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How to make Team India world-beaters?

October 30, 2006

Host India is out of the Champions Trophy, having lost to Australia in the do-or-die Group A round robin match at Mohali Sunday.

Captain Rahul Dravid said after the defeat that he had full faith in the squad. "It is just a question of holding our nerve," he told the media after the defeat.

Is that all there is to it? Or is there more? Is it about nerve, or ability? Is the team stocked with the right personnel, or are there people on the outside looking in, who could add value to the squad? Has the team forgotten the basics -- line and length bowling, taking singles, and such? Or is it a case, as coach Greg Chappell supposedly indicated recently, of not caring enough?

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Sub: India shud be a mixture of experience and young blood n some major things to b looked into

India can win the world cup only if the following things are done.. 1. Just bring back ganguly as the captain 2. Drop sehwag and ...


Posted by Anup Sasalatti





Sub: The ultimate team selection and training.

It is not the team, that is mainly at fault.It is the domestic conditions of cricket that has to be changed.It is not the batsmen, ...


Posted by Varghese, Toronto, Canada





Sub: THIS SHOULD BE THE TEAM

ODI: Opener: Gangully & Tendulkar 1 Down: Dravid 2 Down: Kaif 3 Down: Yuvraj Singh 4 Down: Dinesh Mongia 5 Down: Dhoni 6 Down: Pathan ...


Posted by Mohit





Sub: How to make In dian Team a world beater!!

Its simple chose different teams for ODI and Test as under: ODI: Tendulkar (Capt) Sehwag, Gambhir, R.Utthappa, S Gangulli, Yuvaraj, M Dhoni,(WK) Patthan, Jahir Khan, ...


Posted by P R Nayak





Sub: Sehwag's Footwork.

Sehwag needs to improve his footwork to give the Indian team a good start and be very carefull in his shot selection.And Greg Chapell instead ...


Posted by ChandraMohanGupta.




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