He wasn’t available for two consecutive T20 World Cups in 2009 and 2010. India failed in both. Many feel it is his performance at the top of the order that has taken India to pole position in Test cricket. Virender Sehwag, without a doubt, will hold the key to India’s chances in World Cup 2011. Here’s what he had to say in an hour of cricket adda at his New Delhi home17 February 2011
Chances are, this will be a spinners’ tournament, given the pitches and playing conditions in the Subcontinent. If that’s the case, India’s fortunes might well revolve around Harbhajan Singh’s spinning fingers. His thoughts on the subject16 February 2011
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