Originally Posted by Dhoni_fan
KP is a big match player, also lets not forget in the IPL this was his home ground, he will be very dangerous and perhaps more so up front, but I do feel that if Bopara is dropped the pressure will increase on KP to bat that much longer then it will be very interesting indeed to see his approach to the innings.
What is your view on the selection of Yardy/ Bopara and from an England point of view who would you rather see play our of Sreesanth or Ashwin?!
I agree, I think Bopara can be critical to our mid/lower order, and also his skiddy medium paced is generally under used. Yardy I think will be picked off by the Indian batting line-up, and his batting has been found wanting at this level so far. Bopara has an excellent temperament and will cope the situation better imo.
From what I have seen of Ashwin, he's the type of bowler I'd imagine we'd struggle to read and find it difficult to score fluently off. Would expect more loose deliveries from Chawla should they go with him.
As for Sreesanth, well who knows what to expect from him. If he can get it to swing and keep his emotions in check, he can be difficult, but I'd fancy our batsmen to be far more capable of dealing with him than perhaps another spin option.