Birmingham (UK): Indian cricket captain M S Dhoni has played down opener Virender Sehwag`s problem with partial deafness.
"If he nicks and doesn`t walk, it may be a problem, but apart from that, I think, he is quite good," Dhoni said.
He added: "He has practised every day and there is no good reason why he shouldn`t play. He is a dynamic player who backs his instinct to play shots. We all know that an aggressive opener can have a big impact on the opposition bowling attack.”
The return of Sehwag rouses India`s belief that this time they may possess a powerful retort.
Virat Kohli might also win selection ahead of Suresh Raina as India restructure a batting line-up that has failed in the first two Tests.
Meanwhile, there is still no sign of left-arm fast bowling replacement R P Singh.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has yet to arrange visas for its stand-by players, which means that Munaf Patel could get a look-in as the fourth seamer, in preference to the leg-spin of Amit Mishra.
"The wickets have not affected the spinners in any way which pushes to think whether we can play with four fast bowlers or not," Dhoni said.