June 21, 2012

Indian cricket

India A batting failure due to inability to adapt

Abhishek Mukherjee

WV Raman, writing in Sportstar, says India A batsmen lacked the application to be successful in the four-day matches against West Indies A in the Caribbean.

It is good to see intriguing spinners emerge from the Caribbean islands, but it is hard to fathom why batsmen who are brought up on a diet of spin bowling are succumbing to the slower bowlers.
I am not blaming the IPL for the lack of application but merely pointing out that adapting to different formats can be a difficult task at times. There have been too many instances of the middle-order batsmen not converting their starts into something substantial which is more of a temperamental flaw than a technical one.

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