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Ajmal ban: What’s the first thing that comes to mind?

  • ICC are finally becoming serious about illegal actions (36%)
  • Pakistan are going to suffer in a big way (35%)
  • Hope the ICC are consistent in handing out punishments (24%)
  • Individual boards will be under pressure to address suspect actions (5%)

What are the takeaway tips from India’s ODI series in England?

  • India are excellent in the shorter formats, England better suited for Tests (47%)
  • England’s poor team selection and performances make it impossible to judge India (23%)
  • Zimbabwe have more than a “cat in hell’s chance” at the World Cup compared to England (15%)
  • Alastair Cook is a total misfit in ODIs, both as captain and as batsman (15%)

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 (25%)
  • Have no effect, the team is demoralised (11%)

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%)