.
Harbhajan and Yuvraj bowled a tight spell to restrict the Australians to 317. At one stage I thought they'd easily cross 400 !
Our batting - Apart from Gambhir and Uthappa, it was a pathetic show. Gautham's form and his stroke making skills were superb. Uthappa showed his class with his powerful (baseball style) shots.
Drop Old Man Sachin
I would also drop Sreesanth and bring in Praveen Kumar ( He is an allrounder). Piyush Chawla must be played and Rohit Sharma can be dropped to get him in.
I did some math and noticed that Old Man Sachin's average in the CB series so far is close to 19 runs. Why not drop him and bring in Dinesh Karthik? Dhoni can get some rest from wicket keeping too and focus more on his captaincy and batting.
Why is the Indian Management giving so many changes to Sachin when a young player like Praveen Kumar or Manoj Tiwari gets only one match ? What is the Logic ?
Here is my team for the next game against Sri Lanka.
Dinesh Karthik, Sehwag , Gambir, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, Harbhajan, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma.