Do we have a better chance of winning the first test against Australia?
Australians are very good in psychological warfare. They have already queered the pitch by planting comments in the media that they fear Harbhajan and Sehwag the most. By including Harbhajan's name, they are indirectly adding pressure on the Indian think-tank to include him the playing XI, which in my humble opinion, doesn't merit. Murali Karthik, who has done well in the English County can also be considered but at 34, he is not going to be the first choice. The other alternatives like Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra and Piyush Chawla have been tried and tested with mediocre results.
The Test Selectors should blood R Ashwin who is in great form currently, in the first test. It's time we give the player a chance when he is at the top.