India chose to field first ...

@p_vadla (1687)
India
May 10, 2010 11:44am CST
How far it is correct India choosing to field first in the first two super eight matches with not so better bowling attack compared to that of Australia and West indies ? There is no doubt that India's strength is in batting therefore they should have chosen to bat first to put a decent score on the board without under undue pressure and restricted the opponents thereafter. What do you say..
4 responses
• India
10 May 10
i think we should belive on our strength and bat first. india lost the two matches in super8 by chasing under pressure. its fair to bat first, but the rain factor is making some problem for dhoni.
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@p_vadla (1687)
• India
11 May 10
Oh! yes, rain factor too was looming large..but there wasn't any of it on those days.
• India
11 May 10
I am not sure about the second match,but when playing against Australia go with your strength.Generally Dhoni loves to put a target and cause the pressure while bowling.May the coach should have thought the other way,in that match. but the second match,there was some rain,our bowlers boweld well in the first six overs and the part timers and jadeja let us down. I wonder what he will do with Srilanka,also the batting order should change.
• India
11 May 10
Batting first is the right option. We lose the two matches for batting 2nd. So Dhoni should choose batting first.
• New Zealand
10 May 10
I think choosing to field first on a track like that wasn't a bad decision. It's just that things didn't go well for India. In the last match against West Indies, India only fell short of 14 runs. This is means that, India came to close to the score. Choosing to field has been terrible for India so far, in this tournament but who knows, it might have been even more terrible India chosen to bat fist because even though they might put a decent score on the board, I think their bowling isn't good enough to defend the total.