England v India composite team of the series so far

August 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm 1 comment


A composite team of the most productive players in Test series are not always representative of the balance of power between the respective teams, but the indisputable case made by nine English players and just Two Indians says everything about how one-sided the current Test series has been.

Alastair Cook

The captain-in-waiting proved his rock-solid temperament by reeling of a stunning chanceless 294 after mustering only 20 runs in four innings. Fans of betting will have been very impressed.

Rahul Dravid

A failure away from being dropped in 2008, ‘The Wall’ is now the most indispensible batsman in India’s line-up. His technique against the swinging ball has been exemplary, as 302 runs from six knocks testifies.

Ian Bell

He has passed 50 only once, paying the price for over-confidence and a desire to impose himself on the opposition in order to regain the number three spot. However, that one big knock, at Trent Bridge, was crucial, if not without controversy. He does not need to force the scoring rate, it comes naturally for a player in the form of his life.

Kevin Pietersen

The leading runscorer in the series with 358 runs. His double century at Lord’s could be more career-defining than his famous 158 against Australia in 2005. It proved he could play the situation as well as all the shots.

Eoin Morgan

Praveen has exposed his shaky defence against the second new ball, a serious question mark over a Test number six. Nonetheless perky innings at Trent Bridge and Edgbaston have proved his worth as a middle order accelerator. The online sports betting reflects this.

Matt Prior

The best keeper-batsman in world cricket, whose stunning Test form makes his One Day international struggles hard to fathom. He is averaging 63.25 at a strike rate of 87.84.

Tim Bresnan

The big Yorkshireman has played nine, won nine in Tests and is more than a lucky charm. Two 50s from three innings and 12 wickets at 14.75 shows why Chris Tremlett faces a tough task to regain his place.

Stuart Broad

A genuine all-rounder whose heroics at Trent Bridge might be the highlight of his career. 21 wickets at 11.95 have answered his critics in style.

Graeme Swann

The world’s best spinner has been a virtual bystander in England’s rout but has still been the best tweaker on show.

Praveen Kumar

The sole plus point in India’s bowling unit, Praveen has troubled England with his ability to swing new and old ball both ways. Suddenly the first seamer on the team sheet.

James Anderson

He is progressing steadily up England’s all-time wicket-taking charts and being at the peak of his powers has plenty of wickets still to take. Masterful in all conditions, he is surely the most in-form paceman in Test cricket.

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