Four days to the start of the Indian cricket season

Can’t wait. Though I must say I am not so excited about India facing the likes of UAE, Bangladesh and HK.

But looking ahead to the major series – Australia at home and South Africa at home, for tests, it is important to talk about the openers.

I understand that Sehwag turned into a decent opener despite being a middle order batsman. I am feeling bad for Chopra who has been conveniently pushed out of the squad with all the talk about Yuvi opening with Sehwag.

First of all, I have no problem with ‘middle order’ batsmen becoming openers. But talking about Yuvi as a test opener for the Indian national team without truly testing him in that position is unfair to him as well as Chopra. He is kinda set up for failure and Chopra is unnecessarily thrown out of the playing XI.

Of course, time will tell what the real deal is, but on paper, it does not make sense to shake the existing XI, except tweaking the bowling combination based on fitness as well as pitch conditions.

But Ganguly’s talk of Yuvraj being a ‘class act’ and one that ‘cannot be ignored’ is again a pointer to what I think is favoritism. 😉

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2 thoughts on “Four days to the start of the Indian cricket season

  1. After the big three (Sachin, Saurav, Dravid), from the rest of the gang, the guys who have got PR agents working for them are surely Bhajji and Sehwag. Very timely piece on Sehwag in the papers yesterday, that “a double hundred on one-dayers is possible”. And we have UAE, Bangladesh, HK in this competition.. who knows?!

  2. RPM says:

    I think Sehwag will not be able to last the 50 overs. Of course, I would love to see that innings … but he does not have that kind of patience. Yea, yea, yea. He has scored 300, but I stick to my point – he does not have patience 🙂

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