August 9, 2005

Five Bowlers ??!!

August 09, 2005 Posted by Vijay 5 comments
Well, hottest debate now is should India play 5 bowlers or not. Great !! I have heard of commentators saying, if a 6 batsman can't win you matches, the 7th batsman cannot do so either. That was when Dravid was keeping wickets. Let me turn this around and ask .. if 4 bowlers and a fifth bowler can't win a match can a 5th bowler do it for us ? I doubt it .. India have succeumbed to media pressures and fielded 5 bowlers in the final today. I really don't see any sense in doing this. Besides, if people think that Dhoni is more a batsman than a keeper, it is ridiculous. Just hardly 10 matches old, and with a technique which is not perfect, he is being fielded as a batsman/keeper. Unbelievable. And when(God forbid) India loses, Dhoni's role will be in jeopardy, right ? And then, people will say captaincy issues, bowling let down(even with 5 bowlers, ha ?!) .. Believe me, 5 bowlers is not the way out for India. India is just hiding its deficiencies rather than facing them head on. It is always better to concentrate on your strengths when the real test is on rather than try and work on your weaknesses. India's strength has always been it's batting and never it's bowling. Hence it's is of primary importance to get the batticng to click. Because, for India that is the only way to win a match.Also, India have to chase today .. now, Dravid maybe thinking, if only we had that extra batsman .. well.. Dravid that's what the media can do .. Don't go by them. Go by your strengths .. Let's hope India manages to win today !!

5 comments:

F e r r a r i said...

Boss. Indian media (And an Indian cricket fan too) will always find some fault with the Indian Cricket team.
Why cant people accept the fact that a better team always wins. People will keep cribbing even if we get sri lanka all out for 0 and score 6 in the first ball.
I think the Indian team management should care balls to what the media or someone says. Infact they should ignore all channels, newspapers and not give any interviews.
Who are we to pass comments on what their strategy to be?

Vijay said...

Yup, very true.. a team should play by it's comforts.. and they know it better than the media or me or you ..

F e r r a r i said...

Again. Let them decide whats comfortable for them :-)

Vijay said...

And what does India do in the final ?? Bowl their SIXTH BOWLER .. Mr. Sehwag .. so, they have indirectly accepted that 5 bowlers are a waste !! My my .. Yeh Mera India !! Muaaf karna Prabhu .. can't hep but comment !!

Vijay said...

282/9 Srilanka with 5 bowlers .. our bowling is damn sensational. With the extra 5th bowler we can now give away more runs !! Now let's see how India manages to chase it down with 5+1(Dhoni) batsmen. I don't consider Dhoni a good batsman. I thought he was good. But he just doesn't give the confidence of being a good batsman.