Saturday, September 27, 2008

Australia Tour Diary

26th Sep 2008

Brad Haddin’s turn today to speak to the media. Is the pattern visisble only to me?? Where is Ponting? Where is Micheal Clarke? Are they staying away ?

The focus still is on Greg Chappell & Ian Frazer than on the players.

In the Irani Cup tie Delhi have a tough tough task ahead. They have lost three wickets now of Sehwag, Kohli and Bhatia. Gambhir Battles on, but the it will be an up hill battle with over 200 runs still to get.

Earlier in the day Dravid had a good outing facing over 200 balls and than Dhoni making an 86. Ishant bent his back enough and thankfully Sehwag didn’t over use him. We want him fresh for Australia… All in all I think this has been a good match for the players to get ready for the Australia series.

On the other side the Australia A side mauled the India A team. With over 300 runs to chase, our team just folded. The team there was not the strongest bowling attack and that showed. The most notable failure in the whole series was Robin Uthappa. His talent is evident, but his application is in doubt. I just hope he doesn’t turn into an enigma.

The selectors will be selected today. Yes you read that right. Srikanth is the fore runner they say, but than this is the Bcci so nothing can be said unless its out in black and white.

The probable 15 are :

1.Anil Kumble
2.M. S. Dhoni
3.Virendra Sehwag
4.Gautam Gambhir
5.Rahul Dravid
6.Sachin Tendulkar
7.V.V.S Laxman
8.Zaheer Khan
9.Ishant Sharma
10. Harbhajan Singh
(These ten are already selected in the first 11 in the first test at Bangalore)
11.Who is this gonna be?????
4. Contenders.
1. Rohit Sharma 2. Yuvraj Singh 3. Sourav Ganguly 4. Subramaniam Badrinath

Presume two of the above 4 will be selected. And R.P. Singh and Pragyan Ojha will complete the line up. The aussie squad will be clear once they go for the first practice match.

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