19 October, 2020

The Skipper's Hungry Lambs

Ganguly must be careful about his body language, and stop changing the field after almost every delivery. It shows that he's not sure of his strategy.

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The Skipper's Hungry Lambs
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Let the party begin! India's splendid victory at Port of Spain was a good team effort, where everybody stood up to be counted. Both India and West Indies fought like tigers, not giving even an inch to the other, and in the end the better team won the thriller. It was a good value game for spectators and viewers too. Winning a Test is something that always calls for celebrations—what if it is only against the West Indies. For the die-hard Indian fan, this win may just be the light at the end of the tunnel he's looking for the team. Once again it is time to speculate on the resurgence of India as a Test team to reckon with, even away from the pudding pitches of the subcontinent.

One significant aspect of the Test is that India won without using two spinners as its frontline bowlers. Surely this could have major ramifications for the future. Firstly, from now on Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh will be under no doubt that they are competitors for a place in the team. In the past, it was an accepted fact that if fit, both would play. This was only because the quality of fast...
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