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Brillant but brittle, India's batting in spotlight

 India's Virender Sehwag bats during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. India will play Australia in a Cricket World Cup...
 India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, and Sachin Tendulkar talk during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. India w...

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India's Virender Sehwag bats during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. India will play Australia in a Cricket World Cup...

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India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, and Sachin Tendulkar talk during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. India w...

India's batting lineup boasts a list of names that should make it the most powerful at the World Cup.
Getting them all to peak for the tournament, has been a problem. It's a situation the tournament co-hosts need to remedy quickly or risk a disappointing quarterfinal exit to defending champion Australia.
Hard-hitting batsmen Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan were expected to build on the work of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, but instead India has been plagued with late collapses.
India lost nine wickets for 29 runs against South Africa and also slid badly against England and the West Indies.
A batting lineup that was supposed to be brilliant suddenly looks fragile.


Updated : 2020-12-04 07:21 GMT+08:00