Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides

Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides- the article discusses what challenges the Indian team will be facing if they qualify for the final and meet England in the deciding game of what has been yet another exciting tournament. Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides also talks about what options India has. Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides creates the environment of an India-England final.

Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides

England’s emphatic victory over South Africa is a gift from the English bowlers who finally seem to be at home now. The wickets that fell to the moving deliveries are actually warning shots for the Indian team. The Indian Team are the favorites to end up in the finals with England. A totally un-English pitch has suddenly turned into a vessel of swinging trajectories. If the muggy conditions prevail, the unscientific but hugely practical belief that overcast conditions help the bowlers move the ball, will surely trouble the Indian batsmen. India, up until now, has been playing on spin-friendly and sub-continent like pitches. The batsmen are used to the ball keeping low. They have capitalized on the surprisingly friendly conditions. Dhawan and Sharma have given the team amazing starts. Although, the middle order hasn’t been tested yet.

Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides

Anderson looks dangerous ahead of the finals

But at the onset of a lethal English bowling attack now aided by the pitch, the Indian batsmen need to be concerned. The moving white kookaburra is bound to trouble the inexperienced Indian batting line up. The likes of Anderson, Finn and Broad will surely look to feast upon the weakness of the Indian batsmen against the moving delivery. The ball, at times, jumps onto the batsman whereas at times it tricks the batsman into playing the shot. And just then changes its path leaving the batsman stumped. In such situations, we might be witnessing the unbecoming of what has been rated as an exceptionally outstanding batting order till now. The Indian batting stalwarts have not yet been challenged. They’ve moved freely and scored at will. Testing times are ahead as the team will now be playing under ‘orthodox’ English conditions. Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides brings out in the open what awaits Team India.

Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides – Dose Of Positivity

Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play a key role in bringing the Champions Trophy home

Another important observation that must be made is the effect that the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar will have under such conditions. The Swing Sultan will surely look to exploit the conditions.  His ability to move the ball in both the directions combined with the stamina to bowl long spells (at times 8 overs straight) is likely to be a cause of concern for the English batsmen. Kumar also adapts very well. And even if he fails to spread magic by moving the ball here and there, he will still be troubling the English batsmen. Another important weapon for the Indians can be pace pandit Umesh Yadav. Yadav can be lethal at speeds crossing the 140kph mark with the ball reversing.

Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides discusses Indian batting as well. The bowlers will obviously make the difference and that’s when the batsmen will have to step up. Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides focuses on the Indian batting.

If the Indian top order does crumble, one can expect the official rescue squad of the team to intervene. The trio of Raina, Dhoni and Jadeja can easily take control of the situation. Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides also mentions a worst case scenario where even these men migth fail. With the likes of Ashwin and Kumar, Indian batting does run deep. It won’t be a bad idea to play Irfan Pathan instead of Ishant. In terms of experience, both are at par. And when the ball is moving, you need Pathan who is quite crafty with the moving ball. A handy batsman as well, Pathan will fit in the team as the second all-rounder next to Ravindra Jadeja who has been in good form both with the ball as well as the bat.

All in all, it can be said that at the end of the day, it will be the bowlers who will play a big role. That is in deciding which team actually lifts the Champions Trophy. As of now, the Indian side needs to continue the good performance and tame the Lankan Lions. Sri Lankans have a knack for entering tournament finals. Filled with numerous possibilities, the Champions Trophy final will test the gentlemen and entertain the crowds. Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India Will Be On Stranger Tides warns the team ahead of what will surely be an interesting final.

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