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Session-dashboard - Tracking Test Matches as they progress.
Tracking T20 run-chases in an innovative manner - See here.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

India at the peak of ICC Test Rankings - Mumbai final day

It did not take a long time for India to wrap up the Sri Lankan innings. Zaheer Khan had a plan, that he executed to perfection. Once Sangakkara went down, it was a matter of time the others went down.

Harbhajan took the last wicket of Murali triggering off celebrations within the Indian team. This was one victory that was sweet in more ways than one. The No.1 ranking was the icing on the cake for the Indian team who have reached the peak of both test and ODI rankings in the last few months. Hopefully, they stay as the Test No.1 for a long period. The scheduling of test matches does not help the Indian team - they face Bangladesh next and then go without a test series for a long time.

The selectors should be credited for their policies on replacements - especially Sreesanth, Ojha and Murali Vijay. They should follow the same policy for the replacements of other players (even though they might be playing well as of now). Badrinath, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli are the likely batsmen to get into the test team while the bowling needs to be planned in a better way. Probably, a full-time bowling coach needs to be reinstated. The fielding is being reinforced with Mike Young in the forthcoming days.

The session dashboard shows the status at the end of the test match. Need one say more?


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