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Cricket WC 2011: India's old problems resurface
Posted on Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 09:56 IST (last updated: Sun, Mar 13, 2011 @ 09:58 IST)
- In almost a couple of decades now, India have struggled to find a genuine all-rounder to replace Kapil Dev. Sorry, but without one, the Indian team management will always find it tough to find the right balance going into any match whether we play 6 or 7 batsmen.
- A lower order that cannot hold a bat. The Indian tail has never been renowned for wagging and we still carry single-talent cricketers whose failure to perform in their own specialization can cost us matches. Case in point: Munaf Patel and Ashish Nehra.
- Still no fast bowler who can rattle the stumps at will in the latter half of the innings. Almost every Test playing nation has a genuine pacer these days. India still struggle to find one.
- Sub-par fielding unit which has shown no signs of improvement in decades, except a few odd sparks of brilliance on occasion. Enough said.