Monday, October 21, 2013

India brings no chance in the squad for the remaining matches

Despite his poor form, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma was not excluded from the squad announced by the BCCI in its Twitter account for the remaining four one-day international matches against Australia. Australia is leading the 7-match ODI series 2-1.
The 25-year-old fast bowler failed to make any pressure with the ball against the opponent team. In third ODI, he took 1 wicket for 63 runs bowling eight overs. Even in second and third ODI, his economy rate was 8 and 7.77 runs per over respectively.
Not only he, but also Vinay Kumar was also expensive as the opponent team was able to score 300 plus runs in all three ODIs. It was only Bhuvneshwar Kumar whose economy rate was below six in all three ODI matches. It looks like that India’s pace attack, particularly in the death overs, has been a cause of concern for the ongoing series. After the third ODI, skipper, MS Dhoni, admitted that the death bowling had become a “headache”.
However, Mohammed Shami and Jaydev Unadkat are the only pace option in this squad. In spite of their good form in the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in August, they were not given a single chance to play the home series yet. Amit Mishra has been selected as the only spin option.

Squad: MS Dhoni (capt.), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat.