Sunday, April 02, 2006

India - England - 3rd ODI - Preview

As we start the daylight savings time here in the US, and move an hour ahead, its going to get late by an hour to see the 3rd ODI being played between India and England. At the moment though, India sit pretty well leading the series 2-0. Not an unassailable lead, but definitely a lead that would make them feel more comfortable and confident. The one other thing that this lead has done is that it has made Englad lose all the momentum (if any) that they would have generated for themselves by winning the 3rd Test match.

Although India seem to have won both the matches, there are a lot of areas that India could do to improve upon. Firstly of course if their catching. The catching was good in the first ODI, but the slips by Ramesh Powar and Suresh Raina let India down again in that department. I still cannot believe that Ramesh Powar could have dropped the catch that he did.

Secondly of course is their top order batting. Sehwag really needs to come up with a class act soon, otherwise he may also have to sit out of the team. His over-weight is now starting to cause a lot of worry for him and for the team -- it is really looking like excessive baggage. The balance in the shots that he plays is missing and so is his confidence. Gautam Gambhir on the other hand has looked in both the outings, but has failed to convert the starts into a big innings. These two and the number 3 and 4 batsmen really have to put up their hands and come up with much better performances, if India are to continue winning their matches.

It is also interesting to see that there has not been any experimentation in both these games so far. The batting order has come up with no surprises, and there have been no shuffling. Makes me think, if Dravid and Guru Greg had had enough of it, or if not experimenting with the batting line-up is also an experiment in itself? It would be worth to try someone else at the top of the innings and let sehwag come down the order for a couple of innings till he gets his momentum going.

The pitch at the Nehru Stadium in Goa will be a new one - re-laid out ( See the photo at the beginning of the blog). Only time will tell whether the Indian batsmen will get their act together or not. We are also waiting for the more traditional (now) ODI - the one with high scores and large number of boundaries. Will that be the case in tomorrow's game?

But one thing is for sure, that if India does not improve their two shortcomings, they may well see England convert their periods of domination into a positive result. Will Goa be that venue? Well, its not been a very good hunting ground for the Indians, having lost all the 4 games that they have played here so far. Lets wait and watch ....


Blogger Swatirocks said...

Please visit Agriculture solutions for all agriculture related queries, Agriculture information and Agriculture news. Here you can get all solutions to your Agriculture related queries by experts.

Please visit Organo India for all your Organic farming and Organic products related queries and requirements. we supply natural and naturally grown products across all markets. Organic India is the best Organic farming and Organic products market place.

please visitEffective Resumefor best and job getting resumes.Effective Resume is one stop site for all our resume related requirements. They provideCover Letter, Sample resume and advice for how to prepare an Effective Resume.They have best collection of Sample resumesfor all type of jobs.Effective resumes have different sections for Junior Management Resumes Middle Management Resumes, senior Management Resumes as well as Fresher Resumes. Effective Resume covers all aspects of Resume Writing and has a detailed guide on Resume Format.

Please visit HR Practice if you are looking for HR COnsultants for any HR related requirements.HR Practice is the one full HR Service provider who provides all services starting form Recruitment, Payroll,HR Outsourcing and all other HR Services.It is a part of Elate CS and HR Practice, a flagship firm for all Corporate Solutions.
Please visit Health Food India for the best and Healthy food related information.Health Food India provides Health, Diet and nutrition related information. Health Food India is the best Health food site across the globe.

12:09 AM  
Blogger Swatirocks said...

Agrawal Matrimonial is the best agarwal matrimonialsite. is the best agarwal Marriagewebsite with free registration and free contact options. It is the best Agarwal marriageresource for finding Agrawal Grooms and agrawal Brides for agrawals across the globe.

kayastha Matrimonial is the best kayastha matrimonial the best kayastha Marriagewebsite with free registration and free contact options. it is the best kayastha marriageresource for finding kayastha Grooms and kayastha Brides for kayasthas across the globe.

Meena Matrimonial is the best Meena the best Meena Marriagewebsite with free registration and free contact options. It is the best Meena marriageresource for finding Meena Grooms and Meena Brides for Meenas across the globe.

Stevia indiais the best Stevia resource for Stevia Cultivation / Stevia Farming in India. They also provide great information about Stevia sweeteners and Stevia safety. Stevia is the only Natural Sweetener without any side effect.

Affordable Health Care is the best indian resource for which is available for free forHealth Care in India. We list Doctors, Health Care Practitioners,HOspitals, Ayurvedic, Naturopathy and Homeopathy professionals as well. It strives on a motto for having a comprehensive list of all Doctors and Medical Services for the information of all people in India.

CA Preparationis the best CA Preparation guide which is available for all people. CA Preparationis best online resource for CPT Preparation, PCC Preparationand CA Final Preparation.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Swatirocks said...

i Retail is the best Retail concept I have seen ever. i Retail is an unique Retail concept which focuses on quality and economical Retail solutions. They have the first Online Retail model in India with a great degree of customer service outlook. i Retail is the real way of Retail Savings and best Retail products.

Jains of world is an attempt to Unite Jains across the world. Jains of world has all Jain temples, Jain Dharmashalas, Jain muni / Jain sadhuinformation as well as they are collating a list of Jain Restaurants (Jain Bhojanalyas) and Veg Restaurants (Veg Bhojanalayas) across the globe. Jains of world has the Jain Chaturmas information and Jain Dharm related other information.

Please visit Kapil Jain's site for Jain Dharm related knowledge and Jain Information. It has Chaturmas information for Jain Sadhus and they timely update Jain Chaturmas information.

Small Business Exchange is the best Small Business related serivces for all business. Small Business Exchange is a unique product for Small and Medium Businesses. It focuses on being a Small Business Financial Exchange for Small Businesses to help them in Raising FInances through all traditional and non traditional sources.

HR Forum is a forum for Corporate HR in India.HR Forum is the best Human Resource Forum. It has members from all HR Fraternity across India and many other countries. HR Forum is a unique platform for Corporate Human Resource for discussion of all HR related issues.

Kill Pink Slip is an service of HR Practice to help people to fight
recession and to earn their true potential. Kill Pink Slip is an unique concept for eliminating Pink Slip blues and also to help free lancers to work on their own terms and achieve a true work life balance. Kill
Pink Slip works on a unique concept which is a method to work between freelancing and temporary staffing solutions hence a very good platform for companies to reduce their costs and achieve their objectives.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Swatirocks said...

CAT preparation is a free yet most useful resource for CAT preparation online. CAT preparation focuses on providing platform and advice for successfully cracking CAT. It is designed keeping in mind Online CAT from 2009 where traditional CAT preparation institutes lack and to help CAT aspirants.

MBA preparation is a free yet most useful resource for MBA entrance preparation online. CAT preparation focuses on providing platform and advice for successfully cracking CAT. It is designed keeping in mind Online CAT from 2009 where traditional MBA preparation institutes lack and to help MBA aspirants.

Recommute is a unique portal for Car Pooling to Conserve Fuel and to promote Carbon Reduction across the world.Recommute is designed to meet the Individual Commuting requirements as well as Corporate Fleet Management to Reduce Transportion cost.

Core E services is the preferred partner of all multinational companies for all IT infrasture needs.With unparalled experience and Most reliable It Hardware vendor they experience the confidence of all clients. They deal in Server Room Setup, It Hardware design and It Hardware setup.

12:20 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home