Selectors Deserve Credit as Young Team India Shines

There were rumors that the big three of team India (Dravid, Sachin and Ganguly) were forced to sit out the 20-20 World cup. Irrespective of these rumors, the selectors (who are almost always criticized), deserve all the credit for banking on youth in the 20-20 World Cup.

The Indian team in this tournament has been a world apart from the ODI team that played in England. The fielding has been simply superb, especially in the match against SA. Dinesh Karthik’s catch and Rohit Sharma’s run out would have done Jhonty Rhodes proud. Dhoni seems to be growing on the job as captain. He lead the team well and seems to be growing in confidence when it comes to playing a responsible knock. Rohit Sharma was terrific revelation. A technically sound batsman who appears to be more suited to Test cricket, adapted magnificently to the demands of the fast paced game. His scoring shots were deft placements all along the ground as opposed to traditional 20-20 slogs. R.P Singh continues to show tremendous promise. Unlike “loose canon” Sreesanth, RP is turning out to be Mr. Reliability. Bhajji and Viru are enjoying their return to the limelight and making good use of it.

It remains to be seen if India can continue its good show. All in all a great performance from a young team. As this tournament enters its final four the big question really is: Are we headed for a first ever IndoPak final in world championship cricket tournament?

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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