Should Sehwag be included in the next match?? Whats Your team for 4th test???
August 13, 2011 11:27am CST
Now there is only 1 test remaining in this series, its the last chance for the India to show some courage and Fight. Sehwag joined the team and played the 3rd test after a long time... He got A PAIR OF GOLDEN DUCK in the 3rd test. So sjould he be included in the playing 11? And What changes should be made for the team towards the 4th test ? What do you think. According to me Viru should be give the chance once more, if he finds some form it will be very helpful in the ODI seies.... And Munaf should be given a chance,he might do something with the ball.drop sreesanth... Share your views......
14 Aug 11
I would say a big YES. Why not, surely he did'nt perform in last test. he joined the team straight from injury. how many runs did Dhoni score in first two test??? it was just 40+ from all 4 innings.. and how many runs id Sachin score from all three tests?? was it upto his average?? so why we should blame viru for becoming duck in a pressure situation. and why should we avoid him, not only him, there are many players in the team, who have not performed as expected. surely viru should be included in the team, if he is fit to bat. and hope that he will deliver in next test match.
16 Aug 11
Its a test match friend and you cannot have a half fit player. If he is unfit he is a liability.where will you hide him for 5 days, ok four days as India is losing matches in less than 5 days?Like Zahir was a liability in the first test.And Sehwag was not allowed to flourish in South Africa even when he was fit.On bowler friendly pitches of England he will be found out very quickly as the English bowling is very good and some believe the best in the world. These type of players who believe in reflexes and eye sight cannot survive when they age and are unfit. A Dravid has the technique and can survive at 38 but these reflexive players will find it difficult at the highest level when they become old.
14 Aug 11
Yes the ability of sehwag is very good and we all knows it. But he was out of the cricket for some time and there is also some injury and fitness concerns with him. If he is fit the question is baseless, but we saw he failed in 3rd test and I think he is not 100% fit to play.
14 Aug 11
It is very strange that Viru bagged king pair in the third test. India did not have any luck whatsoever on all the four days of the test. I think the luck factor will improve for the Indians in the next test. India may win the next test too and salvage some pride.
13 Aug 11
Hi I think sehwag is one of the senior and main player in the team. And batsmen like him can change the flow of the match anytime. He came back after mini break so may be he didn't get much luck in this test but I am sure he is not one of them that India should drop.
17 Aug 11
no doubt sehwag should be picked. the best opening partnership for india in the last decade has been sehwag and gambhir sehwag might have failed once but will be really difficult for the england bowlers if he bats in full flow. rp singh should be played since he is a swing bowler.
17 Aug 11
I don't think there is a better opening partnership for India other than G. Gambhir and V. Sehwag. We must forget what Sehwag did in the last test. He is an automatic choice. Is there any other batsmen who can score in the rate like him consistently ? We doubt is that whether Praveen Kumar can be able to play or not. He has got some injuries. He is the best bowler after Zaheer Khan in the test squad of England. S Sreesanth is quite useless. He never can keep balls in the right places and let the batsmen loot runs as much as possible. Munaf can bowl at the right line length. R P Singh is the left handed bowler and has some pace too. He could be quite useful if he can contribute himself properly. There should be no change in the batting order. If Yuvi wasn't injured I could place him instead of Raina. He has got better track record against England and also played quite good in the third test. I feel the following could be the best possible playing XI for the last test match against England in Oval Virender Sehwag Gautam Gambhir Rahul Dravid Sachin Tendulkar V V S Laxman Suresh Raina Mahendra Singh Dhoni Praveen Kumar/Munaf Patel Ishant Sharma Rudra Pratap Singh Amit Mishra
15 Aug 11
Well even great player like Gilly got a king pair, it happens with attacking cricketers,Sehwag is just back from injury but he has the experience and temperament to do well and have an impact on the last test and coming ODI series.In form Sehwag is key for India if they have to compete in rest of the tour, ODIs wont be easy either, winter is starting in England and ball will swing.