August 23, 2012

Indian cricket

Tricky transition for India's Test team

Devashish Fuloria

India's Test team is entering a new phase, with the old guard paving way for the new generation. However, restoration requires careful planning and the BCCI and the players need to be patient moving forward, points out an editorial in the Hindu.

It’s crucial the next generation isn’t condemned by comparison...The new generation is vulnerable to both the short and the moving ball. How would they not be when they hardly experience such things growing up? Bowling, cricket’s only act of creation, shapes the batting that counters it. India’s bowling, domestically, hasn’t improved in the 2000s, the period of incubation for the current batting generation. Nor have the pitches helped.

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