*** I think we can give a chance to Akil in the playing eleven in sf in place of Pandey. Manish is a good batsman, no doubt in that. But he didnt score much in the last 3 matches. He is also looking lack of much strength. I think Akil will give extra option to bowling and he can bat also. If we are applying this change we can promote Virat or Rahul to open the innings with Kallis.
*** Our opening is a big problem for us now. Both Manish and Kallis are struggling to hit the ball well. It is must to fire the openers in the semi without losing their wicket early. Kallis must show some aggression in his innings according to the situation. We can promote Robin early if the openers played till 8th over.
*** Praveen Kumar is another batting option. If needed Kumble can utilize him also according to the situation.
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