about indian cricket
3 Sep 07
Opposites attract. The 2 members of Indian cricket class of '96 have proved that they can complement each other.It is not difficult to compare sourav ganguly and rahul dravid for they are inherently different.The way u play mirrors the kind of person u are. Dravid is one of the nicest individuals u will ever meet. He will go down in the history of the game as one of the most technically correct batsmen the game has ever seen.His technique will enable him to succeed against any bowler on any surface. In other words, he has been an absolutely brilliant cricketer, and has been a dream player for India. Sourav on the other hand never had the greatest technique.He doesn't always get his footwork right and he tends to appear vulnerable when up against short pitched balling. But show me a better timer of the ball !! In his pomp, there was no one better. It was this gift that got him christened as " Prince of Calcutta". What he lacks in terms of technique he makes it up with his hand-eye co-ordination.His attributes are a big heart, courage and character. What I like the best about him is that he doesn't lose sleep over his technique. It was never his strongest point so why bother ? He still averages 40 in tests, doesn't He ? Sourav is a clean hitter and has been known to destroy spinners by hitting them almost at will. Rahul enjoys slicing them apart with lovely,textbook strokes. He belongs to that breed of batsmen who would do well in those seaming and swinging conditions of Yorkshire.Not everyone can succeed in this county. Yuvraj for instance came here and struggled. Fielding-wise Rahul has always been an excellent slip-catcher while Sourav always has been average. Both players with their distinctive skills and style have been an asset to the sides.What one needs in any team sport is a group of players is who can complement each other. The difficult bit is to find a leader who can bind them together.
20 Aug 07
the way that indians are going is not a corect way and the approach is also wrong for some what.but now for our team the fate has been changed. our players are showing eccelent performance in thier field. after the big disaappointment of the last world cup . our players are playing sensible innings.they are in the way to get the things to be in the winning opsition. the oneday series on south afrika and the test series on england is revealing this tthing.in the future also our players will continue this type of play in my openion. but the only problem for our team is not having a god bowling track.our bowlers are not able to do their act like as the other teams. even the bangladesh bowlers are performing well than our bowlers. it is very ashamed to say as an indian about our team. but the batting track is ok thats good.
19 Aug 07
come on.....not every one can become number one.... the australians are quite briliant and its very hard to beat them and come at the number one spot... i believe indian team has the talent to achieve this but just needs some good time and li\cuk to come there..
18 Aug 07
All I can say is that this is a very good question on the part of Indian cricket team. Indian crickt has matured over years and now we have good players than ever before. But still what we lack is discipline. If we look at our players then we can easily see that they are not disciplined like the players of Australia. Also we can see the difference in commitment of our players. They are not really committed and you can see the difference in the attitudes during the time of crisis. This is reflectd most of the time when the team requires many runs and the wickets fall like leaves from a tree. We have many experts but still we lack in many things.
17 Aug 07
I'm afraid that the main reason India is not world No1 in cricket is Australia. Their team, though, is ageing, though India has a reaaly good batch of pace bowlers, who performed brilliantly in England. This has always been where India has failled before. They have been able to produce many great batsmen and spin bowlers, but only ever had 1 or 2 pace bowlers, when nowadays a team needs at least 3, if not 4, to win on foreign soil. Give it a couple more years, and I think India will be right at the top of the pile. Good luck.