Friday, August 26, 2005

Aussie Panic

I just saw for the first time Aus bat in this series. And they are bloody panicking ! I don't know since how long they have been doing it this series, but its now written all over their face. And in their body language while batting.

They remind me of the Indians when we toured down under in 1998-99. The batsmen had 'out' written all over them even as they walked out. Barring Sachin, none looked ready for a fight. And the same thing happened with Aussies themselves in the 2001 Indian series.

They are gone, they're loosing this. They deserve to loose this series.

And oh, their bowling is so pedestrian, that we are now actually applauding Tait for doing something (a few times) what ALL of the English bowler did in ALL of their overs ! This is how downright pathetic their bowling has been. And I don't joke at all when I say that our Indian bowlers would have done much much better that 'this' !


Blogger Rishi Gajria said...

think you forgot Hrishikesh Kanitkar who would put up a fight when he could.

August 29, 2005 11:34 AM  
Blogger worma said...

how can I forget him rishi. That was the time when selections were done for reasons other than cricket. Hrishikesh, and Jacob Martin were totally 'found out' by the Aussies in test matches. Sure Kanitkar had a good attitude (he showed that in some tough ODI situations also) but unlike ODIs, attitude is not enough in tests. And technically he didn't make the cut.
Anyway, point here was the way Aussies came on to bat here in this first innings. Nervous and tentative and not fully out there in the middle of the game. But now as I write this, they already redeemed themselves in the second innings, to a large extent. Although I think Martyn is the biggest culprit, not making use of his decent form (unlike Hayden and Gilchrist who are going through a patch)

August 29, 2005 11:41 AM  

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