31 October, 2020

York 'Em Out

Effective planning means we choose players according to the adversary and not field the same eleven in every match

York 'Em Out

THOUGH we can expect a bright summer in June, May is always a wet month in England, and we might not see every game completed in the World Cup. So, till teams reach the qualifying stage, a number of calculators and laptops will come into play. The obvious task of every team will be to hope for better playing conditions, and qualify for the semi-finals. That means it is vital to work out a good strategy for the qualifying rounds.

I believe we have an extremely strong batting side, and our bowling will revolve around Prasad and Srinath—in that order. Prasad's line and length is ideal for the weather conditions. He has to bowl his quota of 10 overs effectively. A good performance by other bowlers will be a value addition for the team. For these conditions, we actually ought to have four other bowlers like Prasad and a spinner. When it comes to spinners, I feel sorry that we have to rely on Sachin Tendulkar to get us a break. I want Sachin to get runs, and we must not bank on him as the fifth bowler.

I am very disappointed that Sunil Joshi has not made the...



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