Cricket: Bangladesh Tour

India’s tour of Bangladesh is nothing to write home about as pointed out by the Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid. It just confirmed what was already known — that Bangladesh has a long way to go before becoming a team worthy of Test status.

  • Dinesh Karthick once again proved himself to be a fighter. His real test will however be on the England tour. Hopefully, the electors won’t fall back on the hopelessly out of form Sehwag.
  • Jaffer fought back after a pair in the first test, to ensure a berth on the tour of England.
  • Tendulkar scored two centuries in a row. For now, his critics might take a break, but he won’t keep his detractors away until he can do something similar on the tour of England.
  • Rajesh Pawar will hopefully get another tour to prove himself and won’t be dumped after being benched for the two Tests.

Overall, India lost a golden opportunity to unearth some young talent by continuing to play Sachin, Sourav and the like. Their centuries mean little besides helping beef up their averages to cover for failures on the tour of England!

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