They have been impressive alright excepting for their last group game against Australia when the manner in which their two experienced batsmen dawdled at the crease was hard to fathom.
Conspiracy theorists may well say that they wanted to ensure that India was knocked outfor there was a slim chance that if Australia lost to Pakistan then India could have sneaked through with a win over West Indies within a certain number of overs.
Text: Sunil Gavaskar
Professional Management Group
Image: Ricky Ponting (2nd L) of Australia tosses the coin with commentator Ian Chappell (L), Younis Khan (2nd R) of Pakistan and match referee Javagal Srinath looking on ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy Group A match between Australia and Pakistan played at Supersport Park on September 30, 2009 in Centurion, South Africa.