The most positive aspect of India's series victory over Australia was the unveiling of the bench strength. I have always believed the bench strength is strong and that is why there will be nothing really nothing to worry about in Indian cricket once the stalwarts of many years call it a day. This is also one reason why India are the No 1 Test team in the rankings.
There is a lot of depth in Indian cricket at the moment and that is why I wrote in an earlier article that the cynics who advocate that the Indians are a wobbly No 1, that they are just hanging in there by the proverbial slender thread and that they don't give the impression of lasting very long at the top might be in for a surprise.
Just consider these facts. Yuvraj Singh is ruled unfit to play a Test in Sri Lanka, Suresh Raina is drafted in and promptly scores a hundred on debut. An injured Gautam Gambhir is out of the second Test against Australia, Murali Vijay is his replacement and he gets a maiden Test hundred.Read More »from Bench strength rose to the occasion