Uthappa and R. P. Singh to play “dead rubber”


Rahul Dravid has indicated that Robin Uthappa and R. P. Singh would play in the 3rd India v Bangladesh ODI on 15 May.

The report indicates that the likely batting order would be:

Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid (capt), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, RP Singh, Munaf Patel, Dinesh Mongia (likely 12th man)

I am not sure I like this team. My preference would be to stick with Dinesh Mongia and give Dhoni a “rest”. This would give a lineup (in batting order) of:

Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid (capt), Dinesh Mongia, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, RP Singh, Munaf Patel, M. S. Dhoni (likely 12th man)

— Mohan

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2 responses to “Uthappa and R. P. Singh to play “dead rubber”

  1. I agree.

    We need to give Dinesh Mongia another go. If he doesn’t get another chance, it is very likely that he has played his last ODI…

    I would also prefer to open with Uthappa and Gambhir and get Sehwag to come in a bit later.

  2. Well, If I take a look at a couple of news sites – Indian Express for one, and see the streaming headlines across, looks like there is a Cyclone warning at Chittagong and play’s unlikely ….

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