India's Batting Line-up

India's Batting Line-up

Post by sha.. » Thu, 10 Feb 1994 07:29:38


I am not of the belief that India's batting line-up is much better than
the Pakistani batting line-up. Perhaps on Indian wickets, but both
countries have abysmal records in countries where the ball deviates
in the air and off the wicket. With the exception of Sachin Tendulkar, and
Ravi Shastri(who unfortunately is not in the team) no one any sort
of ability to handle that sort of bowling. Furthermore, most of the
Indian batsmen were not comfortable aginst the rising ball, with the
exception of these two and Kapil Dev. I have not seen Kambli play since he
hand have players like Salim Malik, who has a proven track record. True,
he did not go to West Indies, but that was a mistake on the seletors part.
Basit Ali, whom I had so berated prior to his entry into international
cricket, is quite a talent. Inzamam, Asif, Saeed, and Rashid Lateef
are very talented too. Plus Wasim Karam is always dangerous with the bat,
and so is Waqar. India may be superior on paper, because of the recent
statistics, but by jove the Pakistani batting has proved its mettle
much better abroad, than has the Indian line-up, barring Sunil Manohar
Gavaskar (Shahenshah). This was evident in England, West Indies,
and Australia.

Shariq

P.S I am also not of the opinion that the Pakistani bowling is so
    much superior than India. Waqar and Wasim are awesome but sometimes
    they just give away too many runs for Pakistan's comfort. Plus they
    do not have as good supporting bowlers as India. especially without
    Aaqib.  

 
 
 

India's Batting Line-up

Post by sha.. » Thu, 10 Feb 1994 07:58:54

Quote:

>I am not of the belief that India's batting line-up is much better than
>the Pakistani batting line-up. Perhaps on Indian wickets, but both
>countries have abysmal records in countries where the ball deviates
>in the air and off the wicket. With the exception of Sachin Tendulkar, and
>Ravi Shastri(who unfortunately is not in the team) no one on the Indian side
>possess any sort
>of ability to handle that sort of bowling. Furthermore, none of the
>Indian batsmen are  comfortable aginst the rising ball, with the
>exception of these two and Kapil Dev. I have not seen Kambli play since he
>made his debut at Sharjah, but all hissuccesses have come on subcontinental
>wickets. It will be interesting to see his abilities in demanding
>conditions. Pakistan on the other  
>hand have players like Salim Malik, who has a proven track record. True,
>he did not go to West Indies, but that was a mistake on the selectors part.
>Basit Ali, whom I had so berated so much prior to his entry into international
>cricket, is quite a talent. Inzamam and Rashid Lateef have proved themselves.
>Asif, Saeed, and Aamir are useful players.
>Plus Wasim Akram is dangerous with the bat, and so is Waqar. India may be
>superior on paper, because of the recent
>statistics, but by jove the Pakistani batting has proved its mettle
>much better abroad, than has the Indian line-up, barring Sunil Manohar
>Gavaskar (Shahenshah). This was evident in England, West Indies,
>New Zealand and Australia.

>Shariq

>P.S I am also not of the opinion that the Pakistani bowling is so
>    much superior than India. Waqar and Wasim are awesome but sometimes
>    they just give away too many runs for Pakistan's comfort. Plus they
>    do not have as good supporting bowlers as India. especially without
>    Aaqib.  


 
 
 

India's Batting Line-up

Post by Dipak Pras » Fri, 11 Feb 1994 07:27:46

Quote:

>I am not of the belief that India's batting line-up is much better than
>the Pakistani batting line-up. Perhaps on Indian wickets, but both
>countries have abysmal records in countries where the ball deviates
>in the air and off the wicket. With the exception of Sachin Tendulkar, and
>Ravi Shastri(who unfortunately is not in the team) no one any sort
>of ability to handle that sort of bowling. Furthermore, most of the
>Indian batsmen were not comfortable aginst the rising ball, with the
>exception of these two and Kapil Dev.

Heard of a certain Sanjay Manjarekar dude? I dare say, but no one in the
int'l circuit right now is technically better than him.  He has showed his
stuff to all kinds of bowlers whether the windies, pakistanis or Allan
Donald.

I personally don't think that Inzamam has developed as a batsman.  I might
be wrong since I haven't seen him after the world cup,  Scoring in One
Dayers is ok, but you know, not all of us believe in that kind od
piss-fart, Payjama cricket

Quote:
>I have not seen Kambli play since he
>hand have players like Salim Malik, who has a proven track record. True,
>he did not go to West Indies, but that was a mistake on the seletors part.
>Basit Ali, whom I had so berated prior to his entry into international
>cricket, is quite a talent. Inzamam, Asif, Saeed, and Rashid Lateef
>are very talented too. Plus Wasim Karam is always dangerous with the bat,

Once again, I would NOT call Wasim Akram a Test Class Batsman.  He might
have a century and a few fifties, but otherwise he's performance and
average are rather pathetic.
Waqar as a batsman??? *gasp*

Well, the big factor is the absence of Miandad and Imran.  They have a bad
habit to save their best for us....

Quote:
>and so is Waqar. India may be superior on paper, because of the recent
>statistics, but by jove the Pakistani batting has proved its mettle
>much better abroad, than has the Indian line-up, barring Sunil Manohar
>Gavaskar (Shahenshah). This was evident in England, West Indies,
>and Australia.

Now if you wanna talk about bowlers who can hit hard, look at srinath or
salil ankola (I'll never forget the 6-er off Imran {was it in
Sharjah?)}

Quote:
>Shariq
>P.S I am also not of the opinion that the Pakistani bowling is so
>    much superior than India. Waqar and Wasim are awesome but sometimes
>    they just give away too many runs for Pakistan's comfort. Plus they
>    do not have as good supporting bowlers as India. especially without
>    Aaqib.  

I think the outcome of next Ind-Pak series (if there is one) will depend a
lot on spinners.

Cheers

Dipak

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