Originally Posted by Sir Alex
Was poo in the IPL with the ball. Yadav is exciting, but would've loved to see Dinda.
And has come good about as much as his elder bro in t20is. We are chokeful of willowwielders and the last thing we need is a bowling allrounder who bleeds with the ball much more regularly than he comes any good with the bat. Really can do without him. His pace and length (chap doesn't have a yorker to save his life still) combined with lack of swing, would make him the ideal fodder for Aussies.
Plus our middle overs need to be used to bowl out our 5 th bowling options and other spinners.
The Pathans may have their problems, but they're not atrociously bad as you make them out to be. At worst, they're still worth their selections in the first XI, as also RP Singh. Umesh Yadav is a longshot of a selection and Ashok Dinda's is a selection on thin ice.
They have their problems, but they can be excused. Other teams manage with players as good, so there's no reason why India can't.