As per the sources BCCI selectors will select totally a fresh looking 15 member team for the Asia Cup, starting from March 12. Main changes are on the cards when K Srikanth-led selectors meet in Mumbai to select the team. Senior players of Team India, Sachin and Sehwag, are likely to be dropped after their bad show Down Under.
Apart from Sachin and Sehwag, selectors may give rest to Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Zaheer Khan. As per the sources, selectors may also give rest to captain MS Dhoni. In this case, Gautam Gambhir could be made skipper for the Asia Cup. Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina have dissatisfied with their performance in the ongoing Aussie tour. Sharma only scored 79 runs in 5 ODIs. On the other hand, Raina has only scored 182 runs out of 8 games.Raina’s problem with the bat in England trip and Down Under will fail to receive selectors trust in him.Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa’s remarkable performance in the regional cricket may receive them a ticket for Dhaka.
However, selectors will be under huge pressure to drop aging players like Sehwag and Tendulkar. Sachin had a past for taking rest before a ODI series but this occasion he didn’t make any such demand to selectors. It will be exciting to see, whether selectors will give Sachin a tough lesson this occasion by dropping him. It will also decide Sachin’s ODI career.