as to what has hit them. First, Sachin threw off the shackles that seemed to have bound him and returned to re-claim his throne. When Sachin is on song, the best of the world have struggled, and at present Lanka are nowhere near that. After Murali lost the duel to Lara (although Sri Lanka won the battle, with a clean sweep), his duel with Sachin had been keenly anticipated. So far, it is a draw, and Sachin hasn't taken the challenge to Murali, but now it is a question of 'when' rather than 'if'. If Murali is taken apart, the Lankans will have their work cut out for them (they already do).
Harbhajan has been bowling with all his old guile and control, and this has gone a long way in controlling the middle overs. He has a lot to live up to, after the promise he showed in the previous Down Under series. Irfan has been on a roll too.
After the World Cup, its the first time that India is again playing to its potential. Welcome back, Team India !