Dav instilled the right attitude any INTERNATIONAL coach of a TEST PLAYING NATION IS SUPPOSED TO instill.
Without that attitude, there cannot be any real improvement as exemplified by 1) mitigation of real technical issues, 2) the WILL TO COMPETE, and of course, 3) victories against the T8. Coach Siddons fails on all counts.
Again, back to the real thread topic: -
That is a tragedy made more poignant by the fact that as a team, we still cannot 1) find gaps and rotate the strike with ease, 2) play higher percentage ground strokes in the V, and 3) demonstrate the ability to "play each ball according to its merit", rather than just try and "play out the overs to salvage an honorable defeat", often without much success as expected from such a defeatist mindset.
Last but not least, I don't see us dealing any better with extra bounce, or swing, or pace, or movement, or spin any better. Well-scripted quality doosras and googlies still get us out 9 out of 10 times.
So, where is the improvement, Sid?
If our painfully inadequate domestic cricket is to take the ENTIRE blame, and if our players are ENTIRELY responsible for motivating themselves, then what exactly has YOUR job been so far, besides taking unwelcome liberties with our rare achievements, and toying with our passion?
We have the right to know, you know, since our taxes pay your salary ...
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)
Last edited by Sohel; July 6, 2008 at 09:47 AM.