Sunday, April 01, 2007

This is the team Haldia wanted

The Dream Team's ICC has incorporated a few rule modifications in the game. Substitutions, essentially. Needless to explain, it was necessitated by Indo-Pak exodus. Here's the new team list along with the old one. I welcome the three new entrants to my team - Ponting, Gayle and Kallis.

Remember what former DT skipper Brian Lara was doing to my chances when Gayle used to be a rival player? Well, Gayle is now in the team for the Super 8 and sure enough Lara doesn't let him complete his bowling quota against Australia. So I wasted no time in saying thanks to Lara and handed over the duties to the Aussie skipper.

Now see this masterstroke from my new skipper and you will spare a nod of appreciation for Punter's extra effort to give your friend some return on investment (I expended a lot of points for the substitutions). Hussey and his single digits have so far prevented me from posing a serious challenge to Lahar but that can change soon. The 10 wicket victory against Bangla last night gave them no chance to add to my tally though. It was all a fault of the weather in Lara's region.

By the way Dream Team competitors have unanimously acknowledged Lahar as the DT Champ for the group league stage played with the 1st set of players under original Dream Team rules. Congratulations to him.

1 comment:

Homer said...

What.. no Bond, no Slinga, no McGrath, no Tait? 1 point for a run, 25 points for a wicket..

When will Haldia learn!!!