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What’s the biggest area of concern for India going into the World Cup?

  • Lack of a group of effective pace bowlers (36%)
  • Poor form at the top, especially of Shikhar Dhawan (36%)
  • No established all-round option to help balance the playing XI (18%)
  • Fatigue, especially after lack of success on tour (10%)

India’s squad for the 2015 World Cup:

  • Should have included the in-form Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag (45%)
  • Is the best available, but may not go too far (23%)
  • Has the right mix of youth, experience and balance (17%)
  • Is unbalanced, with three spinners in conditions that favour the faster bowlers (15%)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decision to retire from Test cricket is:

  • Unexpected but he is the best judge of when to call it quits (39%)
  • Timely, India were going nowhere under him (33%)
  • Radical, he could have given up captaincy and played on under Kohli (19%)
  • Premature, he still had plenty to offer (9%)

The best way forward for India at the top is:

  • Rahane opens, while Raina comes in to the middle order (39%)
  • Dhawan must make way for KL Rahul at the Boxing Day Test (24%)
  • Retain Vijay and Dhawan, they clicked at the Gabba (21%)
  • Ashwin can open with Vijay so that India can play five bowlers (16%)

In the wake of the Phil Hughes tragedy:

  • Helmet manufacturers must work towards offering greater protection (51%)
  • There is no cause for panic, it was just an unfortunate but freak accident (28%)
  • Ambulance and medical facilities must be made mandatory at all grounds (14%)
  • The ICC should have a re-look at the use of bouncers (7%)