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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The battle resumes

India won the toss and will bat. That means Virender Sehwag, once again, will have to counter Pakistan's strategy against him, which I'd outlined here. Bob Woolmer had said in a PC a couple of days back, when asked what plans his men had for Sehwag: "We won't give him a car. We won't let him drive."

Of course, such a ploy needs immaculate control, because if the bowlers stray in line too far outside the off stump, Sehwag will pump them to the boundaries on either side of point. Mohammad Khalil is the new kid on the chopping block, and it will be interesting to see how it goes.
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