If we are talking of bench strength and giving guys a chance then why not Manish Pandey !!!!!!
Scored a magical century in IPL against a quality attack .. proved again with a 50 ( or a 40 .. dont remember ) .. Almost a double ton ( 194 ) in his Ranji debut ... This guy has talent and he can handle presure too ( remember symmo bullying him without luck ???? ) .. why not fast track him.
Phew we have kinda managed to save the match. Fingers crossed. I dont think the SL bowlers have the fire power , heck even Murali looks outta form.
I hope Mishra and Ishant get dropped next match. But are we still looking at 7 batsmen / 4 bowlers combo? Since Bhajji( and others too) are not in form i would prefer to take a 6batsmen / 5 bowler combo.
Match is drawn, it was a nice batting practice for both the teams.
Wondering if I India would have had their second innings if they succeeded in retaining those early wickets on the first day.
I would say it was bad captaincy from SL, they allowed Jayawardena to pile up the runs, he should not feel product at all for scoring 275 on a placid track, I would have poured up a ton of concrete on that pitch to make the ball turn.
Last edited by Mr_Bean : 20th November 2009 at 16:27.