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Top-order batting lacked execution - Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni speaks after his side's loss in the 2nd ODI against South Africa in Durban.

December 9, 2013

Posted by   on (December 10, 2013, 19:27 GMT)

now what does that mean lacked execution then he is no more good than captains before him players under Azharuddin, Gangully lacked execution

Posted by rubel001 on (December 10, 2013, 4:29 GMT)

India Lost Against England and Australia in both the tests and one dayers earlier in the respective countries. Especially in the tests they lost very badly. They were white-washed in both the test series. We saw lots of in-capabilities of the Indian batsmen on the fast & bouncy pitches. Now, after passing a long time i am seeing the same scenario. In spite of their weakness, they did not work on that at all. My question is, why they are not taking any step to be stronger in the fast pitches? Like playing more country cricket in fast and bouncy pitches, playing more series(Test and one day) in those pitches rather than Asian sub-continent dead pitches. More importantly, if any series is going to be held in Fast and Bouncy pitches then Indian cricket team should travel there more earlier to coupe with the situations. It can be 15 days or 1 month earlier based on their need to coupe with.

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 21:02 GMT)

no doubt india is the number #1 asian team in sub continent scoring 300+ on dead dusty pitches is not easy the problem as non indian viewer i see lots of home series due to this reason indian batsmen are not performing well on fast bouncy tracks.o p

in recent years indian players used to play country cricket gunguly tendulkar they knew how to play on fast pitches but nowadays indians are only playing india

ppl say they are world class players they should perform outside how come its possible if they are only forced to play home series? BCCI should encourage players to play county cricket, T20 leagues outside india otherwise 2015 is going to be very hard mission for team dhoni.

Posted by wapuser on (December 9, 2013, 17:54 GMT)

Indians are great only in Indian subcontinent. But south Africans are not like that. They can score atleast respectable score in any other pitches in world. Not bad like our team. Very shame to type. Because I am also an Indian

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 10:32 GMT)

match lost. words lost. nothing to say.

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