The visitors are 2-down and if they want to salvage some pride in seaming conditions at Lord’s and Cardiff, they should rest Munaf, as he has looked very ordinary. At The Oval, the Indian batting lacked application, especially Raina. Despite being the vice-captain, he played an atrocious shot at a time when the team was on 25 for 3.
Dhoni was forced to bat up the order — one thing we have been asking for long — and he played very well, but the man who deserves all the praise is Ravindra Jadeja. It is never easy to step out of the plane and play overseas. And Jadeja did just that. He showed good technique against the moving ball. If he keeps batting like this, he will one day fill in the all-rounder’s slot. Wizard Communications