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Enough complaining, Lets find Solutions

A kind request to all. If u got views about the incapable Shrikant, Vijay vs Uthappa or selections...find some other post to write about it. I am too frustrated reading some mindless comments about it. The team list for T20WC was sent much earlier than we saw the wonderful exploits of Robin n others. Nobody has magical powers of warning in advance about certain X will fail in the future and better we select this Y in place of him. More than the selection, its about the inability of the team to adapt to the different pitches that has led to the down fall. Quality fast bowling on bouncy tracks has always been a problem for our batsmen. I suggest some ideas:

Appoint 1-2 curators in the country to specially prepare some green, bouncy tracks. let them be made on grounds where India wont be playing matches very soon. The RCB home pitch was good. Make even more hard n fast pitches. Get the probable team and the tallest, fastest bowlers  from the MRF academy n other parts of the country to the location n let the batsmen have sessions practising short balls on those tracks. We wont be having the quality of Malinga, Dirk, Steyn there but atleast it will be a very good practice. And we certainly got 2 greats, well known for having best techniques and adaptability for all conditions. Sachin n Dravid! Suerly they can preach a lot to youngsters about dealing with foreign conditions, pace, bounce, swing etc

Judging by the face of the bat, our top order batsmen seem to be pulling/hooking balls often with the aim to hit it for 6 or clearing over the inner circle. now thats quite risky as u can easily edge it, especially on bouncy tracks facing 140 kmph+ speeds. I would like to see our batsmen trying a Dravid's technique i have in tests n ODIs. He rises up on his toes, gets his bat on top of the ball n  smashes the ball on the ground. U may only get a 4, but there are lot more  chances that u wont loose your wicket by edging it high. Do this at the initial stage of your batting and start heaving for six once u get well used to the pitch.

Well, this is what i could think of rectifying our batting flaws. Enough discussion on the problems now. Hope to see many u all come up with improvement suggestion.

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your right
ninoh on 15 May 2010, 10:30 PM
The openers are not Good. :/
RCBRoxx14 on 12 May 2010, 05:12 AM
In all fairness, Yusuf Pathan has just been a silent traveller to the Windies. He's been a glutton for punishment against short balls, and all the teams know this. I couldn't agree more with you, Tejas. We need fast pitches in the country to learn to deal with this short ball menace.
Prometheus on 11 May 2010, 10:56 PM
@sandeep- ya, i think Dhoni is responsible here. The playing 11 doesnt seem the best. he is going with his CSK tactics of many spinners. the st.lucis pitch is a slow turner and so his plan with many spinners may work here.
HOLMES on 11 May 2010, 06:23 PM
Bob, i dont even think that it is the bouncers that are doing us in. i see a few factors for our 2 defeats:
1) Ravindra Jadeja's absolute pathetic existence!
2) Gambhir's bad form
3) Absence of Sehwag
4) Inability of Vijay to get big scores
5) Dhoni's and Yusuf's indifferent form
6) Lack of a good 3rd pacer
7) Inexplicable decision to retain jadeja and not play chawla or a 3rd pacer against WI
8) Inexplicable decision to chase against WI

Now if you have so many things going wrong, a team is bound to lose. so let's just hope jadeja is thrown out and we come up with a fab display against SL.
radiosandeep on 11 May 2010, 10:26 AM
gud one...i agree wit u
aaronabhi on 11 May 2010, 08:18 AM