After the explosive IPL got over, there was a lull in the Indian cricket and its fans. But, the tour of Sri Lanka has brought the game back to life. To start off, there is the selection process in the news. According to the expectations, some names are seen in the ‘out’ list, while some are in.
Irfan Pathan, his brother Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja have all been shown the door for the upcoming series that is scheduled to begin later in the month. The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has opted to sit out of the series. Batting sensation VirenderSehwag and bowling spearhead Zaheer Khan have been included in the team.
With this selection, the Indian squad looks a better team, even though stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh are missing from the line up. However, Virender Sehwag will have plenty to prove as he led the Delhi team to commendable wins during the round-robin league of the IPL matches.
The recently concluded seasonof the IPL, did no good to the chances of Yusuf Pathan, to grab a place in the national side. He had a very miserable and quickly forgetable IPL. He neither starred with the bat nor with the ball. The same was the condition of Irfan Pathan.
Ravindra Jadeja was the million dollar baby in this year's IPL. However, even he failed to impress at the IPL. It was said about Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja that both were in their respective teams just because they were either paid huge sums or by virtue of their talents and not due to their current performance.
There will be lots of opportunities for the youngsters and M S Dhoni will have to manage the resources from the ones that are available. He has proved this ability many times. It is time he brings back India on the winning ways.