The other day I was waiting for my appointment with my doctor and the TV Screen in the waiting room was showing one of the India – New Zealand one day match in progress. Ross Taylor was batting . I could see the frustration in all the Indian bowlers both pace and spin in bowling to him. The rituals were going on forever with Ross Taylor and his partner hitting the ball all around the field with many hits to the fence. No wonder we finished the series with 0-4 in favor of New Zealand .

Not long ago, we got a thorough beating in the hands of South Africa and there too the bowlers were found wanting. The batting also except for Virat Kohli or Captain Dhoni and at times Rahane was below expectations. Both Shikhar Dhavan and Rohit Sharma disappointed in South Africa and later in New Zealand.

The Indian team now has new comers who have not yet been acclimatized abroad and have not mastered the game in foreign soil. We can give them that allowance but as a team we did not click in both these tours which came close on the heels of laurels at home. As Sunil Gavaskar stated recently in an interview , we cannot afford to let this team go for the World Cup . We need fresh talent urgently,according to him.

Rahul Dravid also stated that Dhoni does not have even a single ” go to ” bowler in his present team .It is therefore imperative the the selectors take note and do something to bring the team back on rails before it is too late .

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