December 21, 2007

Indian cricket

Shoddy scheduling


In the Indian Express, Harsha Bhogle criticises the BCCI for its scheduling which hardly allows any time for the Indians to acclimatise in Australia, and hence making the formidable task of beating Australia on their home turf even harder.

These (the Indian cricketers) are not artists from the circus for whom life inside the big tent doesn’t change much from Melbourne to Delhi. Or baseball or basketball players or Formula One drivers for that matter. These are players who have to make significant adjustments to their game; more like a driver shifting from concrete to gravel.

Bhogle also questions the need to rejig much of the batting order to accomodate Yuvraj Singh at No. 6. He is also hopeful that Virender Sehwag will open the innings, leaving the rest of the middle-order undisturbed.


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