Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by Shridha » Mon, 17 Jan 2000 04:00:00


All this talk about Sachin the poor captain, India the lamb abroad and
Azhar the champion should be recalled will end once India finishes its
tour of Aus. Reason is simple, the story was the same when we toured Aus
in 1991, when we toured RSA in 1996(that time people were hell bent on
bashing Sachin when his form was poor...dunno why people in rsc get by
venting their frustration on Sachin/any great player, be it for any
reason), NZ in 1997 etc etc. Once we come back and play RSA and the
players get back to doing best on the grounds which suit them best, the
team will do better and all the useless cries during OZ tour will be
forgotten for good.

But i personally feel that its high time to get done with a few players
like Kumble, Prasad and Ganguly in Tests and start rebuilding the team
for the future. Otherwise, Kumble will again take a 10 wkt haul in an
underprepared wicket like Kotla and be retained in the team for the next
overseas tour where he will suck again not to mention that he has become
useless in onedayers now. Sachin should take young players who are
mentally tough and build a new team with the next WC in mind. He should
get rid of the mentality that Srinath, Prasad and Kumble will lead him
to better fortunes as captain. Change is always better especially when
the team is losing.

But again, people are just wasting their time crying about Indian
performance. It will all be forgotten soon. At the same time, a note to
the Aussies shouting loud about their team's greatness. It is still not
proved that Aus is No.1 since it has to win in India. Get real, Aus is
becoming just like India, tigers at home and lambs abroad in wickets
which they are not used to.

Regards,
Shridhar

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Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by Maysi » Mon, 17 Jan 2000 04:00:00

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How very true

 
 
 

Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by Colin Mcleo » Mon, 17 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> All this talk about Sachin the poor captain, India the lamb abroad and
> Azhar the champion should be recalled will end once India finishes its
> tour of Aus. Reason is simple, the story was the same when we toured Aus
> in 1991, when we toured RSA in 1996(that time people were hell bent on
> bashing Sachin when his form was poor...dunno why people in rsc get by
> venting their frustration on Sachin/any great player, be it for any
> reason), NZ in 1997 etc etc. Once we come back and play RSA and the
> players get back to doing best on the grounds which suit them best, the
> team will do better and all the useless cries during OZ tour will be
> forgotten for good.

> But i personally feel that its high time to get done with a few players
> like Kumble, Prasad and Ganguly in Tests and start rebuilding the team
> for the future. Otherwise, Kumble will again take a 10 wkt haul in an
> underprepared wicket like Kotla and be retained in the team for the next
> overseas tour where he will suck again not to mention that he has become
> useless in onedayers now. Sachin should take young players who are
> mentally tough and build a new team with the next WC in mind. He should
> get rid of the mentality that Srinath, Prasad and Kumble will lead him
> to better fortunes as captain. Change is always better especially when
> the team is losing.

> But again, people are just wasting their time crying about Indian
> performance. It will all be forgotten soon. At the same time, a note to
> the Aussies shouting loud about their team's greatness. It is still not
> proved that Aus is No.1 since it has to win in India. Get real, Aus is
> becoming just like India, tigers at home and lambs abroad in wickets
> which they are not used to.

Then again it could be said that our record playing away from home is
considerably better than  Indias, which makes Indias record ay home even
more unusual.
Regards
           Colin Mcleod

 
 
 

Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by PADD » Tue, 18 Jan 2000 04:00:00

3 things India have to do.

1)      Bring back Azhar

2)      Bring back Mongia

3)      Bring back jadeja

Quote:

> All this talk about Sachin the poor captain, India the lamb abroad and
> Azhar the champion should be recalled will end once India finishes its
> tour of Aus. Reason is simple, the story was the same when we toured Aus
> in 1991, when we toured RSA in 1996(that time people were hell bent on
> bashing Sachin when his form was poor...dunno why people in rsc get by
> venting their frustration on Sachin/any great player, be it for any
> reason), NZ in 1997 etc etc. Once we come back and play RSA and the
> players get back to doing best on the grounds which suit them best, the
> team will do better and all the useless cries during OZ tour will be
> forgotten for good.

> But i personally feel that its high time to get done with a few players
> like Kumble, Prasad and Ganguly in Tests and start rebuilding the team
> for the future. Otherwise, Kumble will again take a 10 wkt haul in an
> underprepared wicket like Kotla and be retained in the team for the next
> overseas tour where he will suck again not to mention that he has become
> useless in onedayers now. Sachin should take young players who are
> mentally tough and build a new team with the next WC in mind. He should
> get rid of the mentality that Srinath, Prasad and Kumble will lead him
> to better fortunes as captain. Change is always better especially when
> the team is losing.

> But again, people are just wasting their time crying about Indian
> performance. It will all be forgotten soon. At the same time, a note to
> the Aussies shouting loud about their team's greatness. It is still not
> proved that Aus is No.1 since it has to win in India. Get real, Aus is
> becoming just like India, tigers at home and lambs abroad in wickets
> which they are not used to.

> Regards,
> Shridhar

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Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by Shridha » Tue, 18 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Then again it could be said that our record playing away from home is
> considerably better than  Indias, which makes Indias record ay home
even
> more unusual.
> Regards
>            Colin Mcleod

But i mentioned "on wickets they are not used to". Like the pathetic
tour of Ind and SL they had in '98 and '99. But they have forgotten
everything after their victories at home. So, they are becoming just
like India, once you win at home, all your weaknesses are forgotten.

Shridhar

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Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by il_khan.. » Tue, 18 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> 3 things India have to do.

> 1) Bring back Azhar

> 2) Bring back Mongia

> 3) Bring back jadeja

       Azhar has not helped his cause by getting out for a duck
       while batting for the Board President's XI against
       Karnataka.  MSK Prasad has done nothing so significant
       that should prevent Mongia from replacing him.  Jadeja
       has been tried so often and found wanting in the longer
       version of the game.  For ODIs, he will be a shoo-in.

       Kumble needs to be given a much longer "rest".  Also,
       Kumaran needs to be tried out, maybe in place of
       BKV Prasad.

                                    A. A. Khan

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Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by John P Darc » Tue, 18 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Sachin should take young players who are
> mentally tough

A contradiction in terms.  One young player in twenty or thirty
is mentally tough; a portion of the remainder get thrown into
international cricket too early and fail abysmally; the rest find
their feet in first-class cricket and might make good Test
players in due course, when they achieve mental toughness.

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Sachin's captaincy, Azhar's recall, India's overseas record

Post by Harish Chandramou » Tue, 18 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>       Azhar has not helped his cause by getting out for a duck
>       while batting for the Board President's XI against
>       Karnataka.  MSK Prasad has done nothing so significant
>       that should prevent Mongia from replacing him.  Jadeja
>       has been tried so often and found wanting in the longer
>       version of the game.  For ODIs, he will be a shoo-in.

Whilst I am not in favour of bringing Azhar back for the test series,
I am willing to give Jadeja another run in the middle-order. That is,
as long as he is made test captain. I am one of those who thinks
his capabilities in the latter regard will more than offset for his
shortcomings as a batsman. This Indian side has enough talent, and it
is about time we found someone to harness it and give it direction.

Dighe doesn't seem like a bad keeper, so the jury is out on whether
Mongia should make it back. I'll sit on the fence on this on I think.

Quote:
>       Kumble needs to be given a much longer "rest".  Also,
>       Kumaran needs to be tried out, maybe in place of
>       BKV Prasad.

Once (If) we start preparing sporting pitches at home, Kumble's case
will be automatically taken care of ie he'll start averaging at home
what he does away, and that will be that. As for Prasad, the holiest
of all cows, I am at pains to see what can be done to have him ejected
from the side for good. Despite a string of mediocre test and ODI
performances, he seems to be one of those players who with one decent
showing out of 5, can literally book himself a passage in the side for
the next several series'.

Harish
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