Saturday, November 22, 2008

India ready to go for the kill

India need to win just one more match to wrap up the seven-match series, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his bravehearts will be no doubt be boosted by the return of an in-form Sachin Tendulkar, as they bid to continue their winning sequence in the floodlit encounter at the Chinaswamy stadium.

The visitors, on the other hand, have been left with the daunting task of winning four matches in a row to clinch the series and it appears extremely unlkely that they would be able to stop the Indian juggernaut.

The return of Tendulkar has no doubt made the Indian batting line-up more formidable but it will also force the hosts to tinker with the batting order.

Tendulkar had been rested for the first three matches of the series after playing in all the four Tests against Australia and it remains to be seen whether he will open the innings with Virender Sehwag.

It will be a tough decision for the Indian team management as making Tendulkar open the innings would mean tinkering with the highly successful opening pair of Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.

In case Tendulkar opens, the left-handed Gambhir, who is in very good form, may come in to bat at the number three slot.

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