Tendulkar proud of India turnaround

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Former captain Sachin Tenudulkar has heralded India's outstanding turnaround during this month's limited-overs series against England.

Former captain Sachin Tenudulkar has heralded India's outstanding turnaround during this month's limited-overs series against England.

Trounced three-one across the preceding five Test matches against the same opposition, the Indians have since reached an unassailable three-nil lead across the five-ODI affair.

"Look at the way the Indians have come back in the one-day series. The team has shown a lot of fight. It is a versatile ODI team. There is depth in batting and variety in bowling. And the fielding has been brilliant," Tendulkar told <i>The Hindu</i>.

"I know the cricketers in this Indian team. I know what they are capable of. This team will come back in Tests. I want to look at things with a positive mindset."

The alliance between seamers Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was particularly impressive during Tuesday's nine-wicket win in the fourth ODI at Edgbaston in Birmingham, where spinners Ravichandran Aswhin, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina also proved key.

"In the bowling, the Indians have been bowling well in partnerships. There are some good pace and spin options at different stages of the innings," added Tendulkar.

The fifth and final ODI will get underway at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. A one-off Twenty20 International will follow at Edgbaston 48 hours later.

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