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Middle-overs bowling cost us - Dhoni

India captain believes that Jadeja's performances with the bat and the fielding have been the positives from the 4-0 series loss to New Zealand

January 31, 2014

Posted by nibird007 on (February 3, 2014, 20:25 GMT)

bowling main reasn behind order too,bt in the pitches of nz,u jst cant afford to make opostn a 300 score..its a tough job to bat there...wid pacey pitches,..n bcci shud consider sm ways to prepare fat n green track in india in ranji matches,which give sindian batsmen a gud experience....and aslo bowler the much needed inspiration...n make ranji matches competitive then making it bastmen game, team with frst inning lead wins,what the hell is that. bowlers of the team holding the lead jst take off there paddle from the gear and try to pass out the time,by not taking wicket...change neede change.. and stop blaming dhoni,he is the best man to lead india now,he is the best odi batsman too

Posted by   on (February 2, 2014, 7:42 GMT)

I wonder why no one i blaming the top order of Indian batting, dhawan and rohit failed in every match as a pair..You cannot ask Kohli to win every match. Indian bowling was never a good one but main reason for their loss is their batsman were unable to deliver. and i think corey anderson was the main difference in first couple of matches.

Posted by   on (February 2, 2014, 4:43 GMT)

Bowling has been the minus point for India in recent past. Even if we look back from Australia in India, India was loosing all there matches. But fortunately, for India batsmen won the series for them. But every day is not sunday, India need to work very hard in developing a bunch of accurate and reliable fast bowlers to deliver at any condition. I am surprised why bowlers like Binny, Ryadu were in the squad? If they were to play with all rounder in the team, they could have gone with Irfan Pathan who is good with new ball and best late order batsman in India. No surprises if Indian opening batting doesn't click in the test series. Murali Vijay is not someone who can consistently give India a solid start. New Zealanders have shown remarkable improvement over the months be it agains Australia or west indies or India. They are full of confidence and will look to hit back Indians very hardly. I am looking forward for a battle of Indian reputation and High on confidence black caps!!

Posted by wapuser on (February 1, 2014, 13:42 GMT)

No point commenting Indian pathetic performance overseas again and again. Dhoni knew Ashwin is a handicap for Indian bowling when they are playing overseas. Mainly India success came from his ability to take wickets in subcontinent, as soon he stopped India loosing the game. Why not substitute with a genuine bowler who can be successful on all kind of surface. India problem lies under Dhoni arrogance, he would never accept blame himself.

Posted by   on (February 1, 2014, 9:51 GMT)

We cannot play out side of India and win. We are so used to using besides bat and ball to win matches. We have a reputation for using other means to win games of cricket.

I wonder did we really win the World Cup ODI? and other matches in our home country playing the game of cricket in the spirit it is meant to be played. I doubt it.

Sometimes I am ashamed to be Indian (Goan)

Posted by Manowara on (February 1, 2014, 8:40 GMT)

Its not middle overs or the middle order batting failure. Doni is the one who take Koli to front bcs front line batting is failure. After taking Koli to strength the front line, how can he blame middle order. Its because of the front line the required rate at the middle overs go up and difficult to handle. Doni is trying to defend his favorite men at the top. Friendships or the IPL team connection would not prosper the country. When it come to country you just leave a side the political games and do the job Mr Doni.

Posted by   on (February 1, 2014, 4:42 GMT)

Very interesting how India can go from hero- zero! Pakistan At least won sons games in SA.. With bouncy tracks and swinging.. Come on India 4-0? Wake up because these aren't flat tracks where the ball doesn't bounce higher then your knee.. I guess it's a good thing Pakistan are away from home.. Really gives you a reality check in which India have just been woken up to a 4-0 loss to #8 in the world..

Posted by Matt3030 on (January 31, 2014, 22:31 GMT)

If there fielding was a positive for the series then they truly are grasping at straws, India won't even make the semi finals at next years world cup, they are a long way behind the good ODI teams.

Posted by wapuser on (January 31, 2014, 21:42 GMT)

Dhoni has lost the plot in this series notably. Here he criticized few bowlers and he also states jadeja and ashwin should contribute with bat more consistently. Then what the batsmen have done throughout the series with the exception of kohli. yes bowlers need to improve and be more adept particulary quick bowlers. Dhoni himself batted very slowly with no penetration when the rate climbed up. Last match was very visible. Kohli tried at his best and failed after the superb knock of 82. Dhoni need to take a hard look at himself and be more robust with team changes even if it is for every match

Posted by   on (January 31, 2014, 15:48 GMT)

I think India should play tier -1 cricket only at home. When they go abroad they should be playing tier 2.

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