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'The collapse cost India'

Sanjay Manjrekar, speaking to Sharda Ugra, says India played really well, but for the astonishing collapse in the batting Powerplay and at the end of their innings (02:55)

March 12, 2011

Posted by niceguy1977 on (March 13, 2011, 7:35 GMT)

There is nothing new in thier collapse, when tendulkar and gambhir started playing such an defensive game clearly it let SA to come on top. Also one of the worst tail india do have. in the middle order dhoni is out of form for the last 15 innings scoring just 311 runs out of 501 balls and he looks like not going to score at all, kohli is unable to score coming late down the order, Yuvi is just coming to form, so out of Indians 7 batsmen theory only 4 or 5 is performing leaving indians both a batsmen short and a bowler short

Posted by KrishRavi on (March 13, 2011, 6:29 GMT)

Dear Sanjay

From what has happened so far in the tournament - India as yet do not seem to have the 4 bowlers necessary to win the World Cup with the seven batsmen theory . And where do we find them now . We might find a 3rd in R Ashwin ? if that happens - then perforce a 2 medium fast and 2 spinner bowling option may be needed with the kind of bowling we have . Never has P Kumar absence been felt so much . India are yet to qualify for the q finals and if ENG Beat WI , Bang BEAT SA and NETH , and WI beat India - we may lose out on a qf spot .

Ravi Krishnan

Posted by   on (March 12, 2011, 22:22 GMT)

Collapse was one of the reasons for loss but the last over by Nehra was not the right choice by captain Dhoni I think Bhajji would have been much better choice but Dhoni has his own way of thinking which worked for a while but he is running out of luck and his choices of players are not good anymore , Someone got to tell him to stop experimenting and favoring certain players and play the game with the deserving squad next time

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