February 21, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011

Bowling worries for India

Siddhartha Talya

S Dinakar, writing in the Hindu, ponders over some of the strategies vis-a-vis the bowling that India might adopt in their next game against England.

Given the cloud over Aashish Nehra's fitness, India does not have too many options for the third paceman's slot. The side should, instead, play to its strengths and field a second specialist spinner against England in what could be a pitch assisting spin.

The two-paceman ploy, though, always carries a danger. The risk of one of the seamers getting injured cannot be overlooked. There are also chances that either Zaheer or Munaf might have an ordinary day.

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