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Indias Recent Batting Woes

Why is our batting line up underperforming in the current series?

It has been 3 matches in the Emerald Island that indians have played of which batsmen have failed to make any mark in the two games.


Poor Umpiring Decisions : Yeah thats what happened in the last macth, one point of view is we may be unlucky but other way of looking at it is that is part of the game. So we really cant say these decisions was a decisive factor for us scoring as less as 103 in the lastn match


Was the pitch very bad to bat : Not really, it was ok. Accepted in lights at dambulla , ball does a fair bit. But stringing partnerships is all about playing safely for few overs, get your eye in and then play shots. That neither happened in the 2 matches.


Is it a good sign before the world cup? : Its good that alarm bells are ringing little early, but that doesnt mean that we perform badly, batsmen lose confidence and ultimately there is a lot of chop and change, which may unsettle the line up.


What next? - Well we have defeated srilanka in crucial matches, as recent as the asia cup final recently. But we need to cross a big hudle in what is a virtual semifinal against the kiwis.


We have proven people wrong in the past, but will people stop talking about our batting issues even if we go on to win the next match and the final, only time will tell.


True RCB Fan,

Sachin Kodagali



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I still don't believe in Dhoni's Idea of taking in Jadeja & Karthik after a continuous failures..
Well, come on.. What's he thinking of? Trying to get this team trained for World Cup?
We got a almost a year left & instead of trying these players who are playing Pathetic on field, try newbie's...
I'm sure each state can come up with a Star performer..
Tiwary of MI needs a chance for sure, like wise we got Manish..
We have a whole lot of talents lined up..What's DHONI thinking?
allen-abhishek on 26 Aug 2010, 09:16 AM
I still strongly feel Irfan Pathan is very good.He is an excellent swinger(may be he is out of rythym now :P) and an excellent slogger too.Why cant irfan replace jadeja?
maddydravid on 24 Aug 2010, 07:15 PM
@ Holmes: You are right. The process of grooming youngsters is wrong, in the manner in which such a thing is conducted in India.

Unlike Australians, who systematically bring in a young batsman or a young bowler in, groom him for a few games with the seniors and then proceed to the next one, our selectors make wholesale changes. A player of Dravid's caliber sits out only because of his age and such a thing can happen in India.

There has to be more thought and the induction of youngsters shouldn't be at the cost of the reputation of the team.

We sorely miss having a couple of genuine all rounders and not flukes like Ravinder Jadeja.
Wizardprince on 24 Aug 2010, 10:37 AM
After so long there have been not just 1 but 2 blogs about cricket in a day. Now the problem lies mainly in the domestic circuit then just team selection. Dravid is still valuable in odis. So with Sachin, Sehwag n Dravid we have 3 players who have done well at various conditions, pitches around the world. But the process of grooming youngsters is not apt. The domestic pitches r so batting friendly that some difference in it at international stage is a problem. Well even the international bowlers r lot better then domestic. Some players r naturally poor at technique like Dhoni n even Yuvi. they r flat track bullies. among th youth, maddy's players r rightly mentioned. Y not make few uncomfortable batting pitches too at domestic stage? Players will learn lot earlier to deal with various conditions.
HOLMES on 24 Aug 2010, 10:32 AM
Thanks Disha :)

We have been missing a decent all rounder, so if 5 of our 6 batsmen has a bad idea, we end up scoring as low as we did in last few matches.
Sachinbengaluru on 24 Aug 2010, 09:35 AM
Tiwary must have been given a chance and he seems to be more in control compared to a fidgety Dinesh at the top of the line up, besides, his being an MI player might have given him more chance to understand Malinga's bowling.

Time is definitely running out and we need to have a settled batting line up now.
Wizardprince on 24 Aug 2010, 09:22 AM
The skipper continues to rely on his 'tried and tested'lineup reducing the likes of Tiwary, Kohli to mere tourists. the think tank needs to wake up before its too late, in time to retain the rankings and recreate the 83 magic (asking for too much if I may say :-P)
@Sachin- Like the way you sign off. 'true RCB fan' :)
disha-shetty on 24 Aug 2010, 09:19 AM
I agree with you guys that we need Dravids Experience in middle order for the ODI team
Sachinbengaluru on 24 Aug 2010, 09:16 AM
Going by the way the Indian team is performing, Rahul needs to be there in the top seven in the world cup.

There are some of the youngsters, especially Kartik and Rohit Sharma, who have repeatedly been tried and fail constantly.
Wizardprince on 24 Aug 2010, 09:11 AM
Its wiser to bring back RAHUL DRAVID.Its high time he is in...young players are not good enough except a few like like Raina,Gambhir...
maddydravid on 24 Aug 2010, 08:38 AM