Saturday, March 27, 2010

India's T20 World Cup Team

India's Twenty20 world Cup probables list has been announced. Check this list:
  • MS Dhoni - Jharkhand
  • Virender Sehwag - Delhi
  • Gautam Gambhir - Delhi
  • Suresh Raina - UP (?)
  • Praveen Kumar - UP
  • Ashish Nehra - UP
  • Piyush Chawla - UP 
  • Harbhajan Singh - Punjab
  • Yuvraj Singh - Chandigarh
  • Yusf Pathan -Gujarat
  • Ravindra Jadeja - Gujarat
  • Zaheer Khan - Maharashtra
  • Rohit Sharma - Maharashtra
  • R Vinay Kumar - Karnataka
  • Dinesh Karthik - Tamil Nadu
Has anyone noticed how there are so many players from North India?
I don't want to take away any credit from those selected, even though some of them are 'injured' and their inclusion is really questionable. Not that I'm bigoted or racist, but I recall there used to be a time when players from West Zone and South Zone were almost dominating the India cricket scene.

If the logic for selection is recent performance, it can be inferred that teams from the North should have won all the Domestic cricket events - but is that so?

Check the winners of the past 12 months...
West Zone beat East Zone in Deodhar Trophy
TN beat Bengal in Ranji Trophy Final
Rest of India beat Mumbai in Irani Cup

But I guess these Selector chaps know more about cricket than I do - so I should just shut up and do my own thing, eh?

BTW, I've decided to make my posts shorter, so I can do this more often :)

Well ... and that's how I feel ... 

1 comment:

Vineet Rajan said...

have you wondered we have hardly had anyone from Bengal after Ganguly. Dinda made it to the team only because they wanted someone from Kol. Don't you think?