The final choice of Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh meant that the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteswar Pujara and S Badrinath missed out.
But they need not be disheartened for there is always a chance for them to stake their claims all over again in case of injury or lack of form or when the 'Big Three' ride off into the sunset.
That can't be too far away and except in the case of Badrinath the others are still young.
In Image: Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Rahul Dravid bat in the the nets
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