Before the final everyone was talking about the big two, Muttiah Muralitharan and Sachin Tendulkar. Could Murali go out with a big bang? Or Tendulkar score his hundredth hundred and make a billion people happy? No. To both.
India are not a team that play well under pressure but I believe they are capable of handling the hype to become the first team to win the World Cup in their own country.
Today’s semi-final is about as big as cricket gets. Pakistan against India is a match that brings in history, politics and huge nationalistic passions. Let’s hope the game lives up to its billing.
Working out in India commentating and writing about the tournament the question I am most asked about is my views on the Indian team – so here they are.
Fantastic! What did I say? India are better at playing spin than the Australians, and they also have the better spinners.
What a fantastic cricket match India and Sri Lanka produced in the third Test.
In his regular CricInfo ‘Bowl at Boycs’ feature, Geoff Boycott speaks on why Durham could be county champions again, and what it takes to be a top slip fielder…
In his regular CricInfo ‘Bowl at Boycs’ feature, Geoff Boycott talks on how to get into the zone while batting, Tendulkar’s double, and the importance of line in bowling…
What a great come back by India in Kolkata and it reinforced what I said a week ago that they needed the mature, experienced players to stand up and be counted under pressure.
Looking at the last Test it’s obvious India need to regroup and bat a helluva sight better or their spot as number one in the world will disappear.keep looking »