How India will manage in WestIndies ?
June 26, 2009 2:22am CST
Being having a not so good batting lineup , how India going to manage in west indies ? Will muralivijay and badrinath will able to cope up with the conditions ? Will India be able to manage without sachin and suresh raina ? Who do you thing the trump card of Indian team ?
26 Jun 09
these are testing times for team India. after the disastrous performance at ICC T20, one need to see how the team will perform as a unit. without sachin and raina, the team can perform. anyway sachin and few others will have to retire in a couple of years. so this is an opportunity for those newcomers to prove their worth.
26 Jun 09
Logic says India still have a good unit to perform well in West Indies. Everyone would be talking about how India will tackle the short pitch stuff. But I dont think Short pitch stuff should be a problem for India in West Indies. The pitches in West Indies are not as bouncy as those in England, South Africa or Australia. Also the pitches are on a slow side. And the west Indies Attack is not as fearsome as in the 70s and 80s. So given all these things I think if West Indies bowl short it would be advantage for India. With out Sachin and Raina Indian batting order still is a formidable one. Viru will be missed at the top[ but I think We dont have to really worry about it as our middle order is good enough to handle a quick fall of wicket. Zaheer will be missed but if the wickets are really slow I think Pragyan Ojha will have a big role to play. Ravindra Jadeja will be the one to watch if given a chance. Having said all that I still feel the trump card for India will once again be Yuvraj. And the fact that how well Indian bowlers tackle Gayle, Sarwan and Chanderpaul.