Sunday, December 09, 2007

Well thats that

Well, much as it makes me sad to say this, I think Dinesh Karthik has solved India's selection conundrum (barring injury). The lad has just gone for 23, and given that SRT will be back as his injury heals, he might be the one to make room. Yuvraj will stay, and hopefully, India will display some common sense by asking Dravid to open with Jaffer when India goes to Australia. SRT at 3, Yuvraj at 4, Laxman at 5, and a lefty, Ganguly, at 6. Just my tuppence.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Biggest problem has been the fact that none of our Big 3s are very comfortable opening the innings. Though Dravid virtually does open the innings many a times :)

SRT - why can't he take up a new innings as a test opener as he is the best batsmen in the world.

Will India ever have a solid opening pair.
Dinesh Karthik defly had to fail one day or the other as he was only a make shift opener. He outlived his potential .
I'm sure his ommision for this series will make him stronger and mature. I love that guy's attitude. Though his batting is still not upto the mark.

I thot our selectors should have been more futurstic before they picked him :)

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have actually wanted SRT to open the innings for a long time now. Am I missing something obvious as to why he doesn't open?

And well, Karthik is not making a strong point with his wicketkeping skills as well now, is he? Though I think it is unfair to drop him after just one bad series.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...


No, you're not, other than the dubious distinction that folks like to make between "specialist" and "non-specialist" openers. And yes, I agree that Karthik didn't do himself any favors with his wicketkeeping. I think Yuvraj is in for good now, and Karthik is going to pay the price - if the question is, who are the six best bats to take the field for India, Karthik's name won't figure in there.

GIG: I think Karthik will make a comeback for sure. I think he is great, both for his attitude and his obvious talent. I think he could be captain some day. Dravid can open, and he should when we go to Australia.

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