Friday, March 6, 2015

India vs West Indies – Holi or Calypso

ICC 2015 World Cup
ICC 2015 World Cup
Come Friday, 6th March and India take on the West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup. In India, on the same day Holi, The festival of colors would be celebrated. Indian supporters would love to see the men in blue get past the calypsos, augmenting their joy and celebrations. While as the Calypsos would be eager to spoil the party of the Indians. They have already declared their intentions. Darren Sammy has fired the first salvo at the Indians by saying “Indians will celebrate Holi and we will celebrate the victory”. These provocations wouldn’t instigate the Indians to respond, Dhoni is someone who pays no heed to such claims, and instead he prefers to respond on the pitch by winning the game. Many a times I wonder why such statements are made, is it to provoke the opposition? Or to tom tom once ability? Many a times such statement makers have to bite a humble pie, also many a times they suffer from a foot in the mouth syndrome. Indians are well placed on the top in their pool with all wins, while as West Indies would like to forget the thrashing at the hands of the Proteas by winning this battle.
India vs West Indies World Cup 2015
India vs West Indies World Cup 2015

Gayle Storm – Will it Thunder again?
Indians have a good week’s rest before they play against the Caribbean’s, this will definitely rejuvenate them and help them to come out all guns blazing at them. Long breaks can also have adverse effect, when the winning teams lose their momentum. This can make them complacent and induce an inertia. But they being thorough professionals will cope up with it, is what the fans presume. The biggest threat which can stop the winning spree of the Indians is the unstoppable, belligerent, smiling assassin named Chris Gayle. The men in blue would love to see his back as soon as possible, for they know if the Gayle storm thunders, they would be blown away without a trace. The Indians would love to see, as they say “Nip it in the bud” and not allow the Gayle innings to blossom. The big man has already got the license to fire as after his debacle against the Proteas. He would like to do an encore and storm the men in blue. The Calypsos would be banking heavily on their star batsman to tick against the rampaging Indians. Besides Gayle they have some quality players in Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith who can rock the speeding boat of the Indians. Time will tell who has the last laugh.

Team India To Thwart Gayle Storm
No Gayle Storm

Men in Blue on a Roll

2015 ICC world cup has been a surreal experience so far for the Men in Blue. They have performed to their potential with some clinical precision to come out winners in all their battles so far. The most vaunted batting has some out good, living up to the expectations. Though the surprise package has to be the bowling display which has pleasantly surprised all and sundry. The bowlers have complimented well, the batting mainstay in Kohli, Rahane, Dhawan and Raina. The other stand out performance so far has been from the fielding unit. The butter fingers have suddenly turned electric in the field. Though, no one is complaining on this revelation. The fielding unit has never been so potent, and their performance would definitely give stiff competition to a cheetah named Jonty Rhodes. All in all the men in blue look invincible and determined to retain the cup in their own cabinet. The pundits, former players are going gaga over the improved performance of team India and are ready to put their money on the blue.
Holi – Day
What better occasion than HOLI, the Men in Blue would need to augment the festivities and happiness of the Indian fans. An Indian win against the Caribbean’s would not only add to the gaiety but also inch closer towards tightening their grip on the cup that matters. West Indians would be eager to play spoilsport and stay alive in the competition. Looking at the fire power in both the ranks it ought to be a humdinger of a match. Indians with their flawless performance so far are clear favorites to cross the line ahead of their counterparts, though they have to cross many hurdles in mavericks in maroon. The battle is just round the corner and time will tell who comes out winner in flying colors of HOLI.
Holi - Festival of colors would be celebrated on 6th March
Holi - Festival Of Colors
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