Rahul Dravid (c)
Anil Kumble (vc)
16th Member: Dinesh Karthik or Venugopal Rao
***Jaffer over Gambhir***
Jaffer did well enough against England to earn another full series as opener
***Raina over Tendulkar***
It's better not to rush Tendulkar back into action, let him recover and regain his form and fitness first.
***Dhoni over Karthik***
Ideally, I'd like to see both of them in the squad so Dhoni doesn't take his spot for granted, but we need to back Dhoni and let him prove his mettle.
***Bhajji over Powar***
Bhajji seems to finally have regained his form, he should be high on confidence right now.
***VRV over Powar***
We shouldn't have 3 spinners in the squad outside the subcontinent. VRV could really impress here.
***Karthik or Venugopal*** (16th optional member)
Again, Karthik's presence will let Dhoni know that he needs to perform. Venugopal will provide an 8th batsman, which would be nice to have if we go with 6 specialist batsmen. Powar is very good, but he isn't needed as much in this side. Chawla shouldn't be anywhere near this side if Powar isn't in it, he's got PLENTY of time. Tendulkar shouldn't be rushed. Gambhir as a reserve opener isn't required either, Dravid can step in if needed.