India’s last batsman capable of a bit of seam and swing was Sourav Ganguly, writes Harsha Bhogle.
Vengsarkar believes playing two practice games before Tests are not enough to get acclimatised to conditions.
Yorkshire paceman Liam Plunkett, included after 7 years, last played for England against West Indies in 2007.
Spain have included nine players from foreign leagues, most ever in a World Cup.
Roelant Oltmans feels the high-quality individuals in the Spanish team could pose problems for his team.
Cricket has been viewed by admirers as cut above pastimes, but a host of incidents indicate it is not as pure.
Needing to prove his sharpness, Rooney is set to be the only player retained from the Peru game.
England launched their second spell under coach Peter Moores with a ran-marred win over Scotland.
The injuries lulled out for a dozen years after that, but so did their progress beyond quarters.
Cook insisted he would be happy for anyone in the England side to continue to use Gooch as a personal batting coach.
Moores succeeds Zimbabwean Andy Flower who stepped down after five years in charge following the whitewash Down Under.
Peter Moores lost the job in January 2009 just before the team were due to head to the West Indies.
Trott left England’s Ashes tour of Australia in November after the first test in Brisbane due to a stress-related illness.
Pakistan will tour Sri Lanka in July-August which was finalised last week during an ICC meeting in Dubai.
This was England’s second defeat at the hands of minnows Netherlands in ICC World Twenty20.