Originally Posted by Manee
You're joking right? Mahesh and Aravind are not international quality and Mishra is incredibly inconsistent! Chitnis did nothing in the IPL and SK Yadav, if I'm thinking of the right guy, has done nothing to show he is a adequate limited overs batsman even in domestic cricket. Mandeep was pretty good in the IPL but still, I don't know what you are trying to get at by creating a totally separate T20 squad. There aren't nearly enough T20s to justify it and these players aren't even almost good enough.
You can make do with only what you have. Can you think up a better T20I squad? India's top Test and ODI regulars have been disappointing in T20Is, so a separate T20I squad should be thought about.
Mishra, Mahesh and Aravind, though, are much better than 'not international quality'- Mahesh, in particular, was an under-19 player for India. Mishra's also the best spinner we have in India, and has an astounding T20 record, over 80 T20 matches. If you want slightly more familiar names, take a seam/swing trio of Munaf, Dinda and Balaji, who have decent T20 records across internationals, SMAT and IPL.
Chitnis (strike rate of 157) did nothing in the IPL, because no IPL franchise gave him a chance! Nor did SK Yadav (strike rate of 129), who had an explosive start to his FC career, and is definitely worth it as a T20 specialist. All of their stats clearly suggest T20I material for India. We can then rest the top Test blokes- Sehwag, Gambhir, Kohli, Pujara, Rahane and Badrinath- as also strike bowlers Umesh, Ishant, Aaron, Ashwin and Harbhajan- and pick blokes good enough for T20Is- not get stuck with Harbhajan, who's played more matches than taken wickets.