should sachin open with harbhajan singh in the finals?

India
April 25, 2010 2:09am CST
hi friends. [b]mumbai has been the most consistent team and ofcourse the powerfull team in this IPL.no doubt but it still has that opening slot issues. just like manish pandey of bangalore,dhawan has also lost it in the last few games.what the heck,he didnt play a ball after the powerplays in the last few games. so i suggest why not open with bhajji if you can open with madan,mclaren,etc. no this is not just a stupid idea.i did think about this. especially for this match. first who chennai opens with for the bowling ? dougy and ashwin. to be honest,ashwin proved more of a thorne to the oposition than dougy. he bowls in powerplays and goes for less than 6 an over. he spins it for lefties and bowl straight for righties. look at the squad and see who is the best hitter of spin? obviously bhajji. he is worse than sehwag in this aspect. no respect what so ever for spinners if he opens with sachin and say whack 3 sixes or 4 fours of ashwin before getting out,it would be very demoralising for the bowler and he will find it hard to get his rhythm back. remember he is only gut who smacked 3 sixes of dougy in this ipl besides he loves batting with sachin and he is more than decent batsmen.he didnt get much oppurtunity with bat this season so why not? what do you think? so what do you think[/b]
2 responses
• India
25 Apr 10
I knew that nobody in other teams hit Ashwin in starting overs, then it doesn't mean that mumbai indian will also not. Definetely they will have very good plan against him. But og couse sending Bhajji in opening slot is not at all good. Firstly Playing sachin is doubtful. So, I think they have to send Shikhar dhawan and sachin for opening.
• India
25 Apr 10
Hi starsudt ..I am from Chennai..so i obviously support Chennai super kings .. Yes , Ashwin has been great this year .Bollinger has also had a great IPL season . But There is no chance that Bhajji will open against CSK . Yes , it will be nice if he opens . BUT THEY do have many specialist opener's in their side . SO why will they make bhajji as an opener . Fluke comes only once. Bhajji's 3 sixes were total fluke and i am sure that he can 't repeat it..Remember srishant ?.he hit a 6 in Nel's ball .. But that was the only 6 he had hit in his whole life . Just because of a match you can't consider a bowler as a batsman .. have a nice day !!..Csk winning for sure !!