Cricket – India vs Australia

By Reuters Staff
October 5, 2010

Highlights from India’s test cricket and one-day international matches against Australia

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Everybody saying india played very well against Australia. Verat Kohli is better to replace the big guns sachin,ganguley sahwag gambir rahul etc.
Is it that much great?
Australia is playing without Ponding,Hussy(He will not play 3D ONE-DAY).Dregley Bollinger,Shane Watson,Michal Johnson, BW Hilfenhaus, SM Katich ,Brett Lee , BJ Haddin etc.
Certainly Ponding has a great captaincy record. In the last year(2009) Australia missed lot of players but Ponding captaincy made them to victorious(4-2 win) .(Pondings colleagues shane wane,Gilcrist etc have great captaincy ability but they never become captain).
Looking the current players you can see that you can’t compare old win against Australia with this win.
It is not Australian team it is just a South Australia or Victoria or Australian under 19, Australian (A or b) team or Australian prime minister XI.
Main problem that is faced by this tournament is First match is washed off ,India also playing with second quality players or (IPL Indian XI), also the popularity of 50 over match is decreased due to t20 and bcci`s policy .
Policy is mainly sreekanth`s selection policy that is he mainly select tamil nadu players,channai super king players and sresanth . His selection of team mainly based on IPL. Only good selection is selection of Poojara. After the South African Onday (after sachin`s 200) india not played full strength one day team. Because Ipl and champions trophy one day match playing in india is decresed .India is playing too much of one-day against sreelanka .Asia cup arranged during football world cup time so nobody interested also just after that in the same place and against almost same country a 3 nation tournament is this the way to schedule match. If selectors want to experiment then why don’t they experiment during test match against Bangladesh? .Selection of test team against South Africa is the one of the badest selection, because of the un availability of batsman India have played with 2 wicket keeper and lost the test match. If the player is injured don’t select them or make back up arrangement. in the south African test series and Australian test seers the laxman was the villain. In the mohali more than the Laxman the umpire (Billy Bawden) is the hero of the match. Main reason for 1st innings collapse in mohali is due to unavailability of laxmanan in correct batting line up. If he scored half of the run that is scored in second innings to 1st innings india have been taken the lead and India can easily win that test without that tremendous, herculean effort for a win (Narrow win).
Because of IPL India is not gone to West Indies for full tournament. If they played in West Indies then there lot of fanatical problem can be solved, new players can be come, and playing against India can unite the West Indies team. Also same thing with Pakistan.
Unavailability of Sachin Tendulker for one day tournament for last 8 months is main problem that decrease the viewer ship of one day cricket. Even though he playing lot of T20 with Mumbai Indians. Is the national duty is 2nt even to sachin tendulker ?.Why rest for sachin in every announcement of one day tournament? Why he is not rested even partially in IPL and Champions trophy?.

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