Showing posts with label India. England. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. England. Show all posts

Monday, July 4, 2011

India tour of the Carribean 2011

It is good the tour of Caribbean has so far been a pleasant one for the Indian Cricket team, who are without the regular team this series. After the win in the Jamaica Test, the Indian team was looking to wrap up the series at the Kensington Oval. But play lost due to the rains had effectively tightened up things for both the teams. West Indies slenderly holding on to knocks by Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo put some resistance to onslaught by Ishant Sharma and co.

The third test starts on July 6th, where both the teams will look to keep things in check rather going all out for a win. Batting has been a cause of worry for West Indies team particularly where both Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul failing to bat out for West Indies on crucial occasions. Sarwan has now been dropped for the third and final test in the series.

Indian team has positives to take from the Tour with performances of Praveen Kuman, Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina particularly very good. With England Tour to follow the team will now see the return of Sachin, Sehwag( Expected after third test), Zaheer, Yuvraj, Gambhir back into the team. Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay will have to accept some tough decision in their budding careers. And take positives from the Tour into the future.

The umpiring saga involving Daryl Harper and the Indian Team has shown how the game is dependent on technology, and hopefully DRS will ease out some badly needed shortcomings in umpiring. Particularly looking at the decisions with Indian team this series, there's too lot to be desired.

ICC making some calls on batsmen without runners and other issues ought to have looked into some more issues. The umpiring decision involving Raina where the batsman haven't made any contact with the bat or glove was specially very bad. I have noticed that umpires should do away with sun glasses as it definitely blurs vision, some close calls like these could easily change the game.

Umpires should not be allowed to make sunglasses since they are there to make these decisions and wearing sunglasses definitely obscures one's vision in one or the other way and things are not crystal clear. Did we see any batsman wearing sunglasses, we might put a question here, Why not?

Hope fully the England Tour will be free of the Umpiring blunders where a long tour awaits the full strength Indian team. Hopefully the world champions will try and consolidate the World No 1 Rankings.