Flintoff is the difference between joy of victory and grimace of a series loss. India won the test, needless to say Flintoff was injured, Flintoff played more than half the series and India lost.
Writing is on the Wall.
Dravid sometimes make shocking declarations followed by honest addmissions. India did well so did Dravid, but that declaration is test was never to be.One more rocking thing, y wasnt yuvaj, now almost slated for a fixed position for ODI was asked to come in at three down. I think Yuvraj deserves to be 2 down, at number four. If yuvraj finishes playing the 50 overs no matter where he comes in, India will look to be in a decent competitive postion if not a winning one. Thats the magic of Yuvraj.
There is no point saying Aleem dar gave in some cocky decision, India could be more than competitive if people stuck to task and played the full 50 overs. It is a crime not to play the full quota of overs. India fell short of playing 15 deliveries, imagine 25 runs more.
Jewel in a dust
Seeing Piyush chawla ripping it across Pietersen, with latter having no clue was mesmerising it was edge of the seat stuff. He and powar bowled well all series. Thi send marks perhaps a battle which may rage on in times to come. Piyush Chawla vs kevin Pietersen, keep a track on that.
Why is Vaughan not there is a puzzle? I mean he will score better than Matt prior even with his eys close. Cook Vaughan to open KP one down Collingwood two down Bell next followed by Shah or Wright next, Flintoff and Prior and then the bowlers, Prior, Collingwood and Flintoff giving very fexibility along with some more spinners a decent batsmen, looks good for NEgland provided they play more.
India I think Sachin and Sourav are in way of some serious talent. Gambhir, Uthappa, Sehwag, and some more known and unknown players would be praying for doors to be opened soon. I mean I would not mind Tendulkar retire or atleast be selective in the games he play.I hope Tendulkar retires one year down the line. He must focus on test and thats where a bit more fun is missing.
India did well to come up 3-3. The oval match was a edge of seat stuff ...
Twetny 20 is up next, hopefully India wont crash out before the cup really gets underway.