06 August 2008

Be (Ti)wary

For the third Test, the only reason I'd think of dropping either Dravid or Ganguly is if Kumble would consider a fifth bowling option. Yeah, so Rohit Sharma has been warming the benches when he might as well have been perfecting his game at home. It's easy to look at Yuvraj and say see what years of being benched in the Test squad did to him, but the more critical ones will recognize the merits of travelling with the team and Yuvi's portion of the blame as well. More importantly, it would be bloody crazy to blood Rohit in a decider against Murali and Mendis - he might take forever to recover. Let's not repeat Manoj Tiwary's trial by fire-breathing-Lee.

6 comments:

vmminerva said...

John, I doubt very much abt the Rohit Sharma inclusion. Besides, he can wait. In fact it's almost close to impossible given the magnitude of the third test. The only think that they will be thinking abt is Parthiv for Karthik. Other than that, I would expect no changes.

Naked Cricket said...

the other manoj (kumar) is wary, he wants oso stalled on tv.
be the same squad, they'll even wear the same whites.

Straight Point said...

the wicket will offer bounce as per rports...buy india cannot play lone spinner since kumble is captain...and bhajji cant be dropped after taking 10 wickets in last match...

and middle order has looked too wobbly to actually sacrify a bat...i dont think kumble has it in him to drop either RD or SG...for a bowler...

parthiv taking the gloves instead will be even more risky given that this match is gonna be decider coz first he has not kept wicket of kumble and bhajji since ages and second by the same logic of RS batting wise...atleast dk has had a dekho!

so we will be going into third test with same combination...

John said...

I agree SP. It's going to be an unchanged one. DK will drop some, almost for certain, but I'd still stick with him and hope that none will count for too many runs.

scorpicity said...

Tiwary's trial by fire LOL... i remember that one... must have been a shocker to him... welcome to international cricket.

Soulberry said...

Technically, Tiwary shouldn't be out of the loop yet...