Originally Posted by adharcric
It probably is unfortunate, but it's the reality. Yadav and Bangar may be good enough in your opinion (I won't comment on that), but they really don't stand any chance at all because of the number of talented young lads that are ahead of them in the selectors eyes. The past is the past; Pagnis may have deserved a call-up but here are the guys who are ahead of him right now for the selectors: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Uthappa, Gambhir, Dhawan, Ganguly, Jaffer, Vidyut, Pujara and possibly more ...
Yadav and Bangar may be old, but they're seasoned, unlike the present bunch of talented young players. Recent performances have shown that the likes of VRV Singh, Uthappa, Dhawan, Sodhi, Parthiv Patel, Sree Santh and RP Singh are not fully developed, unlike their older counterparts in the domestic scene. Moreover, even at their age, the Railways stalwarts serve a purpose none of these youngsters can, bar a few. There's nothing suggesting that they should not be in the Indian team at all. Why, even Ganguly, Laxman and Kumble are likely to get a national recall!