Ultimataly,it was same as before. India cannot win outside subcontinent,After so much experiments, and injecting so much young blood for sake of balancing, thje result is same. Appointting a highly -paid new foreign coach and dancing to his tune also paid no dividend. After this, again we will win series in home condition and everybody will start taking credits. Ultimately, if Indian cricket is controlled by a team of politicians, it will never be consistent. Throw out all the worthless selectors and BCCI members and create a new board consisting only the ex-good cricketers(namely, Mohinder Amarnath, G.Viswanath,Gavaskar, Yashpal Sharma, Dilip Doshi, D.Vengsarkar). This is the only way out. Otherwise, money will be wasted in the name of experiments with no result.
Hi, Many columns say that this series and the next series in the US are based on the financial gains of their respective boards. In that case if the Indians had won this series easily with a 4-1 and 5-0 margin then I guess there would not have been any financial gains for the West Indies board as there would not have been any sponsors for the team and neither any spectators would have come to watch any of the matches including the tests. But now as India were beaten fair and square in this series, there is increased curiosity in the crowd and the media which will lead to great hype and which means greater financial gains.So the series between WI-India in the US will be a high revenue yieding prospect.Now coming to the WC 2007 in WIndies, we all know that if the West Indies had lost the series here to India it would have been a big blow to them in terms of revenue as there would be minimal crowds to watch any of the matches as they know that their team is never going to even to the Super-Sixes.So winning this series was the only way to get the crowds back to the grounds to watch matches.And getting them back to the grounds means,yeah you guessed it right,high revenue again.Think!!!
I am very happy, India lost the match yesterday and all the four matches against a team who is ranked 8th in one day matches. I am not trying to unpatriotic. I am happy, because this is not an India team, this is BCCI and chappel's team.... Only youngsters and no place for greats like Ganguly, kumble and laxman. Well done chappel. Are you pleased with only young team.. Mr. Joker Kiran More.
Our team is still having problems facing rising deliveries.The problem of consistency is lingering both in fielding and batting departments.Greg Chappel has lot of home-work to do along with Rahul Dravid before the World Cup. This tour is a blessing in disguise to the team. Chappel should concentrate more on coaching than on expressing his individaul opinion on Ganguly.
It happens to everybody when he forgets the reality. Chappel & MORE co were flying unnecessary high. They should know the ground level. It is their false pride which is respoinsible for such defeat. They can insult anybody even to our country due to such false pride. Both of them should be kicked out immediately. They are humiliating our country. Throw them out immediately. They should not play with the pride of our country just for taking revenge on individuals.
Bad luck Sehwag. He was the only player who tried his best to make it a match for India. Others, including the capital, seem to have lost the will to fight. What a pity that such an easily achievable target, that too against a team which is just coming up, was missed!
Balaji seems to be right to predict that the day is not far off for him to be in the playing 11.
Indian team seems to be happy remaining a paper tiger. The bloated ego blinds them and they do not want to learn from those in the opposite camp, nor do they try and bowl to exploit the weakness of the opposing team.
This is not a good omen for India in WC 2007. I do not agree with Rahul Dravid's comments after the fourth ODI that it is a collective failure because players failed to get used to the conditions. It may apply to the new comers like Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina, Dhoni and others. But, the main reason is the failure of Dravid himself and he cannot have the excuse of not getting used to the conditions since he played a captain's innings in the first ODI to get victory. What is disheartening is the run outs including that of Dravid in the second ODI which India lost by just 1 run and it started the slide. What has Greg Chappel done to improve that?. We have a run out in the fifth ODI at a crucial time. I thnik basically, the following are the reasons.
1. After several successes at home in ODIs the media hype has put the players, captain and coach under a false illusion that this team is invincible and the win in the first ODI must have added to that. 2. The timing of announcement of test team is wrong. Just before the crucial 4th ODI it must have been a negative factor for some players not just those who have been left out. 3. Tough scheduling, leaving the players not well prepared