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We should have faced the new ball better - Vijay

India opener M Vijay opines that even though both the teams utilised the new ball well, India's batsmen should have done better on the second day in Auckland

February 7, 2014

Posted by   on (February 7, 2014, 19:48 GMT)

What is this non-sense? Why does Indian team send out people like Ishant or Vijay to go out and talk to the press. Its insane. The team management has to learn this first. The captain and the vice-captain has to take responsibility. Have n't seen Dhoni or Kohli doing the talk at the end of the day. Whatever it is, it will be the same old story that they will have to repeat..but its only then, they will start to realize how bad the team performance is. This is utter shame on the part of India touring NZ. Actually before the start of this India-NZ series, there was a question "Why this series..a #1 ranked team vs # 7 ranked team? will this really live upto any expectation?" Now its out-rightly clear that India does not deserve the #1 ranking and high time the ranking system is given a change.

Posted by   on (February 7, 2014, 19:40 GMT)

In place Dhawan consider Baba Aparajith; he can bat well, if supported pitch he can bowl spin too and also good fielder in slip.

Posted by hp1011 on (February 7, 2014, 17:11 GMT)

Watching Dhawan in South Africa and New Zealand gives me hope that Shewag will be back to crash the NZ bowlers next year. He bad in fielding (dropped two catches) is lithargic in fielding and lousy in batting. May be he will end up being a shooting star that appeared blazing and than disappeared in the abiss. Instead of street fashion, he needs to put time in fielding and batting. He is too predictible in his batting. Unfortunate for India, that he has not turned out to be what we had hoped for... Give him three more batting chances in this test match and next one (as surely India will have to bat three Innings) to draw or lose only one test match. There is NO hope of winning with the current team, field placements (including Dhone standing far back), even the NZ wicketkeeper was standing about 1 meter to 1.5 meter closer to stumps than Dhoni.... Thus the two cathes of the Indians which would have otherwise fallen short... It does give us heart ache and frustration to watch.

Posted by DingDong420 on (February 7, 2014, 16:08 GMT)

we play to avoid losing.....we need a change of mindset...our U19 teams have done well for years abroad what hapens when they grow up.

we also need first teamers playing in England in the off season!!!!

Dhoni needs to give up test captaincy

Posted by myStraightTalk on (February 7, 2014, 15:25 GMT)

Why everyone keep saying our bowling is week for long time? Do India does not have talented fast bowler and spin bowler? Yes we have talented bowler its up to the coach and captain to find the right mix and create competition to get the talent from the bowler. Dhoni always sticked with Ishant, Ashwin,.. and did not created any pressure to the opposition with our bowlers. Dhoni strategy are predictable along with the poor decision. If our bowling unit failed it means our captain failed and Dhoni does not want to take any responsbility for the result. Look at NZ current captain and former captains(Fleming,Crowe) they all where captaining ordinary team players and still they produced excellent result because of the innovative and excellent decision to get the talent out from their players.

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