The five wise men of Indian cricket are the real selectors; more often
than not their selection choices come under scrutiny. Indian cricket
has always had to live with the unwritten quota-raj, and being the
biggest democracy in the world, the people of India have a right to
cast their vote for their choice of the Indian team. And that team is
by all means - of the people, by the people and for the people. We
call it The People's XI
Choose your playing XI by clicking on the check-box to the left of
each name. You can select your playing XI for every game that India
plays. View the current People's XI.
India won again! This time at Auckland, they got better of New
Zealand by one wicket. India almost snatched defeat from the jaws
of victory with the middle and lower order caving in under
pressure. With the ODI series well in favour of New Zealand at
4-2, both the sides will be looking forward to finishing the
series on a winning note at Hamilton on 14th January.
Interestingly, you the people chose The People's XI for the sixth
ODI at Auckland. Remarkable as it might sound, The People's XI
was almost close to the India XI that took to the field at
Auckland, with Sanjay Bangar edging out Harbhajan Singh. Sourav
Ganguly got 73% votes and occupied the eighth position in The
People's XI. As luck would have it Dinesh Mongia failed to make
it into The People's XI - and even was left out of the India XI.
Anil Kumble, Parthiv Patel and Rakesh Patel also failed to win
enough votes to force their way into The People's XI.
Given the shaky performance in the sixth ODI, there is a good
enough chance that someone like Mohd Kaif might get a strong
message from the people. Here is your opportunity to make your
voice heard - select your personal India XI for the final ODI to
be played at Hamilton.