“Out of the box” thinking in cricket and politics
M.S. Dhoni is faced with a selection dilemma as he leads his team into the second Test at Lords against England. The five bowler strategy failed at Trent Bridge because the pitch did not assist Stuart Binny’s medium pace while Jadeja failed to produce wickets. Thankfully for India, Binny justified his existence by playing a match-saving knock in the second innings of the first Test. Now the question facing Dhoni and his think tank is whether they should dump the five bowler strategy or simply stick to it for another Test before taking a call. They could swap Jadeja for Ashwin and still have the five bowler strategy. Alternately, they could drop both Jadeja and Binny and bring in Ashwin and Rohit Sharma as some experts seem to advise.
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