It seemed only a few days ago India and England were playing against each other in England but now they have a reverse series in India. The pitches will be flat and the spinners will be key, India’s inexperienced bowling line-up for this tour could be a dangerous move as the England batsman have looked very good in England but now on the flat pitches of India it will be easier. Gambhir will return for India which is a massive boost when it comes to batting and he will need to get India on the front foot.
Match Information :
October 14, Hyderabad
Starting Time: 1430 Local Time
How the Teams Stand:
There weren’t too many smiles for India a few weeks ago when they played England in England and got demolished. They are still without key players like Tendulkar, Munaf Patel and Khan and that will continue to haunt them as England will be favourites once again even though the conditions are a lot different to England. With no experienced bowlers other than Praveen and Ashwin India will have to work very hard if they are to pick up wickets on any pitch in India. The batting will be key as they have more of a chance to do better, Gambhir comes back which will boost them but India still have Dhoni, Raina and Kohli who played well for Bangalore in the CLT20. Praveen Kumar will have to lead his bowlers to success as he is the most experienced bowler out of the bowlers and he will have the massive job of getting early wickets against an England line-up that is feared.