In the India team, Mumbai duo Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma, who were central to team’s plans of retaliated the Test series loss, will currently be replaced by S Badrinath and Manoj Tiwary.
The responsibility for an Indian reinforcement will now squarely rest upon almost every member of the squad. The batting which looked solid in 1st match will observe a little bit of tinkering around.
The bowling may also witness some changes. Aaron may replace Vinay Kumar. Yet Amit Mishra could get a look in ahead of the Karnataka seamer, which would perceptibly be decided by the pitch on offer.
On the other hand, England will be reinforced by the return of Graeme Swann to the playing XI. This will effectively mean that a green horn Indian side will take on a full strength England team.
England will also be having problems as they worry out on their opening combination. Kieswetter has failed to live up to his reputation in the ODIs. But, he may get a long rope to prove his worth. The bowling will possibly see Samit Patel making way for Swann if they decide to go with two off-spinners.
The possible squad of India: Ajinkya Rahane, Parthiv Patel, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, and Varun Aaron.
The possible squad of England: Craig Kieswetter, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, and Jade Dernbach.