Indian Batting Line-up

Indian Batting Line-up

Post by PRITAM DATT » Mon, 13 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Hi,

Well if the batsman do their jobs then their is nothing wrong with any
line-up !

Each one of the first five are good if they get going. As far as
understanding
between batsman goes Tend'kar - Ganguly and Azhar-Jadeja seem to have
clicked
well in recent times. So Tend'kar shud open the innings. Tendulkar opening
the innings
has a very big mental factor for the teams. If he gets going the bowlers
find it difficult to
bowl well, but if he gets out it turns out as an boost to them ( thanx to
Jadeja, Azhar and
Ganguly, they have nullified that numerous times now !) but I think its
worth taking the
chance with Tendulkar to open. I think he is the best in this position.

( I beg ur pardon, for going off track here.... but I remembered something
which i wud like
to mention here... My mom, though not a very knowlegeable cricket lover, but
is a very
passionate one.... every time Srikanth went blazing around... she would be
sitting
their watching with her hands clasped..... saying nothing... while all of us
danced around...once
Srikanth went out.. she would heave a sigh of relief and go about her
chores, and join in for a over
or two......Srikanth at the crease was the most tense moments for my mother
!!!!, I wonder how many
are out there that feel the same way when Tendulkar bats !.... apologize
again folks for veering off ! )

As you said "*** in the midle overs", I beg to differ here. Since the
field is very spread
out what is required here is sensible placement and good running between
wickets.

Although I do not consider Sidhu to be very good in the "running between the
wickets
department" , I think, he enjoys playing to slower bowlers, always dancing
down the
wicket, so one down seems to be a good spot for him,

Azhar and Jadeja.... as 4 and 5.. OK! I guess... ( where else wud you put
them?! )
I am more comfy with Jadeja with his recent form than Azhar with his wristy
shots
that when connect look to be the best ones that can be hit, but when is
mishit looks
as if he is giving the fielders catching practice, but pray, its his day and
forget
Tendulkar !

So .....

Ganguly - Tendulkar
Sidhu ( no Laxman in my team sorry ! as I haven't seen him play at all !! )
Azhar
Kanitkar
Kumble ( surprise !!!, in comfortable situations, got to give hima chance
!! )
Mongia
I don't care from here on .... ( dunno anything about their willow power )

Regards
Pritam.

Quote:

>As Kambli is injured and will be missing the final and the forthcoming
>Sharjah tournament, I would not be surprised if Azhar changed the Indian
>batting line-up to the following:

>Ganguly
>Sidhu/Laxman
>Azhar
>Tendulkar
>Jadeja
>Kanitkar
>Mongia
>Agarkar
>Kumble
>Prasad
>Sanghvi/Harvinder

>This would allow Sidhu/Laxman to open, which is what they are best at.
>Additionally, Sachin can be saved for the required *** on the bowling
>in the middle of the innings.

>It would be interesting to read other comments.

>Cheers
>Prakash

 
 
 

Indian Batting Line-up

Post by Rakesh Gupt » Mon, 13 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> As Kambli is injured and will be missing the final and the forthcoming
> Sharjah tournament, I would not be surprised if Azhar changed the Indian
> batting line-up to the following:

> Ganguly
> Sidhu/Laxman
> Azhar
> Tendulkar
> Jadeja
> Kanitkar
> Mongia
> Agarkar
> Kumble
> Prasad
> Sanghvi/Harvinder

> This would allow Sidhu/Laxman to open, which is what they are best at.
> Additionally, Sachin can be saved for the required *** on the bowling
> in the middle of the innings.

anshuman said that sidhu will come at no. 4.  i think that gangu-tendu
opening pair in ODIS should not be disturbed.  they are one of the best
in the world right now.

so the team might be:

gangu - tandu to open
azhar, sidhu, jadeja
kanitkar
mongia
kumble, prasad
harvinder, sanghvi

personally i would include one more batsman (no choice here but laxman)
in place of a bowler (harvinder or sanghvi).

rg

 
 
 

Indian Batting Line-up

Post by Prakash Melwan » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00

As Kambli is injured and will be missing the final and the forthcoming
Sharjah tournament, I would not be surprised if Azhar changed the Indian
batting line-up to the following:

Ganguly
Sidhu/Laxman
Azhar
Tendulkar
Jadeja
Kanitkar
Mongia
Agarkar
Kumble
Prasad
Sanghvi/Harvinder

This would allow Sidhu/Laxman to open, which is what they are best at.
Additionally, Sachin can be saved for the required *** on the bowling
in the middle of the innings.

It would be interesting to read other comments.

Cheers
Prakash

 
 
 

Indian Batting Line-up

Post by Prakash Melwan » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>> As Kambli is injured and will be missing the final and the forthcoming
>> Sharjah tournament, I would not be surprised if Azhar changed the Indian
>> batting line-up to the following:

>> Ganguly
>> Sidhu/Laxman
>> Azhar
>> Tendulkar
>> Jadeja
>> Kanitkar
>> Mongia
>> Agarkar
>> Kumble
>> Prasad
>> Sanghvi/Harvinder

>> This would allow Sidhu/Laxman to open, which is what they are best at.
>> Additionally, Sachin can be saved for the required *** on the bowling
>> in the middle of the innings.

>anshuman said that sidhu will come at no. 4.  i think that gangu-tendu
>opening pair in ODIS should not be disturbed.  they are one of the best
>in the world right now.

>so the team might be:

>gangu - tandu to open
>azhar, sidhu, jadeja
>kanitkar
>mongia
>kumble, prasad
>harvinder, sanghvi

>personally i would include one more batsman (no choice here but laxman)
>in place of a bowler (harvinder or sanghvi).

>rg

If Anshuman says that Sidhu will come in at no. 4, so be it. However, I
am slightly worried about Navjot's running between the wickets which is
critical at no. 4. That's the reason I thought of putting Sachin at no. 4
which is where he bats in tests. It would also remove the possibility of
Sachin's early dismissal which has happened in 3 of the 4 matches in this
series. On the other hand, it of course removes the possibility of his
demoralising performance at the start of an innings to completely control
the opposing attack. I agree that Sachin and Saurav make a superb opening
pair.

As to your suggested line-up, are you sure that you wish to drop Agarkar?
I personally think he has been an outstanding success with his bowling
and has of course not yet had a chance to display his batting talents. If
that is done, then fans should be convinced of his genuine all-round
abilities.

I look forward to your views.

Cheers
Prakash

 
 
 

Indian Batting Line-up

Post by Rakesh Gupt » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:



> >anshuman said that sidhu will come at no. 4.  i think that gangu-tendu
> >opening pair in ODIS should not be disturbed.  they are one of the best
> >in the world right now.

> >so the team might be:

> >gangu - tandu to open
> >azhar, sidhu, jadeja
> >kanitkar
> >mongia
> >kumble, prasad
> >harvinder, sanghvi

> >personally i would include one more batsman (no choice here but laxman)
> >in place of a bowler (harvinder or sanghvi).

> >rg

> If Anshuman says that Sidhu will come in at no. 4, so be it. However, I

sidhu's running is as bad/good as gangu's.  sidhu is too slow to start
his inning.  i would not include him in my ODI team but since he is
there he is best suited at no.4.  

as far as sachin at no. 4 is concerned, i don't think that it is a good
idea.  sachin provied the ideal start for one days and even if we lod=se
him there are plenty of other batsmen who can socre runs (this has been
proven time and again).

Quote:

> As to your suggested line-up, are you sure that you wish to drop Agarkar?

opps! agarkar for harvinder!!!!!

rg