Thursday, May 17, 2007

This time it makes sense

It's deja vu. India is again undecided about the number of bowlers it wants to pick for the first Test against Bangladesh. "We do have the option of playing five bowlers in these conditions considering the weather, the wicket and what we are trying to achieve in this game," said Dravid. The last time India went in with five bowlers, it allowed England to square a home series in Mumbai. The decision to go in with five bowlers usually betrays indecisiveness, arising when a need is felt for three spinners, coupled with a reluctance to go in with just one pace bowler. But, in the current instance, there's enough cause: its' quite crazy playing Test cricket in the sub-continent in May. You do need five bowlers, and five batsmen and a wicket-keeper should be good enough to post a winning total against Bangladesh.

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