Dropping a player of Dravid’s class to include Sehwag makes no sense whatsoever and completely lacks justification. On the other hand a far more deserving player player like Badrinath continues to have to wait his time to make it to the team despite terrific performances. Gautam Gambhir on the other hand fully deserved his return to the team. Praveen Kumar’s inclusion is a good attempt at exploring some all rounders.
p.s: When asked “Rahul Dravid was a regular in the middle order. Now that he has been dropped, who do you think can take his place?”
Chairman Dilip Vengsarkar said:
At this stage Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir are the middle-order batsmen, and waiting in the wings are Manoj Tiwari, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma. So we have a lot of options.
Notice that Dinesh Karthick, Robin Uthappa and Badrinath or not on his radar!