India v Sri Lanka | 2nd ODI | Nagpur | 18/12/09

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After the fireworks in the first ODI, if this is half as good we are in for an exciting match.

India squad
MS Dhoni*†, G Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, RA Jadeja, Z Khan, V Kohli, P Kumar, A Nehra, PP Ojha, SK Raina, V Sehwag, S Sreesanth, SR Tendulkar, S Tyagi, Yuvraj Singh

Sri Lanka squad
KC Sangakkara*†, TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya, DPMD Jayawardene, S Randiv, SHT Kandamby, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, AD Mathews, BAW Mendis, M Pushpakumara, TT Samaraweera, WU Tharanga


Match due to start in around 90 mins.
 
I guess the wickets Flat and the boundaries are about 30 yards all way around as per usual? :)
 
Looks like another Phatta track. The bowlers should boycott after watching such pitches day in and day out.
 
Sehwag gone

The pitch will be bowler friendly now onwards!
 
mindless slogging said:
Is Dhoni still hiding from the new ball?
We all know he hides from pressure sort of situations. I mean in last game he came one down since India got a good start and in this match India got a poor start and Dhoni didn't come one down nor two down
 
Where are you now Dhoni? Oh that's right, since early wickets have fallen you might get out early and thus without being able to maintain that ODI average of yours with a score of 50 or more. Yeah, it's kool just send some other sacrificial lamb, who will help take the shine off the new ball for you leaving the stage perfect for you to come in nurdle the ball around, take your merry time to get your 50 and who knows you could even remain not out. What an early Xmas present that would be eh?! A 50 and a not out!!! Ooooh!
 
Kohli is playing better than Sachin.

67/2
 
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Raz said:
Where are you now Dhoni? Oh that's right, since early wickets have fallen you might get out early and thus without being able to maintain that ODI average of yours with a score of 50 or more. Yeah, it's kool just send some other sacrificial lamb, who will help take the shine off the new ball for you leaving the stage perfect for you to come in nurdle the ball around, take your merry time to get your 50 and who knows you could even remain not out. What an early Xmas present that would be eh?! A 50 and a not out!!! Ooooh!

I think thats very clever thinking by our captain. Gambhir is a better player of the new ball. Dhoni is a better player of the old ball. Plus one of our middle order pillars Yuvraj is missing so we need a lower order player today. Nothing wrong with his strategy as it has benifited the team again and again and we have won so many mathces becuase of this
 
singh said:
it's still knocking.... wait 4 another 2 days.....
hv some patient. ;-) ;-) ;-)
Another bowlers gravyard at Kuttack? (or whatever the name is of the next venue)
 
Indiafan said:
I think thats very clever thinking by our captain. Gambhir is a better player of the new ball. Dhoni is a better player of the old ball. Plus one of our middle order pillars Yuvraj is missing so we need a lower order player today. Nothing wrong with his strategy as it has benifited the team again and again and we have won so many mathces becuase of this

exactly .

Dhoni clearly considers himself the player for crisis situation , why is it so difficult to understand ?
 
jusarrived said:
exactly .

Dhoni clearly considers himself the player for crisis situation , why is it so difficult to understand ?
So, 19/2 is not a crisis situation?
 
Looks like a great catch at 3rd man by someone....3rd ump to decide
 
Afridi_Fan said:
So, 19/2 is not a crisis situation?


not really , at least not with the kind of batting we have .

see the idea is simple . if couple of early wicket falls , Dhoni prefers sending in players who still attack , like GG , Raina or Kholi .More often than not this would work , only if this backfires Dhoni will be required who has hardly disappointed us in those situations .

No one in the current lot , plays more for the team than this guy & thanks to him we have couple of youngsters who are used to playing under pressure .
 
jusarrived said:
not really , at least not with the kind of batting we have .

see the idea is simple . if couple of early wicket falls , Dhoni prefers sending in players who still attack , like GG , Raina or Kholi .More often than not this would work , only if this backfires Dhoni will be required who has hardly disappointed us in those situations .

No one in the current lot , plays more for the team than this guy & thanks to him we have couple of youngsters who are used to playing under pressure .
haven't seen too much of these guys but surely Dhoni is at least as attacking as them?
 
d0gers said:
haven't seen too much of these guys but surely Dhoni is at least as attacking as them?


nope , Dhonis approach is totally different when we are in trouble . GG ,Raina & Kohli take a lot of risks , so this gives India a chance to score at a good rate even after having lost early wickets . its about knowing whats best for the team , rather than individual players looking good .
 
Kohli out. 130/4. Randiv gets his 1st wicket.
 
Bublu Bhuyan said:
Really ? I thought you to be a teenager.
Many guys in here make the same mistake. Just turned 29 on 9th december. But abhi tu mein jawan hoon ;-)
 
Sri Lanka need a better keeper. that should've been taken.
 
jusarrived said:
nope , Dhonis approach is totally different when we are in trouble . GG ,Raina & Kohli take a lot of risks , so this gives India a chance to score at a good rate even after having lost early wickets . its about knowing whats best for the team , rather than individual players looking good .

:))) :))) :))) :)))

Have India scored 600 yet?
 
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