Thursday, November 30, 2006

Can Dada rescue India?

The fourth one-dayer had the same ending as the ones before it with India losing to South Africa without putting up a fight. The squad for the test-team which plays three tests in South Africa was announced today.

I think sweet shops in Kolkatta will do extra business today as rosgollas and sandesh would be distributed to celebrate the return of Dada to the Indian team almost a year after he played a test in Karachi.

The team is as follows:-

Squad: Rahul Dravid (capt), Wasim Jaffer, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), VVS Laxman (vice-capt), Dinesh Kaarthick, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, VRV Singh, Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth.

Laxman has been named as vice-captain, I personally feel that Kumble deserves that place, and I am certain that Kumble will end up as the most deserving star who never captained India. Sehwag is certain to be dropped if he does not fire in the first test.

All that remains is one 20:20 fixture and the fifth ODI. Team India has to win these games to salvage some respect and let us see if Dada inspires again......

1 comment:

mahesh said...

Selection of Ganguly dosent surprise me anymore. But inclusion of Laxman was bit surprising based on his present Ranji Form.

Its gr8 newz that Ganguly is back...After a long battle he is among the team again.Its real crunch situation for him and its not going to be easy for him to bat at South African Pitches..Hope he dosen't dissapoint millions of fans expecting him to give a good show with both bat and ball..

Eventhough One Day series was big dissapointment, I still have hope on Indian team to put a effort to atleast draw the series if not winning the series.


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