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Thursday, November 8, 2007

India Vs Pakistan 2nd ODI at Mohali – Pakistan team looking to fight back in the series

Indian team which is flying high on confidence after beating Pakistan in first ODI will be looking to keep the momentum going on the other hand other team will look to rectify their mistakes and bounce back in the series.

Second One day international between Indian and Pakistan will be played under lights at P.C.A stadium, Mohali. Indian team will be looking forward to extend their lead to 2-0 in five match ODI series.

Indian team who has won five of seven outing at Mohali will be looking forward to continue their good show in front of their 30000 home crowds. Pakistan have won only one out of five but they can take heart from the fact that they won that lone match against India in 1999 in a triangular series.

Indian team has to keep Pakistan last tour of India, when they were bounce back to beat India in the ODI series. After loosing first two ODI’s Pakistan able to beat India by 4-2 in the last ODI series they have played here.

India came up with a tremendous performance - the bowlers did their job to perfection, especially the spinners in the middle overs, the batsmen were solid in the middle, while captain Dhoni made a great decision by promoting himself up the order to help chase down the target along with his deputy Yuvraj Singh.

Pitch here at Mohali will be favorable for the batsman and we may see 300 plus score from the batting first team, due factor will be likely to come in to play in the nights. The team winning the toss may opt for fielding first and restrict the team below 250 to gave them upper chance in the match.

Match will start from (14:30 India time which will be Day/Night Encounter)

Likely Playing XI for Both Team:

India: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C & WK), Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar and Rudra Pratap Singh.

Pakistan: Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal (WK), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik (C), Misbah-ul-Haq, , Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikar and Sohail Tanveer.

Todays selector will pick team for rest of ODI’s and announce Test captaincy for team India. After Sachin Tendulkar declines to become test captain, Dhoni will be likely to name the Captain for test matches as well.


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 2:02 PM  
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