How to and Whether to accomodate Ganguly

How to and Whether to accomodate Ganguly

Post by pggo.. » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 01:58:51


The political winds appear to be blowing towards satisfying the Kolkota
mobs by finding  a place for Ganguly, who has started his old
shenannigans again by not playing in the Bengal/Gujarat Ranji Trophy
fixture when asked specifically to do so. The reason seems obvious, why
play and possibly fail and face a valid reason for being dropped from
the Test eleven. The following 11 adjusts for Ganguly's presence in the
11:
Dhoni
Sehwag
Dravid
Tendulkar
Laxman
Yuvraj
Ganguly
Pathan
Kumble
Harbhajan
Khan

I think this team is not the best team to play. However, it will be
unacceptable to drop Yuvraj for Ganguly. The best team in my view to
play Pakistan is:

Dhoni
Sehwag
Dravid
Tendulkar
Laxman
Yuvraj
Pathan
Agarkar
Kumble
Harbhajan
Khan
This gives India five frontline bowlers including three pacers(Pakistan
is planning lively pitches for Akhthar and Sami. It promotes Dhoni as
an opener and Pathan to the bottom of the middle order. I think the
latter deserves the promotion while putting Dhoni in the opening slot
is a good bet. Ganguly
does not deserve a place unless the likes of Dravid and Cheppel are
wary of a cowed BCCI or of furious Bengali Babus running riot the next
time the are unfortunate enough to land up in the City of Joy.
Gopal

 
 
 

How to and Whether to accomodate Ganguly

Post by Nouman Ahma » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 02:57:53

Quote:

> I think this team is not the best team to play. However, it will be
> unacceptable to drop Yuvraj for Ganguly. The best team in my view to
> play Pakistan is:

> Dhoni
> Sehwag
> Dravid
> Tendulkar
> Laxman
> Yuvraj
> Pathan
> Agarkar
> Kumble
> Harbhajan
> Khan

This team looks very thin in the batting dept. Pathan at 7? Especially
when Dhoni is in the top 6 this looks a brittle lineup. And WHY is
Dhoni opening?

 
 
 

How to and Whether to accomodate Ganguly

Post by pggo.. » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 03:15:59

If you want 5 bowlers you have to make some concessions. However, I
think Pathan has done enough in batting to justify a no 7. On Dhoni, I
think it is worth considering him as an opener. The other alternative
would be Yuvraj, but I think that will be too much of a risk. I think
going in with 4 bowlers will be more of a risk than trying out Dhoni as
an opener. I think Pathan on No 7 is a no brainer.
Gopal

 
 
 

How to and Whether to accomodate Ganguly

Post by Rasping_driv » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 04:00:55

Quote:

> The political winds appear to be blowing towards satisfying the Kolkota
> mobs by finding  a place for Ganguly, who has started his old
> shenannigans again by not playing in the Bengal/Gujarat Ranji Trophy
> fixture when asked specifically to do so. The reason seems obvious, why
> play and possibly fail and face a valid reason for being dropped from
> the Test eleven. The following 11 adjusts for Ganguly's presence in the

You can't fault him though. Given the antipathy of GC and some
selectors it appears reasonable that Sourav adopt this strategy to
maximize his chances of playing the first Test on the 14th of January.

Quote:
> 11:
> Dhoni
> Sehwag
> Dravid
> Tendulkar
> Laxman
> Yuvraj
> Ganguly
> Pathan
> Kumble
> Harbhajan
> Khan

> I think this team is not the best team to play. However, it will be
> unacceptable to drop Yuvraj for Ganguly. The best team in my view to
> play Pakistan is:

> Dhoni
> Sehwag
> Dravid
> Tendulkar
> Laxman
> Yuvraj
> Pathan
> Agarkar
> Kumble
> Harbhajan
> Khan
> This gives India five frontline bowlers including three pacers(Pakistan
> is planning lively pitches for Akhthar and Sami. It promotes Dhoni as
> an opener and Pathan to the bottom of the middle order. I think the
> latter deserves the promotion while putting Dhoni in the opening slot
> is a good bet. Ganguly
> does not deserve a place unless the likes of Dravid and Cheppel are
> wary of a cowed BCCI or of furious Bengali Babus running riot the next
> time the are unfortunate enough to land up in the City of Joy.

So does Aggy, based on his showing against the Sri Lankans. Sourav for
Agarkar seems to be reasonable.

As for the Indian batting order, it may not be a bad idea for Dravid to
open in the first Test and have Laxman, the man in form at the moment,
come at Number 3. If Dravid flops, he can make Yuvraj/Dhoni open in the
second Test, depending upon who flops in the first Test, and come at
his usual number 3. If Sourav does not peform in the first two Tests,
he should not be considered anymore.

S

 
 
 

How to and Whether to accomodate Ganguly

Post by Madhusudan Sing » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 04:35:11

Quote:


>> The political winds appear to be blowing towards satisfying the Kolkota
>> mobs by finding  a place for Ganguly, who has started his old
>> shenannigans again by not playing in the Bengal/Gujarat Ranji Trophy
>> fixture when asked specifically to do so. The reason seems obvious, why
>> play and possibly fail and face a valid reason for being dropped from
>> the Test eleven. The following 11 adjusts for Ganguly's presence in the

> You can't fault him though. Given the antipathy of GC and some
> selectors it appears reasonable that Sourav adopt this strategy to
> maximize his chances of playing the first Test on the 14th of January.

Of course you can. If anything, this reflects even more poorly on him that a
pair would have.
 
 
 

How to and Whether to accomodate Ganguly

Post by wisde » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 08:30:22

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