England must pull up their socks or face 7-0 whitewash
Undated (UNI) The ongoing one-day series between India and England is becoming too much of a bore. One-sided contests have always had this negative streak -- giving fan to monotony and mediocrity.
In the three one-dayers so far, England have been found woefully short of all cricket logic. The absence of the main nucleus nursing injuries in England is a massive handicap and their bench strength is not much better than Bangladesh. Did I tread on some toes? I am sorry, because this was not my intention.
India are on cloud nine -- but are they really without constant problems from top order batsmen?! No relaible opening pair to creat a faint panic in the opposition. Both Kaif and Sehwag must thank their stars they are still in the scheme of things. It would be awefully close to show them the door out of the World Cup.
Briefly speaking, India did not win the Kotla game, England lost it by poor application and commitment. At the chaotic Faridabad, once again England did not lose, India won with better grit when it counted. The third game in Goa had just a bit of the vital fight but never quite, so as Yuvraj and Raina asserted their natural ability in a huge way leaving the Pomms wondering how can kids in India be born with bats in their hands. Yes, this culture was an English gift to India, unwittingly though. Indians have made cricket their first game, almost national sport. England can still provide in-depth history of the game, but for some unknown reason are not able to raise a good enough team for international contest.
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