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No excuses for batting failure - Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the first day of the Edgbaston Test, and says while India's batting failed, the bowling is their biggest worry (05:17)

Sanjay Manjrekar

August 10, 2011

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar is a cricket commentator and presenter on TV. His Twitter feed is here

Posted by na3f on (August 11, 2011, 16:27 GMT)

Yuvraj, Raina are not constant fixtures yes, but neither would any be for those positions, they are there for people who are deserving to take them. India believed they would be deserving so they got those positions - they failed. Sounds like excuses to me. Harbajan Singh was useless in the matches he played, I think it's a blessing he is injured so someone else can have a go.

Zaheer and Sehwag were the only true losses for the Indians during this series, but even Zaheer is far too over-rated due to the fact that he is the only one in the Indian team who can bowl well. Tremlett was injured after the first test and England have barely felt the loss. England is just a far better team than India and they deserve to be #1.

Also the person who is interviewing needs to speak up, could barely hear the questions (especially towards the end), very unprofessional.

Posted by   on (August 11, 2011, 14:13 GMT)

Disappointing tour for INDIAN'S...

Posted by   on (August 10, 2011, 23:57 GMT)

It's complacency amongst the batsmen. India came to this tour thinking they are well prepared!!! No team coming to England can be well prepared without playing more cricket here. I don't think BCCI cares about test rankings, as long as they get their money from IPL, Advertisements and TV rights. This is what happens when you get to that stage that you don't care anymore, you consider it granted. I never thought Shewag will do anything, no one, not even god ( not tendulkar) can come into a test team and open batting after not playing for 6 months. Only Indian team will believe that. I have been watching international cricket for 15 years in the grounds of UK and never seen so much comaplacency and laziness in fielding as well as sheer inability to handle bouncer and srtaight balls.

Posted by   on (August 10, 2011, 19:57 GMT)

talking about last match manjrekar says mukund yuvraj and raina who would not be in the top six gnerally. but isnt raina a constant fixture now. then perhaps we are fielding the wrong about rohit sharma ? dont know y he is not picked, when we are in need of technically sound batsmen

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