Sunday, April 16, 2006

Hectic stuff

Thanks to moving, always a pain in the neck at the best of times, I've been unable to blog for a couple of days. In betwen there was the seventh one-day international between India and England, and two tests began. I'm not surprised players find the pace of the modern game to be too hectic (witness Afridi's bailing out of test cricket), heck, us fans find it a bit hectic too. All I have to do is find a machine that I can blog on, but these guys have to turn up and play. Or you could be like Yuvraj, who when asked about the workload issue during the Man-of-the-Series award ceremony, replied, "Well, the more you play, the better you become, so its good for the players". Gower's slightly incredulous expression said it all. (Mind you, McGrath expressed sentiments similar to that when asked about his decision to play county cricket during the Australian off-season, saying that he was better able to guard against injuries and loss of form by playing more cricket). Any takers for these theories? I somehow understood McGrath's claim a little better in the context of vulnerabilities to injuries being a function of bad form creeping into fast bowler's actions. Meanwhile, its off to Abu-Dhabi for the BCCI's band of merry one-day cricketers, as test action continues (service back to normal in Bangladesh v. Australia, while New Zealand give the Proteas a hard time).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a recent issue of sportstar, there was an article by Bob Simpson were he was substantiating this "play-a-lot-to-be-injury-free" theory with statistics of the bowlers or 60s and 70s. It was an interesting read. The article must be available online(in pdf format).

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