The series is lost

Once again the batsmen failed. How long will we continue with Sehwag?? Just because he had a nice 90-odd and that being his only solid innings in a long time, we continue with him because he can explode at any time? I don’t think so.

And what is this with Dravid opening all the time? First it was him ‘keeping all the time because that was the “need within the team”. Now that he is the captain, he should realize someone else should be opening. But on the other hand, maybe it is not that weird – after all, Sehwag, Tendulkar and Ganguly are all non-openers! Maybe Dravid will fit the role.

Pathan is not having a good series at all. He is off his best by a lot and he better wake up and get used to the conditions because with Agarkar gone for the test series, he will be the senior bowler.

I guess a good thing to see was that Kaif may have hit some sort of form finally. About freaking time!

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9 thoughts on “The series is lost

  1. Back to old days? I guess not. Yes, performances were pathetic. But again I would put my faith in Dravid-Chappell team to figure it out, work on it, and fix the problems. Get the team motivated again, etc. But the interesting parallel continues.. between the Indian stock market and the cricket team fortunes!!

  2. RPM says:

    @spm: Well, if the parallel continues, then it is probably good that it fell now … and not early next year. Now that it has fallen and reality has struck, hopefully things will only get better. On both fronts! 🙂

  3. Like the sensex, there is still a new bottom to be hit with the cricket fortunes, before it makes its slow return to the upside! Lost the inconsequential last game too, where West Indies experimented more than India, and yet won. They go into the test series with a huge pyschological edge..

  4. RPM says:

    @spm: I really hope it was not a mental give up by the Indians. That would be sad. And how about him Ajit Agarkar???

  5. Yeah, I know. Ajit should have been there in the test team.. its sacrilege to omit him, after he is the only bowler to have made an impact right through the series. And it appears that the team management at site (i.e. captain, coach, etc.) made a huge pitch for Ajit and were also expecting his name to be there in the test squad. And yet it wasn’t.. ! Sad..

  6. RPM says:

    @spm: You know, after reading that the team management wanted to keep him, I said to myself ‘Here we go again, the selectors up to their usual mischief’.Now you tell me, why should I continue trusting these ‘bunch of jokers’ as Mohinder Amarnath had called them?

  7. Well, names like Kiran More never inspire confidence that they will be clean and above board.But strictly looking at it from a technical point of view, we need to have clarity as to who has the final authority in team selection? The selectors or the captain/coach? Today we have a Dravid / Chappell combine which inspires faith, but what if it was Azhar / Kapil? Then, we would have felt that all powers should rest only with selectors.Given the overall protocol, we have to give it the benefit. And then, we agree that the team selected, will never satisfy everyone. Just a theoretical argument. In reality, what the heck is Kiran More thinking?:-)

  8. RPM says:

    @Spm: Right, there is no way to make it a ‘rule’ as such, about who decides the team. I would think, on a theoretical level, the selectors select the team based on discussions with captain/team and the playing XI is selected by the captain/coach. Who knows what goes on with the Indian team. 🙂

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