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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Murali again

Think back to the week, 10 days before the Indian Oil Cup kicked off. Remember the number of articles in the number of media outlets about this being Murali versus India, and how the Indian batsmen were panicking at the very thought of facing him?
The Murali factor hasn't really kicked in for Lanka this series, despite all the Cassandra stuff -- at least in part because India is looking to do to him what the Lankan batsmen did to Bajji... just work three, four singles off him, dont press too hard, dont give him the breakthrough.
At another level... Dravid at the start of this over, 32 dot balls, 23 singles, 3 twos. Not perfect, but close, in 41 off 61.


  • Even WI has taken that route against Murali. Did well in ODIs.

    By Blogger worma, at 10:50  

  • dravid and yuvi should pick one of the part-timers and go after them .. it will put additional pressure on murali

    By Blogger Shams, at 10:52  

  • I think our main threat is guys like Arnold and CHandana. Murali and Vaas will generally bowl well but these guys stifle the batsmen and make them do stupid things.

    By Blogger Toney, at 10:52  

  • How Ironic India goes in with 5 bowlers and gets clobbered. Now who do we blame for this? Maybe they should toss first and depending if we are chasing or setting our target we should select the team.

    Point is how much RD must be hoping he had 7 batsmen today? Because the team bowled like they only had 4 bowlers. So guys give the team credit for earlier games when we thought we were understaffed in the bowling dept. Point is we lost from winning positions. I guess we expect RD will play like he is 2-3 batsmen himself - I'm sure as he is the only one who is in form/has the calibre to do so.

    By Blogger LAWRIE, at 10:55  

  • india not in hurry, perfect time as his overs are going quickly,will be gr8 if atapattu continues with him...

    By Blogger MAHER, at 10:57  

  • Singles are coming on nicely; an occasional four may ease up the pressure on batsmen

    By Blogger RolliePollie, at 11:04  

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