September 2, 2008

Indian cricket

India's purple patch

Kanishkaa Balachandran

In his column for cricketnirvana.com, South Africa's coach Mickey Arthur gushes at India's success in the one-dayers in Sri Lanka and believes the strategy of having separate Test and ODI squads has put them on the right track to the 2011 World Cup. Her also dwells on England's rise, the problems with his own one-day team, and dispels the myth that his players chickened out of touring Pakistan.

Like all sportsmen we don't believe it is worth endangering our lives in order to compete but we are not qualified to make judgements on security issues which is why we leave that to the experts. Personally I feel extremely sorry for Pakistan's fans and cricketers that they will now miss out on seeing the best cricketers in the world.

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Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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