Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by SXK.. » Sat, 01 Feb 1992 04:06:58


Organization: Penn State University
Date: Thursday, 30 Jan 1992 13:52:13 EST



Subject: RE: Final predection/speculation of the Indian Team (WC)!



(Tittu Mathew) says:

Quote:

>        Let me throw some light into how the bowling attack is going to
>        comprise :-
>        1. (against a team having weakness against spin)
>           Kapil, Prabhakar, Srinath, a spinner, Tendulkar/Srikkanth
>        2. (against a team which is strong against spin)
>           Kapil, Prabhakar, Srinath, C.Sharma, Tendulkar/Srikkanth

>        Now, how many teams have weakness against spin:-
>             W.I, Newzealand, may be Zimbawae(sp.) ie. 2 or 3
>             How many team that are strong against spin:-
>             Pakistan, Aus, Srilanka, England, may be S.A ie. 6 or 5

>        So 6 or 5 out of 8 matches the attack is going to look like
>        Kapil, Prabhakar, Srinath, C.Sharma, Tendulkar/Srikkanth.

>        So the final 14:-
>        batsman:- (Srikkanth, Sidhu, Amre, Tendulkar, Azhar, kambli,
>                  Manjerakar)  
>        seamers:- Kapil, Prabhakar, Srinath, Chetan and Wasson.
>        W.keeper:- Pandit.
>        spinner:- Raju.

>Bye now
>Tittu Mathew

I am just about fully in agreement with you.  One must remember Manjrekar
CANNOT be left out of the 14.  When keeping only 1 specialist keeper, it is
necessary to have back-up in case of injury.  Manjrekar is the only one who is
even somewhat competent at keeping!
Good move keeping Amre in the team.  I feel it is important that he play; he
scores 20-25 runs every time just about and one of these days he will start to
settle in.  He is just a great fielder and the 10-15 runs he saves are very
crucial in 1-dayers.  I prefer him over Kambli in the final 11, tho' I would
keep Kambli in the 14.

Now that the Indian team is not being announced till the 3rd (I guess that it
is so that Shastri can give a definite yes or no answer to the selection
committee).  If he indeed can play(Remeber the WC does  not start for about 5
more weeks!),  then I would count him as a spinner and unfortunately, either
Raju or Siddhu will have to be dropped.  This is a tough choice and one might
as well flip a coin rather than try to guess how badly the Indians will need
batting help etc!  And, I heard the squads do not have to be officially in
till the 19th, so why not wait some more.  This will tell whether Shastri is
fit or not for sure, and whether Siddhu can retain a spot as 3rd opener etc.

I agree completely with Tittu on the 5 seamers.

-  Samir Khosla
               sxk120 at psuvm.psu.edu

 
 
 

Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by Ramprasad Balasubramani » Mon, 03 Feb 1992 10:33:56

Kapil is on the verge of becoming the second highest wicket taker in history
of test cricket.  I hope he has as his 400 victim someone like Boon ( a man
in form and a top order batsman) instead of some tailender.  He really
deserves it.
Fact : Hadlee had as his 400 th victim none other than Manjrekar.
 Ihope this test too would go as interesting ass the previous one did.

Ram P
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Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by Ganesh » Mon, 03 Feb 1992 18:29:28

Quote:

>   Kapil is on the verge of becoming the second highest wicket taker in history
>   of test cricket.  I hope he has as his 400 victim someone like Boon ( a man
>   in form and a top order batsman) instead of some tailender.  He really
>   deserves it.

>   Ram P

Kapil is at present the Second Highest Wkt taker having passed Botham's
383 at Melbourned (I think). Probably what U meant was the second person
to get 400 Wkts.

Ganesh

 
 
 

Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by Ramesh Venk » Wed, 05 Feb 1992 09:02:22

(Posting this again. Not sure the first one went out. Apologies if you've seen
 the first posting already).

Heard from RA this morning (there's a sports roundup at 8.30 pacific time, btw)
that the following players have been included in the team:
  Ravi Shastri
  Vinod Kambli
  Ajay Jadeja
  Anil Kumble

Not quite sure who will pack their bags and leave for India after this test.
I remember hearing the names of Vengi, Gangulay and Pandit.  Banerjee is in
the team.  Due to bad reception couldn't hear final 14 names.  Hope someone
else can update.

Of the four joining the team, Shastri is being given an additional 4 days to
recover before joining the team.  The rest are flying down under on Feb 4th.
To me the only surprise is Jadeja.  Why him?  I expected Chetan Sharma or
Atul Wassan to make it.  The RA reporter mentioned that Jadeja (also from
Haryana) is an all-rounder (perhaps that explains the choice).  But how good
is he?  With the addition of Kambli and Shastri (hope he recovers fully), I
think the team looks well-balanced.  Good luck to the Indian team!!!

Ramesh Venkat

 
 
 

Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by Muqtada Husa » Wed, 05 Feb 1992 04:21:30

Quote:


>>   Kapil is on the verge of becoming the second highest wicket taker in history
>>   of test cricket.  I hope he has as his 400 victim someone like Boon ( a man
>>   in form and a top order batsman) instead of some tailender.  He really
>>   deserves it.

>>   Ram P
>Kapil is at present the Second Highest Wkt taker having passed Botham's
>383 at Melbourned (I think). Probably what U meant was the second person
>to get 400 Wkts.

>Ganesh

        To the best of my knowledge, Botham has only 380 wickets (not 383).
Moreover, it seems to me that his test playing days are almost over, so Kapil
need not bother about losing his position at least to him. By the way, who is
the 4th leading wicket taker. I think it is either Imran Khan (with about 362 wickets) or Marshal, followed by Lille 355 at number 6.

Muqtada Husain

 
 
 

Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by Robert E » Wed, 05 Feb 1992 13:03:45

The Indian team (14) as announced, are, apparently ...

Azharuddin, Shastri (if fit), Srikkanth, Manjrekar, Tendulkar, Amre,
Dev, More, Prabhakar, Srinath, Raju, Banjeree, Jadeja, and Kambli.

Kumble will replace Shastri if Shastri doesn't pass fitness test.

kre

 
 
 

Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by Ramesh Venk » Wed, 05 Feb 1992 04:56:22

Heard from RA this morning (there's a sports roundup at 8.30 pacific time, btw)
that the following players have been included in the team:
  Ravi Shastri
  Vinod Kambli
  Ajay Jadeja
  Anil Kumble

Not quite sure who will pack their bags and leave for India after this test.
I remember hearing the names of Vengi, Gangulay and Pandit.  Banerjee is in
the team.  Due to bad reception couldn't hear final 14 names.  Hope someone
else can update.

Of the four joining the team, Shastri is being given an additional 4 days to
recover before joining the team.  The rest are flying down under on Feb 4th.
To me the only surprise is Jadeja.  Why him?  I expected Chetan Sharma or
Atul Wassan to make it.  The RA reporter mentioned that Jadeja (also from
Haryana) is an all-rounder (perhaps that explains the choice).  But how good
is he?  With the addition of Kambli and Shastri (hope he recovers fully), I
think the team looks well-balanced.  Good luck to the Indian team!!!

Ramesh Venkat

 
 
 

Final discussion on Indian WC Team

Post by BHAVIN SH » Wed, 05 Feb 1992 17:33:01

Quote:
>Atul Wassan to make it.  The RA reporter mentioned that Jadeja (also from
>Haryana) is an all-rounder (perhaps that explains the choice).  But how good
>is he?  With the addition of Kambli and Shastri (hope he recovers fully), I
>think the team looks well-balanced.  Good luck to the Indian team!!!

Ajay Jadeja (migrated from saurashtra to Haryana) scored very heavily
in the domestic cricket recently.