Different Game, Different Teams

Cricket has evolved to a point where there are three distinct forms of the game. It is a little surprising that more teams don’t go in for different teams for different forms of the game. Even the mighty Aussies are struggling to dominate the T20 form.

Being the numero uno in T20 and having a large talent pool, perhaps its a good time for India to take the lead in having different teams. For instance, India could very easily have two good teams each for Tests and ODI.

Test: Jaffer, Karthik, Dravid, Laxman, Sachin, Ganguly, Dhoni, Powar, Kumble, Sreesanth, Zaheer, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, VRV Singh (or the best wicket taking fast bowler India can find).

ODI: Gambhir, Uthappa, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Karthik, Badrinath, Manoj Tiwari, Irfan Path, Yusuf Pathan, RP Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Joginder Sharma, Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla.

With Kumble being named Test captain, perhaps its time to think on these lines?

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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