India announced their squad for the first three matches of their 5-match ODI Series against England yesterday. Despite the call for heads to roll after a poor year of cricket from India, only one senior member of the team was axed, out of form opener Virender Sehwag. The Delhi run machine's place was taken by Cheteshwar Pujara with the selectors naming an otherwise unchanged side from the series against Pakistan.
Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane will both proably open the batting for India. Gambhir’s form has also been deteriorating for quite a while, and he needs to pull up his socks or might find himself unceremoniously dropped like his opening partner.