08/08/2010

Laxman helps India Level Series

Laxman with Raina see India through a series leveling Test match win against Sri Lanka.

V.V.S.Laxman:

Laxman century was as usual classy and shorn of unnecessary flourishes and saw India register their 35th Test match series overseas. His calmness at the crease blunted the Sri-Lankan bowling attack and the young buck Raina stepped in and capitalised on it.

Laxman’s calmness is the exact antithesis of Dravid’s calmness. Yesterday if it was Dravid instead of Laxman, he would have becalmed the India run chase. This would have aggravated jangled nerves in the dressing room and thus triggering an infamous 5th day batting collapse.

Suresh Raina:

There has never been a doubt about Suresh Raina’s talent and in his debut series he has met expectations. This brings up comparison with Yuvraj Singh. Personally, I believe, Raina is a much better bet, mainly because success or should I say opportunities came too early and easy for Yuvraj, whereas Raina had to wait a long time.

Murali Vijay:

For me, Murali Vijay’s performances through out the series were a disappointment. Like a typical of Tamil Nadu player he has failed to make use of the opportunities that has come his way and is now in danger of being sidelined like Badrinath. This lack of consistency is particularly galling as I envisioned him replacing Dravid as India’s number 3.

India – Sri Lanka Test Series:

Another boring series has come to an end thus marking the beginning of yet another boring One Day Series between the two.


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6 Comments:

Blogger Naked Cricket said...

Ott, you'll never believe who appeared, even more incredible than Laxman's ton.

08/08/2010, 14:23  
Anonymous HK Jain said...

Can BCCI think about without India vs Sri Lanka series. This is the first year of my life when I have kept myself away from TV.

Earlier I use to put off my work for watching the matches.

Bull shit to BCC!

08/08/2010, 16:04  
Anonymous Ottayan said...

NC,
Clearly I have been out of touch. Can you elaborate?:)

09/08/2010, 09:09  
Anonymous Ottayan said...

HKJ,

A warm welcome and I agree with you that cricket has become boring.

09/08/2010, 09:10  
Blogger straight point said...

look who's back!!! where you have been ott??

hk... in a three test series 2 have produced results what more do you want? and what does bcci has anything to do with it...?

09/08/2010, 11:44  
Anonymous Ottayan said...

Pan,
Work pressure and general cricket fatigue made me disappear. But now I hope to be consistent.

09/08/2010, 12:53  

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