What appears to be the end may well be a new beginning

March 28, 2007

India’s limited overs cricket is at a cross road. The future will be determined to a very large extent by the powers that be who run Indian cricket. Although there are cries for studies responses to the World Cup debacle, there is no denying that large scale changes are required if we are not to be left too far behind. For a start we should

1. Stop selecting players on reputation. Please take the lead from the Sri Lankan team. Arnold and Silva are in the team and Atapattu is not. In India’a case, Romesh Powar should have been picked ahead of Harbhajan and Anil.

2. The squad should be the best 15 or 16 fielders in the country. This is going to be a tough call for the selectors. Munaf, Sehwag and Sourav will not make the cut in this respect.

3. Sachin Tendulkar should be dropped. But if one were to believe the media, he is tipped to replace Dravid as the skipper. Nothing can be more detrimental to the team.

Who from the World Cup squad will pass muster. Uthappa, Yuvraj, Dinesh, Dhoni, Agarkar ??, Zaheer ??, Sreesanth, Dravid ??, and Irfan. Bring in Kaif, Raina, Venugopala Rao for Sachin, Sourav and Sehwag.


2 Responses to “What appears to be the end may well be a new beginning”

  1. Vivek Says:

    Ask the guys if any of them are game to carry the team entirely on their shoulders, like Sachin did for 10 years. Even the 2003 World Cup, for all the team-ethic proclamations was running on the aura of one player. As individuals we are more intuitive and hence creative, as a team we make up numbers.

  2. Ravi Says:

    First thing would be see if Dravid is a captain material. He doesn’t inspire. Saurav for all his so called arrogance was a better leader in my view.

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