Friday, July 29, 2011

Pataudi Trophy - Test 2 - Preview

After the big defeat at Lords an injury depleted India now move on to Trent Bridge, the scene of a series winning victory after the jelly beans incident.
First the injury count. Sehwag wont be here again. No Zaheer as well (the central figure in jellygate last time around). Word coming in that Gambhir yet to recover from the elbow injury. Don't know if Sachin has fully recovered from his illness. Add Harbhajan's bowling form. So a pretty grim scenario. England on the other hand have lost Tremlett but he is far easier to replace given their fast bowling options (Finn, Bresnan, Shazad, Onions... the list can go on and on).
Injury depleted India against a more or less full strength England. Situation appears grim. Given this is the 2nd in a 4 Test series Indian approach at Trent Bridge is likely to be "Survive today to Fight Another Day"

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