All the batsmen who were struggling against other teams recently will suddenly start scoring runs against Indian bowling. So watch out, Dilshan and Jayawardene are waiting. Then they have Sangakkhara, Mathews and Perera who thrashed the Indian bowling whey there in SL last. So it is not going to be easy to beat SL.
Re: My Team
by t xz on Feb 08, 2012 02:37 AM
no matter which combination they try, Indian batsmen can't play against top quality bowling on bouncing wickets. In this game they are playing SL so they may succeed somewhat but it will be back to square one against Aus.
Looking at the conditions in Australia, the seamers, even though in the 130kph range had a better chance than the spinners. Just like the WC in India the choice of the bowling attack remains inconsistent.
Part of the problem with Dhoni is his strong preference for Praveen Kumar. The arguments for Jadeja are similar to Kaif and Ajay Jadeja. They are great fielders but leaking 41 runs in 2.4 overs simply just is too much to overcome.
India will now have to go with skill rather than fielding ability. Irfan is out of practice, so the lineup has to be
Sachin Sehwag Gambhir Kohli Raina Dhoni
and the bowling attack
Zaheer Vinay Praveen Ashwin and Rahul Sharma
Since Irfan is out of match practice, and though Jadeja is brilliant in the field, India still need to go with batting and bowling skills.
Fielding is more effective in T20 and the least in Tests comparatively speaking