With players like Ishwar Pandey, Stuart Binny and Shikhar Dhawan in their squad , team India looks to give England a bad time at their own den as they kick off their summer tour on July 9 at Trent Bridge.
But a factor that has been pointing against the Indian team right from the time they announced their squad was whether experience will over-shadow the talent of this young Indian team.
India had a horrendous tour of England last time and they will be looking to set that right this time around. The team has changed pretty much a lot and frankly stating, this team looks much more exciting and energetic. India travel without the experience of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag.
India possess a formidable young batting line up and they might have some problems regarding the selection of their opening batsmen. If they want to go for the experience and form of Gautam Gambhir, they might not be able to see his fellow Delhi-mate Shikhar Dhawan.
This points to the fact that Murali Vijay or Ajinkya Rahane would be likely to fill in the lefthand/righthand combination. Rahane came into the limelight in this very tour in 2011 when he was just marvelous in the opening slot.
So, India might just look to leave out Vijay who has not been a regular member of the Indian team as well.
India's middle order should not be a problem as they possess a lot of class in their batting. They have the lights of Virat Kohli , Chesteshwar Pujara and Wridhiman Saha. All of these batsmen are technically sound and this would also be a perfect opportunity to test the nerves of these batsmen in such conditions for the World Cup next year.
India's batsmen looked very shaky and unstable the last time, but we can't guarantee that won't repeat this year as the Indian batsmen haven't been in such conditions often where the ball seams and swings very well and can make subcontinent batsman very uncomfortable.
The bowling attack
The Indian bowling consists of their not-so-very successful fast bowlers like Shami Ahmed, Varun Aaron and Ishant Sharma, who have not managed to do something special in their careers until now.
All eyes will be on the surprise picks Ishwar Pandey and Pankaj Singh. Singh, 29, and Pandey, 24, have done tremendously well in the Raji trophy, India's premier domestic tournament.
They are perfect for such conditions where the ball swings and bounces well. Pandey was a key player for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and showed his line and length discilpline very well.
Singh is an attacking bowler who has the knack to take the crucial wickets at the right time. Ravichandaran Ashwin will be filling up the spinners slot and should be supported by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
But the focus will be on the quicker bowlers to do their job right and get the stiff English upper order out of the way as early as possible. With seaming conditions, the pacy bowlers like Shami Ahmed and Varun Aaron are expected to perform well and make a name for themselves in this all important tour.
Young stars set to shine
India possess a lot of other youngsters like Jadeja, Sharma and Binny who can play a vital part for the team. A similar team won the Champions Trophy in England in 2013 as they played really confident cricket.
They eliminated the assumptions of Indian batsmen failing in England and took the attack to the bowlers wonderfully. Hence, with some many exciting performances given by these players, it will be interesting to see how this team plays as a unit when they take the field at Trent Bridge.
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