Hyderabad: India captain Dhoni gets a chance for revenge against England at what time he leads his team in a at some point series opening here Friday but his team is still handicapped by injuries.India was snowed under by injury on its latest tour of England at what time it failed to win a single game, and Dhoni must wish that person back on home soil will help restore the balance stuck between the two team.
Dhoni leads his team at home for the first time because India win the World Cup in April.opening Gautam Gambhir makes a comeback but others like batting star Sachin Tendulkar, big-hitter Virender Sehwag, pace head Zaheer Khan, all rounder Yuvraj Singh and seamer Munaf Patel are not in the group for the first two games in Hyderabad and New Delhi as of injury.
Spinner Harbhajan Singh has been drop after some nothing special performance in international cricket, send-off the bowling attack unhappily short of knowledge Selectors also overlooked pace bowlers Ashish Nehra and Shantakumaran Sreesanth, leaving India with only five players: Dhoni, Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin, who is in the World Cup squad.
Selectors comprise selected uncapped leg-spinner Rahul Sharma though prefer off-spinner Ashwin over Harbhajan.The pace bowling hit led by Praveen Kumar lack practice, with Varun Aaron and left-armer Sreenath Aravind still to be cap and Vinay Kumar and Umesh Yadav yet to bear out themselves.Compare to the past, they are an untried side and the bowling in fastidious looks used up in the want of Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh," Cook said on inward in India. "But their players know the conditions well."
England, which was complicated in a high-scoring last-ball attach in its last sport next to India on Indian soil all through the World Cup in Bangalore, has warm up well by winning two perform games played with new ICC rules that comprise the exercise of two new balls: one from each end.
The side is here without injured all-rounder’s Stuart Broad and experience seamer James Anderson who have be rested, leaving Tim Bresnan and Steve Finn to carry the task of bowling the length of with off-spinner Graeme Swann.England's batting while looks more developed with Kevin Pietersen receiving a chance to merge his situation after being rested for the home one-day succession against India.
Ravi Bopara strike a neat 73 in a 56-run win over local side Hyderabad XI in the team's first perform game, while Jonny Bairstow's scorching 104 not out off 53 balls cap a series of good batting performance by Cook (85), Jonathan Trott (74) and Craig Kieswetter (71) that help win the next by 253 runs.
In bowling, speed bowler Finn produced hat-trick wickets in the first match while future leg-spinner Scott Borthwick claim 5-31 in the second to test condition at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium which will crowd the first game on Friday.Then other ODI series will be detained in New Delhi(Oct. 17), Mohali (Oct. 20), Mumbai (Oct. 23) and Kolkata (Oct. 25). The tour culminates with a introverted Twenty20 game in Kolkata (Oct. 29).