INDIA captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed injuries and illness for their defeat to England in the first Test.
Key bowler Zaheer Khan missed most of the match with a hamstring strain while star batsman Sachin Tendulkar was hindered by a virus.
“Most of the things that could have gone wrong in the game went wrong,” he said. “It was tough for both the bowlers and the batsmen.”
Dhoni said Tendulkar would play in Friday’s second Test at Trent Bridge, but that Khan remained a doubt.