Saturday, November 24, 2007

Indo-Pak ODI Series

Couldn't write much about the Indo-Pak ODI Series, but here are the positives for India that I saw from the 3-2 win:

1) Dhoni has done well as a ODI captain and also as a player - real test will come in Australia but I think he would pass the test
2) Yuvraj is the shining star for India in ODIs - he was by far the best Indian batsman on display
3) Sachin is back! :-)
4) Rohit Sharma looks very very promising - should be taken down under for the next tour!
5) R P Singh should be persisted with - continues to impress me.

From Pakistan's perspective:
1) Sohail tanvir was impressive
2) Shoaib as usual is a treat to watch for the eyes
3) Misbah looks like Pakistani Yuvraj - Superb!
4) Mohd Yousuf and Younis Khan will be pillars for Pakistan middle orfder for a couple of years along with Misbah
5) Young openers like Salman, Yaseer etc. should be persisted by Pakistan

Overall a nice fitting series, although both sides showed a tendency to throw in the towel early - That fighting / killing / winning spirit was missed a bit.

Over to real cricket- Test Matches now - First one is underway already!

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