Saturday, January 21, 2006

Operation Get Veeru: Sehwag is prime target for Pak

Another batting paradise awaits the Indians as they prepare to take on the hosts Pakistan in the second Test at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad from today. "At this time of the year, it's a virtual nightmare for the curators to prepare a good track since the weather plays a big role. If the sunshine is not there adequately, there is no chance for us to ensure a hard track with a good carry," PCB curator Agha Zahid said pleading his case.

Meanwhile, almost everyone of importance is trying to figure out a way of keeping Virender Sehwag cool. The theory is all there, but to keep to it is going to be hard. This is what some Pakistani players have to say about handling Sehwag.

Don't allow him to free his arms. Make him throw his wicket away: Moin Khan

Moin Khan said the solution, according to him, was simple but the execution would be difficult: bowl as straight as possible and frustrate him by not allowing him to free his arms.

Maintain line, length...wait for the mistake: Rashid Latif

A rare find for Indian cricket - that is how former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif described Virender Sehwag. "Even top players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid don't have Sehwag's balance," he said. "It is only on pitches where the ball is seaming that he faces problems because he moves his feet very little."

Woolmer wary too

"It is certainly a worrying factor for us since the man already averages over 112 against us."

1 comment:

Namit said...

Sehwag did not make the thinktank worry. He got himself out!