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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

For want of a shoe...

When you see where India is now... without the SL fielders helping with flubbed chances... you actually realize that the Indian bowlers, by and large, did pretty well to keep the score to 280-ish despite three dropped chances, three clear run outs missed, and several half chances seeing the effort just short, plus misfieldings that gave away runs.
Or look at it another way, if the fielders had been up for the game, this should by rights have been a simple win. And in all the talk of 5 batsmen or six, somehow we tend to lose sight of the fact that fielding has let us down way too often... and there is no formula that can make up for that.

3 Comments:

  • prem,
    whtever is conceded should not matter,this 5+1+5 is good habit and nobody should give it up for just one outing

    By Blogger MAHER, at 11:14  

  • prem,

    could you please tell us how the pitch is performing ?? is the ball coming on to the bat nicely or is it getting slow but Dravid and Yuvi are batting really well ??

    if the pitch isn't playing good then it would be prudent not to take too many risks as a new batsman would need time to settle down. On the other hand if the pitch is playing well, its time for yuvi to flex his arms and hit a few good blows

    By Blogger Shams, at 11:20  

  • Interesting point Omar Banks made about the effect of windies fielding drills bearing fruit. Inda probably need to follow their foot steps

    Arjuna Ranatunga says over his cricketing career he has never asociated India with good fielding.

    Trouble is Bowing is so weak it masks the ineffective fielding (as in people immediately blame the bowlers) when infact it is made weaker by the ineptitude in the fielding dept

    By Blogger Amit, at 11:23  

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