2nd Test: India may reshuffle batting order

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Stung by the heavy defeat in Bangalore, a ragged India may reshuffle their batting line-up in the second cricket Test against Australia.

2nd Test: India may reshuffle batting order

Chennai: Stung by the heavy defeat in Bangalore, a ragged India may reshuffle their batting line-up in the second cricket Test against Australia beginning tomorrow to spur their struggling top order batsmen into top gear. The famed Indian batting line up was a big let down in the first Test and Sourav Ganguly and his other frontline batsmen are desperate to get into form before it's too late. Coach John Wright has already indicated that the home team may reshuffle the batting order though a final decision will be taken by the captain himself. "We discussed it and there is a possibility (of changing the batting order). The captain has to take a decision," Wright said. Though the Indians have not yet announced their playing eleven, there is a possibility that Mohammad Kaif could be brought into the team for the crucial match at the Chepauk, which has proved to be a lucky ground for the hosts. The team think tank is contemplating promoting Yuvraj Singh to open the innings alongwith Virender Sehwag, which means regular opener Aakash Chopra would be left out of the playing eleven. With star batsman Sachin Tendulkar ruled out of the match because of the elbow injury, the Indians will be seeking to draw inspiration from their heroics in the last home series against the Australians. (PTI)

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