Originally Posted by Jono
Yeah I agree. No point with the ifs and buts, but I don't think the bowlers should be hung out to dry like they have been over the last few years. Batting has been awful in the last 2 tests.
batting has been awful since WC.
if batting previously (like 2-4 yrs ago) was 4 out of 5 stars, it is now 2.5 stars
if bowling previously was 2.5 stars out of 5, then it is now 1.5 to 2 stars.
essentially back then, india would win games on back of great batting displays (sehwag, gambhir, laxman, and tendulkar were excelling together) instead of great bowling. bowlers would just do enough to win after the batsmen had put a big total on the board.
now that the batting's **** now, team's been found out both home and away.
if india drew back the series, i get the feeling that the players and the management would go on about how they are still a strong side etc and deny that they have been uncommitted and just dreadful in every aspect since the world cup compared to their opponents, thereby resulting in no serious changes being made to the side.
Then 2-3 months later, australia 2-0 up...