Give Our Cricket Heroes a break!

A floundering team like the West Indies have taken a bold step. They have dropped Lara, or rested him! (yeah, right). Its time India did the same. Sachin, Ganguly, Kaif, Pathan, Kumble, Nehra, among others need a break from the game. This is a perfect time for India to experiment with some new fresh talent. This will give India a great opportunity to broaden the scope of selection for the next world cup. How about a new look 14-member squad for the next one day series against SL and WI:

Virender Sehwag
MS Dhoni (wkeeper)
Rahul Dravid (Captain)
Yuvraj Singh
S. Sriram
Venugopal Rao
RS Sodhi
Joginder Sharma
Harbhajan Singh
Zaheer Khan
SS Paul
Romesh Powar
Hemang Badhani
JP Yadav

The intent of going in for a new look team is not to get rid of our (I dare say, jaded) superstars. Instead, its an opportunity to give the up and coming stars some international exposure and see how they perform. This will help broaden the pool from which the final 15 for the next world cup can be selected. Afraid that India will get thulped witha seemingly second string team? Not to bother, check out India’s current standing in world one day cricket. This is what our superstars have achieved in the last couple of years. It can’t get worse.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

2 thoughts on “Give Our Cricket Heroes a break!”

  1. Boss, Thanks for mentioning my homeboy YV Rao’s name as a possible squad member. He’s to Visakhapatnam what Tendulkar is to the World. I agree that India has nothing to lose as far as ODI ranking goes. And everything to gain…as long as they go about it in a logical manner. – Brotherman


  2. Venugopal Rao hass done phenomenally well in the domestic cricket. He appears to be a very good all rounder. India can certainly use a few good all rounders.


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