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angryangy

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It doesn't help when you play 3 specialist bowlers.

Against the Proteas we defended 185.

Against Australia, we prevented them from going 200+. The score they put up was definitely chaseable given how small the boundaries were--Rohit Sharma was smashing mistimed shots for six at the end of it. So although our bowlers leaked runs there, I think it was a good enough track that if we had one guy who could stick there at the top, we would have made a game of it.

Against West Indies, we restricted them to 169, which was about par (Sri Lanka restricted Australia to 168 in the following match). Again, our batsmen could only put up 155.

Against Sri Lanka, our batsmen failed to capitalize on a good start on a dead pitch to put up only 163. Sri Lanka could have coasted to a victory there but they were playing it safe to make sure they got to the 143 magic marker first.

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In short, if we'd actually played a balanced side with 7 batsmen and 4 bowlers, our part-timers would have been useful since they wouldn't have been bowling the bulk of our overs. The part-timers definitely stung since they bowled overs and overs of long hops which were easy pickings for international batsmen.
Yeah, the lesson to be learned is about a player's role in a team. Batsmen 1-5 have to get you the runs, bowlers 1-4 have to get you the wickets. Extra batsmen in the lower order don't substitute for the ones up the top, who can bat right through the innings (I feel even Australia forget this, by saving White and Hussey rather than sending them in as soon as there is trouble). Bowling options are important, but you don't get more wickets by having more options, only better options.
 

romilmars

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Team India should have included more fast bowlers and have selected Robin Uthappa instead of M. Vijay..
 

SaiSrini

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Team India should have included more fast bowlers and have selected Robin Uthappa instead of M. Vijay..

Our fast bowling resources are quite bare these days. Sreesanth, RP Singh, Irfan, Ishant are all down the slide. The fact that we had to go back to Ashish Nehra shows how bad our fast bowling department is. We have to try out Yadav, Mithun and Dinda for more games to see how they cope up. We need to unearth atleast 2 fast bowlers (with good pace) before the 2011 World Cup. Cant see how we can win without good fast bowlers. And hope either of Ishant, Irfan, Sreesanth come good (back to form) and complete our attack.
 

sohum

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Our fast bowling resources are quite bare these days. Sreesanth, RP Singh, Irfan, Ishant are all down the slide. The fact that we had to go back to Ashish Nehra shows how bad our fast bowling department is. We have to try out Yadav, Mithun and Dinda for more games to see how they cope up. We need to unearth atleast 2 fast bowlers (with good pace) before the 2011 World Cup. Cant see how we can win without good fast bowlers. And hope either of Ishant, Irfan, Sreesanth come good (back to form) and complete our attack.
We won't need out and out pace bowlers as much in the 2011 WC. We will need medium pacers who are accurate like Praveen Kumar. The pitches are likely to be quite slow so the faster bowlers will be easier to hit.
 

Pranav

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We won't need out and out pace bowlers as much in the 2011 WC. We will need medium pacers who are accurate like Praveen Kumar. The pitches are likely to be quite slow so the faster bowlers will be easier to hit.
Exactly my thoughts.

The subcontinent pitches are on the slower side, so bowler like Praveen could come in handy.
 

SaiSrini

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For ICC events, the ICC has control over the pitches, I guess. Thats why even though WI had acquired the tradition of having low and slow wickets, we suddenly saw Barbados dishing out a lively track for the T20 WC this year. And on any kind of wicket, bowling at 140+ and making the ball talk is going to be hard to face.
 

shravi

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:laugh
 

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