07 August 2008

Spin of the dice

Is there any such thing as a pecking order for India's emerging spinners? Or is it a game of chance, the selectors picking names from a hat?

Not so long back, in fact a very short while ago, Piyush Chawla was the next big thing - successor to Anil himself. Today, he is a discard - no rhyme, no reason, but a certain Younus Khan might have had something to do with it.

Prgyan ojha watch his step, no saying when the dice will favour Mishra. Piyush will now learn how to deal with the slog sweep before he gets back.

Murali Kartik's been emerging for a decade, but it is certain now that he will only get a call when he least expects it.

8 comments:

Straight Point said...

...means he can look fwd to his selection for coming oz series... ;-))

remember mumbai match...

John said...

But that would mean that there is some logic to the selector's policy on spin.

Naked Cricket said...

he'll be called when posied to sign on standford's millions

scorpicity said...

Piyush knocked... the best spinner isn teh country mishra ignored... two rookies being fast tracked i.e ojha and kohli...as for karthik... must be wondering what in the world is going on.

Soulberry said...

There wasn't any visible logic ever in Piyush's selection. The only thing one ever heard was how so and so had a wonderful opinion of this very young spinner...in fact a teenager...it's that illness where you see a cricketing prodigy in every teenage boy walking on the street. Someone somewhere was seriously afflicted with this disease and plumb forgot the developmental process in the bargain...not any one person, but it was an epidemic of sorts. Maybe it comes in through the duct systems of BCCI offices....the infecting bug I mean.

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Damith S. said...

I was watching an interview with Piyush recently. He seems like a very down to earth lad.

But thats besides the point. India is desperately in need of a quality spinner right now. Bajji seems to be well past his best and Jumbo jet is near his end.

I quite liked the look of Oja..

How you lot must envy Mendis :)

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