Sri gives Sree the thumbs up

Srinath on Sreesanth..
Sreesanth, who struggled in the previous game, came out with flying colours at Rawalpindi. He mainly shaped the ball out, used the short-pitched delivery effectively and in the end bowled some good slower ones to bring in variety. His bowling speed, averaging 136 kmph, keeps the batsmen in two minds. He could be an asset only if he adds accuracy to his bowling. Apart from his bowling, what impressed me most was his attitude. For someone who was ill and down the previous day, he played the game with verve. It's an irony in cricket that often when a player is coming out of a niggling injury or a brief illness, he puts up a performance which is above expectations.

Sreesanth could learn quite a few lessons from these two outings. He must understand the significance of being preferred over more experienced colleagues like Ajit Agarkar and Zaheer Khan. Opening the bowling for the country straightaway is a rare but great opportunity in one's career. Only the bowlers who have missed out on it or messed up when the opportunity came would realise it.

Sreesanth is being used as the opening bowler because the team management sees him as an attacking bowler - someone who might go for runs, but would be able to pick up a wicket or two with the new ball. The team needs experienced bowlers to keep the middle overs tight and Ajit and Zaheer fit in perfectly as the first and second change bowlers.

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Blogger bhattathiri 8:52 PM

Sree Santh is victorious without playing in any game. Cheers to him, Lesson to those who is responsble not allowing him to play. Guruvayoorappan saved him    



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