Arjun, I do not follow the indian domestic cricket good enough to make any observation about the standard of crickt or standard of batting. I, like many others have heard Vinny’s name as a bowler who has done wonders in indian domestic scene – and I like many others have been very disappointed to see what he has done in the just a few International games that he has played.
Could it be that standards of batting have suffered from exposure of T20 and IPL cricket in domestic scene, I mean a good batsman who ten years ago would put a price on his wicket, wouldn’t mind seeing off a good spell, would try to play a longer inning, hoping to get noticed by national or zonal selectors. But now (with so much hype given to IPL),in his mind, his chances of getting noticed are better if he tries to score 23 ball 50 (even in indian 3 or 4 domestic games) and when does it in more than few games than even if he doesn’t get attention from national team selectors, but chances are that he might get noticed by some IPL team. So all of that might be resulting in people like Vinny getting wickets that 10 years ago they wouldn’t have gotten.
One of my friends said "And it’s not like we haven’t defeated India enough. I think we’ve beaten them on a couple of occasions, on a lot of occasions, in fact."