Overall, before the beginning of series, no one had predicted that team India might emerge as a winner. But somehow, the score today reads 1-1 with just two more Tests left to play. The game is still open. It can be anyone's game. Compared to the last series, our bowlers have shown tremendous improvement, a few of our new batsmen have emerged as trustworthy and capable of changing the game in favour of team India.
However, the main cause of anxiety is that our star batsman Virat Kohli has not found his rhythm and apparently lost his focus. Shikhar Dhawan has failed to strike for quite a while now and his confidence has been shattered. Even his body language is not giving any positive vibes. India's fielding also needs a great deal of improvement. Had Jadeja latched onto Alistair Cook's catch in the first innings of the last Test match, things could have turned out differently, as the bastmen scored a century after getting an extra life.
Sadly, Ravindra Jadeja has also not lived upto the expectations. The injuries to Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have added fuel to the worries of Indian team management. However, since this happens to be a vital encounter, many fans feel that instead of adopting a defensive attitude, team India must adopt an aggressive approach. We do not have much to lose. It is team England that is under pressure to re-establish themselves after a recent defeat against Sri Lanka.
scenario, the following is a viable team combination for India:
Gambhir, Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin,
Bhuvneshwar, Shami and Ishant.