Too much cricket & over confidence is the cause of India's downfall. Now England team is the balance team in the world. India think about his strategy & play cricket like champion with England. I think India must bounce back in 3rd Test.
Too much cricket is the cause of India's downfall this summer. If you comapare with England team,our team has played more cricket in all the forms. Right from this year,in the last 7 months, Indian team has done South African tour,World cup,IPL ,Caribben Series and now the England tour.England has been lucky not to tour so much.They have concentrated on test cricket and hence are better prepared. Our side having played so much cricket is tired. BCCI is going for quantitiy rather than quality.u cannot have quantity and quality both.We have lost the match mainly after tea. That shows the players are tired and not machines. The same thing would have happened to England had they been touring and playing so much like India.That is the main reason. too much cricket has brought injuries to our players like ZAHEER,SEHWAG,GAMBBHIR,HARBHAJAN ETC.
Re: Too much Cricket
by sunil k on Aug 04, 2011 01:23 PM
ENG is playing non-stop cricket except IPL....since last 2 years...what's the problem with IND..??? ENG is superior side ...the best in world....
I think the determination to stay on the crease is most important. A batsman, however strong in his technique, can't play big innings if he lacks determination to stay on the crease. The whole team has to see Dravid and Laxman as ideal for determination and score as a unit. We can't also forget that English team is playing on their home soil and cultivating their home conditions. Our bowling is not bad but despite Zaheer's absence as seen in the first innings of Trent Bridge test but the bowlers have to take the last two-three wickets quickly and the fielding aggressiveness must be maintained upto the last wicket. I think the team would have been badly missing former coach Gary Kristen under whose period the team batting line-up had become a fort and after whose departure the loopholes have appeared. I wish present coach Dunken Fletcher will work hard to block these loopholes and again take the team to the dignified position where the former greatest coach Gary Kristen had taken it before leaving.
Re: What India needs to do to bounce back in the 3rd cricket test
by tilak raj on Aug 04, 2011 10:47 AM
I think Anil Kumble should break-up his Sanyas and help India spinning attack. Oh God! Anil Kumble please come back.
now a days there many cricket you will see and each and every tournaments our team always participated, WCUP, IPL. WEST INDIES TOUR AND NOW ENGLAND back to back series giving lot of injuries to the players hence we ar loosing a lot.
Nothing went right for India. Only on two occasions they looked to dominate but failed to capitalise.Entire team should be blamed for this debacle. Bowlers didn't maitain the rhythm, batsmen didn't have a clue to the English bowling, worst wicket keeping and the less we say about the fielding the better. Fletcher, the coach shoudl also share the responsibility for this dismal performance.Above all the BCCI, for showing more interest in IPL to fill their coffers than for the pride of the country.
Re: what went wrong
by tilak raj on Aug 04, 2011 10:55 AM
IPL is not above the country. The biggest gain of IPL for the country is that out younger players are becoming habitual to complete the five-day test match in about twenty overs. Take a Look: After about twenty overs our bowling looks idle. After about twenty overs our fielding looks idle. After about twenty overs our keeping looks idle. Needless to say about batting?
indians knew they will come up against seaming, swinging and 145kmph bowling but they have not prepared for this.
indians knew they have a fittness problem but they did not train hard.
indians knew the schedule and had lack of match practise they could have asked board for extra pracise matches ahead of time so schedule could have been ammended OR they could have taken initiative and arrived in england earlier like Tendulkar for pracise but did not.
indians knew they are not batting well in WI i.e not scoring 300 runs did they do something about it? NO
indians knew harby is out of form so why play him in ix?
so can I ask why we are we indians complaining? because there is no need we deserve those thumpings for a reality check.
Re: no preperation and fittness
by cc man on Aug 04, 2011 07:32 AM
what did tendya achieve by arriving earlier there. He flopped against good fast bowling which seam,bounce,pace,swing. Crap batsman who is living with overhype by media,cricket fraternity,commentators like Gavaskar,Shastri,bhogle etc
Re: Re: no preperation and fittness
by tilak raj on Aug 04, 2011 11:08 AM
How can you say "crap" for a greatest batsman who has scored over half of his test runs and centuries abroad that are too above the average of 50 against the most frightening bowling attacks (like McGrath, Bret Lee, Allan Donald etc). Two tests without scoring much runs (except the last innings) that two with viral fever and you are saying him crap batsman. Why don't you say so for other batsmen who play lots of innings without scoring much. You are jealous of him.
Re: Re: Re: no preperation and fittness
by sunil k on Aug 04, 2011 01:11 PM
well....the result is right in front of u....quality seam n swing bowling....sporting pitches.....MR. dravid played out the initial overs.....but....tendlya still in holiday mood.....4 inningses have gone.....not able to face quality pace attack....what else u need...???