> tapped the keyboard and brought forth:
>> It is pretty obvious from the start of this tour that we would be
>> Laxman on this tour. Yuvraj's absence due to injury has opened up
>> a big gaping hole in the middle order. I'm not so sure about
>> but Laxman is definitely needed at no.3. And Raina should be
>> dropped immediately. I think he has been given too long a rope, and
>> the time for his axing should have come after the ICC Champions'
>> Trophy. He should go back and play domestic cricket. He will
>> comeback stronger from that experience.
>> Also it's time for Chappello to pack up his bags and leave for
>> Australia. All his experiments have been utter failures and
>> India's recent performances (especially in ODI's) have been
>> going from bad to worse.
> The question which occurs to me in that case is whether Chappell is
> somewhat unfortunate in the timing of his tenure.
Good teams hire coaches with the expectation the new coach gets them to the
next level ie GREAT TEAM.
Stop giving excuses for Chappells failure to turn Indian team into a GREAT
> I've no opinion on whether Laxman should be in the odo team in
> November 2006, but it's surely the case that he won't be worth having
> around in 2008.
World cup is in three months in 2007.
>If Ganguly has a shelf-life left, which I doubt, it's
> surely even shorter. Tendulkar's time horizon would also seem to be
> India, having had a tremendous generation of odo players who all
> peaked together, just about, have now got to put together a new
> release of IndianCricket for the ODO platform.
Dravid, Laxman, Yuvraj, Sehwag, Harby, M Patel, SreeSanth and
Dhoni (if properly nurtured) can form the core of the team and Sachin still
has some juice left.
Losing ganguly is no big deal.
> In those circumstances, how much sense does it make to go back to a
> player whose main qualification is that he isn't as bad as the current
> lot, even if he is getting on a bit?
Laxman is a genius compared to the useless natwest final fluke kaif, raw
Raina and another useless Mongia.
And moreover Laxman still had that INSATIABLE HUNGER for runs and playing in
IIRC he scored two CLASSY and brilliant centuries in Challengers last year
which were meant for OD selections and still got the raw end of the stick by
the stupid immature selectors who has the same IQ as you have.
You lived up to the reputation of your name HOLLOWMAN.
> Also, it's not as though it's Chappell who's picking the squads and
> leaving Laxman out: that's the selectors' doing,
Chappell said many times he didnt see future for laxman in Indian OD team
and ganguly even told it to laxman and it was all over media last year.
Chappell never denied it either.
>and it's clear from
> what Wright had to say that the coach doesn't get much of a look-in on
> squad selection matters when there are all those zonal interests to
Chappell would have got laxman into OD team if NOT for his STUPID OBSESSION
with young players who can field like the useless kaif and inexperienced and
> Chappell may well be a dreadful coach,
ACCEPT the FACT Chappell is a dreadful coach.
I myself supported Chappell initially because a new coach should be given
some time to mould the team. But he failed MISERABLY and its time for this
useless and overpaid Chappell to go. I dont see him changing the fortunes of
Indian cricket in the future either.
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