Saturday, January 14, 2012

Team India’s worst performance

Team India has been outplayed so far in Australia in every department of the game. It is facing its worst there. All its batting strength has been pulverized by Australian pacers. It appears that batsman of the stature of Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman scampers for cover from the Australian fast bowling attacks.
The famous Indian batting line-up has fallen like a pack of cards and no batsman has shown courage and guts to challenge Australian bowlers. Bowing department is also not giving any extra-ordinary performance.
India’s world famous batting line-up is facing worst in Australia. Team India has already lost the first two tests very badly in the four match series against Australia being played there. After Melbourne and Sydney, the innings defeat is staring in the face of India in the third test match of Perth.
It appears mysterious that the Indian batsmen whether it is Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virendra Sehwag or Gautam Gambhir, all have fallen headlong on the fast pitches in Australia in all the matches played so far in this ongoing series. It is not that they have not performed tremendously on the same pitch and against the same country. It is perhaps because either they are now past their prime or something other that holds them from performing and making team effort. No player in this Indian squad appears enthusiastic to perform.
BCCI must take the performance of senior players in the team seriously and prepare their exit path with honour and respect and open to make way for new and young talents in the team squad. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman have certainly played their prime. And downhill trend has already set in their performance on the field. Sehwag may get back his prime touch in batting anytime but he is also not going to maintain his performance for more than two years. So, the BCCI must chalk out a plan of action to revamp Team India with young blood.
India were 88 for four at stumps in their second innings on the second day of the third cricket Test at WACA ground in Perth. India now face the possibility of another innings defeat as they trail by 120 runs with six second innings wickets in hand after Australia had made 369 all out in their first innings, riding on David Warner's blistering 180.Australia, on the other hand, are on the verge of claiming the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a possible win of the third Test inside three days to go 3-0 up in the four match Test series.

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