Kolkata v Rajasthan, IPL 2010, Kolkata April 17, 2010

Inexperience cost Rajasthan - Warne

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Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals captain, has said the inexperience of some players has been a crucial factor in his side's early exit from the tournament. Rajasthan were beaten by eight wickets in a must-win game against Kolkata Knight Riders, depriving them of a semi-final slot for the second successive time, after having won the inaugural edition.

"Inexperience has cost us in certain big moments," Warne said after the game. "When you don't have experience in tough situations you may have some tendency to panic. It is really disappointing not to qualify for the semi-finals."

Rajasthan began the tournament on a poor note, losing their first three games but fought back to win four in a row. But they ended disappointingly, with three consecutive defeats after proving strong contenders for a place in the final four. "To win six games out of eight after losing three in a row shows a lot of character," Warne said. "Unfortunately there was pressure in the last three games and it all boiled down to this one. I think our inexperienced showed."

Rajasthan were restricted to a below-par 132 on a slowish track in Kolkata after Shane Watson had delivered an attacking start, and failed to defend it as a result of a half-century from Sourav Ganguly. "We did not get enough runs after a good start," Warne said. "We tried everything, different field to get a wicket but it did not happen. As captain and coach I take full responsibility. I take full responsibility for three losses in a row."

When asked if he would return for the fourth edition of the IPL next year, Warne said: "I am not sure, to be honest. I think I am still good at captaincy and also bowling pretty well.

"It's a completely different set up next year. It depends whether there will be retention by the franchisees or everyone going up for auction. For me it's all about enjoyment. I think I am fit enough."

Ganguly starred for Kolkata in the field and with the bat, taking a stunning catch to dismiss Yusuf Pathan and following it up with an unbeaten 75 to steer his team home. The win keeps Kolkata's semi-final hopes alive, though they need to beat Mumbai Indians and wish for other results to go their way to qualify. "We have played some outstanding cricket, have been poor at times like the game against Punjab and Bangalore recently. We lost the way. We have let important moments slip out also," Ganguly said.

Kolkata had lost Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle early in their chase, but an unbeaten 111-run stand between Ganguly and Cheteshwar Pujara saw them through. Kolkata needed to win big, but pair opted for a game of caution before opening up following the time-out to ensure victory with 23 balls to spare. "It was a difficult wicket, it was turning and stopping also. We lost two wickets, we needed to build a partnership," Ganguly said. "First think about winning the game before thinking about the run-rate. If we don't win the game then run-rate does not matter."

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  • anurag_parashar on April 19, 2010, 10:05 GMT

    i totally agree with warnie.. .. our team is having all the wanna-bees.. no content and quality players.. players like dogra,jhunjhunwala,trivedi,faiz fazal,sumit narwal,paunika,abhishek raut does not have any experience.. a serious re-framing need to be done for the team.. warnie is the best captain. but in this ipl he was captain of a sinking ship. so cant help it..he alone can't do wonders..

  • on April 18, 2010, 21:07 GMT

    I fully agree with the statement given by Warnie, there are almost all sub-standard players in RR team in terms of experience and prowess. Warnie, he would have really created wonders if at least 1-2 batsmen would have been Rohit Sharma, TL Suman and 1-2 bowlers like VK and Bollinger or Pollard.

    Hard luck Warnie!

    Three teams, KKR, RR and PKXI badly need re-framing and insertion of some quality players that are consistent with the ball and batsmen that are hard hitters.

  • BRNUGGET on April 18, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    I turned emotional when Warnie said that his chances of coming back as a cricketer for next IPL edition was 50-50. I love him and i believe all Indians love him. There is simply no one like Warnie, magician with the ball, mesmeric presence, royal aura and above all a charisma that is simply bewitching to watch. He has been one of the stars of the IPL and given it the glamour in all 3 editions. 40 is a bit old, but for just 6 weeks of cricket, if Warnie can maintain his fitness and bowling skills, there is no reason why he cannot return. Warnie like Sir Vivian Richards, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Imran Khan come once in a lifetime. Come back one more time, Warnie, India loves you.

  • ash_symby on April 18, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    Absolutely third class performance..by far the worst IPL for RR..i m heart broken coz of their exit

  • on April 18, 2010, 10:59 GMT

    waqar chaudhry

    Who Kamran akmal? Tanvir agreed was an important player for Rajasthan but Akmal on current form is not a patch on Ohja

  • shyammp on April 18, 2010, 9:33 GMT

    Yusuf was a total failure after all the hype. Except one or two matches, he has failed in almost every match. Ghambir , Sehwag, Yuvi, Dinesh Karthik , Rohit were all patchy and inconsistent. Dhoni and Yusuf woefully out of form. Less said about Chawla the better. Jadeja lacks match practise and maybe rusty. Probably only Zaheer, Bhaji and Raina could hold their heads high with their display. God Save Team India during the T20 world cup

  • Asad-Quraishi on April 18, 2010, 9:16 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan should learn to show some resistance on slow pitches like of Kolkata yestrday. His job is not just go and bang in everything. In the whole IPL he has just played 3 good Innings only and in the rest of the matches he failed to fulfill the huge expectations of the team and fans.

    @ Waqar Chaudhary :: Kamran Akmal and Sohail were not the only reasons for RR victory in IPL 1 Although Sohail was the best bowler in that tournament but RR victory was mainly attributed to YP for his blistering knocks in later stages of the tournament and due to the consisitency of Shane Watson with both Bat n ball.

    This year Watson missed earlier half of the tournament due to national commitments and Yousuf failed with the bat except on two to three occassions and G Smith had to leave due to injury and Ravinder jadeja was banned. had Jadeja and Smith were available and Sohail also on borad RR would have won this year IPl surely

  • Ankit_Sharma on April 18, 2010, 9:10 GMT

    Exit of RR..this was expected.They don't hv quality players,neither Batsmen nor bowlers. Their main batsman is Pathan,who doesn't hv any technique and can't be relied upon.Ojha and Lumb showed some positive sign,but they hv a long way to go. Surely Smith could hv made a difference,but atleast another established foreign batsman was needed.Dimitri and Watson are all-rounders,not PURE batman or bowler. Warne is an "OLD BUT EXPIRED WINE".He'll better suit as a coach than a player.This habit of him..testing debutants in crunch games(Punikar vs. RCB and Finch vs. KKR)is a mistake. Their Indian players are not up to the mark.Jhunjhunwala couln't even hit a ball well he was trying to accelerate against RCB.Consequently,Watson got out trying to push run-rate.Abhishek Raut,Fazal,Kamran Khan..I guess nobody had heard abt them before. They missed a trick during auction.Getting Lehman,Langer,Martin doesn't make a sense.They missed their Pak players. So much, how can they expect to win..!!

  • on April 18, 2010, 9:03 GMT

    The team which is worse affected by not having quality foreign and Indian players is RR. Its good that they came closer to semifinals, but this is all they can do. They surely missing Ravindra Jadeja, Sohail Tanveer and Kamran Akmal. Also, the poor management of players cost them out of semis. Finch is a good player, but was not given opportunity to play the games until the last match. Overall they got what they deserve to.

  • bramville on April 18, 2010, 8:24 GMT

    Baring the Pak players who were not present, the rest of the team was rather the same. No point in Warne blaming in-experience. Its their selection of the replacement of the overseas players that was flawed. The choices were useless and none of them were match winning players. On the contrary none of the overseas players played to their potential(including Warne), so why blame the local talent. On the whole RR was not a match winning team and would never have made it to the last 4.Infact they were the weakest team in IPL3.

  • anurag_parashar on April 19, 2010, 10:05 GMT

    i totally agree with warnie.. .. our team is having all the wanna-bees.. no content and quality players.. players like dogra,jhunjhunwala,trivedi,faiz fazal,sumit narwal,paunika,abhishek raut does not have any experience.. a serious re-framing need to be done for the team.. warnie is the best captain. but in this ipl he was captain of a sinking ship. so cant help it..he alone can't do wonders..

  • on April 18, 2010, 21:07 GMT

    I fully agree with the statement given by Warnie, there are almost all sub-standard players in RR team in terms of experience and prowess. Warnie, he would have really created wonders if at least 1-2 batsmen would have been Rohit Sharma, TL Suman and 1-2 bowlers like VK and Bollinger or Pollard.

    Hard luck Warnie!

    Three teams, KKR, RR and PKXI badly need re-framing and insertion of some quality players that are consistent with the ball and batsmen that are hard hitters.

  • BRNUGGET on April 18, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    I turned emotional when Warnie said that his chances of coming back as a cricketer for next IPL edition was 50-50. I love him and i believe all Indians love him. There is simply no one like Warnie, magician with the ball, mesmeric presence, royal aura and above all a charisma that is simply bewitching to watch. He has been one of the stars of the IPL and given it the glamour in all 3 editions. 40 is a bit old, but for just 6 weeks of cricket, if Warnie can maintain his fitness and bowling skills, there is no reason why he cannot return. Warnie like Sir Vivian Richards, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Imran Khan come once in a lifetime. Come back one more time, Warnie, India loves you.

  • ash_symby on April 18, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    Absolutely third class performance..by far the worst IPL for RR..i m heart broken coz of their exit

  • on April 18, 2010, 10:59 GMT

    waqar chaudhry

    Who Kamran akmal? Tanvir agreed was an important player for Rajasthan but Akmal on current form is not a patch on Ohja

  • shyammp on April 18, 2010, 9:33 GMT

    Yusuf was a total failure after all the hype. Except one or two matches, he has failed in almost every match. Ghambir , Sehwag, Yuvi, Dinesh Karthik , Rohit were all patchy and inconsistent. Dhoni and Yusuf woefully out of form. Less said about Chawla the better. Jadeja lacks match practise and maybe rusty. Probably only Zaheer, Bhaji and Raina could hold their heads high with their display. God Save Team India during the T20 world cup

  • Asad-Quraishi on April 18, 2010, 9:16 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan should learn to show some resistance on slow pitches like of Kolkata yestrday. His job is not just go and bang in everything. In the whole IPL he has just played 3 good Innings only and in the rest of the matches he failed to fulfill the huge expectations of the team and fans.

    @ Waqar Chaudhary :: Kamran Akmal and Sohail were not the only reasons for RR victory in IPL 1 Although Sohail was the best bowler in that tournament but RR victory was mainly attributed to YP for his blistering knocks in later stages of the tournament and due to the consisitency of Shane Watson with both Bat n ball.

    This year Watson missed earlier half of the tournament due to national commitments and Yousuf failed with the bat except on two to three occassions and G Smith had to leave due to injury and Ravinder jadeja was banned. had Jadeja and Smith were available and Sohail also on borad RR would have won this year IPl surely

  • Ankit_Sharma on April 18, 2010, 9:10 GMT

    Exit of RR..this was expected.They don't hv quality players,neither Batsmen nor bowlers. Their main batsman is Pathan,who doesn't hv any technique and can't be relied upon.Ojha and Lumb showed some positive sign,but they hv a long way to go. Surely Smith could hv made a difference,but atleast another established foreign batsman was needed.Dimitri and Watson are all-rounders,not PURE batman or bowler. Warne is an "OLD BUT EXPIRED WINE".He'll better suit as a coach than a player.This habit of him..testing debutants in crunch games(Punikar vs. RCB and Finch vs. KKR)is a mistake. Their Indian players are not up to the mark.Jhunjhunwala couln't even hit a ball well he was trying to accelerate against RCB.Consequently,Watson got out trying to push run-rate.Abhishek Raut,Fazal,Kamran Khan..I guess nobody had heard abt them before. They missed a trick during auction.Getting Lehman,Langer,Martin doesn't make a sense.They missed their Pak players. So much, how can they expect to win..!!

  • on April 18, 2010, 9:03 GMT

    The team which is worse affected by not having quality foreign and Indian players is RR. Its good that they came closer to semifinals, but this is all they can do. They surely missing Ravindra Jadeja, Sohail Tanveer and Kamran Akmal. Also, the poor management of players cost them out of semis. Finch is a good player, but was not given opportunity to play the games until the last match. Overall they got what they deserve to.

  • bramville on April 18, 2010, 8:24 GMT

    Baring the Pak players who were not present, the rest of the team was rather the same. No point in Warne blaming in-experience. Its their selection of the replacement of the overseas players that was flawed. The choices were useless and none of them were match winning players. On the contrary none of the overseas players played to their potential(including Warne), so why blame the local talent. On the whole RR was not a match winning team and would never have made it to the last 4.Infact they were the weakest team in IPL3.

  • on April 18, 2010, 8:16 GMT

    Gunguly proved again and ans by his bat.. gunguly win 3 games by his performance with support of some bowlers... pls wakeup all other players aslo.. keep hard work need for KKR. wish a gud luck

  • skywalker_2026 on April 18, 2010, 7:56 GMT

    I am a die-hard and hardcore fan of the RR but yesterday they disappointed me like anything. Though they made sense like making Watson to open and getting Pathan to come three down but there was not enough determination and common sense at all to at least try to vie for a semi-final spot. Their inexperience manifested in their batting approach barring Watson. RR are fortunate to at least have him in their side. If not for the runs he scored, RR would have been in a more despicable situation so to speak. Pathan is very, very disappointing, brute strength is not enough, cricketing sense should also prevail in tough situations like yesterday. He is soon going to languish in the domestic circuit unless he get overs his weakness against the short stuff. Nothing is going to be easy for him from now on. On the other hand, RR, unlike the other franchisees, are the most Scrooge-like owners spending less and buying unknown players for less. Sorry to say, but they deserve this ignominious exit.

  • pnandy on April 18, 2010, 6:53 GMT

    To be honest, I felt RR threw away their match against KKR...didn't understand Warnes captaincy..Lumb and Tait warming the bench, and Warne using as much as 8 bowlers against KKR, and that to Kamran Khan who got 2 wicket in one over just bowled 2 over giving away odd 15 runs only....Someone need to answer these questions and through out the tournament Pathan looked so lackluster ....

  • cazarekar on April 18, 2010, 6:35 GMT

    I m hard core fan of RR..........bt i think RR wasn't deserving semi. In comparison with IPL 1, they dnt hv Sohail tanvir, Kamran Akmal, Ravindra jadeja & Smith. I think only these 4 mattered. RR didn't get proper replacement 4 them. If they hv these 4 in team, scenario would b totally different. There is no doubt tht SHANE WARNE is GREAT captain & player. But to win match, thr is need of contributing team. They currently had only 2 contributing players warne & watson. All other dont deserve place in team. For next IPL, warne must find good wicket keeper. I dnt want to comment on YUSUF. he need to reluk 2 his style & techniques. Anyway, I m always with WARNIE BHAI.

  • on April 18, 2010, 6:32 GMT

    come on guys! is it not proven that it is not the name but the character of experienced players which win matches? RR did not had their most important players like Sohail Tanvir, Kamran Akmal, RAVINDRA JADEJA & Greame Smith. Watson came half way, Asnodkar out of form and times others not firing including Shane Warne the wizard himself.

    Yet they have 12 points is in fact a great achievements. All above players avilable and click & fire, they win again. McCullum, Gayle, Mendis, Yuvi, AB De Villiers, Dilshan, Bret Lee = all experience big guns are failures this season. Dont worth the money.

    Mumbai is winning because all their players click! Someone stand up at crunch time. No other reason. See the Bhajji or Polard or Rayudu blasts which won them match individually!

    So dont give me these inexperienced crap! Perhaps Warne want to return as Captain/ Coach with more money & power to have better auction for him. :p

  • RollyM on April 18, 2010, 5:48 GMT

    Yeah, RR was more than dependent on Pathan and Watson. Anyways, as far as KKR is concerned, atleast statistically their chances are brightened after yesterday's results. KKR won by a nice margin, and RCB suffered a huge loss and hence huge setback to its NRR. For full analysis, see the statistics table here - http://dostiyaari.com/ipl/

  • Rahul_78 on April 18, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    The team that picks Darren lehman in 1st, justin langer in 2nd and damien martyn in 3rd edition of IPL deserves to b the 2nd team to be booted out of IPL. The selections were shody, baffling and plain rediculous in commen cricketing term. After picking martyn who was mediocre even in ICL RR missed out on a foreign recruitment and now warne is making fuss of inexperience in the side.

  • BDHUNTER on April 18, 2010, 4:55 GMT

    Finally KKR kick back and out RR again,I hope they will like to secure in 9/10 place in next IPL.No quality batsman(Unlike Smith, wtsaon),no match winner ,none even a bowler who makes threaten to oppsite side batsman!!!Warne PLs pick some Bangladeshi player they can delivery you better from this..................,I m hardcore fan of RR,but realy dishearted about their player selection, pathan is a player not an actor of flim that can win every time for them,A recommand for warne to pick some quality player like ( M. Clarke,M North) and some bolwer also.

  • on April 18, 2010, 4:39 GMT

    RR missed the services of kamran akmal and sohail tanivr.... these were teh ones who took them to win the ipl. thy made a huge mistake by not recalling them.. SHAME ON IPL.

  • on April 18, 2010, 4:20 GMT

    I hope MI,DD,DC,RCB to be in semifinals...why to bring KKR into semifinals when defending champions are in form...and on the winning streak??

  • RAINA. on April 18, 2010, 4:03 GMT

    I hope Warne ll return in the next season.He is a good captain and as well as a coach without having the players of international standard he win the first edition of IPL.He need some experinced player for the next season.Iif he become the captain for any team next time that team ll win the cup.They surely miss RAVINDRA JADEJA in this edition.he is a good all rounder that india need for along time.Yousuf want to improve his batting style he must learn to play short balls and bouncers.now a days he got hits in his heads with bouncers.he is not a player of international standard if he play 10 matches one match oly click for him.just remember this edition just he scored 333 runs in 14 matches and most of runs came in 2 matches.he must improve.i hope atleast he ll play good at T20 worldcup..........

  • Sateesh on April 18, 2010, 4:02 GMT

    jadeja and smith would have made diiference

  • LAKINGSFAN on April 18, 2010, 3:41 GMT

    They didn't pick even the proper secondary line up. Barring Warne, Pathan and Watson, remaining were mediocre including Shaun Tait. Picking Martin showed us how serious they were in picking players. Their local players pool was unable to make a mark. They tried many combinations and a lot of work for Warne throughout the tournament. They need to have a right think-tank next year. I hope Warne stays with them as a coach if not a player. Bits and pieces cricketers don't make any team be it a T20 or ODI. I hope they get things right next year.

  • KTiwari on April 18, 2010, 3:30 GMT

    Once Bangalore exposed and popularize Yusuf's weakness to short balls and all team have used that to rein him. In the IPL1, he had won several games for them by his pure hitting. RR did not have plan B for power hitting once Yusuf fails. Share Warne is good captain but he has been guilty of picking wrong overseas players- Damien Martyn, Tyron Henderson, Shaun Tait,Morne Morkel etc...

  • on April 18, 2010, 3:29 GMT

    RR lost d game coz RR was never in d mood of winin d game,the reasons behind team's defeat in last few matches were as

    1.Yusuf pathan is out of form,only fired in 2 matches,he cant handle the pressure,a good bowler can easly crack his wicket.

    2.Always playing with new player like in last two matches also there was no reason to show M Lumb the bench even when he was in form

    3.Not includin the highest wicket taker Shaun Tait in d team

    there wasn't any reason to include Paunikar and Finch at the crucial game.

  • cricket_DD on April 18, 2010, 2:39 GMT

    I think RR missed having international match winners.. besides Shane watson (who joined only later) and Warne they did not have an international star who could take the initiative in bowling and batting and show the way to youngsters... Also the quality of indian bowlers is very poor.. none of them is a regular memeber of indian team.. compare it to the mumbai indians.. sachin+Harbhajan+Zaheer+4 international stars... that made the difference for RR..

  • Realhotshady on April 18, 2010, 1:34 GMT

    Rajsthan Royals are losers and they've shown it..Yusuf Pathan is in the wrong side...Hope he'll be in some good team next year....I want Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore and Kolakata in semis....Hope it'll be like that...

  • Auckland_bluesz on April 18, 2010, 1:32 GMT

    Dey were too stingy in d player auction! Datz y dey were nt able 2 get good players rather than mediocre n out of date MARTYN n CO! Hope dey use their head nxt time to get good playrs rather than relyn on warne's or yusuf's magic evryday! Cheers RR!

  • Hotchner on April 18, 2010, 1:18 GMT

    To moving ahead next year RR should pick few of local talent instead of depending on 2 or 3 players all the time.Mebe should go for few of big names playing in indian cricket team.Their moto to find young talent worked in first edition of IPL however to maintain faith of fans they deffenitely need to improve alot on upcoming IPL editions.Warne is the best captain i have seen in all this 3 IPL and should return on next year.Bad luck this time warnee but your true fans are with you for next year.

  • on April 18, 2010, 0:28 GMT

    Gautam Gambhir's stand is justified now, I suppose.

  • on April 17, 2010, 22:15 GMT

    I think the RR have made a small mistake after the inaugural edition title in 2008. In the first edition, cricket world was not exposed to the advent and art of t20 to the extent that we see today. But now as time has passed on, we have seen even players like Sachin and Kallis adapting successfully to the format and making vital contributions to their team. But with Warne's RR, they were far more inexperienced in terms of handling pressure and that is the reason that they let slip opportunities in crucial games in IPL 3. Only Yusuf Pathan, Watson and Warne were the likely pressure handlers, but the rest were not just able to keep up with it. Hope that at the next player auction, they act sensibly and chose players with a mix of experience, maturity and adaptation to the t20 format.

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  • on April 17, 2010, 22:15 GMT

    I think the RR have made a small mistake after the inaugural edition title in 2008. In the first edition, cricket world was not exposed to the advent and art of t20 to the extent that we see today. But now as time has passed on, we have seen even players like Sachin and Kallis adapting successfully to the format and making vital contributions to their team. But with Warne's RR, they were far more inexperienced in terms of handling pressure and that is the reason that they let slip opportunities in crucial games in IPL 3. Only Yusuf Pathan, Watson and Warne were the likely pressure handlers, but the rest were not just able to keep up with it. Hope that at the next player auction, they act sensibly and chose players with a mix of experience, maturity and adaptation to the t20 format.

  • on April 18, 2010, 0:28 GMT

    Gautam Gambhir's stand is justified now, I suppose.

  • Hotchner on April 18, 2010, 1:18 GMT

    To moving ahead next year RR should pick few of local talent instead of depending on 2 or 3 players all the time.Mebe should go for few of big names playing in indian cricket team.Their moto to find young talent worked in first edition of IPL however to maintain faith of fans they deffenitely need to improve alot on upcoming IPL editions.Warne is the best captain i have seen in all this 3 IPL and should return on next year.Bad luck this time warnee but your true fans are with you for next year.

  • Auckland_bluesz on April 18, 2010, 1:32 GMT

    Dey were too stingy in d player auction! Datz y dey were nt able 2 get good players rather than mediocre n out of date MARTYN n CO! Hope dey use their head nxt time to get good playrs rather than relyn on warne's or yusuf's magic evryday! Cheers RR!

  • Realhotshady on April 18, 2010, 1:34 GMT

    Rajsthan Royals are losers and they've shown it..Yusuf Pathan is in the wrong side...Hope he'll be in some good team next year....I want Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore and Kolakata in semis....Hope it'll be like that...

  • cricket_DD on April 18, 2010, 2:39 GMT

    I think RR missed having international match winners.. besides Shane watson (who joined only later) and Warne they did not have an international star who could take the initiative in bowling and batting and show the way to youngsters... Also the quality of indian bowlers is very poor.. none of them is a regular memeber of indian team.. compare it to the mumbai indians.. sachin+Harbhajan+Zaheer+4 international stars... that made the difference for RR..

  • on April 18, 2010, 3:29 GMT

    RR lost d game coz RR was never in d mood of winin d game,the reasons behind team's defeat in last few matches were as

    1.Yusuf pathan is out of form,only fired in 2 matches,he cant handle the pressure,a good bowler can easly crack his wicket.

    2.Always playing with new player like in last two matches also there was no reason to show M Lumb the bench even when he was in form

    3.Not includin the highest wicket taker Shaun Tait in d team

    there wasn't any reason to include Paunikar and Finch at the crucial game.

  • KTiwari on April 18, 2010, 3:30 GMT

    Once Bangalore exposed and popularize Yusuf's weakness to short balls and all team have used that to rein him. In the IPL1, he had won several games for them by his pure hitting. RR did not have plan B for power hitting once Yusuf fails. Share Warne is good captain but he has been guilty of picking wrong overseas players- Damien Martyn, Tyron Henderson, Shaun Tait,Morne Morkel etc...

  • LAKINGSFAN on April 18, 2010, 3:41 GMT

    They didn't pick even the proper secondary line up. Barring Warne, Pathan and Watson, remaining were mediocre including Shaun Tait. Picking Martin showed us how serious they were in picking players. Their local players pool was unable to make a mark. They tried many combinations and a lot of work for Warne throughout the tournament. They need to have a right think-tank next year. I hope Warne stays with them as a coach if not a player. Bits and pieces cricketers don't make any team be it a T20 or ODI. I hope they get things right next year.

  • Sateesh on April 18, 2010, 4:02 GMT

    jadeja and smith would have made diiference