There have been report in the media that Ishant Sharma will be sent in as a replacement for Irfan Pathan. No offence to Ishant or his talent. But this move begs many questions. There is no one with more experience than someone playing his maiden first class season who fits the need? Remember the time when Noel David was sent to Australia and Sachin, then captain asked, “Noel who?” because he had never heard of him. Are Dravid & co., familiar with Ishant and his skills or is there some behind the scenes activity behind his proposed selection?
Good to hear that the plan to send in Ishant is called off. It makes no sense to say the least unless the team management is very familiar with him and specifically ask for him to be sent in and the selectors can convincingly argue that he is the best India has to offer as an alternative.