Saturday, December 29, 2007

Boxing Day Review

The Boxing day match between Australia and India was completely one sided after the first day show by the Indian Jumbo. The match clearly says that the intense with which the match was played was much lower by Indians compared to the Aussies.

Also the choice of having a partime opener in terms of Dravid was foolish, which has affected his batting too. Yuvaraj should have made to sit out and Sehwag must have been tried as an opener to Jaffer. Also Dinesh Karthick should have been given a chance as he has always done well in foreign soils.

The other thing is the choice of having two spinners. Since India has lots of partime spinners in terms of Sachin, Yuvaraj, India should have gone in for another seamer because the Aussies struggled to the seamers in the beginning.

The other concern for Indian team will be the form of Dhoni in the foreign soils. He has performed well only in the Sub-Continent and has a poor record in the soils like Australia.

The Indian Think Tank is now in a lot of trouble for going with the right combination of players for the second test. He should now go for a decision for the opening pairs. Apart from this Indian middle order batsmen should continue their good start into big scores and complement each other. Ganguly, the Dada is the only batsmen who is able to adapt to the condition and maintain himself cool against the Aussie attack and he too could not convert his 40's into huge scores.

Lets hope that these Indian Players as a team put up a Spirited fight for the remaining series to have a good series.

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