17 December 2007

Kaushik's XI for Melbourne

Kaushik has collected his thoughts on the team sheet for Melbourne, and makes some interesting observations about how to accomodate Yuvraj in the team. He argues for Dravid's exclusion from the XI pointing out (1) that we need a solid opening pair because our realistic chance lies in out-batting Australia in the first innings; (2) that Yuvraj by being a belligrent, confident batsman and part-time bowler, provides everything that the out-of-form Dravid does not; and (3) it would be an unmistakable signal of an intent to win.

6 comments:

Uncle J rod said...

according to the weather report you guys wont get a hit before the test.

John said...

Trust the weather to rub salt into the BCCI's pigheadedness.

Soulberry said...

Yuvraj may have to wait out till either someone agrees to open instead, or someone continues to be in poor form, or if India falls behind early, or if India goes ahead with say, a couple of matches to go....then we will see innovations and an Indian team packed with batting right down to 8 or 9.

Uncle J rod said...

I didn't even bother going down today, twas too wet. Last time you guys toured i went down, Brad Hodge made 200 i think.

Straight Point said...

a very happy new year to you and your dear ones...and keep blogging...

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