Well, "Thrope" himself has said that he was replaced by Bell, not Pietersen... and I don't think kicking him out for Bell was a good idea at all.He along with the England management were responsible for taking the tough decision of taking Pietersen on board and leaving out the experienced Graham Thrope
What is wrong in modelling your team based on a successful unit? Sure, the Indians should play well but they can only be limited by the plan they play to. The idea is not to copy the players, man for man, but to copy the model, plan for plan.Pratyush said:The trend was to write articles with India should learn from Australia tags. Now they are doing it with England as well. Pathetic.
Better to concentrate on improving yourself than feeling despaired that a specific team is better and saying generally we should learn from them.
Imbibe aspects which can benefit the team from other cricket teams, mental stregth of other teams of other sports but making general statements w.r.t. a specific team never runs good on me.
I do agree, the keeper comparison is needless. The English have been doing well not because of their keeper's contributions, but despite his inadequacies. Interestingly, they mentioned Dhoni as a Test contender. Maybe Indiatimes didn't think too high of Karthik?Jono said:You know, that's a very cool logo. The use of the stumps as an 'm' is quite innovative (from what I know).
Regarding the article LOL @ the Yuvraj and Pietersen photos. The rest is a bit of garbage really. Jones has been gutsy, but if ever I wanted Dhoni to 'learn' from someone, it'd be a better keeper. Bit hard for Nehra to learn from Jones when one has so much more talent than the other.
I thought the article was going to be about England's ruthless attitude and awesome planning heading into the series. Instead it was just player to player comparisons.
Certainly the English werent saying stuff like this when India beat Australia in India and then went on to draw the series down under. Which is why they have been able to forge their own pathway to success.Arjun said:That article may not have said anything, but the model of the England team is definitely worth copying.