Wednesday, October 12, 2005

On Bench

In the recent Challenger Trophy, I don't think a single substitute has been used by any side (I saw the reports of at least 2 matches and it seems in each, both subs were unused). I thought one of the aims of this series was to introduce the new rules and perhaps provoke some experimentation. Which doesn't seem to have happened. An opportunity has been lost in learning about the possibilities there.

Robin Uthappa, Venugopal Rao, Suresh Raina have all performed well, as have many of the others knocking on the door. No bowling breakthroughs really though. Dhoni sprang into the team after his scintillating performance last year, so hopefully Uthappa will also see his impressive ton from yesterday translated into more tangible gains.

3 Comments:

Blogger Karl Hiunzm said...

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8:45 PM  
Blogger Aravind said...

Well sreesanth has come into the team after winning the "man of the series " in the challenger trophy.

4:50 AM  
Blogger Ramanand said...

you're right - i had not noticed the kerala speedster from the reports. Blame it on the lack of any worthwhile time spent following the series. Good for him anyway.

10:01 AM  

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