Thursday, March 22, 2007

Good luck India

Srilanka showed no signs of hangover after their loss to NZ (thanks Ajay) in the warm-up game.
They came back well to dominate their first two games. Whereas India were buoyed by the warm-up victory and suffered a concentration lapse just enough for the Bongs to capitalize on. Whatever happened has happened. Now it is time for Indians to get their act together and prove that their are real heroes and not just reel heroes.

India should consider Harbajan in the place of Kumble but must replace Agarkar with Sreesanth or even Irfan or play two spinners at his expense. Leaving out Agarkar can make the difference between victory and defeat. I also think India must put Srilanka into bat, if toss favours Rahul. Getting Jayasurya and Sangakara early is key. I am not too concerned about Mahela but Silva can be a little dangerous too. Also in the chase, India should look to attack Vaas from the go. Victory is must and in the horizon. If India bat first Muralidharan will be the major threat after the initial spell of Malinga. India sould look for 240-270 minimum considering that there has been a lot of rain. Arial shots will help. Dhoni should be given a chance to come up. Whether Rahul will experiment has to be seen. Uthappa, Sachin, Sehwag, Dhoni and Yuvi can win it for us by clearing the stadium and rotating strikes. Ganguly will be a liability for this game considering the law of averages. Maybe he will get to bowl.

In the match against Bermuda, the banner read "Go to Barbados or stay back in Trinidad". I say every player should bear that in mind.

Finally like Pakistan did, pull one for Bob and our own Greg, who have gone through a lot these two years in the sub-continent. With Pakistan out of the tournament, I hope they will be rooting for us. On a Friday their prayers get answered, right guys!
For my part, I will recite Bhagya Suktam in the morning.

20 comments:

vinod said...

India will definately win this match.
Best of luck india.
Take care

Ajay said...

jayasuriya out for 6..ne way it was WI that india beat in the warm up game....

I said...

Lankan lions shalt triumph. desa veriargal romba jaasti ba..

Rajesh said...

i wanted to write to NZ. But slip of the mind Ajay.

raghu said...

BTW, people who read this space, I know Rajesh personally!!!

Hah! It does feel warm in the spotlight, huh, Rajesh??

-Raghu

Rajesh said...

yeah, Uthappa - oothimoodappa aaitaan.
Looks like another bad outing.

Rajesh said...

Raghu,
ennamo po! usupethi vittu udamba ranagalam aakama irundhaa seri.

raghu said...

Uthappa idli saapda poittan!
Ippo score 103/4 ...
Naan appadi yaen sonnenakka - junta was asking you if they could have a RSS feed for your blog - atha padichchi poorichchu poitten!!

Rajesh said...

ok ok.
Yuvraj commits suicide.

Rajesh said...

Agarkar prove me wrong please.

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

rajesh,

Its THE END for Indian Team...

ICC is gonna regret more than the Indian Cricket Fans as Malcom Speed and his committee gonna lose $150 million in revenue...

Dilip said...

We are DEAD!!!
All the players must be forced to take up farming and till a million hectares of land until they can't tell the difference between a buffalo and a cricket bat.

Rajesh said...

Dilip,
I don't think we can trust tese guys. They will take India back to famine. C.S worked hard to make india, a surplus nation.

Dilip said...

I can't bear to see this :-(

What happened to our goddamned famed batting lineup? It looked like a duck lineup today. Someone takes a rifle and shoots the first one, all other ducks fall down dutifully.

If Sachin had any decency he would retire the moment the plane lands in India. and Dravid for that matter. These guys SUCK!!!!!

uhgar said...

Jana Gana Mana ....

Rajesh said...

Dai Raghu,
Mangalam padu daa.

uhgar said...

Athan da paadinen - namba ooru drama endla ithane paaduva - come on you know that!

uhgar said...

Aatam close ...

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