30 January 2007

My World Cup fifteen

Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, M S Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Kaarthick, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina/Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Sreesanth/Munaf Patel

I am still undecided about two spots, but the contenders will be slogging it out soon. Also, when people talk about the stupidity in picking three spinners in a squad of fifteen, I always remember the spin quartet we had. Guess that was a long time back. Had we not already had two world beating spinners, Powar (sigh!) would've walked in. Sree is yet to prove himself in ODIs. Its amazing how many balls he sends down the legside with an upright seam. But Munaf has a few question marks against him when it comes to fitness and commitment AND his fielding is a complete joke. Between Raina and Gambhir, I'm more inclined to go with Raina simply because he has been in international match squeeze-situations several times. Never mind whether he's been victorious or not. But then again, there's a time when one has to say, "you've got enough chances, you go back to UP and sort it out with Kaif and hopefully you'll be well in time for 2011"