What abiding faith in a few good men can do
To keep faith in Sehwag ahead of the World Cup was a team priority," writes R Mohan in the Deccan Chronicle
However unfair it may appear to a makeshift opener thrust into a specialist’s job. Team India have been on that path many times before. Only on this occasion, it was a strategy born of pragmatism. In Kaarthik, they had a man willing to put up his hand, even as Wasim Jaffer made himself completely at home on a pitch that suits his batting to a T. He may not be the dashing opener who can put his act together on a hostile terrain.
Sriram Veera is a former staff writer at ESPNcricinfo