Srilanka Tour--A Prediction

Srilanka Tour--A Prediction

Post by NAMKU.. » Sat, 26 Jun 1993 15:39:09


I would like to predict three things. First India is going to win the series
convincingly.
Second, Tendulkar will score atleast two centuries (including both Tests and
one days).
Third one will make the fans of kapil smile wide. He will be the highest wicket
taker in the world in tests after the series.
well......?
 
 
 

Srilanka Tour--A Prediction

Post by Pankaj Sh » Sun, 27 Jun 1993 05:35:21

Mr. Kumar,

You seem to be mixing up your hopes with the expectations!  Personally, I'd
much rather see/hear about memorable matches than worry about whether India
wins convincingly or performances of some individuals.  Alas, I believe there
are many more people with your kind of interest in cricket than there are like
me.  I would wish you luck in your "prediction" coming true, but that would
mean wishing that others with an attachment to (SL routing India, Mahanama
scoring a couple *more* centuries, etc.) will be unhappy.

By the way, I am surprised at the first part of your prediction after Sri
Lanka's wonderful performances against Australia, New Zealand, and England
at home during the past year.

Here's to a good series,

Pankaj Shah;  (408)-447-4658.

 
 
 

Srilanka Tour--A Prediction

Post by vigne.. » Sun, 27 Jun 1993 21:01:22

prediction of "massive" Indian victory)

Quote:
> Mr. Kumar,
> You seem to be mixing up your hopes with the expectations!  
> I would wish you luck in your "prediction" coming true, but
> that would mean wishing that others with an attachment to
> (SL routing India, Mahanama scoring a couple *more* centuries,
> etc.) will be unhappy.

> By the way, I am surprised at the first part of your prediction
> after Sri Lanka's wonderful performances against Australia,
> New Zealand, and England at home during the past year.

     Sri Lankans played some wonderful  cricket lately against
all visiting  teams.  Still it is a  young  team with  limited
international exposure.  They are vulnerable under pressure as
they lost to Australians from a sure winning position.

     Before the English tour, Sri Lankan Manager Duleep Mendis
said that he  had no doubt about  the victory because  English
players were weak against quality spin and Sri Lankan spinners
could ball better (wrist spinners). Ashantha de Mel and Rumesh
Ratnayake (also Saliya Ahangama did well last time) are not in
the scene, Lankan pace bowling could not do beter than English
attack.  With a strong breed of lefties, Lankan  batting would  
be formidable.  Temperament and pace/swing bowling will be the
main difference beween the teams (well, Sri Lankans  know that
there is a guy called Tendulkar in the Indian  team; hopefully
they would come with some formula to fix him. Kambli goes with
some kind of pressure to proove himself.... dangerous!).

     One thing I may speculate.  This is not going to be a one-
sided series(well, either way, I would add). I am a cricketter
as well.  I don't "predict" anything in cricket!

=====

Vicky:
UMass, June 26, 1993

 
 
 

Srilanka Tour--A Prediction

Post by skri.. » Fri, 02 Jul 1993 00:31:36

This is in regard to India's tour to SriLanka.
Would it be really wise to have a tour there,now that the country
is in turmoil? One of the primary reasons for NewZealand's poor
performance was the constant fear of their players about their
security.
I am not belittling the security provided by the government but
when their own President was assasinated very recently & India's
antipathy towards LTTE (it is the reverse that I fear most),I for
 one feel it would be a risk for the team to tour Lanka now.
Any further discussions welcome.
Mani