Originally Posted by Arjun
Who's sitting on a more unstable time bomb? Indians, so dire at T20 and with easy weaknesses to exploit, or the English, with their rather public squabbles and poor handling of the Pietersen saga, and their weaknesses in South Asia?
The Indians need to play five bowlers, as the fuller bowling side was much better than the fuller batting unit. They played five bowlers and took out the Lankans quickly, but even with seven batsmen, they struggled until Rohit and Dhoni bailed them out. If their strike rate falls flat like it did in Chennai, they don't need seven specialist batsmen. T20 may not have disabled the spinner, but it has wiped out the part-time bowler, and that aspect of the Indian team needs to be put in the cooler if they have to win.
It's anybody's guess who should open the innings- maybe bench both Sehwag and Gambhir for the whole event, or at least the league games.
As I say, England just need to bowl well, not sure what the interminable KP saga as to do with that. If we're chasing less than 155 every game we should win. Lumd against KP would be a ridiculously uneven contest though, but we've got talent to score quick runs.