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    October 13, 2005

    Dravid named captain, again

    Three months after being named captain against Sri Lanka and two months after Ganguly replaced him in Zimbabwe, Rahul Dravid will have the honour of leading an Indian side to defeat in two one-day series against Sri Lanka and South Africa.

    There has been a lot of media speculation over the last couple of days about Ganguly's fate given that his troublesome tennis elbow would have been analyzed by the doctors only on October 17th even as the captain was scheduled to be picked much earlier.

    The appointment holds good for the seven one-dayers against Sri Lanka and five one-dayers against South Africa to compensate for their noticeable absence during South Africa's tour to India late last year.

    Given that the squad is to be announced tomorrow and Ganguly's fitness test will be conducted next week, it is fair to say that he will miss out on the first few games of the Sri Lanka series. I don't mean to cast aspersions on Ganguly's integrity, but withdrawing from the Challenger series because of an elbow problem suffered in Zimbabwe didn't seem to me as a bright idea, and this isn't in hindsight. I just didn't blog about that since I was more or less out of blogging action in the first ten days of this month.

    It would be interesting to see if any of the performers in the ongoing Challenger Trophy will be picked. I'm fairly sure that Venugopal Rao and Suresh Raina will be certainly picked. But what about the likes of Vikram Rajvir Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla and Sree Santh?

    It is as yet unknown if Dravid's appointment as captain will make Herschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boje reconsider their decision to withdraw from the tour in the absence of amnesty.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 7:57 PM |
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    Surprised to see the following post in which you say "Dravid will have the honour of leading an Indian side to defeat in two one-day series against Sri Lanka and South Africa."

    What do you mean by honour of leading an india side to defeat ? Do you already expect India to lose ? Agreed, India haven't fared well at all in One days for long now, but to go into a series having the honour of leading a side to defeat is rather pessimistic and not in the right spirit I think. I just hope Dravid and his team do not have this mind set though!

    By Anonymous sureshcn (14-Oct-2005, 2:36:00 PM)  

    I was just being cynical. Unfortunately, as you mention, our record in one-dayers, especially in finals is hopeless. Sri Lanka is, I think, the 2nd best one-day side while South Africa is a mid-table side. Given that the games are in India, I can't see us doing too well against Sri Lanka.

    By Blogger Jagadish (14-Oct-2005, 4:35:00 PM)  

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