Onus on Sehwag, Gambhir
Onus on Sehwag, Gambhir. It will be a litmus test for the out-of-favour batsmen - Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir - as India A need nothing less...
It will be a litmus test for the out-of-favour batsmen - Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir - as India A need nothing less than a victory to level the three-match series when they take on West Indies A in their third and final unofficial 'Test', starting here on Wednesday. Having won the first match comprehensively, West Indies A drew the second game to lead the series 1-0 and the hosts would quickly need to make amends to get back to winning ways in a must-win encounter.
All eyes will be on Sehwag and Gambhir, both of whom require to shine with the bat in order to create a chance for themselves to make a comeback to the national side. The show put up by the duo in the previous unofficial 'Test' at Shimoga was disappointing with Gambhir scoring 11, Sehwag managing only seven. Sehwag has not scored a century in 30 Test innings, while Gambhir's dry run with the bat has seen him without a hundred in 40 innings since January 2010.