It remains to be seen how the team performs. But for the moment, the “national” consensus about the team appears to be true, though extremely unusual for a country of cricket fans where no one is ever shy to express an opinion.
For the first time, the general consensus among India’s cricket crazy public seems to be that the selectors have chosen the best possible team available, barring a few complaints. Sehwag, Kumble, Karthik are the often sighted suspect selections. But on the other hand, Sehwag’s past success, Kumble’s track record and Karthik’s recent performances have all been sighted as reasons to justify their selection. The coach and the captain appear to be happy as well and team India has had a decent run of success in recent times to counter any claims of unfair selections.