recently i was in banglore (20-24 january) and was lucky to watch indian
team for the WC practice. it was very disappointing see them practice.
there was no organized practice. there were few guys in one corner doing
something and some other in the middle of the fiels. there was no warm
up before the practice. it was a total chaos at the field. among all
the players venketesh prashad consistently misfilded and missed catches.
wadeker/kapil/gavasker wer not on the field. only sandeep patil was
hitting balls and making guys run here and there. they way indian team
was practicing there i don't think they win the WC.
on sunday 21 jan there was a friendly match between azza XI and tendu XI.
azza XI won by 5 wickets only because vikram rathore scored 90 odd runs
and kambli scored 80+ n.o. azza was out in single digit. i only watched
rathore/kambli partership for about 1 hr and it was a delight to see
rathore hit ball all over the field.