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Cullinan: India need to ask themselves serious questions

Former South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan joins ESPNcricinfo's Raunak Kapoor to analyse the second ODI between hosts South Africa and India played at Durban

December 8, 2013

Posted by kar_rocks on (December 10, 2013, 4:22 GMT)

Darryl, the same you asked about yourself when facing Warnie? Bad times for Indian cricket when ex-s like Darryl start commenting about their batting.

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 22:27 GMT)

Hahahha ... number one home champions ...only ... you lose over 100 runs that is even by your bating is a shame ...go back to india and play there only ....

Posted by mkamd on (December 9, 2013, 21:18 GMT)

Those who make big records on dead wickets. Those are probably the only one in history who have distinction of number one with a bowling line not even in the first three. When tested on real grounds the truth comes out. This ICC ranking is nothing but illusion. SA and England are truly balanced sides right and should be top two. Pakistan bowling is probably in first two but their batting is probably in last 5. Australia will bounce back in next 2 years. In next 2 years India will be at its real position, the " comfortable 5th " lol.

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 17:08 GMT)

I think Indian batsmen will bounce back , young players are hardworking and committed.

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 15:21 GMT)

I just hope we win the test series...................

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 14:53 GMT)

No worries friends. It will be on track very soon. Sudden complete changes in playing conditions is the problem Indian players are just facing. But I am sure it will be sorted out very soon. BCCI should think it seriously next time how important some practice games are before tour starts. Looking at Indian batting, atleast I didnt find any lack of attitude or technic about Indian batsmen. Shikhar fearless asusual playing his shots and it is his game. When ball passes over the fielders head to boundry we definately appriciate it. Sometimes it happens just opposite. I m sure in coming time he definately send Steyn & co out of rope. Virat too is playing well. 1 or 2 failures is ok for any batsman. Remember he is a player who scored century at WACA, fastest wicket in the world against OZ pace battery. About Rohit, definately he is doing well, reading attack well. Only a bit luck facter he needs. In first he was runout and in second he was caught brillientely. All three batsmen will rock !!

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 14:14 GMT)

Whatever u say about team India wether batting or bowling they fail in only two matches but the world knows that South African team is a choker team they fail in major tournaments.

Posted by joseyesu on (December 9, 2013, 11:24 GMT)

All teams do well in home. In ashes also what a change we are seeing with Aus in Aus. Even SA has no consistency as lost it recently to PAK. May be Ind based on ranking they are no.1

Posted by Smahuta on (December 9, 2013, 10:45 GMT)

Indian fans needen't worry about their number one ranking being in jeopardy. It wont be long before they have some 5 and 7 match ODI series setup at home where they can score enough points to stay on top. They play around DOUBLE the matches SA, ENg and AUS play in a calendar year. Most of those being at home.

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 8:27 GMT)

It is true that India's bowling is not good at the moment...but India's number one rank has come due to its performance over a long periodic of time and that is why there was a substantial difference of points of India and the other teams in the ranking....India won the Champions trophy in England convincingly not a long back....so it won't be a proper judgment of the Indian team by seeing two matches...this is a very good one day side(batting and fielding wise) and it was just a case where they did not play well in two matches...

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