Originally Posted by Manee
Yes. I'm leaning too toward the fact that perhaps we try too many youngsters in Test cricket such as: Mukund, Kohli, Raina, whereas the likes of Badrinath or Jaffer would have been better options. Raina has a poor FC batting record, how is he expected to better that at Test level when Ranji Trophy often contains many poor bowling line ups. It is not the same situation as Collingwood, Vaughan or Trescothick because county cricket is a pretty high level of competition and has a fair share of tricky batting conditions.
Raina's a slightly strange case. He's actually crossed fifty FC games outside Tests, but he's still someone who's made it big because of his age. He doesn't add any value to his place in the side, except for his age.