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Monday, January 23, 2006

Wise or Unwise?

The stand-in captain for Pakistan - Younis Khan, has just taken a bold decision. With Kaneria bowling beautifully from one end, having dismissed Laxman a few overs back, and with Dravid having been run-out in a Ganguly-esque fashion (not grounding his bat), he has chosen to go for the new ball straight away.

Maybe the move will work anyway. But knowing Yuvraj, he would gladly start off against Shoaib and Asif with a bouncy pacy new ball rather than against Kaneria with a slow, worn out old ball.

Update: Luckily for Younis, Yuvraj took the bait and holed out an attempted hook shot to fine leg.