Buckle up for your WC place young'stars'

Published: Monday, August 23, 2010, 15:05 [IST]
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Buckle up for your place young'stars'

The Indian cricket team seriously needs to reorganize and get their acts together ahead of the finals and most importantly ahead of the World Cup.

The batting has struggled big time, with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and M.S Dhoni himself failing to come up to the ranks and deliver.

No 7 batsman Ravinder Jadeja trying to cement his place in the Indian team is having to suffer as well. Jadeja is not to be blamed, he has been picked in the playing XI more as a bowler than a batsman. He is swift in the field as well, so the Indian team management must have persisted with him for that reason.

But, No 7 being a tricky position, India really need a player who can play swift innings, a finisher who can hit some mighty blows which makes a big difference at the end of the day. Its obvious if the top order fails, the lower order is likely to fail as well.

Or other option would be to play a proper bowler, who can deliver 10 overs without a hassle.

Someone should seriously remind Rohit Sharma about his immense talent and that his failure just seems too big ahead of the World Cup. With the likes of Virat Kholi, Saurabh Tiwary fighting for a place in the playing XI (and ofcourse Sachin Tendulkar will take his place), the team management and the selectors are likely to axe him if he continues to struggle in his mind and his game.

Karthik opening the innings for India has been lucky and got a fair number of chances. He just comes up with his starts but never seems to be able to convert his starts to a good score. He never really seems to be a player who can hold on and play a big innings. The team management has to look for alternatives, maybe give more chance to Murali Vijay ahead of the World Cup. Is his role restricted, Is Dhoni and his men just asking Karthik to see off the new ball and partner Sehwag till the latter starts to dominate the proceedings?

Yes the umpiring errors didn't help the Indian batting in their last game, but those errors of judgment has always been part of the game.

Batting being the main asset of the Indian team in the past decade or so, if batting fails to click, the Indian team is sure to suffer in big tournaments.


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