Monday, May 5, 2008

Feeling Like Adam Gilchrist

Do you know what it feels like to be Adam Gilchrist?

Matthew Hayden sure does.

Back at the training camp for Australia's tour to the West Indies, Hayden feels that a shift in gear would be required for the tests after his short stint at the Indian Premier League.

Hayden said that he would need to adjust to the longer version of the game. His exact words were:

"Jaquesy and I have to graft away for four-and-a-half hours before we get a chance to express ourselves, in Twenty20 it's a great relief for opening batsmen to feel like you have a licence - you feel like Adam Gilchrist."

Well what can one say when Gilly's long time opening partner felt relieved to feel like him. I wonder if Hayden also wants to be like him. Be the cricketer that Gilly is. Be the man that Gilly is. I don't know what I mean by what I've just said but I felt like taking a dig at Hayden.

Besides Hayden; Ricky Ponting, Micheal Hussey, Andrew Symonds, Ross Taylor, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum, Shiv Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo will all be returning to the test fold after 20-20 stints with the IPL.

Will these batsmen suffer from an IPL hangover? Will the adjustment to tests be a difficult one for them? Or are they good enough batsmen to adapt easily?

They are good enough I think, but I sense that the likes of Micheal Clarke, Phil Jacques, Jamie How, and the Marshall brothers will upstage the IPL members of their test sides.

The tests are coming up and it will be great to watch.

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  1. straight point said...

    in his recent statement Hayden said he is allergic to white ball...

    after looking at picture now i know why...

    he gets 'paired' up with gilly in ODIs... ;-))

  2. Anonymous said...

    Q, my sneaking suspicion is everytime Hayden hits a four/six, he would be utterly disappointed not to see those cheerleaders.

    As I had said somewhere earlier, I strongly believe the presence of the cheerleaders has a positive influence on the run rate of a match and I'm serious MCC should commission a thorough research about that.

  3. Q said...

    Even now when the cheerleaders are all covered?

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