Posted: 16 April 2007 at 4:35pm | IP Logged
Personnally I have no probs with Dravid
leading the side out. I think he is an astute captian and has great knowledge of the game. I think he has been slightly unlucky with results recently and as u know first person to blame is the captain, as I'm starting to realise now
For me, India need to get rid of Shewag. He is utterly useless. So what u score one 300 on a FLAT
track, u need to constanlty score runs for ur team. When he opens, India are effectively one down already. Halve his shots are wafts outside the offstump. Chuck him out and he may learn some basics. IF
he is good enough and learnt his lesson, bring him back. He needs to show a better attitude. I went to watch Ind v Pak in England for the ICC Champions trophy in 2004, and the night b4 the game he was eating a chicke balti in some restaurent i was in. What a complete joker, and if im correct he didn't get into double figures the next day, wonder y?
Also whats happened to Pathan? y is he not playing? He brings a great balance to the side with his batting. If he is stuggling to bowl, he is only gonna learn out on the pitch. He is WORLDCLASS
, play him.
Even Sreesanth, y did he not play a WC game? He brings good aggression to the Indian side, which seems to lack a lot of that at times. Remember that 6 he hit off Nel, in the test series.
. We need that to help lift the side at times.
India need to desperatley improve their feilding. It is utterly atrocious at times. Good sides save 20-30 runs in the field, making it easier for the batsman. Get off ur bums and train harder in the field
One last thing, I would personnaly keep most of the batsman, except Shewag, as I think they deserve to show that they are still worldclass. They also have a lot to offer the team in terms of experience.
As coach, I think India need either Tom Moody or Dev Whatmore. Both have shown they can cope with sub-contential teams. Fantastic coaches, look at what their teams have done this WC, SL are in the QF and Bang beat India and SA. So hire one of them for long term use.
Sorry hope i didn't drag on,