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Saturday, February 03, 2007

India Team for the Cricket World Cup

If recent media reports are to be believed, and suprisingly cutting across competition barriers they are all speaking the same language, the Indian team for Cricket's mega-event coming up in March has all but been announced, and it looks like this:
1.Saurav Ganguly
2.Virender Sehwag
3.Robin Uthappa
4.Rahul Dravid (captain)
5.Sachin Tendulkar
6.Yuvraj Singh
7.Dinesh Karthick
8.Mahendra Singh Dhoni
9.Anil Kumble
10.Harbhajan Singh
11.Ajit Agarkar
12.Zaheer Khan
13. Sreesanth
14.Munaf Patel
15.Irfan Pathan
In all likelihood, the media is probably right and that bring us to some obvious questions:
q#1 Is Sehwag seriously being re-selected because of his Ranji century, or was it more likely a pre-decided thing and he was dropped just to assuage the public at large?
q#2 Was Pathan that impressive while giving away more than six runs per over in his only showing that date ?
q#3 Why Munaf? Why not Romesh Powar instead?
q#4 Why are VVS Laxman and Mohammad Kaif not even being given a chance to prove themselves? What wrong did they do? Is it the fear that they may perform and the selectors then may find it difficult to justify Sehwag's inclusion?
What makes it all the more interesting is that I agree with the selectors here. Experience is very important going into the biggest event of them all. It would however be interesting to see how Vengsarkar and co. go about justifying their team!


Anonymous said...

Irfan Pathan has girlfriend problems and that is why he is not performing as well as he should be! He should just come out into the open and admit this to the world and get on with his cricket, so everybody can settle down. If you read the comments on this forum, you will see what i am talking about

Anonymous said...

Irfan was not that impressive during the last match against West Indies, because he IS IN LOVE!!!!!!! and one knows what love can do to a guy's mind?? I am telling you, this is the truth.