Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wicket keeping is overrated



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Pakistan's dismantling of the West Indies and qualification to the World Cup semi-finals has proved one thing. In modern times; especially in one day cricket; wicket keeping is over rated.

If you have a good bowling attack, a decent enough batting line up, fielding skills adequate enough to allow you run towards the general vicinity of the ball, and a captain who has experience eating balls in search of reverse swing, then you can make a serious run at the World Cup trophy even with Kamran Akmal in your side.


Perhaps Pakistan's think tank know something that is, in our estimation likely to quickly become a commoditized tactic. Like the ones advocated and distributed freely by Ian Chappell and Ravi Shastri.

We had...

Never run on mis-fields.

Spinners should flight the ball - This one makes Sanjay Manjrekar horny, every time a spinner does give it some air

Partnerships are the key

Catches win matches - Less used off late due to commentators' fear of getting killed by frustrated fans

Now you can add to that... Wicket keeping is overrated.


2 comments:

Govind Raj said...

Wicket Keepers too are over-rated. Sanga excluded !

Deep said...

Ummm...didn't realise Kakmal effect is proving to be so poisonous for us extinct species of Weekees in cricket! Man, every WK should file a
defemation suit against this Kam-E-Kamal!!