One-Day Mataram

Deconstructing the gentleman's game

An article by Faizan Chaudhary

The stage is set for arguably the biggest clash in group A. If there is
any side that can beat Australia in this group its India. Yes guys its
the clash of the Titans. Its India V/S Australia, this saturday.Heres a
quick preview of the two sides

Arguably the best batting line up in the World. With the likes of
Sachin, Sehwag, Dravid, Ganguly and the youngsters , they are a force to
reckon with. I guess Ganguly should make way for Sehwag to open the
innings. Ganguly can chip in at 4 or 5 to take the attack on the
spinners and the part timers. The youthful exuberance of Yuvraj and Kaif
would definitely help India. These two guys at such a young age have
become icons of Indian cricket. They understand modern day cricket
better than anyone else. The only concern being they should not get
complacent. The bowling has always let us down. But I think with Zaheer,
Srinath and Bhajji we form a decent (if not good) bowling attack. The
fielding has on many occassions left a lot to be desired. I am sure that
this saturday the legs wont get tired and there will be desperate stuff
from the Indians. A win here will get them closer to the second round.

The best side in this world cup with fantastic all round abilities.
Though they will be missing the services of Warne(not atleast against
India) they surely are the number one contenders for the biggest
sporting honour in cricket. With Gilchrist and Hayden opening the
batting the Indians have their work cut out. To add to their worries the
aggressive Ricky Ponting comes one down. Damien Martyn's effortless
timing has gained him praise throughout the world. We all have seen
Andrew Symonds taking apart the pakistani attack. Mcgrath, Gillespie and
Bret Lee can rip through any batting line up in the world. The
Australian fielding has always been a joy to watch.

All in all its going to be a great match.

The Indian streets will be empty. Everybody will be home cheering their
heroes.Hope they dont let us down this time as well.

My money's on India. wheres urs?(dont keep the money in ur pocket)

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