Will the good form of batsmen & bowlers (ok captain ) help india in SA?
November 24, 2010 3:24am CST
hi friends. sure there is a ODI series starting in a week but personally without sachin,sehwag,zaheer,bhajji,it is pretty much like watching newzealand team taking on India A team so i probably wont bother except for ashwin. so moving on to the next big thing is the tour of South Africa. the good thing for team india in test level is the form of batsmen and bowlers (courtesy Kiwis ). who were in form already like sehwag,sachin ( ok he seems nervous about his 50th ton ),laxman and zaheer is good news. who were not exactly inform before this match like dravid,bhajji,gambhir,sreesanth and ishant were in fine rhythm in the last match. so will this great form helps india to win the series against south africa or is the beautiful pitch of nagpur is compromising them into a false sense of security? oh btw,will raina make the cut considering he managed only 26 runs in 3 test which is third from last like ishant and ojha.
24 Nov 10
Pitches in South Africa will favour bowlers(mostly seamers) more than batsmen. Its up to our strong batting order to take the challenge and perform well. Yes, we can outplay them in the test matches but the real task is to clinch the ODI series. Let's hope for the best and cheer for INDIA's win.
24 Nov 10
hello jack, yes, it may be tougher for our batsmen in SA. But if our bowler can add something to the batting side then, i think it will be easier. Our bowler are only for bowling now. they should improve their batting a little.
26 Nov 10
Well to be frank the Test series with New Zealand was utter waste. Does this series necessary before a World Cup which is not much far and one more funny part is India touring South Africa at a time where India should play more on home conditions rather than going to South Africa. What if India could not make any impact in South Africa, will their confidence increase or what. Most of the test players do not play the ODI's and T 20. So, not much time left and utter waste test series are taking place. I wonder who plans the tours for Indian team. Resting Tendulkar and Sehwag will not help much because they are the players who are consistent compared to Yuvaraj and Co, why do Mr Dhoni need rest, he is in awful batting form. Saha is his replacement for ODI's series is another pathetic selection by selectors. Karthick is performing well and Uttappa can be tried because India is not looking for wicket keepers as long as Dhoni is captain and in the team. I do not think this ODI series against New Zealand would be that much entertaining for audience but for the players like Yuvaraj and co need to prove a lot by playing very well and impress the selectors.
25 Nov 10
Yes last test, indian's performance were good in all part of cricket(batting,bowling and fielding). But i donno why they are not showing consistency. I'm sure, we can't expect same performance from india in next match. Next match, they will play like low level team.
24 Nov 10
Hi Star, The Indian team under Gambhir for the first two ODI will be a challenging one for the Indian skipper and the youngsters.After Zimbabwe tour ,the youngsters are once again getting a chance yo prove their talents.Yousuf Pathan is the big man in the squad who is expected to make a comeback.He has been a a strong hitting player like Pollard.The youngsters should work hard and prove their place in the WORLD CUP squad.The Indian team with the most seniors are capable of winning the test series against South Africa.But the batsmen must be aware of Bounce and Pace.The Indian pacers Zaheer and Ishant should concentrate on their bowling ,then they can easily dismiss the South Africans.Harbhajan also needs to bring back his form as the South African pitches would support spin.Raina is not able to score more runs as he is in continuous stress of playing international games.He should be given a break like the other senior for the first two ODI matches. Have a happy day.