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

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

Post by Tittu Math » Wed, 29 Jan 1992 08:38:23

Hi guys,

        The Indian team will be announced in two days time. This is my last
        and final stab at it. The team is made taking into consideration
        the recent Duleep trophy and present team performances. The question
        here is, whether Shastry will be fit or not, so I have two teams.

        If Shastri is fit :-
        ++++++++++++++++++

        Batsman                                 Playing XI
        ---------------------------------       ---------------------
        1. Ravi Shastry (V.captain)      }
        2. Navjot Sidhu                  }      1. R.Shastry
        3. Srikkanth                     }      2. K.Srikkanth
        4. Praveen Amre                  }      3. N.Sidhu / P.Amre
        5. Mohd. Azharuddin (Captain)    }      4. M.Azhar
        6. Sachin Tendulkar              }      5. S.Tendulkar
        7. Vinod Kambli                  }      6. V.Kambli
        ---------------------------------       7. K.Dev
                                                8. M.Prabhakar
        8. C.Pandit (Keeper)             }      9. C.Pandit
                                               10. C.Sharma / A.Kumble
        Bowlers                                11. J.Srinath
        ---------------------------------
        9. Kapil Dev                     }      
       10. Manoj Prabhakar               }
       11. Javagal Srinath               }
       12. Anil Kumble                   }      
       13. Chetan Sharma                 }
       14. Atul Wassan                   }      
        ---------------------------------

        If Shastri is NOT fit :-
        +++++++++++++++++++++

        Batsman                                 Playing XI
        ---------------------------------       ---------------------
        1. C.Pandit (cum) Wicket Keeper  }
        2. Navjot Sidhu                  }      1. K.Srikkanth
        3. Srikkanth                     }      2. C.Pandit
        4. Praveen Amre                  }      3. Sidhu / Amre
        5. Mohd. Azharuddin (Captain)    }      4. M.Azhar
        6. Sachin Tendulkar              }      5. S.Tendulkar
        7. Vinod Kambli                  }      6. V.Kambli
        ---------------------------------       7. K.Dev
                                                8. M.Prabhakar
        Bowlers                                 9. C.Sharma / A.Kumble
        ---------------------------------      10. V.Raju  
        8. Kapil Dev                     }     11. J.Srinath
        9. Manoj Prabhakar               }
       10. Javagal Srinath               }
       11. Anil Kumble                   }      
       12. V.Raju                        }      
       13. Chetan Sharma                 }
       14. Atul Wassan                   }      
        --------------------------------

Note:-  The big surprise is, Manjeraker is dropped from the team. He will be
        back in the Indian team for the forth coming SA tour. The reason
        was, I preferred Amre in his place. Amre is in better form than
        Manjeraker is at this point of time. Amre is a very good fielder
        than Manjeraker. So if Amre scores 20 runs and he saves another
        15 - 20 runs, his total contribution is 35 - 40 which is good. If
        Manjerakar scores a century in the second innings of the 4th test
        he will be in and Amre will be out.

        A.Wassan is picked as a backup for K.Dev or M.Prabhakar or J.Srinath
        or C.sharma. If one of them is not fit/sick we need a backup.
        Banerjee/P.Vaidya cann't be that backup. This is very much needed.
        More or less J.Srinath should be dropped for a match and brought
        back to bring the best out of him.

        C.Sharma should be back under all cause. A tie between V.Raju and
        A.kumble, the latter should be preferred.

        Bye now.

Tittu Mathew