Some of these are desperate choices. But desperate times call for desperate measures.
Also, we are blessed with the fact that the next tough overseas tour is South Africa at the end of 2013. There are only home series till then where all the batsmen score runs anyway.
With the retirement of VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar also imminent, the BCCI should experiment in a big way in the next two years in order to secure the future of the five day format in the country.
In Image: Dravid with Sachin
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