Two down, two to go. MS Dhoni and his men are undoubtedly pleased with how the first two games in the series have gone, while the Australians must be despondent. The fact that they lost the second test by a wider margin than they did the first would be disappointing to Michael Clarke and his men, but they have only themselves to blame.
Match winning opener Virender Sehwag has been surprisingly dropped from the Indian team for the remaining two Tests against the Aussies. India have not named any replacement for Sehwag and have trimmed their squad to 15 players.
Australia look determined to bounce back in the 4-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy as its players decided to use the extra day off to practice at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
This was expected, but not in as domineering a manner as things have panned out. In spite of India’s inability to overcome the Englishmen at home, India was very much anticipated that India would have it much easier against the Aussies, considering their inexperience in Indian conditions...
MS Dhoni’smen hardly put a foot wrong as they went 2-0 up following their smashing innings victory over the hapless Aussies at Hyderabad. It was the kind of performance that would reinstate some of the lost faith in Team India and their ability to dominate at least in home conditions.
First things first, Murali Vijay must consider himself extremely lucky to have been picked in the starting eleven for the Hyderabad Test. He played two exceedingly poor shots at Chennai, and even in the matches that he played prior to that he was far from impressive.