Thursday, October 26, 2006


Calypso Challenge for India

India have an acid test today as they play West Indies in their Champions Trophy match today. The match is very important as the winning team will enter the semi finals. India have been humiliated by West Indies in the past couple of months, in the Carribean and Kuala Lumpur.

Another worrying factor for the Men in Blue is that West Indies have defeated the World Champions Australia, twice in the recent weeks.

India almost made a mess of an easy target in their first match against England, and I firmly believe that if the Pommies had scored another 30-40 runs we would have been in trouble. One redeeming factor was that Pathan is back in form with the new ball, and he generated a fair bit of pace and swing in his opening spell.

As I have mentioned before in my previous entries, Pathan needs to be India's strike bowler, who can get some valuable runs down the order, not a swashbuckling number three batsman.

Sehwag's poor form with the bat continues to worry me. If he does not score well in this series, he might end up like Ganguly Dada.

Lets hope we win the match today.

Best of Luck to both the teams.

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