April 28, 2010

DLF IPL 3.0 - Nightmare Team

When everybody is busy thinking about the IPL 3.0 Dream Team , we thought the other way and with great difficulty made a IPL 3.0 Nightmare Team. This team consists of the high profile flops of this edition of IPL. JUST THIS EDITION OF IPL! So here's the FORGETTABLE XI (4 overseas players only). This elite group of players have given nightmares to their franchisee owners, team sponsors and worst of all cricket lovers. So, sooner they are forgotten the better and they must hope this doesn't affect their value in the next player auctions.

Openers Haydos and Gilly make it to the team by default. The famous Aussie opening jodi back together like the good ol' days only not good anymore. The mongoose man showed the power of mongoose just for a match and that's it, his Mongoose died. On the other hand Gilli's koobaburra dint fly high. They played every match and failed in most of them. Next comes in Tillakaratne-Dilscoop-Dilshan. He was one of the T20 sensations, but failed to dominate this time. At no.4, its none other than our very own MRF Blimp a la UV Singh. Stripped off captaincy, no hugs from preity, etc etc.. can really demotivate any player and UV wasn't an exception. Don't worry UV, you are the captain of our side. *Cheers* Next is UV's best friend Md.Kaif. Though he dint get many chances, he would have screwed it anyways. Next is Johnny Bravo oops Dwayne Bravo. MI put in more faith in him than KiPo but he failed to grab the opportunity. His batting and bowling sucked equally. Next comes the ICL sensation, Chennai Superstars Captain, Rajagopal Sathish. Had chances to prove himself with the bat and ball, failed to capitalize. Only consolation was his fielding. Next is Lakshmipathy-C'mon Hit Me-Balaji. A pretty consistent bolwer who bowls full-toss & short wide outside off-stump at 110ks. Next is the deadly duo Ishant Sharma and R.(i).P Singh. Lesser said the better. The last player, no prizes for guessing, its Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and you all know why. This list could never be complete without him.

So here's a quick look at the team once again.
  • Matthew Hayden
  • Adam Gilchrist(wk)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan
  • Yuvraj Singh©
  • Md.Kaif
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Rajagopal Sathish
  • Lakshmipathy Balaji
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Rudra Pratap Singh
  • Shantakumaran Sreesanth

To hell with this team :)


  1. Thaaru maaru.... your best post ever :P

  2. You missed out on serious contenders in ABDV,Gibbs and Tait. Atleast Hayden had a couple of knocks early in the tournament, so can be replaced by either one of them.

    Sorry boss, the side is seriously unbalanced. Where is the spinner to make this even more miserable? Who can be taken into the squad? Piyush "on a paid vacation to WI" Chawla?


  3. @Imemyself.. Sure AB DeVil(whom we pray) was disappointing but, Hayden had 16 games courtesy one good knock.. Gibbs was very close to making the final cut.

    Spinners over all were decent, even newbies timers like Ladda, Murtaza, Doshi, Iqbal were respectable. I don't think even u can name a spinner who was Worse than the names mentioned above. Piyush Chawla bowled quite well. 12 wkts in 14 games. Cant ask more from him, he's not like the best around.

    Interesting you say paid holiday in WI, it looks like he has paid, rather than earned his spot in the team bus.

    Very difficult to choose 11 flop-stars from the entire show, we have only tried our best and present our views on it. It's all in good humour and not intended to hurt anyone's sentiment.

  4. hey.. im sorry if i came across as rude. i was also just making fun.
    yeah true, the so called fast bolwers were really pathetic when compared with spinners. i believe Harmeet "leg spinner seamer" singh knew about this somehow and started bowling leg spin.
    We all can douse our fear for the replacement for Kumble, Harmeet with little more training can be a shoe in.

  5. @Kanda - So true.. Wonder if he's gonna stop taking his run-up so long!!