About the matches, no batsman looked in form apart from Dravid. Batsmen are getting bowled because they are not able to judge the line. Sehwag is consistently dropping catches in slip region. Apart from Raina, every one has looked to be below their best in the field. Not sure what kind of tips, Mr. Chappel has given to the team. And so far both the matches have been played in, a welcome surprise, on bowler friendly pitches and against not such potent batting line-up. Bowling is yet to be tested.
About team combination, everyone was furious when
Actually in conditions conducive to fast bowling, it’s a choice between Kumble and Harbhajan. And in these conditions only one can be included in the team, other will have to satisfy himself with 100 crore+ sympathies.
And team selection is going to be more troublesome as Laxman becomes fit, Dada comes back and Tendulkar’s elbow realizes that his game is cricket, not tennis. Then it will start what has been a bane for Indian cricket, a tussle for between current performances and past records as selection parameter. Seems like our problem is abundance of “potential talent”. But we have had that for so many years. It’s just that the potential has not been able in performing in most of the cases. But you never know about Indian cricket. Whenever you expect them to do well, they just don’t. And our expectation levels reach such a nadir that even an average performance after that seems to be excellent. But to their credit, whenever they’ve been considered as underdogs, they have done better than average.