Dravid left out of ODIs against PAK?
I am all for the young and jubilant teams and enjoyed the way the T20 team played. But to all fairness, I still believe the BIG 3 as Sachin, Sourav and Dravid are known, have still something to contribute and it's unfair to leave them thinking about forming a team for the world cup 3-4 years down the line.
Dravid, I thought would have definitely made a huge impact on the uneven track of Mumbai - where the other leading batsmen failed. He definitely is one of the best No. 3 batsmen in the world currently and should be allowed sometime to get back into his groove.
To get the context if you are unaware - here's the details from Cricinfo:
Rahul Dravid will miss the first two one-dayers against Pakistan
Dravid missed out on the final one-dayer against Australia in Mumbai recently and there has been speculation about his spot being under threat. Dilip Vengsarkar, the chairman of the selection committee, said Dravid was "rested". "We decided to give him a break. He's a great player and he will be back soon." Vengsarkar insisted the squad had been only been picked for the first two ODIs, thereby clarifying that Dravid would be considered for the matches ahead.
But Vengsarkar said Dravid, whose position has become uncertain for the first time in a decade, needs to prove his form and fitness. "Fitness and fielding have become very important in the one-day game so he will have to show it playing for his state [Karnataka].