Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Payback Series: Game 2 – Thoughts

The payback continues with interest. This time at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi.
  • Again England did not pick Bell. Why is a mystery. Just hope that Bopara’s military medium isn’t the factor keeping him in the team ahead of Bell.
  • An even bigger mystery is what is an underperforming Kieswetter doing in the team? They have Bairstow and Jos Butler is the reserves. In fact Butler is considered the better keeper by Somerset followers as well. Some re-juggling is certainly required.
  • Good pace generated by Umesh Yadav. Maybe a bit wayward but the pace is there. As of NOW.
  • And for a change India bowled well within time. Though I hardly see it getting mentioned anywhere.
  • Gambhir should be opening. Can’t have makeshift openers like Parthiv Patel with Gambhir in the line-up.
  • Good innings by Kohli. Nothing surprising from him in that. In fact, the partnership with Gambhir had a deja vu feeling written all over it.
  • Indian conditions and the English seam bowling looks neutralized. On the basis of 2 games only. Still early days here.
  • Victory by 8 wickets with about 80 balls to spare. One word. Comprehensive.
Let the payback continue.
Nishant Kumar for DieHard Cricket Fans
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