The player management system here in this team is dreadful, if you look at the mounting player losses over time- players are either lost forever or just not as good as when they started out. It's not about one or two blokes, but an entire batch- many of whom could make a difference, but sadly, their replacements are simply not up to scratch.
A classic case is Amit Mishra, who had a dreadful Test in A'bad and was declared an extra ever since, and never recovered, and had a dreadful tour of England. He's now no longer in the frame for national selection, while the replacements, both Ojha and Ashwin, are shown up to be way below international standard a lot sooner- and they were picked a little ahead of their time anyway. They haven't found a replacement for Irfan Pathan and it has offset the balance of the side and weakened the bowling. They're only stuck with Ishant Sharma because that replacement, Dinda, is utter rubbish. No effort has been made to help Varun Aaron return to full fitness. They're now trying to phase out Sehwag and Gambhir with lesser replacements.
The losses keep mounting, and staying in the hunt for the top of the rankings will be impossible if these losses are not just stemmed, but reversed.
"Talent is nothing without opportunity"
"You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"
Twenty20 used to be boring.