The focus clearly has to be on youth.
The other heartening factor has been the return of Yuvraj Singh. When Yuvi got cancer, he had said in an interview that the doctor gave him 60% chance of survival. The chances of playing cricket again were even less and doing well in Tests even lesser.
But Yuvi made a great comeback in the T20 World Cup and in the first Test against England scored a fine 74. This is his last chance of becoming a permanent Test player and so far it appears that he is taking it with both hands.
The author is a Bengaluru-based journalist and blogger.
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