Monday, December 10, 2007

Australia Tour : What should be the playing eleven

Sachin is batting like his good old days, dada is scoring centuries , laxman there can be no doubt ever at his abilities the wall dravid can never be out of form for long , yuvraj has joined the party even pathan has scored century with such form who would say that we can loose.

But this is all true in subcontinent what will happen in Australia a month will tell and i am waiting anxiously for Aussies series this time I am not saying words like this is the last chance like the media hyped during the world cup 2007 but we stand a decent chance not good though.

Let's analyze

Openers: who will open karthik is struggling in scoring runs jaffer is certainty, yuvraj is banging for place in the playing 11 so who will open with Jaffer, perhaps the selectors will ask dravid to open giving reason that he normally bats at number 3 so one position will not affect, but you cannot expose the best player of the team so early to the opposition like Australia remember the last tour it was only because of the start given by akash chopra and sehwag that we were able to score above 400 runs in good number of innings.

But most probable opening stand looking so far

now whom to send one down sending sachin one down is not good ploy he is a shaky started all knows that and when the pitch is having moisture in the early one hour you are exposing another top class player too early.

Best bet can be Laxman



Now coming to bowlers

Zaheer , sreesanth , rp singh is injured, i wish they recover early and are ready for the tour. From Sreesanth I am expecting exploits downunder they will go after him and will surely give them wickets and first of all he is a good pace bowler in SA he showed that and in Australia he can be evil a mix of agression and pace will do the work.

RP Singh

But pathan is also bowling good so if one of the bowler is not fit Pathan should be taken but in first test sreesanth should be given chance.

It all depends on start in Australia if we get a good start we will get to their never, their bowling attack is not that lethal now and the way indian team is scoring runs though in India but it must have given the players confidence for the australian tour.

Lets get used to the habit of waking up early in the morning nowadays if we want to watch the series of the year.

What say you guys is this the best playing eleven available and what about the order also ?


Raja said...

ur team looks good...perhaps the best bet to defeat aussie..but to take 20 wickets will be a challenge for AK and company..we RP and Sree fit, or even ishant sharma looks gud. but munaf is dead man.. gud for nothing...

nitesh said...

yup munaf pace has come down like for every other indian pacer infact all the medium pacers
and when they try to control line and length the pace is gone
like pathan has become a sort of spinner


desh said...

pathan has turned into a chris harris/gavin larsen kinda utility bowler, he is quite good in ODI's but in test matches with his pace it would be a bit difficult

i dont know whr all india plays test matches, but if thr is a match at hobart pathan wud be good thr

btw team is out n they have picked ishan sharma, dekho kya karega

batting is superb, bowling looks utterly dissapointing, even sreesanth is missing, we will miss both his adventures with symonds and his bowling

he is actually quite good in test matches whr he can get away with his bad balls and bowl a few good ones...

hoping for the best, ie.a series draw, not much optimistic about an india win

btw lookin fwd for dada's 100th match :)