Vantage point

Monday, January 23, 2006

Go North

In the last couple of years there has been a marked shift in the Centre of Gravity of the Indian cricket team northwards, showing a domination of players from smaller cities as opposed to players from metros.

Here is another concrete indication of the same - Uttar Pradesh beat Mumbai in Mumbai to enter Ranji final

U.P. were guided by a masterful captain's knock of 64 by Mohammad Kaif, a guy who is sure to captain India in the future. Suresh Raina, who has been in top form in the entyire season, also contributed in the low scoring but thrilling match.