Thursday, October 15, 2009

Team India out of T20

Now how many of us saw this match on sunday with high hopes and expectations thinking that team India would win this match hands down after a surprising defeat from the West-Indies. Yes most of us would have thought that India will not take things lightly after the downfall from the carribeans.But then, a bad selection in the playing eleven and bingooo... we have a lose and a free exit pass from the tournament that we won in the previous edition.

Most of us could have thought that Jadeja was the only solo reason we lost for yesterday's match, but then lets not take things to harsh on the guy, after all he was picked in for the match not without a worthy reason.It was only a matter of bad timing and those days were a player cannot meet the teams expectations. We did witness the top order disappointing yet again for the second time after being tested by the lesser teams who can only rarely disappoint a big team. But on the contrary, team India did struggle with bangladesh too before Yuvraj started whipping out hard with the bat to bring them to a commanding state.

And then we had Ireland... where we had only to relax ourselves without straining ourselves much and only had a chance to get ourselves more rusty.The big ones comes only when we enter the Super 8's, so it would only surprise anyone with a decent head that they won the match without any trouble. And they did struggle a lot against a decent pace attack both with the West Indies and England.

And finally it does puzzle us a lot when we see Jadeja in the playing eleven when we have Dinesh Karthik for a pick. He did perform well in IPL, and interestingly noteable that jadeja's stats are far lesser when compared to Dinesh Karthik or Irfan Pathan. Even the commentators were passing negative comments on the guy cause of the momentum shift when he only managed to score 25 off 35 deliveries in a T20 match, which is far beyond acceptance level. Especially when your pressuring not just urself but an entire nation's expectation and patience levels.(I personally was kicking myself when i saw him, trying real hard to score against Stuart Broad).

But then we have culprits in the form of R.Sharma and S.Raina who failed to impress. Captain Marvel who has to be blamed for tampering the number three slot cause he constantly changed the order with himself and Raina. And not to mention the mass media who sought out a bad time to take a closer look at the Indian camp of unity testing and relationships.(Could have shut themselves from writing anything like these which only screws the team moral, but then they sell it out like most, cause its worth the green and for filling up the pages)