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Old September 1, 2004, 10:21 AM
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Steve Harmison is having quite a year! hatrick now, though the decision to give balaji caught behind was doubtful as the ball appeared to hit the hand guard. Guess who gave that decision? Shepherd! I think his eyes are failing him at this stage of his life..In any case, India is not playing upto the mark. Dravid is going through a lean patch ( as unbelievable as it may sound ) and not having Tendulkar is a blow for any team, despite having one of the best batting order in the world today.

Even a top batting team like India and Australia play with six to seven full batsmen ( they have the luxury of having gilchrist and dravid at the top order, hence seven batsmen ). We on the other hand still continuing with five batsmen. You need at least six full batsmen with no.6 playing with high strike rate. We play, Rana and Mushfiq at 6. Neither are batsmen but bits and pieces all-rounder. Kapali , when he returns to form, is the ideal no.6 for us.
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