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Changes to the Indian Squad

MS Dhoni has just delivered a stunning away test win for India.    His tendency would be to go into the 3rd Test with an unchanged playing XI.   I think that would be a mistake and suggest that India goes in with the following XI. Murali Vijay Gautam Gambhir Virat Kohli Cheteshwar Pujara Ajinkya Rahane M S Dhoni Ravindra Jadeja Ravichandran Ashwin Bhuvaneshwar Kumar Mohammed Shami Ishanth Sharma As you can see, I want two changes in the team.   ·       Gambhir in place of Shikhar Dhawan.  Dhawan has to think long and hard about his game and how he is going to approach test cricket.  He is too cramped on the onside, too loose on the off side and plays the ball in the air more than any other opening batsman – a pattern that will be exploited by international bowling teams 9 times out of 10.   And Gambhir is in good nick and has the ability to fight it out in tough situations – something that Shikhar does not. ·       Ashwin in place of Binny.  One feels a little