You can’t go to India without a spinner. Australia played three tests without a specialist tweaker and have suffered. They play a specialist and he takes 8. Granted Jason Krejza went for more than 200, but without him, the Aussies would still be bowling and likely to have to chase 900.

That’s why I think England have a better chance of beating India. We have a couple of decent spinners in Panesar and Swann.

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