wat do u suggest to make the team a world beater!!!!!1

India
January 7, 2007 6:48am CST
wat i think is that india are in r in need of discipline and the hunger for succes.in the recently concluded test series in south africa they could have wrapped up the game with ease but they gave away the initiative as many as three times so their chances of winning the game was gone.What is needed now is a quick rethink.indians need a captain in form if they want 2 win.this series dravid did not even make a 50..they need 2 sort out the batting order.Sehwag needs 2 be droped and told to play county cricket like zaheer and ganguly this will help him to improve ,sachin needs to be consistent in order to prove his class and place in the team..laxman needs to play both odi's and test cricket to improve as team player.Dhoni needs to play a lot more sensibly.overall the team does miss the presence of Yuvraj who was a good finisher in the one day games but then a team faces injury and at such level of cricket india must have the reserves to take the place and work well for the team to make it a winning one.WHAT DO U'LL THINK SHOULD BE DONE????????????????
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@babray06 (1787)
• India
7 Jan 07
There are basic problems in Indian Cricket team. Take the third test. It is said a fully fit debutant is better than unfit great player. Why Munaf was chosen to play in the last test? Clearly he was unfit. Sehwag should have been in the same position in the second innings also. Harbhajan was played in pitches where there is nothing for spinner and when he should have been played in the last test he was not selected. Why the captain did not give the ball to Sachin knowing fully well that few overs from him could turn the match in favour of India. A captain has to be bold and must know how to take risk. Dravid's captaincy to me seems to be a reflection of his batting, it's too defensive. You simply can't restrict your opponent at that score if they get a chance for playing full day. That is what happened. I strongly feel all the players must feel that they are playing for the pride of the Country.
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@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
7 Jan 07
SIMPLE = REPLACE THEM WITH THE UNDER 19 TEAM.
• India
7 Jan 07
well that really is a funny statement
• United States
9 Jan 07
i think some of the players play a lot of cricket and i think they are burnt out and need rest. we need a lot of bench strength which is totally lacking and our domestic cricket is also not properly designed which does not produce quality cricketers.
• India
9 Jan 07
hey sorry to just distract you but you know what i would like to say that now india is at the peak of its what we say bad form and it is not only that any of the one person is responsible for it. whether the qestion is: Q.should sourav be made the captain of the team? Q.is sourav giving the team what people were expecting after his come back? Q.sehwag is not playing good? Q.tendulkar out of form? Q.dravid took this or that decision wrong? Q.the coach is not good? Q.the coach is more a politician? Q.wrong decision of the board of taking this bowler in the team whereas the other one was required? Q.coach taking gangully case personal? ...... and many mre do not you people think that all what is happening is not good and what these people are doing is just decreasing their world cup chances? do not you think that it is not the problem with one person whole team is responsible? wrong strategies,bad form... what is this is this what indian team has to show to the world that we are the one?
@nidhinrv (103)
• India
8 Jan 07
I think next to Kenya...India is the worst team currently playing..The team doesn't seem to have any co-ordination.Captain does not have that old commanding power too
• India
8 Jan 07
I don't know why the team management need Sehwag still in team. Also senior players like Sachin, Dravid, Kumble etc. forget their responsibilities.
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
8 Jan 07
well you are right they need passions for victory and success
• India
8 Jan 07
I think they shd nt b overhyped
• India
8 Jan 07
I THINK FIRST OF ALL THE COACH SHOULD BE CHANGED AS HE IS SHORT OF IDEAS ....HE IS ALWAYS SITTING BLANK IN THE DRESSING ROOM
@banta78 (4335)
• India
8 Jan 07
I think we hype our indian team too much. They are all style and don't have any substance. I mean didn't we all see the wild celebrations at the end of first test win in south africa i felt it was they were more shocked than happy at being gifted a win by south africans. it was like they had conquered the world and there was nothing more that needed to be done. I think we indians get satisfied too easily with too little success as we don't dare to dream big. and if we ever do, we don't have courage to implement it. I think the way sehwag was included in the final test just shows how defensive, defeatist mindset we have. even when chief selerctor Vengsarkar was there and hadopenely critiices Sehwag for his poor batting and whole selection committee and media and public were demanding he be removed for he is not only not scoring runs but looks like will get out on every ball, gifting his wicket, and he looks so out of sorts. that we are hurting confidence of sehwag even more ( if there is any left that is) by continuing his poor run, and besides we are also discoraging newcomers like gambhir who seemed to be in good form. but Dravid somehow felt going against simple logic and commnesense and dided to stick with sehwag for final test just goes to show how slow we are to change, making some players feel like they own their places in team. When Irfan pathan can be dropped from team tslef and sent home why was sehwag spared ? Moreover when cricketing logic suggested that Harbhajan singh the world class spinner was in squad should be played why he was not played on spinner friendly wicket at cape test, which cost us final test. Then there were no transparency on issue of injuries within the team. The fitness of Munaf patel was clearly issue on which team management kept everyone in dark. when he was not fit why he was kep in team and not sent home? and why flip flop on getting reserve seamer for indian team? Besides i felt that india players lacked heart, gut ,application to stick it out in the middle. they never attempt to taker south african pace bowlers on like aussies do and don't allow other side to dictate terms in a game. Moreover why we always complain that our batting failed when our bowling is also below average and only bolwed well in patches at mostly. And i think Dravid showed total lack og imagination in way he brought sachin late in bowling in third test, didn't keep thirdman allowing the edges to go for boundary. wasy they let advantage slip second and third test amtches. I also feel indian circket boardm, richest board in world, is always interested in baord politics, and should develop more cricket academis, stadia for local circket, should put money in game, domestic cricket needs to be made strong so that we have good reserves like aussies, whole selection system needs to be revamped, and plans for imp. tours should be planned well in advance.
• India
8 Jan 07
In fact a lot of things can be done, but that should be done and not only discussed. Roles of each players for each match should be defined. If sehwag is supposed to start from the word go, he should go. If Dhoni is to go for big hits, he should. And if Ten'kar has to plat his shots, he should not think of his centuries...The current Indian team is no doubt India's best XI and there is no good reason to evict someone. It only needs some patience, and above all the strength of character.
@veeraj (56)
• India
8 Jan 07
i think there shud be some measure steps taken before world cup so dat we can somewat improve in wc
@ramzi100 (69)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 07
well i think to make india a world beater only god can help because the entire team is doing the worst performance tht i have ever seen .. shewag just comes to see the first over of the match and returns back with single digits and as usual the entire top order collapses and the middle order faces the trouble .. ithink the bowlers r doing a great job now wadays especially sreesanth and zaheer they r in excellent form which i think its helpin the indian team a bit ..lets hope for the best and pray tht our teams come back to their original game and be a worldbeater
@harry18 (73)
• India
8 Jan 07
i think the main reason india are not winning is the lack of confidence.they are also not able too handle the pressure in close matches.so 9i think they must play more domestic matches on green tops rather than flat tracks.
• India
8 Jan 07
i too late for the Indian team to regroup for the world cup. I dont think, they would even clear the preliminary stages. But, winning the world cup would only be a fitting send off for a Legendary cricketer Sachin, which alone eludes him in his career, but am keeping my fingers crossed and love to see Indian's playing well in the world cup.
• India
8 Jan 07
i think our players should have confidence in them to fight with the opposition. it is necessry to perform to win.as it is a team team effort must be there.and non performing player must be dropped with the subtitute of players who have played for india and doing well in domestic cricket.
@plasma (675)
• India
8 Jan 07
You can expect miracles in broad daylight, but expecting our team to be on top is almost an assault to our intelligence. :) the only way this team can be taught is to make people lose interest in this game, media should hardly mention them in their coverage and turn it into another hockey or khoko event and then see the miracle happen, or better lower their fees, bar them from signing endorsements and show them their rightful place. Thanks
@shuvayan (83)
• India
8 Jan 07
INDIAN cricket team is going through a bad phase............the most important thing they need is we, the fans supporting the players.............it will definitely encourage them.......irfan pathan needs to make a comeback coz he os a great bowler and also very handy with the bat.......then sehwag needs to be back in form.....coz on his day he can just maul and destroy any attack...dravid needs to quit captaincy so dat he can concentrate on his batting...then who will be the captain? who else but our prince the maharaja .yes guessed right dada(sourav) will be back as captain.........there needs to be changes in batting order with ganguly and tendulkar opening followed by two smashersi.e dhoni and sehwag, but if early wickets fall then dravid or yuvraj can come in...........pathan shudnt be sent at number three and be allowed to just enjoy his batting as a pinch hitter.............the bowlers need to be more consistent and zaheer should lead the bunch of aggressors like sreesanth and munaf.........so dats all the recipe for a good indian team.
• India
8 Jan 07
India’s prosperity in the one-day game, and austere times in the Test arena should surprise no one that’s even remotely clued into the game. The more complex skill-sets needed for the longer version mean that revitalization will take longer than it would in the one-dayers, where a fresh face or three can engineer an immediate turnaround. Frankly, it’s laughable to read anguished columns about India’s decline as a Test side. Decline implies a previous state of excellence, a tall claim for a team that hasn’t won a series of note outside the subcontinent since Rahul Dravid was playing schools cricket. There were three great results in the time that Sourav Ganguly and John Wright guided the team beyond the turbulent waters of the match-fixing scandal. The first was a stunning home win against Australia, the result of three scarcely believable individual performances – VVS Laxman and Dravid (never forget that he was Butch Cassidy to Laxman’s Sundance Kid) at Kolkata, and Harbhajan Singh over the final two Tests. That was followed nearly three years later by a draw in Australia, albeit against a side lacking the irreplaceable Glenn McGrath, and an epochal first series win in Pakistan, against opponents riddled with problems. In between, series were drawn away in England, at home against a New Zealand team that played the percentages beautifully, and a Pakistan team that escaped defeat in Mohali to inflict a final-day mauling in Bangalore. There was a shellacking at Australian hands on home turf in 2004 – with the captain bailing out half an hour before the toss in the decisive Test – and also the now-familiar capitulation in the West Indies, against bowlers who wouldn’t even have been allowed near the nets in Caribbean cricket’s heyday. A good team with three or four batsmen that had legitimate claims to greatness? Perhaps. World-beaters? Only if you were blinded by patriotism and under the influence.
• India
8 Jan 07
first of all they have to know how to play then only thay can bcome world class