Originally Posted by Athlai
Will probably be battling Aus and SA for the top spot, though I reckon they will still come up short when away from home.
Why? India have won more overseas tests than any other side bar Australia since 2000.
What we really need is a captain who's not so terrified of losing and doesn't set one day fields in test matches. As long as we continue to go 1-0 up and then play for the draw we'll never be no.1.
Would absolutely love Sachin to hit 15,000 runs, the hundred 100's and lift the 2011 WC, but with us playing just 6 tests over the next year (3 in SA I believe too), our bowling attack being completely blunt in ODI's in India, the ridiculous media pressure that will come with a home WC.... it's going to be tough.