As India and England gear up to face each other in a battle of pride, emotions and rankings, the bowling attack on either side looks strong. While India have improved on their seam attack, England on the other hand have got a strong spin attack in the form of Graeme Swann. We take a look into what the teams have in their repertoire while the drama is set to commence.
Zaheer Khan: Being the most experienced seamer in the Indian squad and someone who loves to bowl on the bouncy tracks of England, the Strauss-led Barmy needs to be wary while taking on his challenge.
Chris Tremlett: This 6ft 7in tall pace bowler has everything in him to give a tough competition to the Indian seamers and a bouncy challenge to provide the spin-specialist Indian batsmen with enough chin music.
Ishant Sharma: This lanky seamer made a comeback into the Test side as a part of a depleted Indian side that went to the Caribbean. But since then, he has showed nothing less than form and sheer class in his bowling and will act as a key part of India's bowling attack against the seam-friendly English batsmen.
James Anderson: Injuries have kept him in and out of the England team for quite some time. But this seamer never fails to impress everyone with his experience and accuracy in bowling. He has been good against the Indian batsmen in Tests, including the last tour India made to England in 2007. His recent form poses a definite threat for Dhoni's men.
Praveen Kumar: His recent form against the West Indies has proved that injuries don't bother him much. His useful swing will act as an asset for the Indian bowling attack and a real threat for the English batsmen.
Stuart Broad: He has been the favourite of critics for quite a while now, but he answered them strongly with his recent stint of six wickets against Nottinghamshire, thus ensuring himself of a better chance than Tim Bresnan to fill in the third seamer's place in the English squad.
Munaf Patel: The unsung hero of the World Cup and the undying support in the Indian seam attack, Munaf Patel will look to give his best against Strauss' men.
Graeme Swann: He is one bowler who has made a big difference to the English side as far as spin attack is concerned. He recently became the No. 1 ODI bowler and has been in good form for some time now.
Harbhajan Singh: The Turbanator is the Indian answer to Graeme Swann. Recently, he reached the landmark of 400 wickets and will be hungry for more. Being the most experienced spinner in the Indian side, Harbhajan will look to rip apart the English batting.
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