Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My World Cup Team

Saurav Ganguly
Robin Uthappa
Virendra Sehwag
Sachin Tendulkar (vc)
Rahul Dravid (c)
Yuvraj Singh
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Ajit Agarkar
Irfan Pathan
Harbajan
Zaheer Khan
Dinesh Karthik (12th man)
Munaf Patel
Anil Kumble
Mohammed Kaif.

I would have given more chances to Joginder Sharma which could have given us a viable alternative to Irfan Pathan's indifference with the ball.

Mohammed Kaif's place can go to anyone from Suresh Raina to VVS Laxman to Romesh Pawar depending on who Vengsarkar, Chappell and Dravid want. I think Mohammed Kaif will be the best option considering his three half centuries during the Carribean tour. He might never pad up if Yuvraj finds his touch.

7 comments:

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Hi Rajesh

Where were you all these days? What happened 2 ur old blog? Oru Newsum kaanum...Enna aachu?

Anusha

Deepa said...

ennamo jeiccha seri.

Rajesh said...

old blog a naan kaipatriten. sorry for the inconvenience folks.

India sureaa cuppa thookum.
Matha team ellam thokum.

Ajay said...

waiting for kaif's return..

Ajay said...

well kaif didnt make the cut and sreesanth walks in..
overall an almost accurate guess..

Rajesh said...

well that was always doubtful. To give credit to the selectors, the pace bowlers are injury prone and have been in the recovery trail. That is the rationale behind Sreesanth's selection. I think it shd have come at the cost of Kumble instead of a batsman.
Consider this scenario:
Assume Uthappa or Ganguly doesn't click at the top and Yuvraj is unfit. We have only one replacement. We will have to persist with failures. But overall a better composed team than any Indian team before. Gives an option to rotate and rest pace bowlers who are the most delicate.

Ajay said...

not a bad team this...maybe powar missed out but as u said sreesanth gives cover to the quicks...and we have kumble and bhajji..
ganguly is in form..expect big tons vs bermuda and bangladesh...if dada and uthappa dont click, i guess its back to viru, who i feel shud open..but the prob is he has batting amnesia now!
injury concerns aside, yuvraj shd get some good time in the middle this series to feel ready for WC...same with pathan...
well..i guess its better to start the countdown than contemplate on the rite combo..i feel we can reach the semis..what happens from then on is anybody's guess..