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Test Cricket India v England Mumbai

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Selby There have been 0 comments

Test Cricket India v England Mumbai
No doubt that Alistair Cook made selection mistakes in the first test at Ahmedabab which led to a nine wicket hammering, there’s no way that left arm spinner Panesar should have been left out of the side, and he would have been ideally suited to the wicket.
 Despite Cook putting on 176 and Matt Prior 91 to keep England in the game on day 4, a draw was still out of reach, Ojha claiming both wickets. There was no help coming from the three England pace bowlers who could only muster 1/245.
The closely following 2nd test in Mumbai on Friday will need a selection rethink if England are to level the series, the middle order batting of Jonathon Trott, Ian Bell, Kevin Peterson and Patel contributed only 68/8 scored over combined innings, which was disappointing to say the least.
I would like to see 4 changes for Mumbai.
Ian Bells decision to fly home solves one problem and leaves the door open for Jonny Bairstow.
In addition I would like to see Finn, Panesar, and Ireland’s Eoin Morgan replace Broad, Bresnan, Patel and Ian Bell.
India will get plenty of encouragement on Friday with the Mumbai Cricket Association presenting Tendulkar and Sehwag with silver salvers prior to the test, Tendulkar honoured for his 100 centuries and Sehwag for his 100th test appearance. Signed photos will make great cricket memorabilia.
Time for England to put more reliance the spinners, hopefully, Swan, Patel, Panesar with the support of some decent England batting can turn things around in this critical test.
Tony Selby

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