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Dhoni's conservative approach a problem - Chappell

India would be disappointed with their batting, and even though Australia might have issues to sort out with their own batting they are starting to put together a decent pace attack (00:00)

Interviewer: Brydon Coverdale

December 29, 2011

Posted by   on (December 31, 2011, 11:05 GMT)

Australia can win 4-0 if Indian batsmen don't pull up their socks....we've hardly ever recovered from a 0-1 position abroad :(

Posted by harmske on (December 30, 2011, 7:19 GMT)

i recall ian chappell writing a piece on MS after the WC victory and hailing him among the great modern captains (comparing him to other modern greats like mark taylor & imran khan). and now after this test loss his conservative approach is a problem?? this test defeat was down solely to a poor batting performance. we should have posted 400+ in the first innings, which would've meant chasing a gettable target of 160-180 in the final innings. as for MS, he's one of the best captains we've ever had.

Posted by JimDavis on (December 29, 2011, 18:45 GMT)

To conservative...but only after a loss. When India win he is a genius.

Posted by zico123 on (December 29, 2011, 14:35 GMT)

same story again n again, SHAME Team India, they keep making same mistakes again n again, how can they win if they don't seize initiative, they had Aus at 214/6 in 1st innings, from there couldn't grab the opportunity, Aus scored 333, then India was at 214/2, opportunity to take big lead and seal the match but only to fold next 8 wickets for 67 runs, then again had Aus 23/4, let them get off again to 140/4, then again had Aus at 166/8, from there let them get off again to score 240, how do you expect to win a Test match like this!! SHAME Team India

Posted by zico123 on (December 29, 2011, 14:35 GMT)

had enough of Gambhir, he needs to be dropped ASAP from both Test and ODI team, he needs to go back to domestic cricket, sort out his technical flaws before playing for India again. he has developed such bad habbit of dabbing ball to thirdman, that it is out of his control now, even when 4 slips are waiting against new ball he is playing dab shot, and getting out in same manner behind the stumps again n again, he has to sort out this flaw in domestic cricket first, meanwhile India can try Rohit Sharma at opening may be, or Dravid opening and Rohit at 6.

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