India’s tour of England 2014: Players to look forward to

India will start their tour of England officially with the first test on the 9th of July. The previous series in the United Kingdom proved to be disastrous for the visitors as they lost 4-0 and were humiliated by the English team and the Media. The young team will be looking to avenge the humiliating defeat that they had to suffer last time around. You can also make a case for MS Dhoni, whose record on Foreign soil is in simple words, ugly. He would be looking to improve on that aspect and give the Indians something to cheer about.

Cheteshwar Pujara: Cheteshwar Pujara has been long called the successor of Rahul Dravid. The man can play the long innings on demand, is a good player of pace as well as spin and would look to repeat what Dravid did on India’s previous visit to the British Isle. Cheteshwar Pujara has struggled to find a place in the Indian one day side but his talent, ability and requirement in the test format is hardly arguable.

Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli is by far the most consistent batsman the Indian cricket team has seen in a long time now. He has been prolific when it comes to scoring runs and is widely regarded as the torch bearer of the legendary Indian batting line up of the past. A lot will be expected from the Right Hander and anything less than a series winning performance will be considered a letdown.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar can make the ball talk. If a bowler of the caliber of Dale Steyn says that he is learning various things from a certain bowler, you know that that bowler is special. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the current master of swing and that is not an overstatement. He can make the ball move in and out and a bowler of his caliber in English condition with the red ball can be decisive in deciding the result of the series.

Mohammmad Shami: Mohammad Shami is currently the fastest consistently fit bowler in the country. He can bowl fast, swing the ball, reverse the ball and pick up wicket. He will be the leader of the attack and the Right arm bowler will be looked upon by the Indians to lead them on their way to a series victory.

Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma is widely considered the most talented batsman in the country. He has lived up to his hype in the recent past, but more often than not he has been questioned about his temperament in important situations. Rohit is a very good player of short bowling and if the English team resort to that tactic to get rid of the Indians, Rohit will prove to be very handy in such situations.