Sunday, November 08, 2009

India Vs Australia

This series is going interesting in the way nobody including the Indian team knows how the drama of the game ends. If bowlers do well, batsmen flops and vice versa. But the way we lost 3 matches in this series is horrible. Losing is not at all a problem hoping that the team takes away the lessons from it.

In the 6th ODI played at Guwahati, I think the mistake was in electing batting first. Winning the toss, knowing the damp conditions of the wicket in the early hours, having a team which can play spin bowling well during the chase, why should they chose batting first? Only Dhoni knows..

But the credit goes to bowling and fielding of Australian team. Whoever comes new to the team is capable of performing well in the international level from the beginning. Quality matters!! Also, the captaincy of Ponting really matters here. He has a great cricket mind and encourages the young players.

There are positive things in this series. Like Suresh Raina playing a crucial knock in 5th ODI (Oh man, what a knock from Sachin!! I've to write a separate blog for this), Praveen kumar playing important knocks including this 6th ODI..

P.S. I've never seen such a funny way of getting bowled (Yuvraj's wicket) in the game so far.

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