Drop Viru, Please!

For the next few ODI games before the world cup the following team might be the way to go:

Uthappa, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Dravid, Karthik, Pathan, Bhajji, Agarkar, Sreesanth, Zaheer; Mongia, Kumble, Raina, RP Singh (VRV or any one of the fully fit seamers).

  • Viru — Dropped for poor performance.
  • Sachin — Rested until say the last couple of matches before the World Cup.
  • Dada — He has nothing to prove. He can still be in the world cup team without playing these matches.
  • VVS — He can bat only at number 3, and his fielding can add to the fielding liability list (Kumble, Dravid, Munaf, Dada).
  • Raina: Great fielder, capable batsmen who hit a rough patch. It helps to have a left hander in the ranks.
  • Kaif: With Dravd in the team, its very hard to justify his presence lower in the order.
  • Mongia: County experience, all round capability, decent record.
  • Powar: No room for more than two spinners
  • Munaf: Good, But unfit, unreliable.
  • Pathan: He is still the best bet to fill the all rounder slot.
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2 Responses to Drop Viru, Please!

  1. Sreejith Kumar says:

    I think the selectors and Dada himself didn’t read this post. Selectors picked Dada and he proved again with a near ton against the West Indies in Nagpur! Good point about Munaf – Good, but unfit. Pathan should be playing the World Cup….

  2. Pran Kurup says:

    Despite the good show, Nagpur pitch is the classic dead pitch on which Indian batsmen excel.

    Too much credit for this win might be an overkill. But its a win nevertheless for a team which has been consistently loosing.

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