In the match against PWI, what was the basis of selecting both Arun Karthik and K L Rahul ? Both can keep wickets, whereas Arun Karthik has limitations in batting lower down the order K L Rahul is a opener.
Both looked like filler positions hence made sense to select Sheldon Jackson instead of Arun Karthik and might be Sunny Sohal/Vijay Zol instead of Rahul.
I feel the team management is just filling certain key positions without much of thought. Captaincy I feel still is very defensive eg: why was Gayle given the last over only when we were sure of winning? The same thing was done against PWI when they played at Bangalore.
We cannot have Gayle as a filler in Bowling, he has even opened the bowling so treat him as your all-round bowling option.
I agree, we cannot have Muralidharan based on reputation, take the risk get Barnwell in or give a chance to Vettori. Give chance to new youngsters by promoting them up instead of using them as fillers in batting line-up.