India's fighting total was thanks to a super innings by Parthiv Patel as well as a repeat performance from the young Ajinkya Rahane. Nasser Hussain
I think, India will be rejuvenated before the ODI series because a number of youngsters have come in. Kevin Pietersen
India must get off to a winning start if they are to turn things around. Anil Kumble
Rahul Dravid perfects a craft which, with each passing day, is becoming extinct, at least in India. His style of batting and the method of accumulating runs are an antithesis of the times we live in.
I am not too disappointed with Sachin not having reached his 100th ton in international cricket in the Test series, as the milestone would have covered some of the cracks that need India's immediate attention, writes Nasser Hussain
Under fire for the stunning debacle, bowling coach Eric Simons struggled for answers about the ineffectiveness of his bowlers despite seaming conditions at the Oval. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
reports. Will India save this?
As a stylish top-order batsman, he scored three Test centuries at the hallowed Lord’s. As the chief selector, he presided over one of India’s tough periods following the 2007 World Cup debacle, steering the careers of the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan. HT talks to Dilip VenGsarkar
The defeats in England have put India’s place at the top of the global pecking order in jeopardy. Players have never looked so drained, or been so unfit. Are a series of myopic decisions by the all-powerful BCCI to blame?
The Oval is one of India's favourite venues. The last time they played here, Anil Kumble scored a hundred. It can also reverse swing and spin, so India have reasons to put up a good show here. Nasser Hussain
It was our goal to be the best team in the world, but when you get there, your priorities change. We, as a group, are concentrating on winning the next Test. We did celebrate on Saturday and we deserved to do that.
The Oval Test could turn out to be one of the most important for the careers of a lot of players on this trip. Sourav Ganguly writes. Ganguly says
Glenn McGrath kicked the turf and cursed under his breath. Looking at his reaction, one may have assumed that he'd been hit for a six off the last ball in a cliffhanger. Aakash Chopra
India’s spectacular surrender in England has sparked outrage among those who care for our cricket. But with anger and indignation, there is constructive criticism, writes Amrit Mathur
I don't think anyone with his critical faculty alive and his conscience not mortgaged to the gigantic money spinning wheel put in motion by the Indian Board would disagree that this was a disaster waiting to happen. Pradeep Magazine
writes. Matters of concern