It’s fascinating to watch Ajantha Mendis in action. There he is weaving his webs around the Indian batsmen reputedly the best players of spin bowling in international cricket. Against Mendis however they seem to be as helpless as a butterfly in a gale. Clueless to his mysterious deliveries they all just grope forward hoping for the best.
Certainly at the moment he is more than a handful and it is clear that both the seniors and the younger brigade have not sorted him out. They don’t have a plan B so as MS Dhoni has said the only option right now is to play more and more against him and sooner or later the Indian batsmen might be able to pick him.
I am sure that the Indian players and members of the team management have made attempts at reading him by seeing videos from various angles but at the moment even this deep study doesn’t seem to be working. Perhaps a more positive attitude would help as Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag showed in the Tests but it would be a foolhardyRead More »from Cricket needs bowlers like Mendis