Are wingers effective in your experience from playing six-a-side football?
I've had that experience. I can play as winger, since I'm fast, and prefer on the left when it comes to shooting etc but find there is a right hand side bias during free play. Why this is I'm not too sure.
For six a side I think wingers, as a position rather than the actual people who play as them, are not as effective as they can be in 11 a side, mainly because of a smaller pitch, smaller goal (so less more likely to keep ball down) and less players.
only way i can think of is if pakistan can extend their batting upto lunch time tomorow meanwhile piling up another 200 ( well that semms difficult so another 150 or 125) that will set india target of around 200-250 to chase in 50 overs. draw might be possible then.
only worries are that razzaq and akmal have to stick there and somehow keep their wickets intact.
Wingers are very handy for moving the ball around and creating a bit of space, and they give you a good width in the defence if they get back quick enough, we have a left sided player on the left so our distribution is fairly good around the whole pitch, wereas other teams have to take an extra touch we can pass a fraction faster which moves our game up a notch.
Romario has signed for them now.
India's one day woes have never been worse, whereas Pakistan managed to give Aus a run for their money in the VB series. Pakistan's one day team is not to be underestimated, Shoaib Akhtar or no Shoaib Akhtar.
ABout the point of India's batting lineup, it doesn't matter about the batting lineup. You can have allstars, and they will struggle chasing over 250 on a fifth day (not that Pak are even gonna set India 200), its about the wear and tear of the track, the quality of the bowling and the conditions on the day that influence that, not just the batting lineup - no questions, India's top 6 are the best in the world - better even, IMO than Australia.
personally i think no one team will win onedays with a big difference and it will be a close call e.g one team wins 4 other 3 matches.
for test matches india can win but for one dayers pakistan have ability to nick it away from indians at their soil............................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .......and thats what i think.