25 May 2010

Weakened teams

There is a tri-series about to start between Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and India. India have chosen a squad minus Dhoni, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Sehwag, Zaheer Kahn, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar and Yuvraj Singh. They will be captained by Suresh Raina and his deputy will be Virat Kholi. Sri Lanka have chosen a squad without Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Sanath Jayasuriya and Murali. They will be captained by Dilshan and Angelo Matthews is vice captain. A few of these players are carrying injuries, but the vast majority are being rested. Makes you wonder what the point of this series is. A few years ago the anti-corruption unit recommended reducing the number of meaningless series, it seems like this recommendation has been completely ignored.

Incidentally, Prosper Utseya has resigned as Zimbabwe captain and is replaced by Elton Chigumbura. So all three teams will be led by rookie captains.

1 comment:

Ed said...

I agree with you entirely....but if they're going to rest players (which it seems all teams think they need to now) then I believe it should be in ODIs and Twenty20s. I assume it can't be a tri-Test series!