10 May 2007

Makes me sick!

Okay, so Bangladesh are a vastly improved team now. But it is not okay that India show the same weaknesses from the World Cup campaign: a brittle middle order and a bowling that lacked bite.
Did not see the match, so I was a little surprised when Sreesanth was not bowled again after five overs at an economy of 2 odd. Zaheer certainly never looked like breaking the opening pair. Why? What happened to the new and improved, leaner and meaner man we saw in South Africa? Come on, don't tell me that Zaheer is going to live out a career of unfulfilment: a bowling parallel to Shahid Afridi - brilliant one day and ordinary the next . Yuvraj was not even given a chance, slow gentle spin, and the expected mistake came beofre too long. Dravid, once settled in, should have taken his team across. Powar is the silver lining. He might have gone for five an over but he still attacked with every ball. Munaf seemed extremely tame. I think he needs to up his pace a bit, at least in subscontinental conditions.

So Dhoni and KDK are batting now. They can still take us to a win, but if we don't see significant progree on these two fronts before too long, then what's the point?