Clueless Deccan Chargers skipper drops Vaas again

Has anyone noticed? The Deccan Chargers side led by Australian Adam Gilchrist are sitting at the bottom of the IPL 2010 points table, only above the dismal Punjab Kings Eleven.

Here is a team who were placed at the third position in the points table after Match-20 was played. After four matches Gilchrist's men had won three and lost only one game.

Satish Viswanathan from the Times of India explains,

They have lost from winning positions, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory on more than one occasion, made unnecessary changes to their line-up, as in dropping the highly successful Chaminda Vaas, who doesn’t just have 8 wickets to show from five games but also an economy rate of 6.66 (the devil at play?).

Incidentally, the Sri Lankan left-arm seamers replacement, West Indian Kemer Roach has gone for 10 an over, while the man who later displaced Roach, Aussie Ryan Harris has been taken for 9.25.

Captains though have their reasons and a lot of them don’t like to be questioned but then they will have to answer someone or the other, won’t they? As far as RCB are concerned, they would rather have Adam Gilchrist continue to sideline Vaas.

For, it is only when they have to got off to good starts - in terms of quick runs and not losing wickets - have RCB ruled, be it home or away. Vaas, until he was in the side, invariably picked up early wickets.

So what does Gilchrist do for today's key game? He brings in yet another Australian, Mitchell Marsh, to the side. On a wicket that is suited to assist RCB's fast bowlers, Gilchrist decides to leave out Chaminda Vaas. Don't forget his excuse earlier for leaving Vaas out was an non-conducive wicket to swing bowling. Makes you wonder doesn't it? Is he clueless or very biased?

Can you afford to give Mitchell Marsh a chance to debut in such a crucial match? If Deccan lose this, they have no chance of making it to the semi-final.

See these stats. Even after playing just 5 games, Chaminda Vaas is still Deccan Charger's most successful bowler (stats from today, April 08, 2010).

Is that not appalling? Leaving out your most successful bowler to continue playing your countrymen, despite repeated losses?


Robin Singh's picture

Dont forget man. The Deccan Coach is an Australian too thats why they are playing Ryan Harris, Symonds, Mitchell, and Gilchrist. ALL 4 international players are Australian!

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Let me answer your question.

Is he clueless or very biased?

EXTREMELY biased!!!!...

Darren Lehman and Gilchrist have never been fans of Sri Lankans. Nor have they liked them. There were reports in the past about Darren Lehman insulting the lankans on and off the field. Add to that Gilchrist's comments about Murali and some other SL players...

So this was inevitable. It doesn't really make any sense.

Anyway, I doubt Vaas will get anymore games. Maybe 1 more if he is lucky. Not a lot though!.. Poor guy!

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It's very clear what Gilchrist is doing..if possible he will replace the Indian players with the aussies too.May be he is waiting till Vaas gets out of touch then give him a match so he can prove he is right choosing his aussie mates for vaas.

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Not sure they're biased or not, but I'm sure both Capt. and Coach have been foolish dropping a strike bowler.

I don't understand the logic behind dropping your ace bowler for some crap bowler. There has been a discussion in many Indian Cricket forums about this and the only answer I found was - " Vaas is not a good finisher".

I'd say, when he finishes half the matches with his beginning spell, does his finishing really matter?

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If not for Symo they were on their way to loosing another today too.

The Deccan bowlers were horrible!

It would be shocking if they left Vaas out again. But poor Vaasy. Imagine having to come back from the cold? After he sits out for so many games, it's only natural that he would loose that rhythm he had.

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well we all talking about Gilly dropping Vaas & Aussies being biased on SL cricketers.
But what has our own captain done to Vaasy? :)

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Sangakkara made it clear in that Cricinfo interview that he doesn't want any "ageing" players in his side. That maybe why Murali has also announced his retirement this year. Since Sangakkara came in as Vice Captain, Mahela came in as Captain, and later when Sangakkara took over captaincy, we have seen Marvan kicked out in a very bad way. Same happened to Vaas. He was forced to retire from Test before he wanted to. And now Sanath Jayasuriya is getting the treatment. Thats why Murali is smart. He announced fast that he will retire from Sangakkara's Test side.

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Even Cricinfo has exposed that pixie Gilchrist (doesn't he look like a pixie??).

"Among the bowlers, Chaminda Vaas has been outstanding, which makes his omission from the team quite inexplicable. He has bowled 72 deliveries in the Powerplay overs, and taken seven wickets at an average of 8.14 and an economy rate of 4.75. All of that has been achieved with clever changes of pace, length, and some swing. Dirk Nannes has an excellent economy rate too, but he has only managed two wickets in 78 deliveries."

Look at the last table and paragraph on this page: Source>

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That's right. They are the only team to play 4 international players all from the same country. Also the only team in the IPL with a non-Indian skipper who has selected all international players in his side from his own country.

Obnoxious Australians!

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But we have to remember that when Malinga made his debut in Darwin, Gilchrist was Malinga's first test wicket. Gilly went to the dressing rooms after the match and gave Malinga a match stump and congratulated him.

(Last edited by Jagath Perera on April 9, 2010 - 15:36)

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