Sunday, February 21, 2010


All right, the Tests have ended. For the next few months, we have a few ODIs and plenty of Twenty20s scheduled. It starts tomorrow - the World No. 2 ODI Team taking on the World No. 3.

Just like 2 Tests seemed far too less to decide the winner of the Battle for No. 1 in Test Cricket, 3 ODIs seem woefully insufficient to decide the winner of a Battle between No. 2 and 3 for ODIs. But considering the clout of BCCI and their obsession with Twenty20, I guess that we just have to be thankful that they are scheduling and letting us watch some Tests and ODIs.

India and South Africa take on each other in the 1st ODI at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium with the knowledge that the team batting second is likely to hold a big advantage. Yes, the dew factor might well have a big say in this 3-ODI series. In the last ODI series played by India in Bangladesh, we saw the team batting second win 7 out of 7 matches. Is it the same in store here?

Harsha Bhogle, in an article after that Bangladesh tri - series, wrote that good teams are ones who are able to overcome not only their opposition, but also other obstacles in their way. Dew is but one of them. With two very good sides raring to go at each other after a hard - fought Test series, I hope that we can have another gripping contest beginning tomorrow. May the second best side win!

1 comment:

Amol said...