The Indians have a hill climbing task for tomorrow

After the flop show in front of the full crowd in Nagpur, The Indians have a to do a lot of repair work tomorrow in the PCA stadium in Mohali.
The Indians put on a sad performance in all the fields of the game to loose to the Lankans by 29 runs. Now Dhoni and CO have a tough job in their hand to level the series by winning the match in Mohali.
The decision of bowling first itself was on ground. The bowling lacked power of Harbajan and Zaheer Khan. In the tests they did wonders. There is no swing of Sreesanth. The leading bowler Nehra proved too costly with 13 Runs per over. Even the new boy Dinda failed. The pick of the bowlers was Ishant but he alone couldn’t restrict the Lankans under 200. Spinners too proved costly Ojha , Rohit , Yusuf all costly. Only the part timers picked 2 wickets.
The replacement of Jadeja may turn it over.

The middle order failed, excluding Raina all others were single digits.
The start given by Gambhir and Sehwag was awesome(12 RPO) but it couldn’t take India home.
The lower order batsmen Dinda and Nehra did better than the middle order as they picked up 41 runs both.
But in tomorrow’s game the middle order will play a important role. Maybe, Sehwag or Gambhir should stay till the 15th over.
The adding of Jadeja into the team adds strength in both fields- Batting and bowling.
Bowing is the death overs is another issue where even the fielding should be strengthened.

Sri Lanka on the other hand are in the positive note after winning the first match. They will give their 100%. They played their role in all three fields. Batting was superb, bowling was awesome most of it fielding was  amazing.
The Lankans have Jayasuriya and Dilshan who can take away any attack. They have the experienced Mahela in the middle order to steady the ship in case there are early losses, while Kapugedara and Mathews can be quite destructive down the line-up.

The World’s highest wicket-taker and the spinning assasin Muttiah Muralitharan had to sit out of the first match due to a finger injury and it remains that he will sit out again.

The toss can be a crucial factor as dew is expected to play a part in the match. The team winning the toss may avoid bowling second as the dew will make it difficult to grip the ball and slopy out field.

The Mohali track is known to offer some pace and bounce to the bowlers and it is not going to be any different this time around.

PROBABLE ELEVENS

MEN IN BLUE: Gambhir, Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashoke Dinda, Ashish Nehra, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma


THE LANKANS: Sanath Jayasuriya, TM Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardane, Chamara Kapugedara, Angelo Mathews, Pushpakumara, Kulasekara, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga JayaSinghe/ Ajantha Mendis

My fingers are crossed Lets hope India win.!!!

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About Adithya Ramesh

Yo people. This is Adithya. A student who loves what he does. Has passion for Cricket and is a die hard SRT fan. Loves to photograph and is a travel freak

Posted on December 11, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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