Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Wall crumbling?

There are a number of young lads with their hammers and chisels out. Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa... And by the looks of it, a few old hands as well. Dilip Vengsarkar, Venkatapathy Raju, Ranjib Biswal, Sanjay Jagdale and Bhupinder Singh Snr.

So while Rahul is out of the first 2 one-dayers against Pakistan, he should be on the flight to Australia. The boys certainly aren't yet in a league that can negotiate Brett Lee and company over anything more than 20 overs. In fact, you just might see Dravid ushered back into the team against Pakistan. Akthar (I hear he's back) and the rest of that talented bunch of cherry handlers could very quickly have the selectors ducking for cover behind the Wall.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Archibald Jackson

He played 8 tests. 11 innings. Scored 474 runs. With 1 hundred and 2 fifties. Widely regarded by learned observers of his time to be a better bat than Don Bradman. Who knows what might have been if poor health didn't curtail his career and life at the age of 23.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Is everything as plain as black and white?

One gets stoned for getting his face into knots. The other is excused with a mild reprimand. Hell, given the strange things that happen in the cricketing world, I won't be surprised if Nel sues Sreesanth for plagiarism.

Shaz, Waz and Gaz?

I have my own theory as to why Sunil Gavaskar didn't make it to what finally became the Shaz and Waz show.