wAt Do U tHiNk AbOuT iNdIa LoSiNg AgAiNsT AuStRaLiA????
October 11, 2007 6:14am CST
hey guyz this is not for the first time india is losing against australia...in the last world cup we lost twice(atleast i think its twice!)including the finals...this year we 've one only one match as far as i can remember... today(10/10/2007)...we lose again...wat do u think is aussies greatest strength??India's greatest weakness??? indias greatest strength??? aussies greatest weakness??? feel free to post ur opinion..........
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13 Oct 07
It has clearly proved the point that Indian win in 20-20 was just a luck and nothing else. This is the exact strength of the current indian team and this shows clearly on how we lack in all front, be it bowling, batting or fielding (which we have been worse than ever). Very recently we have even started losing home games, rather than losing away games which we are famous for. Slowly cricket is losing its popularity in india if they keep on playing like this.
13 Oct 07
Yeah, we've won only 1 match so far but im sure they're gonna fight back. As far as their strengths and weaknesses go, they are a tough side in the head and thats something we can learn a lot from. The current Indian team, especially the young one that went to SA has shown glimpses of that strength. I am sure our young guys will pull this back and square up the series.
12 Oct 07
I think its more of Indian menatlity to see a game with only two options WIN n LOSE. But being a spot person my self I can say that winning and loosing is not such a big matter. It should be about the spirit with which the game is played. When you give your 100% even if you loose you will enjoy the game. The first thing Indian team should worry about is their performance rather that winning. If they will give consistence performance they will automatically win.
12 Oct 07
There is nothing to think about. If we analyse the trend of results of all major cricket playing nations, we will see that all countries barring Australia, have ups and downs in the various series that they play throughout the year. No team has been able to beat Australia convincingly time and again and India is no exception. Australians have evolved some system of training their cricketers which is producing outstanding bowlers and batsmen with predictable regularity. The absence of Shane Warne and Glen McGrath cant be noticed in their bowling attack and similarly for their batting too. They are just playing like a well-oiled machine. Australian team is performing like the mighty West Indies used to at one time before their fall. I would say that the Law of Average would catch up with the Aussies too but I don’t know when. It maybe after the end of the Ponting, Gilchrist, Hayden era or it may not come at all if their cricketing academies continue delivering good players. Psychological training plays a major part too and the very aggressive and enthusiastic approach of the Aussies makes the battle half won for them. On the other hand, Indian cricket (like everything else in India) is plagued by politics, regional bias, factionalism, petty egos and general lethargy of the officials to take any path-breaking decisions. Considering the amount of money the BCCI has, we don’t even have a proper academy of international repute where future teenagers can be trained to don the Indian cap. Even if we do, there are so many factors to be considered before a player gets a chance for induction and merit is the least of them. and then the money that is involved is huge. Earning becomes a greater incentive and not the game. But all in all, if you leave aside Australia, our team has not been performing too badly against other teams either. MSD has recently taken over and is facing a tough series at home. I think Pakistan is coming next. Lets see how the players perform against the Pakistanis and then maybe we can form a more balanced opinion.
• United Arab Emirates
12 Oct 07
truly india has always lost to austrailia except in the 20-20 match.Maybe the austrailians consider the 20-20 matches as a small ordeal and focus only on the major ones which is not a real gud attitude.If you wanna be the best be the best in all.Its true that India has a major chunk of excellent batsman.But when it comes to austrailia,its not about the batting and bowling,its about the agression these guys play with.they never give up.They play as though that would be their last match.Thats whats always needed t be a good player in all walks of life
12 Oct 07
India's greatest weakness is their attitude. They start playing with the mentality that they are going to lose the game. It is just awesome. Australia is strong team but india is no less if we consider the batting line up and all. Still india lose for their lack of dedication. Even at Home India is doing so bad. its a shame!
12 Oct 07
Too many factors play a role Australians are very strong in their build. They always use that for powerful shots. Indians are not too heavy and hence they cannot go for such powerful shots like aussies. Aussies have great bowlers like Lee who can bowl at any condition and they dont mess up at all. They have strong line and length set up, right amount of aggrasiveness, etc. So our batsmen have not yet understood how to tackle such bowlers. Aussies are the best fielders. Their strategy of fielding is so different from the other teams. While everybody tries to save boundries, they try to save singles and hence the opponent team's score reduces to a considerible minimum since singles are the main run scoreres in one day cricket.
11 Oct 07
India is not learning from past experiences..losing to Australia is not a shame for them..it is evident..Indian team is not serious in getting ahead of the Australians. They commit silly mistakes, perform poorly with the bat and the ball,field childishly and start biting nails even before the match is half-way.What India needs is a good batting order-Sachin and Ganguly are perfect openers.Next in line Sehwag then Yuvi,Uthappa,Dhoni,Pathan and so on.Dravid needs a break...he is not in form right now and Sehwag has to get a place in the team.Can't test Badrinath for the next game.Bowling surely has its fallacies.RP Singh is good for a start,Pathan can handle the openers well too and he is a promising opening bowler for India.Sreesanth needs to learn more about discipline and tactics. Spinners are a hope for india but not entirely reliable- they are like monsoon showers(you will wonder when they are going to start)Indian team needs to focus on fielding too -no misfields,missed catches or missed runouts are an excuse when you are up against the world's most talented team.Australia capitalises on India's weaknesses and turn out winners.Hayden & Symonds with the bat Lee and Hogg with the ball are their strengths(have not ruled out the rest of the team).India has a lot to work out!!!But i pray each time as they go against the aussies- to prove that they have the mettle and the talent and to show the critics that the 20:20 win was not a lucky win
11 Oct 07
aussies greatest strength is thier self belief . remember what ponting said before the start of the series . he said india are t20 champions, we are 50 50 champions and we have some 50 over games coming up so lets see what happens . he also commented that t20 is past and i congragulate india for that but we are now in present . what clear message!! so many times have they openly challenged the opposition and won . well india's weaknesses!! beleive me i am hurt the most when india loses a game and i have a long list of weaknesses, but the one i think is the mother of all is that india live in past . they seem to jubiliate over completed assingnments so much that they forget about the upcoming . ok we won the t20 but look at the celebrations!!!! enough guys now look at who is coming here to play, the aussies!! the celebrations definately diluted the importance of the series and we are wittnessing the concequences . it is said - through opposites things tend to get clear - so look at the aussies when they come out to play . thier body language, they look so tough and fired up . what about our players . why do they look so vulnerable . everytime we see an indian batsman batting, we fear he may get out anytime . i can hardly see the mental toughness in this series as was seen in t20 championship . so the message is clear . come on indians!! build up the killer instint and attack the opponent with its own arm!!!
11 Oct 07
I feel that Indian team's weakness is that it goes down easily if it has to play under pressure. In today's (10-10-07, Vadodara) match also right from the begining the Indian team was under pressure and then they could never recover. In the previous match Indian team played and won the match because the opening pair did well. ofcourse this was one of the reasons and not the sole reason. We need to have professional approach towards the game just like the Australian team. They are cool under pressure and they can turn the tables on the opponents at any time. It is not the lack of the skill but the lack of proper stratagy and proper attitude only. So I think that it is the Indian team's greatest weakness because we have been lossing against Australia.