Wednesday, December 7, 2011

India Vs West Indies/ India Vs Australia

India was expected to sweep aside the West Indian Team in the one days but they are yet to put up a commanding win. The first match was a thriller which Indians managed to win by a solitary wicket. The second match too was close though not as close as the first one. India lost the third match by 16 runs, which looks close but they had lost the match long back when they collapsed to 105/6.

The big question is will India be able to fight on the Australia tour. Its going to be a very tough tour as Aussie's might be weakened but they still have high caliber players like Watson, Ponting, Clarke and Hussey. India did not look that convincing in the tests as well vs the West Indies. Sehwag and Gambhir seem to have lost the golden touch. Sachin is bogged down by the 100th 100 expectations. Laxman plays only in crisis. Dravid was the only consistent batsman both against England and West Indies. West Indies twice took 1st innings lead in the test series. Bowling is not penetrative enough. Ashwin and Ojha capitalized on the West Indian batsmen weakness against the spin. Australians will not collapse like that against spin neither will the Australian pitches help them that much. The signs are not looking good ahead of a tough tour.

I hope the Indians hit their straps in the last two one days and get some much needed form going before the all important tour down under. Cant wait for the Aussie tour to begin. Share your views here.


Vishal Kataria said...

Champ, we've been missing a lot of big guns. Plus, after annihilating England 5-0 here, I think it would be hard to stay motivated and thrash a sub standard team (read Windies). So with the big guns coming back, I'm sure we'll see a much better performance in Australia; something that earned us the tag of World Champions.

DS said...

@ Vishal
On the contrary, I think we missed the big guns against England. Sehwag, Gambhir, Rohit have all returned in this series. And the way we are scrapping for wins against a so called sub standard team, the Aussie's will eat the Indian team alive.

samyyyr said...

It is not true that Indian team doesn't perform well outside the subcontinent. But after the England debacle this Australian tour is very important. Another score line of 0-8 will not be good for Indian cricket!

DS said...

@ samyyyr
Yup, this is a very important tour for us. Lets hope we can hit the ground running:)