Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Great Show by Kiwis at Motera...Beware India
As I mentioned in my earlier post that Kiwis are hungry to give good performance after drubbing in Bangladesh, Kiwis proved me right. I also mentioned in my last post about Brendon, McCullum, Ross Taylor and Daniel Vettori, that also proved right and which inspired young Kane Williamson also, to hit a century on debut. Jesse Ryder's performance was icing on the cake. Now lot of work for Team India ahead and Kiwis have put enormous pressure on No.1 side to give their best performance at Hyderabad. Team India was in control till Day 2 in Ahmedabad but Kiwis clawed back into the contest with some great performances on the field and gave hard time to the Indian Team . Thanks to Laxman and Harbhajan who saved India's pride and drew the Test. There are few concerns for Team India before Hyderabad Test and one of them is Gambhir's form, secondly bowling form of Harbhajan Singh. I feel Gambhir has to fight his way out because last year he was prolific scorer for India in all forms of the game and this year he looks like a struggler. I feel team management must give him confidence and security so that he can play well. Talking about Harbhajan , he is doing well with the bat but India required Harbhajan 'the bowler' because we have enough batsmen in our ranks. If Harbhajan will not perform with ball then I think result will be different for India in this series because you can't expect from Zaheer Khan to win you series alone without any support. Now coming to biggest worry of Team India and that is form of Indian captain MS Dhoni who is failing with bat continuously. As a captain he is doing well so nobody can point fingers at him but once team start losing then it will be difficult for him to answer. So all in all great prospect lies ahead for Kiwis at Hyderabad after their stunning performance at Ahmedabad and for Team India its time to pull up the socks and improve the performance if they want to win the series. I feel next two test matches will be fantastic and if Kiwis win I will not be surprised after their superb performance at Motera.