Saturday, September 3, 2011

Is Indian Cricket on a Demise

After Indian Cricket team’s embarrassing performance in the ongoing England tour, question is every one mind is that is Indian Cricket on a demise or team India just had a bad summer in England. Indian Team came to England as the World Cup winners and Number 1 rank side in Test Cricket, but after the end of the final test in Oval they slipped to number 3 in the rankings. England team completely outplayed the star studded lineup of Indian team, whose middle order batting is considered the best in the world fails to score any runs,Rahul Dravid is the only Indian player who showed some resilience during the 4 match series. After suffering the white wash in 4 match test series Cricket analysts are saying that this is the worst performance of Indian team in last 20 years.
Zaheer after suffering Injury in First test
The biggest problem Indian team had during the series is injuries. Most former Cricketers like Ian Botham, Ravi Shastri and Wasim Akram are saying that Indian side had injuries problem because they played too much cricket during a year, all of them also agree that most of the Indian players are exhausted because of IPL and tight international schedule.
The biggest reason why Indian team has so badly lost against England is that they don’t had a bowling line up that could take 20 wickets in a match. Their bowling looked really mediocre during the whole series, you cannot win a test match with this sort of bowling attack. And the way Indian Batsman’s flop during the tour it clearly shows that they didn’t had any sort of back up if Tendulkar and Laxman are out of form, they relay to heavily on them.
Dravid and Sachin During Oval test
The point is this that Indian Selection committee didn’t build any backup for players like Tendulkar, Dravid, Zaheer, Laxman. All of them now are close to the retirement and if somehow in future India will reclaim their NO.1 rank in Test they cannot hold on to it because the Players like Raina, Kholi and Yuvraj are not good enough to win test matches for India.

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