So whom would you consider from the Ranji Performers' League, beyond this series? I'd plump for Jaffer, Badrinath, Mishra, Kartik, LR Shukla and Vinay Kumar. If Irfan is fit again, he'd be in ahead of the useless sixth batsman. In this season, Rahane, Rohit and Yusuf Pathan are in line for fifty games. India needs an all-rounder or at least a supply of bowlers who can bat, but Joginder Sharma is behind the others in bowling and balance, and lacks refinement. Manoj Tiwary and Robin Uthappa are a long shot, though Uthappa as backup keeper has a chance.