Saturday, 4 October 2008

Oz vs BP XI...Day Three

1000: Chawla and Ojha tweaking Oz tail. The damage is more than just their bowling figures. I think Punter & Party would go into the Test series with mauled minds and battered confidence. Kumble surely owes a drink to the spin twin. For the Ozzies, they are trembling in their boot, looking as comfortable as someone whose hands are tied with a colony of cockroaches marching over him.

1136: I think speculation should be put to rest about who should open with Hayden in Bangalore. Neither Jaques, nor Katich but Stuart Clark. Come on, he looked better than most. And opening means he would have longer rest before he comes out to bowl. Hope Nielsen reads Doosra.

1516: Badri just got out in a manner that would haunt him for a while. Lee banged it short and wide and Badri had no business chasing it. He was on his toes, I mean literally, and looked like was searching for something to hang his bat on. Walking is fine but after you are picked in the Test squads, scores of 2 and 14 only jeopardises your chances of getting into playing XI.

3 comments:

Straight Point said...

somebody needs to talk to him to calm his nerves...he is finding the transition from domestic to international bit tough...

his two innings here illustrate the confused state of his mind perfectly...

in first he was overtly defensive...and in second he over compensated it by being extra positive...

Som said...

SP, very true. Badri let me down. Is he succumbing to the pressure?

Soulberry said...

The danger is one man's uncontrollable excitement will be used to define the non-selection of so many others.

Badri is not yet a billionaire to stuff his hard-earned chances...and at 29 he should know there is a wonderful 199 year old waiting to step in - Virat Kohli.