The selection of Mishra was always on the cards given that English batsmen are vulnerable against leg spin bowling, though it is a moot point how much of a look-in he is going to get as the side is quite rightly heavily loaded with pacemen in conditions in which they are expected to excel.
However, a second spinner has to be taken in case of an injury to the senior spinner for it would be foolhardy to go in with an imbalanced all out pace attack.
All in all, a strong squad has been chosen for a series that should be closely fought. England on current form, have the side to match the top ranking team in the world today and everything points out to a fascinating contest. In Image:
Indian bowler Amit Mishra (R) celebrates with captain Suresh Raina after taking the wicket of West Indies batsman Dwayne Bravo, during the second ODI between West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, June 8, 2011.Another one bites the dust! | The game changes yet again