After a 0-4 humiliation in 2011, Team India is gearing up for the high-profile ‘revenge series’ at home against England. However, a lot has changed since then. Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Andrew Strauss have retired, in that order. Kevin Pietersen was omitted only to be later included. Yuvraj is making a comeback to Tests after fighting cancer and there are many new faces looking to make their mark at international level. We take a look at some of the players who will be under the scanner
Despite criticism, when selectors named him in the limited overs’ squad in less than a year since the cancer diagnosis, Yuvraj Singh lived up to the expectations with dazzling all-round show. The focus, since then, has been on Yuvi as he prepares to make a comeback in the longer format now. And if his grand comeback performance, a double ton in Duleep Trophy and a half-century followed by a fifer in England’s first warm-up is anything to go by, India might seem to have sealed its middle order if not the entire bating line-up.