Cricket: India’s lineup, mental disintegration & five observations from Sydney test buildup

My five preview points wrt Team India’s Sydney test match starting tomorrow… 5. Sydney woes Sydney has been a painful hunting ground for India over the decades. Biased umpiring (and some inept fielding/captaincy) has denied the men in blue (what … Continue reading Cricket: India’s lineup, mental disintegration & five observations from Sydney test buildup

India can’t escape grooming all-rounders

The Indian squad which had won the Prudential World cup in 1983 had a large share of multi skilled players – Mohinder Amarnath, Sandeep Patil, Kapil Dev, Kirmani, Kirti Azad, Madan Lal, Roger Binny and Ravi Shastri. All the said players could effectively do their prime trade properly and also contribute in another trade. I stayed away from terming them as all-rounders, cause purely by definition, only Kapil Dev fulfilled the could be termed so. In my books, an all-rounder is one who has ability to score 50 runs in an ODI / 100 runs in a test innings and … Continue reading India can’t escape grooming all-rounders