'Time for Dhoni to look at bowling options'

Ian Chappell and Sharda Ugra join Raunak Kapoor to preview the fourth ODI between India and Australia in Ranchi

October 22, 2013

Posted by   on (October 23, 2013, 5:07 GMT)

The real problem zone is our "Placid wickets".Our bowlers have to work extra hard to extract something out of the wicket.At present our bowlers are incapable of doing that.Especially Ishant Sharma,who looks so weak in body as well as in mind has to be rested.Another area to consider is the boundary lines,some of our boundary margins are very shot,this has to be sorted out.A standard out line of boundaries to all the grounds in India and around the world will be good.Think about this -Pitches are lifeless and the boundaries are short,what can a bowler do,so it's advantage -Batsmen.

Posted by Umakanth.P on (October 23, 2013, 4:17 GMT)

At least now give a chance to Jayadev and Amith Misra in place of Ishant and Ashwin.

Posted by   on (October 23, 2013, 1:00 GMT)

@vantunow Just for fun facts -- B Kumar finished his spell by the end of 44th overs. BTW please get this thing in audio format. I know live streaming of Google hangout seems cool but then....overall I agree with @dravid_rules

Posted by sanambhaila on (October 22, 2013, 21:33 GMT)

I think Ishant need to have a hair cut, if not tie it during the match. I wonder, who was the last sports person who plays any sports with his hair blocking his/her vision. I am not thing to be sarcastic, but I wonder if anybody have suggested him that. Try, thing about you hair blocking your vision right at the time when you are about to make a strike, in any sports. May be technical expert have an answer for it. I am sure there should be some technically logical explanation on how a disturbance in one's vision at the last movement can effect the out come of a play during any sport, especially bowling in cricket where the primary mission is to aim at something (stumps, a part on the pitch, batsman's foot...etc.)

Posted by   on (October 22, 2013, 20:40 GMT)

Well this is really getting serious, Chappel is dead right that the boundaries need to be a bit longer. There should be some standard set e.g not less than 70 Meters in any case

Posted by   on (October 22, 2013, 19:55 GMT)

We need it in text... in a place which has so many rich people the infrastructure for internet is pathetic compared to Emglamd, south africa, amd australia, who have higher speed Evn internet, they could live stream a match or commmentary without a sweat, we are from a poor under developed coumtry with low internet speeds, so viewimg this video is a pain in the ... so please give a text version for ecerything for the poor indian, bangladesh, srilankan and pakistan fans the 90 % of the real hardcore cricket maniacs...

Posted by vantunow on (October 22, 2013, 18:25 GMT)

Lost in the the mess after Ishant's poor 30 run over is the DECISION by MSD to bring on Ishant. B. Kumar was warmed up and had just bowled a good over and has spare overs left and he was taken away. Maybe MSD was hoping that just like Champion's trophy the gamble would work. It didn't work. He shouldn't have had to gamble, there was no need. Furthermore, there is absolutely no reason Ashwin should have an over left, even if he got to bowl the last over. He is the best bowler India have, especially in those situations, and in no way he should have not bowled his full compliment of overs.

Poor bowling is an issue, but decision to bring on Ishant was just as terrible. JMO.

Posted by dravid_rules on (October 22, 2013, 16:35 GMT)

I would also put in a plea for an audio version too. The reasons for that are so numerous that I hesitate to start listing them, but here goes: 1. It occupies less bandwidth when viewed on mobiles. 2. Many offices turn video off but allow audio. 3. These reports are tailormade for text/audio. What is the point in "watching" them? (Same goes for "most" music IMHO, but that is a seperate topic and not as easy an argument to win).

I am sure there are more reasons. In fact, about the only reason I can think that video is being used for these is for the "me too" and "cool" factors.

Posted by   on (October 22, 2013, 15:22 GMT)

Yes..... text needed too...

Posted by Naresh28 on (October 22, 2013, 14:19 GMT)

@vpisipati - AGREE WITH YOU. We need the text versions as well.

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