IPL Bangalore vs. Chennai: aka Dravid vs. Dhoni

Dravid’s Bangalore Royal Challengers are up for a stiff one today against Dhoni’s Super Kings with the likes of Hayden, Hussey and Muralitharan in their ranks. Judging by Bangalore’s previous effort, they need to raise the level of their game by several levels.

First and foremost, they need to function as a team. In the match against Rajasthan Royals, captain Dravid looked rather forlorn and his team seemed to have given up even before the second over of Rajasthan’s innings. Even if one were to give the quiet Dravid the benefit of the doubt on not acting perky (seriously, not all perky people are worth their salt), there was no real reason for not including Misbah ul-Haq or for persisting with the largely useless Sunil Joshi.

Secondly, Bangalore need to pace their innings well, keep wickets in hand for the first 5 overs and then think things through from there. Dravid needs to focus on what he does best: the elegant drives. Though that is easier said that done, the average well-wisher’s words of wisdom would be thus: “Captain Dravid, don’t slog! It ain’t working for you!”

As for me, I see this as a senior vs. junior clash and would like to see Dravid get the better of it. A couple of morale boosting victories are bound to help his form-crisis.

Good luck Bangalore and Dravid!

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3 Responses to IPL Bangalore vs. Chennai: aka Dravid vs. Dhoni

  1. Soulberry says:

    I hope BRC play Misbah henceforth. I understand he is to commence playing after Taylor and Chanders withdraw for their respective tours. It makes little sense in not playing Misbah who is a matchwinner in T20.

    Hope BRC play him now that the two are gone. I would have liked Chanders and Misbah to play together…BRC would have won more matches.

  2. vmminerva says:

    Soulberry, true. Chanderpaul and Misbah would make a great combination. Misbah flopped yesturday, but BRC won. Although, that’s fine by me, it would have been nice to see him on song. Cheers!

  3. Yo Bangalore says:

    I found this blog through Google mate. I kind of liked the theme alot.
    Are you a member of digitalpont by any chance ??

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