Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The uncertainty of Indian batting trio in the national team

Twenty20 is a different type of game. No one super star can give any guarantee of their continuous success in this short form of cricket game which is referred as the sport of young generation. However, in the recently held and on going Indian domestic cricket league IPL, there has been seen that Indian batting trio and icon Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians), Sourav Ganguly (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Rahul Dravid (Royal Challangers Bangalore) failed to lead their team. On the other hand, we can see young stars li.e Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Yousuf Pathan have strongly made their case by performing in the IPL. No doubt, these icon players can continue their international career more than three years. But their performance in the domestic league has raised a question about their utility. The former selector of national team, Anshuman Gaekwad, believes that the future of this trio depends on their fitness.

"Form follows if players are fit enough. Class is permanent while form is
temporary and you cannot question their class. They can play international
cricket for next two-three years," said the former captain. Former Test player
Karsan Ghavari opined that Ganguly, Tendulkar and Dravid must improve their
fielding to match the younger lot of Indian cricket.
Form is temporary. This batting trio needs physical fitness to come back in the national team. It is time to see how long they can take play for national team.

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