It was a close match after India had WI on the mat. It just proves that India’s bowling is weak with a full fledged fifth bowler. Given the wickets in SL are conducive to spin it makes sense for India to play five bowlers including two spinners. This match also strengthens the case for saving Dhoni for the last 15 overs. The opening spot should be a choice between VVS and Ganguly. I don’t think there is room for both of them in the team. Hopefully, Viru will fire in the final. Its a pity the JP was a mere passenger on this tour. And sure enough the poor guy will be dropped for the next tour. So much for India’s search for the elusive all rounder.
The team for the final in my opinion must be:
Ganguly (if he is fit, else open with Yuvraj and play Venu in the middle order)