Originally Posted by SJS
He isn't there because we have the choices offered by Kapil, Amar Singh and Srinath - all arguably better bowlers. Imagine we have no Bishan Bedi, without doubt the best left arm spinner we have ever produced. There is also no Gupte, easily the best conventional leg spinner with some awesome credentials as well.
In a side selected from a pool of 7 decades, it is no surprise that someone like Zaheer is not there just like there will be no Lee in an Aussie side.
Zaheer's achievements in 2007-2010 are massively underrated imo... he carried the otherwise extremely toothless attack on his shoulders and produced quality spells with real consistency. Plus he provides some variety as a left armer. Id probably pick Srinath but imo Zaheer should atleast be in the discussion