England were high on confidence arriving in India, having scaled the summit in Test ranking and having routed the Men in Blue in the limited overs series. However, India, 2-0 up in the home series, have extended the ODI losing streak of the visitors in India to seven matches. "England don't have cracks as of now, but they are not as happy as they were when they were winning every game comfortably," said Jonty Rhodes, the former South Africa batsman, who was in Mumbai for a promotional event.
Last week, excerpts of Graeme Swann's autobiography, The Breaks are Off, were published. It included the off-spinner's claims that Kevin Pietersen was never the right man to lead England. Pietersen quit the job in 2008 after a clash with then coach Peter Moores.
England coach Andy Flower has expressed his aversion to autobiographies by current players. "I personally don't think that it's a good idea for current players to be talking about their fellow players."