A cricket hangout
RSS RSS

Pune's Dinda-sized problem

S Rajesh mines the numbers to show why Ashok Dinda's death bowling is a major factor in Pune Warriors' IPL flop show. Jarrod Kimber, Siddarth Ravindran and Nitin Sundar complete the Huddle line-up (29:57)

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 3, 2013

Posted by Rajeshj on (May 4, 2013, 8:30 GMT)

The problem with Yuvi is that bowlers have found ways to get him out and he has not worked hard to address his pitfalls... his batting is just the same as he did 5 years ago.. even Viru has at least tried hard to curb his instincts to pull or slash at bouncing deliveries.. there is no trace of such hard work evident in Yuvi's batting.. The management in PWI needs to be blamed for their losses.. they lack vision or even common sense in what they do.. They would have done better with Ross Taylor as leader rather than Angelo or Finch.. Ross has played lot of IPL matches and he knows the players, pitches and opponent teams better than these two.. they are important factors to be a successful captain in IPL.. Look at Sangakarra.. he was very poor in last few editions as captain.. but is better this time..

Posted by PerfectTen on (May 4, 2013, 5:39 GMT)

Like many of the commentators on the telly keep saying, Dinda is a bowler with a big heart - he's very generous when it comes to doling out 'hit me hard' deliveries. Literally also, he's a bowler with a big heart and nothing else. May be a slightly smaller mouth. I have never seen him learn from his mistakes which invariably he makes at critical junctures of the match. He's the opponents' delight and captain's envy!

Posted by Sir.Ivor on (May 4, 2013, 4:48 GMT)

I cannot think of a better fast bowling coach than Alan Donald the "White Lightning" . I think Dinda does not understand Donald's language because the only thing that Dinda does like Donald is the high jump on the delivery stride. I hope he remembers that he is a bowler not a high jumper. Dinda has decent pace but I doubt whether he will be able to make the grade as a fast bowler.

Posted by sukuviju on (May 4, 2013, 4:27 GMT)

Not fair to blame only Dinda, I am sure Pune's other bowlers will be as bad in the last 5 overs as Dinda. Give him credit for not refusing to bowl in the last 5 overs. Blame their batsman, coach, support staff and owner for poor decisions. next auction, get rid of the whole team and start fresh. With a good work atmosphere Pune would have done well with this team. I am sure a Yuvraj would have been a great success if he had been playing for CSK or RR. Don't bank on Yuvi, bank on someone else and give Yuvi the freedom to play his game - this is when he prospers.

Posted by caught_knott_bowled_old on (May 4, 2013, 2:48 GMT)

Enjoyed this edition of the Huddle. I feel sorry for Dinda - its not his fault. As Jarrod points out, PWI coaches and analysts needs to take responsibility. Observation: PWI's fortunes seems remarkably similar to KKR's was in the first 2-3 years. Both had Dada as captain, both at the bottom of the table, become laughing stock of the tournament, next auction - get rid of everyone and start afresh with Venky Mysore??

Comments have now been closed for this article


Play Video
Maxwell and Miller - masters of the chase

Apr 20, 2014 For the second match in a row, Kings XI Punjab conceded a huge total but Glenn Maxwell and David Miller proved devastating in the chase and won the game with time to spare (07:56)

Play Video
Super Kings should play Badree

Apr 20, 2014 Shishir Hattangadi previews the match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils (05:19)


Play Video
Maxwell 89 steamrolls Royals

Highlights: Glenn Maxwell followed up his match-winning innings in Kings XI Punjab's first game with another headlining performance, against Rajasthan Royals (00:44) | Apr 20, 2014

Play Video
Miller smashes Royals at the finish

Highlights: Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller unleashed a blistering assault on the Rajasthan Royals bowling attack to finish 51 not out off 19 balls (00:44) | Apr 20, 2014

Play Video
Samson fires 52 against Punjab

Highlights: Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson made 52 off 34 balls against Kings XI Punjab (00:44) | Apr 20, 2014