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The changes in India’s backroom staff will:

  • Help the team do better in the limited-overs matches (33%)
  • Finally put pressure on Duncan Fletcher to justify his presence (31%)
  • Are cosmetic and essentially knee-jerk reactions (24%)
  • Have no effect, the team is demoralised (12%)

Which has been the most dependable pairing in Tests in the last 20 years?

  • Kumar Sangakkara & Mahela Jayawardene (41%)
  • Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar (41%)
  • Matthew Hayden & Justin Langer (10%)
  • Virender Sehwag & Gautam Gambhir (8%)

What personnel changes should India make for the fourth Test?

  • Make room for R Ashwin, no matter what (42%)
  • Replace Shikhar Dhawan with Gautam Gambhir (40%)
  • Leave out Mohammed Shami and bring in Varun Aaron (14%)
  • None. They should stick with the same playing XI (4%)

Was MS Dhoni right to publicly criticise the verdict on Ravindra Jadeja?

  • As captain, he was right to defend his player as he deemed fit (72%)
  • He should have let the BCCI handle the issue (13%)
  • He should have waited until the verdict on James Anderson (8%)
  • He should have been more mindful of his responsibilities (7%)

What contributed most to India’s win over England at Lord’s?

  • Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant 103 in trying conditions on day one (32%)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s all-round excellence (24%)
  • MS Dhoni asking Ishant Sharma to adopt the short-ball strategy (14%)
  • Ishant Sharma’s ability to carry out the short-ball tactics with aplomb (14%)
  • M Vijay’s painstaking 95 in the second innings (9%)
  • Ravindra Jadeja’s brazen counter-attack when India were against the ropes on the fourth day (7%)