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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

World Cup Squad

I know Lachumipathy Balaji was never in the reckoning for the World Cup squad but where is he? Last heard, he started bowling a bit after recovering from his injury.
As expected, Agarkar has been selected again. He is the kind of bowler who will prove critics wrong now and then, only to blow it all away in crunch situations. Last over mattum avana poda solladheenga. Apparam World Cup illa, oru vengala kinnam kuda kedayadhu da yen vendru!
Sehwag? Pappom

15 Comments:

  • fairly balanced one. Kaif/Raina missed out but I thought Uthappa/Karthik were good replacements.
    the first 7 might be vs,srt,rd,scg,ys, msd,ru/dk.

    By Anonymous ttm, at Tue Feb 13, 09:48:00 PM  

  • Lechumibadhee (read like VKR in Agni Natchatram) has been missing even in some domestic matches this season. So he wasn't in the reckoning anyway.

    Agarkar has actually been a decent bowler this year. But I agree about "Last over mattum avana poda solladheenga". I still recall that infamous spell he bowled in our opening match with SA at Hove '99.
    Nalla naalile allrounder maadiri viLayAduvaan, illainna amount vaangina maadhiri viLayAduvAn. To quoye kaippulla: "opening ellAm nallAthAn irukku..aanaa un pinising sariyillayEppA"

    Uthappa enakku innum doubt dhAn. I haven't seen the last few matches where apparently he played well. Only his first innings vs. England. He scored but somehow not too convincing. PappOm.

    By Anonymous msp, at Tue Feb 13, 11:54:00 PM  

  • ttm,
    I thought Raina has been given his share of chances and more...
    Agree on Uthappa/KKD Karthik

    msp,
    :))
    Kadaisiya Koffee with Suchi la vandhaaple...
    The problem with our bowlers is that all of them (perhaps Munaf is an exception) are 'compensators' - 3 good balls, 1-2 'four' balls.
    And Zaheer na kekkave vendaam. Rhythm pochunna that's it. He goes beserk.
    Agarkar - inconsistent.

    I watched Uthappa playing only once, at Chennai. What a knock. He deserves a chance, no matter what happens at the WC

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Feb 14, 05:54:00 AM  

  • zaheer - avan is what's called a rhythm bowler - so you know what you are getting into when you select him. Appuram avan first overla naalu wide pottan, 14 run koduthaan adhanaala world cup poyidichinu polambi prayojanam illai. Battingku oru Sehwag maadhiri bowlingku oru Zaheer Khan.

    Adhellaam sari, india mattum WC jaikkattum magane Chappell peela thaanga mudiyaadhu - Ennala dhaan Ganguly nalla velayadaran, ennala dhaan Rahul Dravid nalla moocha porannu alandhu thalliduvan.

    By Anonymous raj, at Wed Feb 14, 08:12:00 AM  

  • adi vaanga poradhu namba... aprom eppdi vengala kinnam kooda kedaikkama irukkum.... :P

    -Viji

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Feb 14, 09:49:00 AM  

  • Lechumibadhee (read like VKR in Agni Natchatram)
    LOL :)

    Anyone in CTS chennai can ask his sis Padma and tell!

    Bala,
    Uthappa can attack..but right now we need a sureshot #7 instead of fiddling with the 2. Too many players with injuries or bad form

    By Anonymous ttm, at Wed Feb 14, 10:38:00 AM  

  • raj,
    Yes, that first over still haunts me :(

    Chappel-a ennala purinjikkave mudiyale.. let the results speak..

    viji,
    Ada amappaa!!! :)

    ttm,
    You mean #6??

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Feb 14, 11:04:00 AM  

  • chinna vayasila enga vootle solluvaanga Kirikettu vilayaadi tharikettu pogaadheengannu. Inge ennaadaanna tharikettu ponavangala pathi pakkam pakkamaa pesurom. Hmm. Namme vengala kinnam vaanganumnaa, west indies le vengala kinnam vyaabaram nallaa irundhaa dhaan saathiyam. aagayinaal peranbudaiyeer ungal veettu vengala kinnangalai naangal west indies il sendr virpanai seidhu ungal porulaadhaarathai uyarthuvom endru urudhi koorugirom. panju urpathiyaal pinju poyirukkum vivasaayigale, sharad pawaar ungalukku vengala kinna urpathi payirchi alithu west indies il potti kadai pottu pizhaikkumaaru arivuruthik koLgiraar enbadhai Ulta murpokku Kootaniyin saarbaaga therivithuk KoLgirom!!! Vaazhga Kirikettu Dhesam pogattum Thari kettu...

    By Blogger V.P.Jaiganesh, at Wed Feb 14, 12:32:00 PM  

  • Jaiganesh,
    Vlaadinathaane thari kettu povom.. pesina enna :)
    Enna, tea kadai benji irundhirundha innum nalla pesa mudiyum :))

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Feb 14, 01:09:00 PM  

  • aama..i will supply the 'Indira gandhi sethutaanga' paper :)

    By Anonymous ttm, at Wed Feb 14, 08:31:00 PM  

  • How come there have been no Uthapam jokes so far ?

    By Blogger BNB, at Wed Feb 14, 10:53:00 PM  

  • bnb,
    Graham Onions didnt make it to NZ squad :( Would have been a great contest with Uthappa.

    By Anonymous ttm, at Fri Feb 16, 03:28:00 AM  

  • Has Puri(Narottam) ever done the commentary while Uthappa was batting? :)

    By Anonymous ttm, at Fri Feb 16, 03:32:00 AM  

  • ttm:
    Narottam Puri, or Puri (Narottam)as you say was one of the reasons I decided not to have a TV when I moved to Bangalore ;-)

    By Anonymous BNB, at Fri Feb 16, 09:19:00 PM  

  • BNB/ttm,
    Bombay la they have the irritating habit of truncating "oothappam" to "oothappa"!!... rascals..

    By Anonymous Bala (Karthik), at Wed Feb 21, 02:09:00 PM  

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