India has an excellent opportunity to groom players on the Bangladesh tour. Beyond the rhetoric it is very certain that it makes sense to rest Tendulkar (and no fake injury should be required) and Sehwag (who should be in for a longer period like Ganguly did)
We can give another opportunity to Utthappa and Gambhir and not have to keep phasing out youngsters in 1-2 matches. No. 3-4 can be Dravid, Ganguly, followed by Yuvraj, Dhoni. The bowling is a little more complicated. With Kumble retired, spin is Harbhajan or Powar. I feel Harbhajan also needs t be rested. So the bowling can be Irfan Pathan (why was he out in the first place), Zaheer Khan, and Ajit Agarkar. That makes the ten - Munaf Patel, with Sreesunth, should keep rotating from match to match.A slightly more riskier but useful approach can be to rest Dravid as well as Ganguly this time, and blood in 2 more youngsters - maybe bring back Kaif and Mongia (for experience-youth-athletic combine factor)It is imperative that BCCI doesn't waste the opportunity to blood new people, irrespective of their fear to lose to Bangladesh. And we should now start blooding youngsters for the new Twenty20 format.So the suggested XI is:
Robin UtthappaGautam GambhirDinesh Mongia (with an eye on Twenty 20) Mohammad Kaif Yuvraj SinghMahender Singh DhoniIrfan PathanZaheer KhanAjit AgarkarMunaf Patel
12th man: Sreesunth13-14-15: Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Dinesh KarthickWould the BCCI have the gumption to go full monty and strut their stuff or would they prefer to hide behind their prized bulls once again?
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