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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Super Cribs

The World XI squads for the Super Series have been announced.

My huge crib about it is the exclusion of Inzamam-ul-Haq from both the test and one-day sides. It is a preposterous decision, and is very unfair to one of the greatest batsmen of this era. Inzy possesses both class as well as form, and I dare selectors to justify his exclusion.

Another cirb is the appointment Shaun Pollock as the captain of the one-day side. The guy is not even captain of his own country. There is a huge blot on his captaincy skills, i.e the idiotic miscalculation he made in the game against Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup. Brian Lara is there in the team. He could have been made captain. If it was a question of choosing from former captains, Sachin Tendulkar would have been a much better choice instead of Pollock. Choosing the mathematically challenged Pollock is an insult to these two guys.