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18-Sep to 04-Oct
India should play 5 bowlers in the World Twenty20

Verdict

India's traditional strength has been batting while the bowlers - whether pacers or spinners can be more than enough if the conditions suit them. Our weakness has been finding players who are able and consistent allrounders, this keeps us from finding the perfect balance in the line up. We saw in Sri Lanka that the part timers were not good enough consistently. They couldn't string two good performances on the trot. Even more worrying was the failure from the batsmen: 5 bowlers still need a target to defend. If even 3 out of 7 batsmen are not pulling their weight it makes more sense to play those 5 bowlers who will help you defend a smaller total. Other than that the team should keep the tactic open for different pitches - batsmen on a belter, spinners on a turner and pacers on a green track.
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“ India's traditional weakness must be addressed. ”
“ India's army of part timers can do the job. ”
Tania Dey: We have seen in the Sri Lanka Premier League that the pitches in SL have been very responsive for bowlers. We have a strong batting line up with 6 batsmen who are quite dependable, the same cannot be said of our bowling line up.

With 5 batsmen and Dhoni batting as a floater India still have players like Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan and Ashwin left in the line up who can bat well enough in T20s.

There are times when the tracks will assist your part timers and they will pick up wickets. But on a day when one of the main bowlers fail to find the right length or line, the job becomes too much for the part timers to handle and will set up a large chase or poor defence of even a huge total.
Dhiraj Salian: India have in their ranks Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma,Virat Kohli and even Virender Sehwag as players who can chip in with tidy part time bowling.

Let's not forget Sehwag has 5-wicket haul in Tests, Yuvraj was India's best allrounder in the 2011 World Cup, Rohit Sharma has a hattrick in the IPL, Virat took a wicket off his first delivery in T20Is while Suresh Raina's handy off spin has been crucial for India as well as Chennai.

The 5 of them can be trusted to bowl 4 overs between them on a normal basis and could bowl more if a track were responsive. This allows India to play another specialist bat. The SL pitches are notorious for changing character in extremes within the course of an innings hence it is crucial that there is a specialist batsman at no.7 who can adapt to the pitch and play accordingly.

Play 2 specialist spinners in Harbhajan and Ashwin with 2 seamers Zaheer and Irfan or Irfan and Dinda/Balaji for the sake of variety, accommodate a 7th batsman and watch India lift the cup, again.
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32 Opinions
Dear friends, We all know that Srilanka is a part of Asia
04 Oct 2012
no comments
03 Oct 2012
India"s as some many weakness
03 Oct 2012
yes!
02 Oct 2012
ua rite sis!
02 Oct 2012
it has always proved that part time bowlers have lost even the total exceeding 200. Unless we have sharp finishers, we only need to dream of winning the games, only with batsmen.
02 Oct 2012
indias bowling attack is weak
02 Oct 2012
With batting its enough But we are not having strong and in form bowler So more is better
01 Oct 2012
Great debate.........We need such youth for developing our country
01 Oct 2012
for 20 over cricket batting is more important tha bowling
01 Oct 2012
ya
01 Oct 2012
I think Irfan can be the Indian Watson
01 Oct 2012
no
30 Sep 2012
thatz truth
29 Sep 2012
True words...We should have at least 5-6 bowlers, especially in the upcoming matches against Pakistan and South Africa, as they have really good batsmen in their playing 11, and for their bowlers our Indian batsmen are enough.
29 Sep 2012
correct
29 Sep 2012
you are correct
28 Sep 2012
really ,india need 5 bowlers
27 Sep 2012
Harbajan and Ashwin in spin, Zak, Irfan and Dinda in pace.
26 Sep 2012
I would play with 5 bowlers. When u play with 4 bowlers even if 1 bowler bowls badly then u have to give bowling to 2 part timers when can be very risky at times. We have a superb batting order. If they cannot last 20 overs, then its their fault. Going in with 6 quality batsmen is more than enough for 20 overs. 5 bowlers would mean more stability in the bowling department. Even if 1 bowler bowls badly, you have 4 front line bowlers and then you can experiment with yuvi or kohli to accomadate the remaining overs of the poor bowler. So my vote is FOR the topic "India should play 5 bowlers in the World Twenty20".
23 Sep 2012
no vinay its mainly effects india.. n should make drop gambhir n give chance to manoj in place of him...
22 Sep 2012
u no dhiraj that part time bowlers cant du nythin n on t 2othr han thy r nt exprinced the mosli go fr muc runs
20 Sep 2012
u know v hv vry mch batsmn n our sid so i dosen differ if v drp 1 bolr so in t lighs of raina sehwag gambhir kohli yuraj pathan dhoni its dosn mak ny difference if we drop rohit sharma n tak up umesh yadav
20 Sep 2012
india should remove one batsman
20 Sep 2012
bowling
20 Sep 2012
they should cause they alraedy have a strong batting line up they need sum bowlers man!!!
19 Sep 2012
India should play with 2 spinners and 2 pacers and 1 part time bowler like Watson ,who can be dangerous anytime
19 Sep 2012
As the Indian batting has real depth which was in against Pakistan when Suresh Raina M.S.Dhoni din't get to bat. you can leave one batsmen just in case and play an extra bowler.
18 Sep 2012
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31 Opinions
if dhoni thinks that he need 4 bowlers..then we should keep faith in him..he is the best captain
03 Oct 2012
We have yuvraj, kohli,raina. What is the use of 5 bowlers. This is T20,we just smash the ball!
03 Oct 2012
Learn the pitch and choose your bowlers.
03 Oct 2012
not easy
03 Oct 2012
ya
03 Oct 2012
THERE ARE MANY PART TIME BOWLERS WHO CAN FULFILL THE NEED OF FIFTH BOWLER BUT THE FIFTH BOWLER CANNOT FULFILL THE NEED OF A BATSMEN.
03 Oct 2012
i think the set up is just fine now... we have irfan as a bowling all rounder... and yuvraj aswell is match fit and bowling well, and for worst case scenarios we have kohli and raina who can handle themselves with the ball... and even manoj tiwary if in the side bowls good leg spinners so we don have to worry all that much about havin 5 bowlers
02 Oct 2012
Our part-timers are good enough to play the role of 5th bowler.
02 Oct 2012
agree with dhiraj..
02 Oct 2012
no only 4 bowlers
02 Oct 2012
Instead of fifth Bowler it should incorporate the allrounder, so that he would both Batsmen and Bowler too
01 Oct 2012
Instead of fifth bowler Shoould insist allrounder
01 Oct 2012
guys its T20...whats the need of having 5 bowlers??? lets have a strong batting line up and thrash the bowlers all over the place...go india go!!!!!
01 Oct 2012
4 bowlers are enough. We have part time bowlers like Yuvi, Kohli, Sehwag who can do very well with the ball also.
01 Oct 2012
should go with 3 bowlers and two all rounders
01 Oct 2012
haha no way!! India have Yuvi , Kohli , RG Sharma
01 Oct 2012
In T20 Bowler and Batsman Are Equal
01 Oct 2012
Part timers are doing well compared to the main bowlers.
01 Oct 2012
ya
01 Oct 2012
we have yuvi,raina,kohli then why would we go for 2nd spinner. 4bowlers are sufficient
01 Oct 2012
vaise bhi to t20 main bowlers ki dhulai hoti rehti hain...so better play bats man
01 Oct 2012
i feel after today's performance against pak, we did do rilli well with 4 bowlers and yuvi and kohli bowled well. everyday isn't Sunday..and obv we aren't machine to repeated perform consistently so there are always an off day .but its good to use ur part timers well and judiciously .
30 Sep 2012
we shouldgive more importance to bowlers
30 Sep 2012
India Should Go with 5 batsmen , 5 bowlers and 1 All rounder.
25 Sep 2012
ya i want to play with 4 bowlers sehwag gambhir kohli yuvraj rohit raina dhoni harbajan ashwin pathan zaheer
23 Sep 2012
3 pacers ashwin... one over each for raina, yuvi, rohit and sehwag.
22 Sep 2012
no need basically t20 is a batsman dominated game ..... i donot imply dat bowlers hav nothng to do but they didn't get a fair deal ...... so having medio core bowlers will do in a t20 match(for india as india has a huge roblem with bowling squad well all this discussion fails when you hav some powerful guys like sunil narine , morne morkel etc..) but the absence of powerfull batsman makes it difficult fot the team to cope up with
19 Sep 2012
part timers are gold
18 Sep 2012
Part timers are at times GOLD
18 Sep 2012