07/06/2009

India starts WC Twenty20 title defense with a win

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India’s 25-run victory over Bangladesh was neither mundane nor earthshaking. It was a victory fashioned around Yuvraj’s whirlwind 41. The fact that Pragyan Ojha joined the party with a 4 for 21 ensured that India sailed past the first hurdle without a hitch.

This victory ensured that the path to Super8 is smooth. If they are to progress beyond it, then India should speed up the run-rate between the 6th over and the 15th over.

Having watched Dhoni bat at No.3 for Chennai Super Kings and now against Bangladesh, one gets the sickening feeling that he has decided to treat the said over’s like the middle over’s of an ODI.

Surely, if India persists with this strategy of consolidation then stronger teams like South Africa and Australia will make mincemeat of India’s scores.

Should India reconsider its batting strategy?

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Blogger lviss said...

HAD A COMPARITIVELY EASY MATCH. THE OTHER TEAM WILL BE EASIER FOR INDIA. MACHAM FOR INDIA THIS TIME. THEYT ARE ASSURED OF A PASSAGE TO SECOND ROUND.

07/06/2009, 19:51  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,
Maccham is the word.:)

07/06/2009, 19:53  

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