The year of 2007 started with lots of hope. Lets hope for India series win for start. It looked a bit crooked before the series started but it lloked well before India conceded the healthy lead of 88 runs. It was a huge margin. They never looked likely to pull this one off and this test just added Indias anility to just collapse on the last day when Victory was out of sight and drawing the test went out of mind.
Last test, batsmen under the scanner.
Rahul dravid got an unfair decision. Tendulkar seems to be a touch on the downhill. My father is very hopeful (read Bullish) on Tendulkar and he is hoping for a meaty partnership between Tendulkar and Ganguly. Dhoni should be kicking himself. I think he should. jaffer was rushed into the stroke. Sehwag is just following his idol. He should not be dropped though coz when he bats it counts.
India bowling is looking good. I am sceptic of Munaf though. VRV looks good, he ought to shift his line towads the keep and if better field is given to him he will pay dividends. Sreesanth in awesome wicket taking fom. One may ask what else he needs? Comb would be my answer.Kumble looks in awesome contol. So good going bowlers.
Last but not the least.
Well if India are facing a crucial test, England on the other end have gisted Aussies the Ashes, thats why not much of Ashes Diary this time around. The English lost the test even after scoring 500 can anyone believe that? It is true though coz as off now the Ashes is read as Assies 4 English Nil. But the Aussies struggle to win the last test. They have not done so atleast two previous times when they hosted England.
I hope for some rigid performance from India batsmen even if it means slow scoring rate (read a boring day). The bowling will obviously expected to do well. If they bat well and long, the bowling looks good enough to make sure they take 20 wickets before the score is over hauled.
The team selection will be interesting though. I think they should persist with Sehwag and who knows? The game of cricket is the game of glorious uncertainities.