Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Born again

Gautam Gambhir was jettisoned from the Indian Test team after a series of failures. In true Gambhir fashion, the man worked on his game, changed his stance, put in the hours and fought his way back to the Indian squad, only to keep failing in the same fashion as he used to before his comeback. His days seem to be numbered with the (injured) incumbent KL Rahul about to make a comeback.

Many years ago, Virender Sehwag was at a crossroads - staring at an Indian middle order that read Dravid, SRT, Ganguly, Laxman. At which point he re-invented himself as an opener and set the world afire.

I think it is time for Gambhir to do the same, but in reverse. He is as fine a player of spin bowling as an opener has ever been and I think he would be better served coming in at #6 in the line-up. This way he would not be facing the new ball but could ease into his inning while the spinners were operating. And when the second new ball is due after the 80th over, he would be perfectly placed to combat its threat.

Going down the order will only make Gambhir's chances of a prolonged career go up.

3 comments:

jay tanwar said...

Deja vu, In a parallel universe we have seen this before, many eons back the didly doddly inamatnihc hsinam opened for ahamo cc and did a fab job. Eventually as ega caught up and the sexelfer slowed, the man reinvented into a hard hitting lower order wicket keeper batsman, a Poseidon. Cheers !!

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