find permanent player for no. 3 spot...

shared by straight point on Monday, October 26, 2009

whenever sachin opens gambhir comes at no. 3 or sometimes either dhoni or raina come at one down depending upon the match conditions...

its time india finds a permanent player who can come at no. 3 rather than playing musical chair game for this coveted position... and what better than using this 7 match marathon series to test water... without compromising the balance or composition of the team...

we all know whenever sachin is in the team... he opens... and given the explosive start jatman provides he is best utilised there... so this leaves gambhir to vacant the space and drop down to no. 3...

india have invested so much time on raina that its time he should be made to stand up and be tested for whether he has it in him to become one down player... give him the assurance of two full series (oz and srilanka) and see how he responds to the responsibility... currently there is so much happening in the name of flexibility that the stability is being compromised and sometimes player do need to be told about their batting order in the team so that they prepare themselves for the challenges of the job...

its also not going to help kohlis, rainas to come at different positions virtually every game coz they are still in formation stages of their career and it will help them and their overall game if they are told in advance of their batting positions...

so to me either gambhir opens or comes at no. 4 and the dashers bat around him in the middle... what is happening is that once top order goes the onus of keeping the innings together falls on dhoni... subsequently he has to curb his attacking instincts according to the requirements of situation and if the burden can be shared in middle overs then it will only help india to either launch full throttle attack in case of good start... or do the dirty work of consolidation if the start is not that good...

as i said earlier... the goal can be achieved without compromising on the balance or composition of the team and we might just unearth proper and permanent batsman at no. 3... for most occasions...

6 comments:

Christopher Poshin David said...

if Dravid is in the side he is perfect....but sadly since he is dropped Gambhir is the only one left.....But changing the batting order is risky isn't it?

straight point said...

we are indeed changing the bating order virtually every game anyways cpd...

scorpicity said...

For the first two games, they have not tampered much with the order and I think it is best that they leave it in this way as such.

Sehwag, Tendlya, GG, yuvraju, dhoni, raina, and whoever left.

straight point said...

whoever left... hahaha scorpy...

but on serious note it will help india immensely if we have fixed top three...

Anonymous said...

it least give one more chance kaig . amit

Anonymous said...

it least give one more chance kaig . amit

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