No proper strategy by Team India
The second test of the Future cup is won by South Africa by inning and 90 runs. Indians were never in the game for all 3 days, South Africa dominated and never allowed Indian batsman to settle down.
Media and Ex-cricketers criticized the pitch in Chennai. But look if a sporting wicket is given Indian batsman danced to the tunes of Ntini & Steyn. Indian batsman even struggled against the bowling of P Harris & Morkel. J Kallis, N McKenzie & A.B De Villiers played a match winning knocks in the first innings. De Villiers won the Man of the Match award for his double hundred in the first innings.
India as ever had no consistency in the test cricket format. One day India plays outstanding game which we don’t expect and on another day u will see them playing like minnows of the cricket.
Players who I think missed out in Ahmedabad test match are Gautham Gambhir, Yuvaraj Singh, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar. Wasim Jaffer is struggling for form and in Indian conditions team management should have tried with Gautham Gambhir from the first test or any other opener who is heavily scoring runs and in good form. Yuvaraj Singh can take the place of Tendulkar if Pathan or Ganguly opens the innings. Yuvaraj can play well on this bounce track of Ahmedabad, Yuvi is bit weak against the spinners but South African team has only one spinner to deal with is not big problem. But taking Yuvi into the team is optional to team management.
Indian pace duo of R.P.Singh & Sreeshant is not taking wickets early. Singh is fully out of form and not able swing the ball, so, Ishant Sharma should have come in place of any 2 fast bowlers or in place of Harbhajan Singh.
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Finally, Indian team is missing the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, he is the correct person who guides his partner at other end and he plays coolly on tough bouncy pitches. But he is injured so Indian team cannot expect his services.
I hope Indian team management comes up with good strategy in the coming test in Kanpur. Come On India Dikha do.