Indian Cricket Team Selection: Is There a Hole in the Wall?

Umesh SrinivasanContributor IDecember 6, 2008

Last Thursday, the selectors met to pick the squad for the upcoming tests against England and as expected, Yuvraj made the cut based on his two fine tons in the ODI's.

Statemates, Murali Vijay and Badrinath, also made it which was purely on merit and has nothing to do with the chief selector.

Chatteswar Poojara though, was unlucky. With Rohith Sharma, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli on the fringe and threatening to break in, it seems time is running out for Dravidthe most dependable bat of our generationto rediscover his form.

Dravid's batting appeared to suffer after he was made the captain and all of us believed he would regain his touch after tendering his surprise resignation.

Being left out of the ODIs probably affected him and we thought the IPL would see him strike back. It did not work out that way and it was the series in Sri Lanka where the M&M magic swept our famed middle order off their feet.

To be fair to Dravid, he was cruelly done in by a few on-trial referal systems. The daggers were out in a flash and the media along with ex-Cricketerssome of whom were the most boring stroke-less wonders of their timesstarted calling for the heads of the hitherto mighty.

Save for Sachin, in India Cricket it is religion and he is god, so he gets to play as long as he likes. The pressure exerted was such that Ganguly and Kumble decided enough was enough and called it quits.

Now it appears they are out to get the one who seems the most vulnerable, this is not just showing in his batting but also in his fielding. Surely he can come out of this slump and he should prove to his detractors that class is permanent and form is temporary.

We are waiting to applaud another well struck hundred in Chennai.