INDIAN TEAM AGAINST PAKISTAN (SUGGESTION)

INDIAN TEAM AGAINST PAKISTAN (SUGGESTION)

Post by Ram Anant » Tue, 03 Mar 1992 19:23:58


   Here is my team for the OD against Pakistan, and also
the batting order:

1) Srikkanth
2) Manjrekar (with instructions to keep the scoreboard tickling)
3) Azhar
4) Tendulkar
5) Jadega
6) Kambli
7) Kapil
8) Prabhakar
9) More
10)Srinath
11) Raju

Since Shastri's bowling was not needed against Australia, I think
we can play with 6 bowlers - Kapil, Prabhakar, Srinath, Tendulkar,
Raju and Jadega.

Comments ???

Ram

P.S. Of course, if India is chasing, the batting order could be
changed to suit the situatiion.

 
 
 

INDIAN TEAM AGAINST PAKISTAN (SUGGESTION)

Post by Neeran Mohan Karn » Wed, 04 Mar 1992 03:41:16


Quote:
>   Here is my team for the OD against Pakistan, and also
>the batting order:
>1) Srikkanth
>2) Manjrekar (with instructions to keep the scoreboard tickling)
>3) Azhar
>4) Tendulkar
>5) Jadega
>6) Kambli
>7) Kapil
>8) Prabhakar
>9) More
>10)Srinath
>11) Raju

        Hmmm.... Opening with Manjrekar might be a pretty good idea.
He ought to be better than Shastri at keeping the scoreboard "tickling"
along. I would keep the order pretty flexible. i.e. if Manjrekar gets
out first, Azhar comes in. If Srikkanth gets out then Tendulkar comes
in. We do not need a situation in which both batsmen are barely tickling
the scoreboard, we need one person capable of bashing the loose ball.

        However, Jadeja is an unproven quantity. Good fielder, useful
bowler, no doubt. But again, he's an opener, and may not be very good
at slogging. I would rather use Shastri lower in the order during the
slog overs. Very few Indian batsmen are capable of slogging as well as
he does. Especially against Pakistan, when there will be a few overs by
the spinners (hope Mushtaq is not injured!), he might be very useful.
Add to that his ability to restrict the batsmen in the middle overs, and
if fit, he's sure to be an asset to the team.

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Neeran  Karnik - Dept. of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
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INDIAN TEAM AGAINST PAKISTAN (SUGGESTION)

Post by Narasimha P » Wed, 04 Mar 1992 05:37:50


Quote:

> >   Here is my team for the OD against Pakistan, and also
> >the batting order:

> >1) Srikkanth
> >2) Manjrekar (with instructions to keep the scoreboard tickling)
>    Hmmm.... Opening with Manjrekar might be a pretty good idea.
> He ought to be better than Shastri at keeping the scoreboard "tickling"
> along. I would keep the order pretty flexible. i.e. if Manjrekar gets

It is definitely a very good idea. But I should remind you that Manjrekar told
"Sprotsworld" in an interview (on being asked if he would open if the captain
asked him to do so) that he wouldn't open. He avoided elaborating on that. So
I am not sure why exactly he said that (may be he didn't want to anger his
Bombay captain Shastri by jeopardizing his chances of staging a comeback as an
opener which was perhaps the only vacant spot in the batting line-up at the
time of that interview. Or may be he has a better reason). So I wonder if
Manjrekar changed his decision on opening.

--------
PVR Narasimha Rao

 
 
 

INDIAN TEAM AGAINST PAKISTAN (SUGGESTION)

Post by Bala SWAMINATH » Wed, 04 Mar 1992 06:43:07


Quote:

>>1) Srikkanth
>>2) Manjrekar (with instructions to keep the scoreboard tickling)
>>3) Azhar
>>4) Tendulkar

>    Hmmm.... Opening with Manjrekar might be a pretty good idea.
>He ought to be better than Shastri at keeping the scoreboard "tickling"
>along. I would keep the order pretty flexible. i.e. if Manjrekar gets
>out first, Azhar comes in. If Srikkanth gets out then Tendulkar comes
>in. We do not need a situation in which both batsmen are barely tickling
>the scoreboard, we need one person capable of bashing the loose ball.

>    However, Jadeja is an unproven quantity. Good fielder, useful
>bowler, no doubt. But again, he's an opener, and may not be very good
>at slogging. I would rather use Shastri lower in the order during the
>slog overs. Very few Indian batsmen are capable of slogging as well as

Shastri... in slog overs. You *are* kidding. Ain't you?
Mate, are you reading news (or listening to the commentry)? I am just
curious, 'cause you claim that Shastri is a great slogger. Sluggish, yes.
Slogging NO (an emphatic one).

Quote:
>he does. Especially against Pakistan, when there will be a few overs by
>the spinners (hope Mushtaq is not injured!), he might be very useful.
>Add to that his ability to restrict the batsmen in the middle overs, and
>if fit, he's sure to be an asset to the team.

         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WHICH Team???

Cheers
S_Bala