Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Googlies and Yorkers

India doesn't deserve to be No.1 Test team : Steve Waugh

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh feels that the Indian cricket team doesn't deserve to be the No.1 Test side in the world.

In the light of India's struggling performance in Sri Lanka, Waugh said: "India doesn't look like the No.1 side. The Indian team is struggling at the moment with their bowling and the team does not have the bowlers to take 20 wickets."

 Bedi a controversy monger, ordinarry bowler: Muralitharan
Retired spin great Muttiah Muralitharan lashed out at his long-time detractor Bishen Singh Bedi, calling the former Indian captain a controversy monger and ordinary bowler who would have been hammered by any batsman if was he playing now. 

Bedi has been an untiring critic of Muralitharan by repeatedly calling the Sri Lankan a "chucker" and asking the ICC to ban the Sri Lankan's "doosra" as it
was illegal.

India have sorted Ajanatha Mendis : Tendulkar

Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar said India have sorted Ajanatha Mendis and they are no easy prey for the Sri Lankan spinner now. 

Mendis, who tormented India in their last tour and also in the only practice game, took two of the four wickets but gave away 83 runs in 25 overs.

"He is a difficult bower. But our batsmen have sorted him out. We have figured out his strengths and so we try not to bat to his strengths. He has done well against us but now it is an even contest," said Tendulkar.

Pakistan bowling attack overrated : Collingwood

 England batsman Paul Collingwood believes the Pakistan bowling attack that helped end Australia's seven-match winning streak has a lot to do to prove it is the best in the world.

Pakistan beat Australia in a test for the first time in 15 years, at Headingley on Saturday, to draw the series 1-1.

Captain Salman Butt lauded his pace bowling trio of Mohammad Aamer, Umar Gul and Mohammad Asif, who he claimed was the best new-ball bowler he had seen since Australia's Glenn McGrath.

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