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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Cross border updates (-worma)

Indian team had as perfect a 'warm-up' match as they could ever hope for. The entire batting order, right uptil Yuraj at 6, had decent time in the middle....the top 4 made half-centuries and number 5, 6 are not-out overnight. Dhoni may have his fun tomorrow(?) before the bowlers are given a chance to stretch themselves.

From Pak point of view Gul wasn't as effective as they would have liked. Here's Siddharth Vaidyanathan on cricinfo and also a BBC report on the day's play.

Although the virtual shoot-out between Jaffer and Gambhir ended in a stale-mate. But since both did reasonably, maybe it would mean going ahead with the incumbent?

Also noteworthy is the fact that Bob Woolmer seems to have realised enough of the mindgames...and probably after watching the Indian batting come together as if they never left Pakistan (since last tour)...had a word of caution for his own wards
Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer, meanwhile, has warned his players to expect a tougher test than they encountered in the recent series against England.

"England's batsmen found it hard to adjust to the pitches and were lacking in the spin department. India are strong in both areas," he commented.

On a totally separate note, since I can't really come to see that this gentleman and his utterings have any connection with the tour, Raj Singh Dungarpur has denied making statements about Ganguly....charged the tv channel....hinted at a conspiracy and what not. I'm sure there's much more to come from this corner.


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