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Monday, January 09, 2006

Cricket? (-worma)

Sunny bhai, talking about India's prospects on the ongoing Pakistan tour, made this remark
"If pace is supposed to be Pakistan's strength, then we can negate that by having three openers. They are quite comfortable against the new ball as they have been brought up playing the new ball," he said.
And I wondered what sport he is talking about :-)

But seriously, this surely must be a comment not made too seriously. I cannot imagine him suggesting a negative move like going in with an extra 'opener' in the lineup, rather than looking to play the 'best' set of openers in the first place, and let the middle order (isn't it supposed to be the best in the world?) take care of the rest. And anyway, as it is, our team management may be losing sleep over the problem of plenty in the middle order..they can surely avoid an extra accommodation at the top.

Also had an important point about the 'hype' around the green-wickets that Pakistan is supposed to be preparing for us
"A green wicket in our part of the world is a big joke. Only green wickets in Australia and South Africa can make a big difference, because the surface beneath is hard,"


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