January 4, 2007

Indian cricket

What abiding faith in a few good men can do

Sriram Veera

To keep faith in Sehwag ahead of the World Cup was a team priority," writes R Mohan in the Deccan Chronicle

However unfair it may appear to a makeshift opener thrust into a specialist’s job. Team India have been on that path many times before. Only on this occasion, it was a strategy born of pragmatism. In Kaarthik, they had a man willing to put up his hand, even as Wasim Jaffer made himself completely at home on a pitch that suits his batting to a T. He may not be the dashing opener who can put his act together on a hostile terrain.

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