Best Team and Best batting line-up

Best Team and Best batting line-up

Post by Barat SH » Sun, 15 Mar 1992 09:39:59


  With W.I. beating S.L., India is *OUT* of the World-Cup and
  so are Zimbabwe and S.L.

  Australia and Pakistan have a chance though I would love to
  see W.I. and S.A. make it. England and N.Z. will surely make it to
  the semis.

  But 2 things are very obvious- all this B.S. about Shastri is
  really B.S. Look at the Indian team w/o Shastri- the only game they
  won is against Pakistan. [BTW: Just read a newsreport that in Bombay-
  Shastris' home town there is a mini-hate-Shastri campaign going on]

  And the true blame is to be laid on the Indian bowling. Indian batting
  scored >200 on every outing except against the Windies and Indian bowling
  *never* restricted any team to less than 200 - not EVEN the AUSTRALIANS!
  [while every half-decent bowling lineup so far has restricted the
   Australians to less than 200!] Ofcource, their fielding also has been
  a big contributor.

  At the onset of Australian tour we knew that Indian bowling is mediocre-
  This world cup has proved that.

  Yes it looked moderately successful against the
  Aussies, but really, Aussie batting is highly suspect- baring Boon and Jones
  no one would make it to the Bombay side on their current form.

  But inspite of the debacle against W.I. [scoring 81-1 in 11 overs] Indians
  persisted with Banerjee and Srinath- likes of which every club-county side
  has - It is mind-boggling that they did not try Shastri- His experience
  as a bowler itself should have been enough to qualify him over
  Banerjee/Jadeja etc.

  In retrospect, the India-Aust. tour might have hurt these two a bit.
  Australians persisted with out of form batsmen on their mediocre
  performance against Indians- I mean anything less than an avg. of 50+
  against the Indian bowling is terrible-  And Indians thought that they
  had found some really talented pace-bowlers and completely forgot
  that whenever they have had success it has been their spinners or really
  helpful conditions causing a lot of swing.

  But all the same- Two myths [at least on R.S.C.] have been exploded
  ie Best Team [Australia] and Best batting line-up [India]

  Bharat

 
 
 

Best Team and Best batting line-up

Post by Shamim Naq » Sun, 15 Mar 1992 19:56:32

     And the true blame is to be laid on the Indian bowling. Indian batting
     scored >200 on every outing except against the Windies and Indian bowling
     *never* restricted any team to less than 200 - not EVEN the AUSTRALIANS!
     [while every half-decent bowling lineup so far has restricted the
      Australians to less than 200!]

You are confusing a few upset losses in the WC with the inherent
quality of the Aussie team. OD cricket is like that: any team can lose
or win a few matches. You don't have to go far: NZ is a case in point.
They got clobbered by Eng on their home grounds, they started the WC
with a match against Aus in which, by reports, they would have been
happy to get out of with one point, and suddenly they are unbeaten.
Just a few weeks ago the same Aussie side beat WI and India easily in
the WSC games. I do agree with you that the Aussie middle order is
suspect and the Indian bowlers lack penetration *as test sides*.  But
it is not clear to me that one needs penetrating bowlers in OD
cricket. Again NZ's success shows that. Seems that having accurate
medium pacers a la Eng could be very useful.

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        --SAN

 
 
 

Best Team and Best batting line-up

Post by Faheem Arshad Ra » Sat, 28 Mar 1992 03:21:42

Assalmou Alaekum,
                   Congratulations to each and every person on the great victory
by Pakistan .

             Hum say tek'rayae zamana, zamanay may dummn nay'heen
             Hum say hei zamana, zama'nay say hum nay'heen

                                                                   faheem.