What a difference a week makes..

What a difference a week makes..

Post by R. Bharat Ra » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:25:56


Poor Dinesh Karthik.  Right now he's batting on 98* versus Mumbai,
and if the scorecard is to be believed 98 out of 123 added when he was
at the wicket (he came in a 85/5 and its 208/8.

Quite likely, had he made a similar score just a week ago, he'd be on the
plane to Pakistan (may still work out for him, if Patel is down with
malaria as has been reported someplace -- though else where it was
reported as a throat infection).  A domestic average of 12 is pretty poor
for this season...

As an aside, I'm surprised Karthik is batting at #7 for Tamil Nadu.  If he
wants to showcase his batting, he should probably bat higher up in the
order -- at #5 or so -- so he has loads of talent (his knock at Eden Gardens
was really good), and clearly can bat in the top order of a Ranji side.  He
will do his international career a lot of good, if he gets into the practice
of playing longer innings, so batting at #5 or even #6, would be good for
him.

Bharat [suddenly, we are overflowing with batting keepers]

 
 
 

What a difference a week makes..

Post by Srin » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 01:48:59

.. I always thought that Karthick's selection to the Indian team was
premature. He had 2 good knocks in the Ranji semis and finals and got
the nod...he should have played atleast one season more before
selection.. His dropping now will do a world of good to his getting
back of focus...

Quote:
> As an aside, I'm surprised Karthik is batting at #7 for Tamil Nadu.  If he
> wants to showcase his batting, he should probably bat higher up in the
> order -- at #5 or so -- so he has loads of talent (his knock at Eden Gardens
> was really good), and clearly can bat in the top order of a Ranji side.  He
> will do his international career a lot of good, if he gets into the practice
> of playing longer innings, so batting at #5 or even #6, would be good for
> him.

He used to open the innings 2 seasons ago, IIRC..he was also promoted
up in the Duleep Trophy for South Zone and he scored one decent fifty..

The problem with the TN lineup is that, there are other players who
have done reasonably well over the years and who cannot be replaced
from their positions.. Badrinath, Sriram, Badani and Sharath, I mean..
so..the middle order is pretty much fixed...C. Hemant Kumar,
K.D.Vasudeva Das are the upcoming replacements and even Hemant Kumar
has been forced to open this season (owing to the migration of Ramesh
to Kerala and the flopping of Aniruddha Srikkanth)...

Karthick can only be tried at the opening slot and the story of his
batting there, the last time he was tried out there, was plenty of
attractive 30s and sporadic 50s, but no real consistency..

Quote:
> Bharat [suddenly, we are overflowing with batting keepers]

Exactly...Ibrahim Khaleel is in stupendous form for
Hyderabad...Dasgupta hasn't done bad for his cause for Bengal and I
think Naman Ojha opens the innings for Madhya Pradesh..Samant has been
tried out as opener for Mumbai this time against TN..and Thilak Naidu
fell off the radar only a few seasons ago..Manvinder Singh Bisla was
the first choice North Zone keeper not long ago too and he , I presume
is a mainstay for the HP lineup....There indeed is a lot of batting
talent in the keepers in the domestics.
Quote:

> Poor Dinesh Karthik.  Right now he's batting on 98* versus Mumbai,
> and if the scorecard is to be believed 98 out of 123 added when he was
> at the wicket (he came in a 85/5 and its 208/8.

> Quite likely, had he made a similar score just a week ago, he'd be on the
> plane to Pakistan (may still work out for him, if Patel is down with
> malaria as has been reported someplace -- though else where it was
> reported as a throat infection).  A domestic average of 12 is pretty poor
> for this season...

> Bharat [suddenly, we are overflowing with batting keepers]


 
 
 

What a difference a week makes..

Post by CiL » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 17:46:52

Quote:

> Poor Dinesh Karthik.  Right now he's batting on 98* versus Mumbai,
> and if the scorecard is to be believed 98 out of 123 added when he was
> at the wicket (he came in a 85/5 and its 208/8.

> Quite likely, had he made a similar score just a week ago, he'd be on the
> plane to Pakistan g keepers]

Standard TN stuff. dont score at crunch games where selection to
national team hangs, and make hay in useles games

Arjun Pandit
A dedicated student of Chennai curdrice cricket