28 Jul 2008

Too much cricket behind India's record loss?

12:41 pm on 28 July 2008

The media have been savagely critical of the Indian cricket team following their worst ever loss to Sri Lanka.

Spinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis bowled the Sri Lankan cricket side to an innings and 239-run victory in the first Test in Colombo, registering their biggest Test win on home soil.

Now the strain of the Indian Premier League and other Twenty20 competitions India are constantly playing may be taking a physical toll on the world's most fanatically-supported cricket team.