The NZ-India series has become a completely one-sided contest with one team, despite its major players benched, has totally decimated the other team. India can feel a bit of pride here but to give due credit to NZ they are not in their best of forms, having just lost a series to minnows Bangladesh.
While its great to see players like Gambhir, Virat and Yusuf perform well, claims for a place in World Cup XI based on same, seem a bit presumptuous.Teams in the top 5 as per ODI rankings are going to be the most difficult to play in the WC and players who have proven themselves against them should be given priority.
Overall the series has been very boring. The recently concluded Test Series with Australia had much more thrill and excitement to offer.
On the IPL side Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians not surprisingly, seem to be the only teams to retain four players allowed for the next IPL.
The Knight Riders definitely needed a complete revamp and did just that by just retaining Chris Gayle.But the choice of Albie Morkel by CSK ahead of Doug Bollinger, Michael Hussey comes as a surprise considering both played a significant part intheir last IPL win.
Again RCB dropping Robin Uthappa (the guy who took them all the way last year),Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen while retaining just Virat Kohli is puzzling.It pays to be friends with the boss.
Mumbai Indians seem to have got their four right with Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga.Hopefully CSK can get Zaheer Khan and make Mumbai’s loss their gain.
Delhi Daredevils have to rework their website, now that they have decided to stick only with Sehwag, Gambhir is allover the banner(no Sehwag seen).
Yet to see Deccan Chargers choices but think Herschelle Gibbs,VVS Laxman and Gilchrist will not be retained.
Hope to see a more interesting and competitive Ind-SA series!
Recent update to post even Gayle has not been retained by the Knight Riders.Rajasthan Royals have wisely kept Shane Warne and Shane Watson. Kings XI and Deccan Chargers have not retained any of their players.
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