Tuesday, October 19, 2004

the cricket series ...

its that time of the year again - the aussies are back in india for the first series in india since THE SERIES happened in feb-march 2001. rain played a total spoilsport on the last day of the second test, but here are some observations about the aussies by the BBC's Scott Heinrich:
As for Gillespie, he showed Australia what they were missing during Steve Waugh's reign when nightwatchmen were outlawed.
Although Waugh's legacy will rage on for a long time, the traits which marked his brand of cricket are slowly vanishing from Australia's play. Australia paid for being too gung-ho when last in India three years ago, and this time around they are scoring slower, setting more defensive fields and leaving risky pace propositions like Brett Lee in the dressing room.
and not just that, they are trying to rebuild their tarnished image - walking when they are out (irrespective of what the umpire decides) - certainly not something they have too much credibility built up about ..

let see if this series will be the conquest of the final frontier for gilchrist, or will it be just another pipe dream ....

1 comment:

SBR said...

walking when they are out And, I thought that being always aggressive and sledging were their core competencies...

I guess, we might more of "gentleman's" game now.