Saturday, 13 April 2013

No-ball costs RCB the win

Another match that set the pulse racing in our hearts. A match of despair, hope, despair, hope & finally sadness of losing the match - after coming so close.. But winning the match by a no-ball. This is why we follow CSK & IPL! A match we can only attribute to God.

Positives:
1. Pitch: It is time the ground start producing pitches that would assist CSK spinners. How can our home ground assist other teams rather than us?
2. Sir Jaddu: Sir Jaddu has arrived!
3. Dhoni, Raina & Badri: All had a breezy 30s and lost wickets in the crucial phase. Hope they start making bigger scores

Negatives
1. Bravo: As a player who occupies the key foreign all-rounder slot, it is time he stands-up and be counted. I won't be surprised if Albie plays instead of Bravo in the next match. 
2. Middle Overs: CSK should stop this experimentation with Indian medium pace bowlers and pick Shadab Jakati. This should help us shut-down opposition in the middle overs. It was in these overs that CSK lost the way today. 

Man of the Match: Dhoni & Jadeja. Their partnership in the last few overs was the key point in bringing the match towards CSK. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jakati is a proven customer but we should consider giving opportunity for new players too. Who knows, they may become our next star!!

Unknown said...

@Anon,
Giving chances to players who had made names for themself in the domestic cricket in one thing. But giving chances to players who have not had a huge success in the domestic league - just because you believe that you need a Indian medium pace bowler is another thing.

Danesh said...

Is it a cause for concern that our opening is not very consistent? While they played well against KXIP, they were a bit slow yesterday and against MI. This possibly results in more pressure during the middle overs. They should probably score a little faster when they have to chase over 160.

Anonymous said...

Why Murli is plying so slowly, He should fire if they have to choose more then 160.

Unknown said...

@Danesh &Anon,

Do agree that openers are going to be a worry all long. I am thinking will it be a good idea to ask Bravo/Morkel to open along with Vijay.