> 32 overs in the morning -- max of 34 in the session, when India needed
> 38. ?There is a serious risk of Dhoni missing the Lord's Test, and us
> keeping with Saha.
> Which brings me to the stupid selection -- what did poor Parthiv Patel
> do wrong to be dropped after this Test series? ?Parthiv could even
> have been a backup opener if Gambhir wasn't 100% for any reason...
I was wondering the same thing, and wanted Parthiv instead of Saha for
England for exactly this reason (double as backup opener, allowing
another MO batsman to be picked). However, I read somewhere (perhaps
HT) that Saha was always the selectors' choice over Patel, and they
would have picked him for WI too if Sehwag/Gambhir had been available.
Patel was apparently picked as a backup opener in case Vijay/Mukundh