Top team England will from today look to play against India and win the final Test also at Kennington Oval in London. Fans from both teams are now waiting for the real challenge, though in the one sided series till now. The Indian batting side has much to show even now. They have to get a way to actually take on the battle of relentless pace attack from England.
The only option for India is to actually try and get English bowlers off groove and upset their pace. India needs to force experimentation, wavering the plans and a lot more. The best part is that the Indian batting has the ability to do great. Tendulkar, Dhoni, Gambhir, Sehwag and Laxman need to attach and play around Dravid, stretching the English bowlers into mistakes.
The earlier Number one Test squad will expect the openers Sehwag and Gambhir to post a threat to English bowlers. On the other hand, the greatest disappointment for the Indian team has been Sachin Tendulkar who has just been able to score half century in the six innings. The top player has been hard chasing the 100th International ton however does not appear to play in his best form.
Also, injuries have not tensed the Poms and they have a huge amount of back up. The English team had lost Jonathan Trott and Chris Tremlett earlier but they still managed well to be the dominant team in this series.
England (From): Andrew Strauss(c), Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior(w), Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Steven Finn, Graham Onions
India (From): MS Dhoni(w/k), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Abhinav Mukund, Wriddhiman Saha, Amit Mishra, S Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Virat Kohli