Indian cricket August 19, 2014

India's scars will run deep

The biggest setbacks of India's debacle in England will be the team's reluctance to play more five-Test series in the future, and the self-doubt creeping into the minds of the younger players, writes Sriram Veera for the Mumbai Mirror

The biggest setbacks of India's debacle in England will be the team's reluctance to play more five-Test series in the future, and the self-doubt creeping into the minds of the younger players, writes Sriram Veera for the Mumbai Mirror.

To win a Test and still feel like having been part of a whitewash must be a cruel feeling. Like losing a Test under three days and still being fined for slow over-rate. Oh the cruel irony of it all. And it only worsens as even the past also gets tarnished by the present. This team did perform decently in seaming conditions of South Africa and New Zealand but as it's been said, what would have happened if those were also five-match series?

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