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The Indian team has certainly progressed in recent times, but somehow is finding it difficult to sustain the level, writes Javagal Srinath.
PTI | By Javagal Srinath
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2004 01:34 PM IST

Two things are absolutely necessary to remain among the toppers in international cricket these days. First, you have to survive the rigours of the game, which is also a learning experience and then have to cultivate and know the way to fight back in case of failures.

The saying that the team is as good as it is in the last game seems to be true about the present Indian team. A team, which started progressing in the right direction in the last four years, appears to have lost its way. The problem is not exactly with individual players. Perhaps they have not been working out properly in awkward game situations.

The Indian team has certainly progressed in recent times, but somehow is finding it difficult to sustain the level. The kind of cricket the team has played in the last six weeks clearly indicates that there is a slip up. India have failed to live up to the new standards set by the other teams.

Every team management in the world makes it a point to dissect the successes of the other teams on the drawing board.

Bob is known for planning out how to contain the key players of the opponents and bringing the best out of his own players. The excellent ability of the Pakistani players to cope with different conditions in Sri Lanka and Amsterdam kept their fighting spirits alive.

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