GILLY BOMB FAILS BUT ROHIT TAKES DC TO
It was not the best starts for the Defending Champs. The team expected Adam Gilchrist to score and give them a brisk start. Gilly trying to hit it on the on side miscued it and it went high and only fell in the hands of Yusuf Pathan. The weakened side- Rajasthan Royals went on high spirits with the wicket of the danger man.
It was about to turn worse for the Royals as Gibbs thrashed one Royal Bowler. But, RR did not let it happen as they picked up yet another with but not Gibbs it was Laxman. Shane Warne bowled himself in the th over. It looked like he was back in form as he picked up the wicket of Gibbs in his th ball.
Just after another over, Symonds who was looking dangerous fell short of the crease when Jhunjhunwala threw as if he had a bullet arm. Venugopal Rao and T Suman didn’t have much experience so they too departed without troubling the scores. It looked like a one man stand with Rohit Sharma just short by one run of his fifty. Rahul Sharma’s last over blitzkreig took the team to.
YUSUF PATHAN MAKES IT A CAKE WALK FOR RR
From the start of the tournament itself, RR looked a batting weak and heavily relied on Yusuf Pathan. Micheal Lumb gave the best start he could give for the Royals partnered by Naman Ojha. The Powerplay yielded runs with runs scored by Micheal Lumb.
All Naman had to do was to give the strike to Lumb. He was striking the ball with ease. Just after the powerplay Naman Ojha too tried to take the attack but was stumped.
At / and about runs a over, it was a perfect stage set for Yusuf Pathan to take the attack. He did so in the process he gave an easy win for the Royals. The Chargers were charging up to attack Pathan, Symonds was sledging and a slip with a attacking field set for him. He hit it for a six out of his first ball.
Lumb and Pathan had a run partnership. Pathan hit balls out of the rope in great fashion along with his fours. But, at last he won it as usual for the Rajasthan Royals and their owner Shilpa Shetty was waving the flag and shouting HALLA BOL.
Naman Ojha, Micheal Lumb, Faiz Fazal, Adam Voges, Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Paras Dogra, Shane Warne, Sumit Narwal, Siddharth Trivedi, Shaun Tait.
Adam Gilchrist, VVS Laxman, Herchelle Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, Rohit Sharma, T Suman, Venugopal Rao, Chaminda Vaas, RP Singh, Rahul Sharma, Pragyan Ojha
EDITED BY ADITHYA R
Not a lot of New lads in the man squad for the Indian team. Newbies are named in it. Both Karnatakans and Royal Challengers, lone centurion of IPL , Manish Pandey and Bowler R Vinay Kumar have been given a chance.
Madhya Pradesh wicket keeper Naman Ojha too has been given a spot in the man probables for his superb form in domestic cricket.
The rest of the team has no debutans. Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Nayar and Sudeep Tyagi are the other young guys.
The final squad will be decided before the ICC Deadline given. The World Cup starts on April 30 to May 16 in 2 venues in West Indies.
Munaf Patel, RP Singh and Piyush Chawla who were unable to make in the recent Indian teams have been included in the Probables
Even though Zak, Gauti and Yuvi are injured, they are added to the probables as they will surely recover from the injury.
Here goes the squad—
Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Sreesanth, Sudeep Tyagi, Rohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma, Abhishek Nayar, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha, Piyush Chawla, Abhimanyu Mithun, Manish Pandey, RP Singh, Munaf Patel, M Vijay, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin.