And to add some desi ghee (trans: clarified butter) to the speculative bonfire, here's cricinfo's *likely* starting lineup for India. Notice Saurav in the opener's role there. And here's how that bit added up
Considering that he was one of the first specialist batsmen to pad up in the nets, and that he practiced against the bowling machine after that, just might. He may not necessarily replace Yuvraj Singh, but come in for Gautam Gambhir...indeed we live in interesting times...but can we fast-forward please.