Originally Posted by Dhoni_fan
Absolutely agree, with what you say re Bopara, and I just feel that with KP opening it would be good for England to have a finisher like him that can adapt his game working the ball but also knows how to produce the big shots, Collingwood is a very different kind of finisher but no Bopara feel would put pressure on the rest of the top order!
You are right Ashwin has looked impressive and I think he would pose more myster and be more accurate than Chawla.
Sreesanth on his day is a handful, but this is a big game for us, against a very determined England side, we cant afford to take risks or carry passengers, that is why I dont believe we can risk 10 overs of Sreesanth after how he bowled in the last game.
Possibly the next game against Ireland might be the time to give him a work out and let him get some rhythm and confidence back!
Let's not forget though for whatever reason Bopara was not even selected in our original squad, so the management are not pinning too many hopes on him being the matchwinner, that he can be. I'm also not sure batting at six is his ideal position, but he needs to find the consistency in his game to gain a place in the top four. A better option than Yardy for sure for me.
Sreesanth would be a more risky selection. As you rightly say, selection against Ireland may help salvage some confidence, unless they treat him in a similar manner as the Bangladeshi's.