The victory in the ODI series in Sri Lanka has driven home the point that the way ahead is to concentrate on youth. Against this background it can be taken for granted that the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman might well have played their last ODIs and Sachin Tendulkar himself is under increasing pressure to hold his place.
The Dilip Vengsarkar-led selection committee has made it clear that they are keen on building a team for the 2011 World Cup to be held in the sub-continent and as a means towards achieving that objective they have given avenues to many talented youngsters to display their skills.
The Twenty20 World Cup triumph made their task that much easier and in the last few months as the transition period has commenced it can be said that the youth policy has yielded dividends. Close on the heels of the triumph in South Africa came a significant victory in the CB Series in Australia. And now comes the latest win that is also a creditable feat. Sri Lanka areRead More »from Another feather in Dhoni’s cap