well i think we need to desperately buy a couple of foreign pacers this season,also having dropped dirk nannes as well… clint mckay and rimmington seem to be good contenders to replace nannes..i think our batting looks real solid…we have to worry about picking good pacers to go with…kamran khan might be a good domestic bowler to go with…if at all we need to buy batsmen, abhishek nayar would be a worthy shot…thishara perara would be handy too as an allrounder and also an excellent fielder…though many would tell argue that dilshan must be played in all matches..i on the other hand disagree..although we could play dilshan in some matches…majority of the matches we have to go with the four foreign players ie…
2.ab de villiers
4.foreign pacer we buy this season(mckay,rimmington or perera…but perera would be my first preference as he adds batting also)
but on certain slow tracks it would be wonderful to play murali side by side with vettori….if u can recollect the pair just ripped apart the delhi dardevils batting lineup with continuous 8 over spell at chinnaswamy(ipl2012)
so the likely team would be….and should be
2.MAYANK AGARWAL(always performed wonderfully while opening and deserves the place ahead of dilshan,who hasnt been consistent enough)
4.AB DE VILLIERS(obviously)
5.C.PUJARA(though he may not be as effective at the shorter format,he certainly has a wide variety of shots and would be very handy…and he seems to be high in confidence and form too)
6.SAURABH (giving him a couple more chances wont hurt…fire him if he doesnt perform)
7.THISHARA PERERA or MCKAY or RIMMINGTON (pacer we buy this time)/MURALI(in slow pitches)
i think we should go with this team as it has a great balance…if we play a foreign pacer,then syed mohmmd or appanna should be played…if we are playing murali,then aravind should be the local pacer….
also gayle can chip in a couple of ovrs….he seemed to bowl really well in kfc bbl when he got an opportunity to bowl….