what should be team india's strategy to win the final test?

India
November 18, 2010 4:27am CST
hi friends. before the start of the series,everyone predicted a 3-0 whitewash considering we just finished off the aussies and kiwis are coming from a disasterous tour of bangladesh. but in a funny way,kiwis played like number 1 and we batted like number 8. or in other words,we were trying to avoid a loss in the first test and they weren't in any kinda pressure in the second test. so what should team india do to win the third test? change in bowling? change in strategy? change in attitude? change in playing condition?
8 responses
@siliguri (4114)
• India
18 Nov 10
Everything is possible in cricket As in last series where KIWIS were thrash by bangladesh by 4-0 and many thing were happened in cricket history so no team is weak every team has a potential to make some thing different. Talking About strategy we have to give emphasis on bowling line this is department where we have to give more concern and because of it we hadn't won the last 2 test match as about batting i don't think there is any weakness point is there we having a huge batting line upto 8 AS harbhajan is in terrific form and he is handling the situation in much better way SO OUR MAIN CONCERN IS TO MAKE OUR BOWLING BETTER IF WE WANT TO WIN THIS LAST MATCH AND LIFT THE SERIES
• India
18 Nov 10
What is the role of M.S.Dhoni in the team. He is just a ball collector behind the stumps and his batting is hopeless. I think leave Dhoni for few series, so that he can have good honeymoon and come back with lot of spirit.. what do you say???
• India
18 Nov 10
cmon.if he does go on for a honeymoon and take rest from a series or 2,by the time he comes back to the team,he might find the new captain (raina or gmabhir) who whitewashed the opponents in odi and test series and miraculously found a wicket-keeper. i am sure dhoni doesn't want it. why even work for a spot in the team when others are doing it for him just fine?
@siliguri (4114)
• India
19 Nov 10
hey madhu you are right dhoni needs some time to spare with his wife rather then commanding indian cricket team.I think he has not gone for honeymoon that's why he is unable to perform...BCCI should think of it if they want there team to win the match..
@dollar3235 (2063)
• India
19 Nov 10
I think you missed one point, the Indian team "management" should try to avoid a little bit of politics. Looking at this bowling lineup, I would say, they desperately need some good bowlers, the best thing would be to give chance to young players, useless players like Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma, Ojha etc should be terminated from the Indian team. They are doing no good to India team. 1 billion people and not a single genuine fast bowler or good spinner, doesn't it indicates that the politics is playing a big role at the basic level. Irfan Pathan is much better player as compared to the the bowlers who are playing in Indian test team and he has got a century as well, if Irfan Pathan plays instead of Sreesanth, it will be much better and if Irfan gets his swing back again, you can imagine the benefit. God knows on what basis they are excluding Irfan Pathan, if his bowling is not good, no other bowler is bowling better than Irfan and he can bat better than bhajji. As far as dhoni is concerned, he has changed a lot, now-a-days, he is not able to bat at all. He needs to work hard, if he is distracted after marriage, he should take leave before world cup, take rest and spend some time with the family and then come back and play the natural game. If Dhoni is in full form, no one can question his place in Indian team but his situation is like Irfan only BUT the only difference is politics. Let's hope things will change and hope that Unadkad will have a bright future in world cricket and Chahar will continue doing well so that he can also get the opportunity ASAP. No comments about bhajji, for bhajji I can only say, Singh is King!!!
• United States
19 Nov 10
What has gotten into their minds lately. I'm seeing the top batsman are being less offensive, and defensive catching and tipping over has gone down. Extreme lows are happening for team India, but there is some hope they can change it around in the final test. Loosing can be prevented if these player bulk up, defend more and catch balls more often.
• Pakistan
18 Nov 10
India just has to make sure that they have to take 20 wickets, no matter how. they just have to regroup, re-access the NZ batting line up and pick the bowlers and tell them to stick to the basics and I am sure if they take 20 wickets, India will surely win the match :) the simpler the things are, its easier to execute them and get results..
@sami00 (891)
• India
18 Nov 10
Hi Star, You are right.Everyone thought that KIWIS were a light team.The Indian team dominated the Aussies but their dominance were no more to Kiwis.Kiwis didn't lose their hope after they lost their series against Bangladesh.In the first test match,there was a chance for the Indian team but it collapsed by wonderful bowling of Martin.The Indian team's batting were lifted twice by Harbhajan Singh otherwise their batting would have been easily dissolved by the Kiwis.The Indian team's main strength is batting so they should concentrate more on batting.If Zaheer is absent then they need to play with five bowlers including two spinners.They should avoid the loss of quick wickets when they are batting. Have a happy day.
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
18 Nov 10
What is difference between Bangladesh and India conditions is the spin department. Bangladesh has one of the best spinners, whereas India is struggling with spin department. Harbhajan is batting more than bowling well and Ohja is not outstanding spinner but a ok bowler. Pace department revolves around Zaheer Khan and in the second test he got hurt and see how Indian bowling was. A player like Mc Cullum scored very freely and he was terrible in past series but he came in to good touch against Indian bowling.. India will be mostly let down by bowlers in my view. In the first test against New Zealand even batting came down in the second innings.. So, I feel it is high time to put in the team more bowlers than batsmen.. I am not at all happy with Dhoni performance in any format of cricket whether test cricket or T20 or ODI.. He is pathetic with bat, I feel Dinesh Karthick is better choice and give the captaincy to Gambhir or someone else.. Dhoni must go back to Ranji and improve his batting and come back to international cricket.. I feel he is given lot of job security of captaincy that is why he is taking his place lightly.. I feel New Zealand were well prepared than India in this test series.. Pitches too were very disappointing and curators might have worried that Kiwis have good swing bowlers and spinner like Vettori as well. So, they made a batting tracks with lot of low bounce.. In this way only drawing the test might be possible.. I hope in the final test India show better performance in bowling and in batting as well..
@drmaddy (11)
• India
18 Nov 10
hi mate. i think the main problem in the last test match in hyderabad was lack of bowling attack, when zaheer is not fit,indian bowling attack becomes very ordinary, Indian bowlers without zaheer can not take 20 wickets...Considering harbajan is in fine form, we should fancy playing one more pace bowler.i think there is no need to panic, strategy comes by itself when there is talent. Last but not the least, the kiwis played really well, we should give them credit as well......GO INDIA GO
• India
18 Nov 10
I guess change in attitude and proper strategy will help the men in blue to win the series.The main problem was with our batting no consitent an bowlers didn't do their task right.A little bit more batting and a good spell of bowling can get it right