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.