Should Rahul Dravid be the Indian Captain for the world cup??

India
December 21, 2006 3:04am CST
From analysis of Rahul's recent matches, he is not looking to be fit for the captainship for the world cup.. I think Ganguly or Sachin should be the captain..
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@bck_1409 (662)
• India
3 Jan 07
I think it is not the problem with rahul, cricket is a team game, every one must be in form, I think under rahul's captancy there are lot of players who are strugling with form, if 6 out 11 are in the form with the talent that INDIA have, i dont think any body can beat US
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@jay_85 (186)
• India
11 Jan 07
exactly man.. jus changing the captain wont solve the problem.our batting let us down big time in south africa.i think our bowling ws overall ok.so we need to take these matches seriously n ganguly must b there in one dayers
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• India
22 Dec 06
now on the verge of big tournament u cant change the captain of any side.Yes there r now some questions raised against Rahul but considering his nature he hass done very well as a captain as well as batsman.remember he has not taken any pressure of captaincy as it was on sourav and sachin.Sachin had his worst part in that period of his captaincy.so I think now there will b no change till world cup.after world cup it well b there and most probable will b Sehwag.
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• India
24 Dec 06
Good Analysis! But I want to see Sehwag as a consistant Batsman than a Captain.
• Kuwait
11 Jan 07
off course he must b given enough chances atleast till his tenure ends
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@virru007 (53)
• India
11 Jan 07
yes he should lead the team recent match the boys did not do well in batting i hope team india will do much better in future series vs wi then u see same people saying rahul is the best
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@jay_85 (186)
• India
11 Jan 07
hey the topic is pretty valid but the point is do u want to tinker with the captaincy at this late stage,when we just have 8 games to go before the world cup and we dont have a stable team either.. i think dravid is a good captain,bt hes nt brilliant as sourav.still,i dont think theres ne need to change the captaincy nw
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@kpbhuvana (392)
• India
11 Jan 07
Rahul dravid is cool. That definitly wud make the team play naturally. But you need to be more movitating and encouraging the boys now and then, which would help them to be active. When rahul is playing the game without captainship ,i think he can play more nicely than being as a captain. I think ganguly is most good at that.
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@srkool (1012)
• India
11 Jan 07
yes he must or sachin must hold the captainship
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• India
5 Jan 07
Ganguly is the best choice for the captaincy. Laxman wont be good choice because most of the time he is out of ODI matches
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1 Jan 07
Well Rahul Dravid is a very good player for India and i like him a lot, wish him best of health and also he could be the Captian in future....
@joshua_77 (612)
• India
28 Dec 06
We should honour sachin. because he complete more records and bring good name to our indian cricket history. Now he is a seniour player. He know so many experience.He only plays more number of matches with great success.so all players will play under sachin tendulkar capatainship. we should give one more chance to sachin. we ge get this worldcup means more than 100 crore peoplea hearts fills with happiness. this is my personal opinion only. what you feel about my opinion.
@alecsing (446)
• India
28 Dec 06
I think that Dravid is not as aggressive as Ganguly. Ganguly is the one who is fit for the role of captainship. He should not have been outthroned. If he leads India in the world cup, then India will have more of a chance of winning the world cup. I think that Dravid has very less chance of leading India to the world cup.
• India
28 Dec 06
As u see Sachin will never opt to be captain of Indian team again. Ganguly returning to captainship may lead to problems again. So it is necessary for Dravid to be the captain of Indian Cricket team. You cannot blame the captain for the whole team's dismal performance . they need to buck up themselves and give their best
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@siva12 (800)
• India
24 Dec 06
No, Rahul is a good captain. He can think. But if in a team no one will perform at least something how can the captain win with that team. But see the performance of dravid starting from his captaincy. He always plays well.
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@anonvenu (401)
• India
22 Dec 06
Dravid - Dravid
No way,Dravid is the main stay of the Indian team. He takes very good decisions as a captain. If India should hold any hope for thr world cup, Dravid should be the captain.
• India
24 Dec 06
You are obsolutly right!!!! Every one come to know that near future!!!
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@jay_85 (186)
• India
11 Jan 07
i dont have anything against dravids captaincy.he is a good captain,bt nt an exceptional one like ganguly.bt with the world cup coming up,i think its nt the right time to tinker with the captaincy,esp whn u have a decent one already
• India
2 Feb 07
to be very honest sourav is far better as a captain than dravid..........dravid is a great batsman undoubtedly, but he lacks the aggression and the killer instinct that ganguly had. he s the only indian captain who dared to give answers to the aussies during their sledging which not only bossted the teams spirit...but also created lot more confident indian team..........but now since the world cup is very near so it s better not to manipulate with the composition of the team which may turn against the team
@arlerambabu (1079)
• India
16 Feb 07
As a man with balanced temperament,none can compete with him for Captaincy.Ganguly is an able cricketer.But of mercurial temperament.Dravid and none else.
@san21ap (15)
• India
16 Feb 07
I think this not the right time for change in captaincy, may be after the World Cup. Because, Dravid has gained momentum over the team upto some extent & it is unfair to remove him on the eve of the World Cup. If Sachin is opted for captaincy, then there will be no agressiveness, because he usualy prefers to defend in the field, which is in contrast with his batting, in his early days. If Sourav is opted now, then there may be a ripple in the team, which we know, as he has just arrived after a long while.
• India
2 Feb 07
i think yes
• India
27 Jan 07
ya the only palyer eligible for being captain is dravid. alwayz positive n rock solid
• India
26 Jan 07
it has got to be rahul dravid to carry the captaincy for india. he is the first indian captain to win a test match in south africa( certain captains have lost test matches there even after centuries by two of his players). he has won a crutial test series in WI. ok india's performance in the Odi's haven't been all, that great, but they are winning the odi series against wi. SOO cheerois Rahul Dravid. HE is a tRue brave capitan
@deepakg4 (896)
• India
26 Jan 07
i think gancguly is the best when compare to the rahul... because last time ganguly capatain in the team..........