One-Day Mataram

Deconstructing the gentleman's game

Tendulkar, Sehwag will open against Namibia. There will be no change at the top of the Indian batting lineup in Sunday's match against Namibia. It will again be the Master partnering the explosive Virender Sehwag. I think this is the right move, especially against minnows Namibia about whom Ganguly has already predicted, "Namibia can't beat us".

The Indian team, with its new mantra of "Now or Never" are looking to enter into contest with Namibia with Ajit Agarkar and Anil Kumble. Ashish Nehra who bowled extremely fast in the match against Zimbabwe will retain his place in the squad.

But even as the Indian team looks confident about the match, the weather might just have different ideas. There could be showers on Sunday and with Indians fighting to stay in the hunt for a spot in the Super Six, Ganguly was critical of the tournament organizers for failing to allocate reserve days for rain-hit matches. "It happened in the last World Cup, why can't they do it this time round?" he asked. And I agree completely with Ganguly on this point.

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