So amusing to see the reaction of the Aussie press to their overrated team, filled with players like Johson,hilfenhaus who the Indians easily brushed aside in 2008 and last month. Werent they the same press which questioned Indias rise to No1, forgetting the fact that Indians had won both home and abroad? they cant digest the fact that Indias bench strength in bowling and batting is far better than anything the Aussies come up with. Proof: Pujara,Yuvraj,kohli,Mishra,Piyush, etc in the bench. And who do we have in Oz: Doeherty,ferguson,Mckay who are average at best.The AUssie press projects some of these as world beaters and the same guys end up losing both test and odi series last month in india, and concede 500/1 last week! They need a dose of humility and accept that their rightful position is No5,below India.
both are lefties and both have good variations.but the difference b/w them is the pace and contribution wid the bat.
on any day jhonson is more threatening than dougy.he has that pace,short ball and also bowls the yorker,slow balls well which are necessary at the death overs.
whereas dougy also bowls at a gud pace but still much lesser than jhonson,at his short balls are good but not that threatning like jhonson,rest all r okay wid him.(mind u he is an excellent bowler,no doubt about it).
jhonson contributes well wid the bat also and that he also proved before,at times when australian batting collapsed,but same cannot be expected from Dougy..
Re: Jhonson v/s Dougy
by sunil nair on Dec 02, 2010 03:16 PM
Your comparison is based on potential and talent . There is no mention of form .While nobody knows how well Doug B can bowl given that he has just returned from injury ; Johnson is in the worst form of his life . He can't hit the stumps if they were 6 feet wide and this is reflecting on his batting and fielding .
Re: Jhonson v/s Dougy
by Rohit on Dec 02, 2010 02:04 PM
Your comments are exactly like a Bhajji vs Mishra or Bhajji vs Ojha type. But what matters MOST are wickets not batting exploits for these players. So my pick is Bollinger over Jhonson if given a choice right now.
Hi peoples. I am Basavaraj from Bengaluru. How are you.
I wants to say Srikantha is very bad selection persons. He because from Chennai always select Chennai peoples and not select our Bengaluru peoples.
My question to Srikantha is What problems for select Robin Uthappa?? What problems for select Manish Pandey?? What problems for select Vinay Kumar?? What problems for select Anil Kumbla?? What problems for select Sunil Joshi??
But it is happy to see atleast he select our Bengaluru players Virat Kohli.
Always that Srikantha select only Chennai peoples like Murli Vijay, Ashwin, Suresh Raina, Dhoni and Dinesh Karthick.
When will one persons from Bengaluru go to the selection peoples? We wants to see our Karnataka Ranji team in Indian team.
Jhonson should have been dropped long time back. Infact, it was because of him England could escape at Cardiff in the last Ashes Series and ultimately win the series. Better late than never. I am sure this decision will do a a lot good to Australia.
Ponting now you are feeling the heat of world cricket.WI still they are struggling fill their Lloyd,Viv Richards,Haynes,Joel Corner,Courtney walsh,Marshal,Lara etc., now it Aussies turn.Another ten year will be experiment for AUS.
change of pace, swing bowling don't work in tests.so somebody who can trouble england with pace is required.like tait/nannes.eventhough they are t20 specialists they will be devastating if used in short spells
should learn from Aussies out to keep out of form player out. We have Yusuf Pathans, Munaf Patels, Harbhajan Singhs in the team in spite of fact that these are liability for the team not doing justice to why they have been selected.
Re: Our selectors
by joydip bhattacharya on Dec 02, 2010 10:46 AM
We must give chance Yusuf Patha..Indian ODI team is missing a guy like Yusuf in number 7..if you see worldcup team rest of the Team is automatc choice other then this position.......so give chance to Yusuf /Sourabh Tiwari and choose oen of them....