Archive for September 26th, 2006

Hmmm, don’t you think Greg Chappel is doing a little too much of experimentation with the Indian cricket team. Getting Dravid to open by dropping Sehwag to No. 3 or No. 4 position, getting Pathan to come at No. 3 position in one match and then not play him at all in others, have Sreesanth play Malaysia tri-series knowing that he has been dropped for the Champions trophey would definately be making some people in the Indian cricket team quite nervous about their standing in the team. As seen before, even experienced players like Kumble, Zaheer and Ganguly are having trouble getting back into the Indian team, the new faces in the Indian team would definately have that in the back of their mind. I feel specially sorry for Sreesanth as he did wonderfully well in West Indies and deserved a place in the playing eleven.

Greg’s experimentation should stop now and he should concentrate on making the current unit a winning side which needs to have the confidence that they can win any match, against any team and at any place in the world. Each player should be given the assurance of his place in the team so that they can concentrate on performing in the match rather than just thinking about maintaining their place in the side. The Champions trophey would be a good test for all the teams to see their standing for the World Cup next year. As it stands right now, Australia are the favourites to lift the trophey which has eluded them in the past.

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