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The Indian selectors have taken what I believe is a bold and welcome step. They are looking to the future for the traingular One Day series featuring India, Australia and Sri Lanka in Australia starting in February.

Of the ” seniors” only Sachin Tendulkar remains. The team has no Dravid, no Ganguly and not surprisingly for one-dayers, no Laxman.

The team: MS Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh (Vice Captain), Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, S Sreesanth, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla and Praveen Kumar.

It’s good to see the accent on youth. We miss Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman but must get used to not having them around forever.

The timing of the team selection is debatable. They have one more Test to go at Adelaide next week. It will be interesting to see what Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman do in what could well be their last match in Australia.

Let’s hope they leave in glory.

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