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Indian squad for Nagpur test changed

December 26, 2012

The seven wicket defeat India suffered against England has had its fallout. As a result of the dismal show, key players of the team like Zaheer, Harbhajan and Yuvraj have been dropped from the squad.

Indian team changed for the last test

New players get a chance

Imminent changes in the playing eleven means that new players have got a chance to showcase their talent. Fast bowler Awana and all rounder Ravinder Jadeja have been picked up for the decisive test against England. Leg spinner Piyush has been introduced in place of Harbhajan.

Mahender Dhoni to lead

Despite pressure from all quarters to drop Mahender Singh Dhoni, selectors have put their faith in the Indian captain and allowed him to lead the Indian squad for the Nagpur test. India is set to suffer a series defeat, in case the team is not able to win the fourth and final test match of the series.The lackluster performance of the Indian team in the last two test matches have meant that the team is in a tight spot and is feeling the heat of the moment. In case, England is able to win the Nagpur test, the 27 years old wait for a test series win in India will end. This will be the first home loss in a series for India since 2004 when the team lost to Australia 2-1.

Leading newspapers of the country including Times of India have highlighted the poor performance of the captain and have asked him to quit but the Indian captain is defiant and believes that he is the right person to lead the team that has been plagued by crisis.

Coach Fletcher is also under pressure but has found support from the captain who believes that the coach is doing his job in the best possible manner. Selectors are hoping that the team changes will work to their advantage and the team will be able to save the series.

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