Flamboyant Indian opener Virender Sehwag and experienced seamer Zaheer Khan are the players, who could play a critical role for India in the series.
Sehwag is the sort of player, who would keep the opposition batsmen awake at night. He scores quickly and makes big runs. Zaheer has the habit of taking early wickets and taking five-wicket hauls. Both give their team maximum time to win a Test. The major worry for Australia was the injuries to key players.
One of the main concerns for Australia is injuries. Their players have suffered ridiculous number of injuries. Shaun Marsh (who has a back injury), has not played in the last seven weeks. All-rounder Shane Watson, left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson, young sensation Pat Cummins are among several important Aussie players, who have injury concerns.
Former skipper Ricky Ponting should soon take a decision on his retirement, before the selectors are forced to drop him.
Ricky is struggling. He may still make runs, he is a fine player. He knows how to survive. If he gets over 20-30 runs, he will make a big score, but not as consistently as he did earlier.