The focus has shifted somewhat from the ongoing IPL to the forthcoming T20 World Cup, thanks to the announcement of the squad on Friday. Most of the team pretty much picks itself, and the possible topics of discussion are the two Sharmas, Rohit and Ishant.
Many would have felt that Rohit is getting a rather extended run in the national team, but I would have to agree with the selectors that the youngster does seem to have potential.
I was impressed with him ever since I saw him in Australia in 2007-08, and he has shown his class in last year’s IPL as well as in the recent games he has played. Rohit is a good player, and the selectors have done well by recognizing that.
Ishant Sharma seems to be trying too hard, and seems to need to get back to his basics for a bit. This might be disappointing for the lanky youngster, but he might just benefit from this break. What Ishant needs to do is bowl in the longer version of the game, and bowl 20 overs a day. This will help him as aRead More »from Focus shifts from IPL to World T20