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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Pass ur peepers over this article - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/4211792.stm - it symbolizes what I like about Greg Chappell ... why I think he is different from the rest. He has a long term plan in mind .... any other coach in his place would have talked a bit about the win ... and tried to make it more than it was. Not this guy .... naah, it is not that important, he says .... good for u, Greggy.

I am following the India-Zimby match right now .... and I don't really care who wins ... lol ... but Yuveraj and Dhoni seem to be doing a good job of it uptil now. Gangs misses yet another chance to come good ... and in the finals Bond will be back and I guess Ganguly isn't gonna score too much there.

People have been talking about all Indian batsmen failing in the last couple of series and that too much is being made of Gangs' failure ... but the thing is - guys like Sehwag and Dravid r not in the middle of a prolonged slump ... Gangs is ... so if these guys fail now, it is like "ok they failed ... it happens" ... while with Gangs it is like "here we go again".

Anyway Sania and Sharapova in the next round .... my guess is that Sharapova will win in straight sets .... I saw her against Venum Williams in the Wimbledon finals and Sania has to go some way before being in the same league. But take nothing away from Mirza ... she is moving in absolutely the right direction ... go girlllll!!!

As I write this, India complete the win with Yuvi scoring a ton and Dhoni 60 odd ... commfortable win in the end. Dhoni belongs in the lower order ... to finish off matches ... so said the Chuckster for long ... look at my posts in Sri Lanka ... look at my posts before this series started ... the Chuckster is never wrong in his cricket analysis ... heh heh. Now the only thing left is to send Sehwag down ... not as punishment ... but to be the other half of the Dhoni-Sewag demolition squad ... the Kluseners of India .... we have plenty of people fighting for the top position ... the lower middle order can really make this team into a world beating team. Dhoni and Sehwag r it.

Ok guys ... time for the Chuckster to go sleep .... 25 odd days to go and the Chuckster will be back with wifey and the kids .... wait a minute, the Chuckster don't have kids ... damn, this memory is going. Now why the heck doesn't the Chuckster have kids? Gotta ask wifey this one once I go home ... heh heh.

Cheers guys

The Chuckster

4 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, September 07, 2005 3:14:00 AM, Anonymous Ananth said…

    interesting and nice asalways chucks..way to go man..
    keep writing..good analysis,concern for this game(bloody one at that..we still manage to folow inspite of shameless display by our guys so often..hmm) and nice style of writing..
    keep it up man..
    cheers
    ananth

     
  • At Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:55:00 PM, Anonymous S on Cricket said…

    Chuck - Did you notice the article on Rediff ODI rankings? India is in 8th position now and probably at 7th when WI come down after the ICC Champions Trophy win goes out of the 12 month window. but even then, there is nothing else to write about the Indian team.

    My question is whether this loss of form is only in ODIs or will it be carried forward into the tests too? I guess the performance against a Zimb A side (c'mon - their national side is performing worse than a C side) makes it scary. We were not able to get their wickets as cheap as the NZ did. NZ shot them out twice in a day!!!!!!! Agreed that this cannot happen always but letting Ebrahim score 169? And looking clueless against the Zim tailenders?

    Add to this Ganguly's feigned elbow injury fearing another failure (now - dont tell me it was an injury that he could not bear) it will not be long before we play like the Zims or the West Indies. So much for our dream of challenging the Aussies. In the meantime, the Brits have risen and reclaimed the Ashes and the Sri Lankans are only getting stronger. Pakistan may bring back Shoaib and New Zealand looks threatening with Shane Bond.

    No Chuck. It looks gloomy and probably the end of a golden era in Indian cricket. It started off with the VVS 281 and may end with Ganguly and VVS getting the axe at the end of the Zim series. But the replacements too are looking exciting. The next couple of years is going to one tough team building exercise for Chappell who may unfortunately have to take the blame while Wright quit just at the right time.

    -SV

     
  • At Friday, September 16, 2005 9:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey,
    lots of things happening off the field...have ur say on it !!

     
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