Dileep Vengsarkar roots for an Indian clean sweep over England

"It's upto the home team and they should get the advantage. They must play to their strength and he (Dhoni) feels that (Pragyan) Ojha and (Ravichandran) Ashwin are his strengths," said the former captain. He also urged the visitors to include left-arm spinner Monty Panesar and was surprised that he was not included in the first Test as he thought he could trouble the Indian batting order.  "I am surprised that they haven't played Monty Panesar. I hope they play him in the next Test match because he is a good spinner and can trouble the Indian players.

updated: November 20, 2012 21:16 IST
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Mumbai: Encouraged by India's thumping nine-wicket win in the first Test at Ahmedabad, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar on Tuesday hoped the home team would pay back England with a 4-0 drubbing, similar to what the visitors did last year in their backyard.

"The way we have played the first match, a very important match for the team, they did extremely well. They look a better team. I hope they have a clean sweep," Vengsarkar told reporters on the sidelines of a book launch event here.

India were whitewashed 0-4 in the 2011 series in England.

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