why dravid selection is one-off thing…

shared by straight point on Monday, August 17, 2009

yesterday i tried to decode dravid selection and wondered whether his selection is going to be one-off thing or selectors are planning for long term with him in picture...

i think it’s going to be one-off thing for various reasons...

once sehwag gets fit...gambhir will have to move one down so where dravid will play and on whose expense...?

next world cup will be played in subcontinent with majority of matches being played in india...where even the score of about 330 is not considered safe...the pitches are going to be so true that even lesser batsmen would look to play on the up trusting the bounce and movement of ball...

the matches in all probability will be decided on that brilliant run out at crucial juncture...sure boundary getting limited to two thanks to the great diving effort on rope...the team who will hold opposition team in check during middle overs...good tight spell from a bowler resulting in a wicket or two...one blinder of t20 type innings...in batting power play...or at death...


...and i don’t see dravid performing any of above role...

can india...given that sachin will definitely play the next world cup provided his body holds up...risk to have another player who will be 38 years of age then and average fielder at best...specially when there are many sure-shot players in our current team who already field like billionaires...?

i refuse to believe that things have reached such alarming level in terms of shortage of talent that we will need another veteran to bail us out even in our home conditions...that too when even sachin's participation in limited over game is seen as his individual pursuit for a world cup glory...

6 comments:

Ottayan said...

Pan,

I also get the feeling that this could be Sachin's last for the same reasons as Dravid.:)

straight point said...

this could be his last...

please elaborate on 'this' OTT...do you mean world cup? if yes, do you see dravid playing till 2011...?

Naked Cricket said...

SP, my comment to your post is here, on Bored.

Som said...

SP, mark my words, Dravid would quit ODI after Champions Trophy. I don't think the selctors would persist with him when Australia comes calling at home. We have enough home track bullies. Like you, I too don't buy the youngsters' technique story. I think selectors want to give him a decent farewell and Sehwag's absence gives them the perfect pretext. Dravid too would not mind to get a chance to formally announce his ODI retirement.

straight point said...

thanks for the link nc...i will check out there...

straight point said...

who am i to argue when you say so emphatically som... :)

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