Bad Hair season(day) for Vettori
Newzealand has just finished it’s series against India and does not have any fond memories to bring back home. The whole season has been very much disappointing for the kiwis as they could not bring back home a single victory back home including the Bangladesh series . The worst news for the kiwis is that ,looking back @ the stats they have lost 10 consecutive matches and all in the sub-continent and no prizes for guesses as the world cup is going to be played in the Sub-Continent and the distinctly different selection committee of the kiwis which includes The coach and the Captain of the the team as prominent members and sometimes on away tours the vice-captain also has a vote in the selection . The selection worries for the kiwis is adding up pressure on vettori’s captaincy and it also shows on his performance this series where he took just 2 wickets in four matches and scored just 80 runs of that many matches.
The Kiwis with the exception of J.Franklin could not show any character in the series and also does not look fit enough for the world cup squad. Especially Ross Taylor, what happened to the extravagant stroke maker in him? no body could understand.
Definitely, New Zealand does not seem as the unit to look out for in the upcoming world cup . Practically speaking, They are now less favored than Bangladesh in the world cup tournment.
The bottom line is “The cricket in any part down under does not seem good”
Going... going ...Gone!
Chennai,5th ODI ,India Vs New Zealand
First of all i am disgusted . I live in Chennai and because of work i could not see the match in the stadium and courtesy Newzealand I even missed the Live match in Television . The match was already over even before i started from office. me and my fellow colleagues were shell shocked as we were witnessing the fall of the wickets of the kiwis like 9 pins. Ok, lets get down to the game now.
The Kiwi’s at least won the toss! today and that’s all they can manage out of this series .The match was usual like the other matches of the series new zealand came into bat lost some early wickets and this time they lost pretty early and this time around their was no resistance to follow and kiwi batsmen were not walking but were running back to the pavilion as fast as they can and Franklin was their this time too but even he cannot save the kiwis from the ruins.the fell like nine pins with spinners in ashwin yuvi,& yusuf bagged 7 wickets between them with ashwin finishing with his career best figures of 3/24 in his home ground.This time around Kiwis can be so sure that nobody from men in blue would go on to hit a century.
Then came India to bat and Gambhir who had an memorable tournament as captain and as batsmen with two tons finished the series witha first over duck and another success story of the series Kohli fell cheaply with Parthiv and yuvi were taking the responsibility of taking India home to their whitewash on the black caps.Parthiv scored his second consecutive half century of the series in that many matches.
I dont even want to think how Vettori is feeling right now.
Let them atleast perform @ par with the Pakistanis.
Actually, 5-0 scoreline reminds me of a Manchester United match
Nagpur, The 3rd test New zealand Vs India.
two days back, the city of nagpur started to greet the teams with heavy showers and helped all the players of both the teams get a break from the practice sessions and even expected that it would extend the rest for the players . But, the weather god was in good mood to watch cricket today as the showers stopped. but bended the backs of ground staff who were very busy drying the outfield. lots and lots of saw dust was used to keep it dry. the saw mills around nagpur would have run out of it,that much was what was needed to dry the outfield and their was a good amount of delay which also gave the players some more time to make up for the empty days and also gave vettori a headache as Brendon McCullum injured his hip and their was confusion in the NZ camp but later they decided that McCullum would play and vettori prayed to god he should win the toss ,and help McCullum get more time to frisk away the injury and his prayer were answered.NZ won the toss and opted to Bat.Eventhough god answered the call of Vettori ,the Indian bowlers were not in good mood for Vettori’s plans to go good.Remember, Zaheer is missing from the squad. The bowling dept. was headed by “two comeback guyz ” Rock star sreesanth & tormetor of Australia last series Ishanth Sharma. The opening pair of NZ could not fair well against the swing bowling of the new ball bowlers. Particularly, Sreesanth with his upright seem troubled the likes of the NZ.The Top order had no answers for the fast bowlers they were skittled out for very meager runs the last piece of resistance came in the form of Ryder who is in a come-back mode and the thing Vettori never wanted to happen, happened! McCullum was needed too early for Nz’s liking . Then RYder and McCullum provided little resistance but Raina’s beauty of a catch sent back ryder and McCullum is still their ,but for how long?. The Indian’s made up for the time took by the rain and the Indian juggernaut is rolling in smooth water’s as of now.It is not necessary that India would definitely hold because”That’s the beauty of the game” one session is enough for anybody to come on top
Hopes are ” India will win the final match and the series”