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Friday, February 5, 2010

Proteas in India

Many things have been already said about the Proteas tour of India batting bowling fielding, strengths,weaknesses, players, coaches,records,etc. But to sum it all I feel Proteas have upper hand this time round because home side is already short of experience in middle order because of injuries to Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and VVS Laxman who is again a doubtful starter. MS Dhoni is also suffering an injury.

On the other side Proteas are having good bowling side with Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Wayne Parnell but I feel key for them will be their spinners. How can we forget Australian Jason Kreza took 12 wickets in a match at the same venue last time when India and Australia played. If South Africa will use its spinners as an attacking weapon then they will be in great position to win this series. But if Proteas use spinners as defensive weapon then they will be in trouble.

As far India is concerned it is important that Virendra Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir takes the responsibility and put up good partnership at the top will make the Indian inexperienced middle order job easy. But as we all know Sehwag will not compromise on his strokes and he will play the way he known for so all the responsibility comes on Gambhir to calm down Sehwag.

Last thing watch out for chin music from Proteas atleast in first two sessions and that will be the big worry for Indian top order as we all know Indians are vulnerable to short pitch stuff and frankly speaking they cant handle it except for Rahul Dravid who is not playing this series. So odds favour Sout Africa to win the series and it will be 1-0 South Africa.

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