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Vengsarkar slams over-confident Team India

Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 10:38 [IST]

Mumbai, Dec 10: Slamming the Indian team for its lack of preparedness for the four-Test England series, in which the home team is down 1-2 with one game to go at Nagpur next week, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said the onus is on the selectors to make at least a couple of changes to the side.

"England were well-prepared while India were over confident. The Indian preparation for this important series was diabolical," former captain Vengsarkar said after the visitors beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third and penultimate Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

"I hope the selectors show vision and courage of conviction. At least a couple of changes are expected straightaway," he added.

Vengsarkar slams Team India

Vengsarkar pointed out that while England played three practice games in the run-up to the series to get acclimatised to the conditions, the Indian board did not field the Board President's XI in any of the games.

"When we went to England we played one warm-up game before plunging into the Test series. The same happened when we went to Australia. In contrast, England's preparations were very good," the 116-Test veteran added.

PTI

Story first published:  Monday, December 10, 2012, 16:14 [IST]

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