India elected to FIELD? Why?

India elected to FIELD? Why?

Post by majum.. » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Does anybody understand why India elected to field this morning? They
and Australia are much better at setting a target than chasing one, and
I'm sure that this factor outweighs any swing advantage possibly gained
by the atmospheric conditions in the earlier part of the day. In any
case, Australia are set to make a decent total and I don't like India's
chances of reaching it, even with their batsmen.

Alec Stewart made a similar decision to field against India last week,
which Allan Donald amongst others thought was plain daft (source :
interview with BBC).

Cheers,
                Sharan
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India elected to FIELD? Why?

Post by majum.. » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Does anybody understand why India elected to field this morning? They
and Australia are both much better at setting a target than chasing one,
and I'm sure that this factor outweighs any swing advantage possibly
gained by the atmospheric conditions in the earlier part of the day. In
any case, Australia are set to make a decent total and I don't like
India's chances of reaching it, even with their in-form batsmen. Hope
I'm wrong though.

Alec Stewart made a similar decision to field against India last week,
which Allan Donald amongst others thought was plain daft (source :
interview with BBC).

Cheers,
                Sharan
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India elected to FIELD? Why?

Post by Peter Brow » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Have to disagree there Sharan,

Australia have proved very effective at chasing.  The 265 against Pakistan
even though they lost, against the bowling of Shoaib and Wasim was very
impressive. Equally the 170 or so off 20 overs against Bangladesh was a
decent chase.  Indian's may have perceived that with Australia's not always
effective bowling (discluding the match against W Indies) and the slightly
overcast conditions, and the form batting lineup of the tournament, that
they were a good chance chasing a  decent target.  Especially considering
Tendulkar's form against the Aussies.

cheers
Pete

Quote:

> Does anybody understand why India elected to field this morning? They
> and Australia are much better at setting a target than chasing one, and
> I'm sure that this factor outweighs any swing advantage possibly gained
> by the atmospheric conditions in the earlier part of the day. In any
> case, Australia are set to make a decent total and I don't like India's
> chances of reaching it, even with their batsmen.

> Alec Stewart made a similar decision to field against India last week,
> which Allan Donald amongst others thought was plain daft (source :
> interview with BBC).

> Cheers,
> Sharan
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Dr S.J.Majumdar, Dept of Meteorology, Penn State University, U.S.A.
> Phone (814) 863 7834  |||  http://www.essc.psu.edu/~majumdar/
> "rising falling at force ten, we twist the world and ride the wind..."

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India elected to FIELD? Why?

Post by majum.. » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Howdy Pete,



Quote:
> Have to disagree there Sharan,

>Australia have proved very effective at chasing.  The 265 against
>Pakistan even though they lost, against the bowling of Shoaib and Wasim
>was very impressive.

I only really follow Tests, so have very little idea how the Aussies
chase targets in ODIs. I'm sure you'll agree that they're not great in
the 4th innings under pressure :-)

Quote:
> Equally the 170 or so off 20 overs against Bangladesh was a
> decent chase.

I wouldn't say that was a chase under pressure, which was the point I
was trying to make but probably not very well.

Quote:
> Indian's may have perceived that with Australia's not always
> effective bowling (discluding the match against W Indies) and the
>slightly
> overcast conditions, and the form batting lineup of the tournament,
>that
> they were a good chance chasing a  decent target.  Especially
considering
> Tendulkar's form against the Aussies.

Again, I've only seen how bad the Indians are at chasing 4th innings
totals and it may be wrong for me to interpolate to the cheaper form of
cricket :-) But the Indians are 50-4 as I write, and I think my point of
view has probably been vindicated. They would very likely have not been
50-4 after 16 overs had they batted first, although McGrath is in
awesome form.

Cheers,
                Sharan

PS Sorry for the dual postings, ***y newsreader :-)
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India elected to FIELD? Why?

Post by Peter Brow » Sun, 06 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Again, I've only seen how bad the Indians are at chasing 4th innings
> totals and it may be wrong for me to interpolate to the cheaper form of
> cricket :-) But the Indians are 50-4 as I write, and I think my point of
> view has probably been vindicated. They would very likely have not been
> 50-4 after 16 overs had they batted first, although McGrath is in
> awesome form.

Hi Sharan
I have no problems with your views being vindicated in this instance, as
Australia one :)
Cheers
Quote:
> Cheers,
> Sharan

 
 
 

India elected to FIELD? Why?

Post by SAli7126 » Sun, 06 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Can you imagine what Aus bowler would have done with the morning moisture and
weather! India would have been all out 110.