Former players criticise India's poor show, call for changes
"I don't want to blame the captain alone because it has been a collective failure," he said.
"Monty and Swann have used the conditions much better than our spinners. The wickets have responded to them. They are determined to do well. And their pacers are making the ball reverse much better," Wadekar said.
Panesar, who was shockingly omitted by the visitors in the opening Test that they lost by 10 wickets, has taken 16 wickets at 23-plus runs per wicket, while Swann has grabbed 17 at 24-plus.
In contrast Ashwin and left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha have taken 11 and 19 wickets at 52 and 25, respectively.
The third spinner, seasoned Harbhajan Singh, has claimed two tail-end wickets at 42 in the only game he played in Mumbai.
Wadekar, who also wants some changes in the team, does not expect India to square the series at Nagpur.
"There should be some changes like inclusion of Manoj Tiwary (Bengal captain). Unfortunately Umesh Yadav does not seem to be fit. Either England will win 3-1 or 2-1. It's very difficult for India to come back in the series," he said.
Former India team manager also criticised captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for not using the part time bowlers enough even when the rivals were scoring big.
"Why did he not use part time bowlers like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj (Singh) even when they were scoring 500 run? Only two bowlers were used mostly," he said.
Vengsarkar, meanwhile, was full of admiration for visiting team skipper Alastair Cook for
Previous selectors criticizing captainGobsmacked | 10-Dec-2012Reply | Forward This report mentions that previous selectors, Kris Srikanth and Dilip Vengsarkar, are criticzing Dhoni. Does anybody else find this ridiculous! This is the same team of selectors that fast tracked the retirements of Laxman and Dravid, did not make ANY changes when India was losing in England and Australia, made excuses for the team's poor performance and did not make ONE forward thinking team selection. Instead they rode the wave of India's one day success and the rise to No.1 test ranking and collected their fat cheques without having the decency to step down in shame for the debacle during their tenure.
Coach is not doing anythingApurv | 10-Dec-2012Reply | Forward India under Gary Kirsten became no.1 in test cricket. After he left, India is in a free fall. What is Duncan Fletcher doing to keep the morale of the team high in such a situation? Kirsten has taken over South African coaching duties and look how they have become new no.1 in test, beating Australia in Australia.