Bangalore v Punjab, IPL 2013, Bangalore May 14, 2013

Bowling a let-down for RCB yet again

The expectations are heaped on Royal Challengers' batsmen. But it's the bowlers who have consistently let the team down
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After his bowlers failed to defend 175 with almost two overs remaining, the first thing Virat Kohli was asked at the post-match presentation was whether he and Chris Gayle could have approached their partnership differently. This after Royal Challengers Bangalore added 116 in the last nine overs. It said everything about the make-up of a side that relies heavily on three outstanding batsmen and expects its revolving door of bowlers to throw up four or five who will keep the opposition just in check, somehow.

Admittedly, it was a rather slow build-up from Royal Challengers, at 58 for 1 after 11 overs. But in most cases, any side that goes on to score at over two runs a ball for nearly half its innings can be forgiven for that go-slow. Unless, they have taken it too easy on an absolute belter, which the Chinnaswamy pitch wasn't at all in the first innings. Yes, Royal Challengers did not have the best of starts but even in hindsight, it is difficult to blame Gayle and Kohli for the loss to Kings XI Punjab.

The pitch changed character as the match progressed. It started as a slow, low surface on which some good length deliveries from the Kings XI quick bowlers went around shin height. It would not have been out of place in a Test match at the Kotla. Adam Gilchrist, the Kings XI captain, said at the presentation he'd started to wonder if he'd made the correct decision to bowl, given the way the pitch behaved at the start. Gilchrist expected it would get slower and lower, and began to have second thoughts about batting second, but eventually found out it came on a lot better under lights.

When the game began, Gayle just could not find any timing at all. He swung at and missed length balls a couple of times, something that does not happen often to him. He tried getting under a few to launch them over long-on but they just wouldn't come on. He was struggling to connect even with the nudge to square leg, a tactic he uses all the time to rotate strike at the start, when he is sizing up things.

Where Royal Challengers do miss out, during the few overs Gayle takes to build, is by having someone like Cheteshwar Pujara at the other end. Pujara himself likes some time to get going. Having a Tillakaratne Dilshan - when in form - or an aggressive batsman to partner Gayle does not allow the innings to stall from both ends at the beginning.

Coming back to Gayle's knock, despite being on 22 off 30 at one stage, he found enough rhythm towards the end to finish with 77 off 53, a strike-rate of 145-plus. Kohli was able to accelerate smoothly as well. As Kohli said at the presentation, if you'd put up 174 on that pitch batting first, you'd done well.

When Kings XI came out, it was a different surface. Gilchrist managed mostly mishits for the major part of his innings, but they cleared the infield. They probably wouldn't have if he was batting first. Azhar Mahmood could not pick a Muttiah Muralitharan doosra but was still able to power it flat over long-on. It would have been tough to clear the fielder if Mahmood was batting first.

If the pitch had changed, so had the attack - an attack that few defending captains will feel safe with. Kohli said at the start of the season that Royal Challengers knew there was a weakness in the attack and had gone on a fast-bowler buying spree. Still, you get that old feeling of sameness with the Royal Challengers attack. And the foreboding sense that somehow, a bowler or two will have an off day and will leak runs throughout.

They bowl short when they don't have the pace to hurry batsmen. They bowl length from which they disappear for sixes. They don't hit the blockhole often, though that is something all bowling sides in the IPL are guilty of. Further, Kohli had chosen the insurance of an extra batsman in Arun Karthik at the expense of a fast bowler. So when two of his bowlers went for runs, he had no back-up.

The expectations though, as the question at the presentation showed, were heaped on the Royal Challengers batsmen. Could they have gone harder earlier? Could they have targeted, say 200? With an attack that conceded 176 for 3 in 18.1 overs, it probably wouldn't have mattered even then.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on May 16, 2013, 1:19 GMT

    To drop Rampaul and Murali Kartik is like dropping Gayle and AB.I hope they don't make the same mistake again.

  • Prats6 on May 15, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    RCB cannot defend 200 with this attack against any decent batting. The problem is with the bowling. Murli is not what he used to be, Zak coming out of injury, Mithun bowls 2 hit me balls every over and Vinay in known to lose it. Add to this a batting pitch a small ground and decent hitters. Why isn't AB keeping? A lot of the guys have singled out Pujara for a slow start. I feel, he is like the calming guy at the top. No issues with him. Why have we dropped Tiwary? Drop Murali, play Mcdonald. And hope like hell that CSK dont play well.

  • Sollace on May 15, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    The problem with RCB is that their top 5 cant bowl n their bottom 5 dont knw to hold a bat. Number 6 is a musical chair, with a new name occupyin d space every other match. So if two or three players in either department fail, the pressure on the rest of the players quadruples. Its more relevant in the bowlin department as every bowler is expected to complete his quota. Add the size of Chinnaswamy stadium and a batting pitch to the equation, its a death bed for bowlers...

  • Playfair on May 15, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    RCB have it all to blame themselves for the predicament they find themselves in!! Pujara is no opener, Murli was a bad choice and zaheer khan was at best a question mark !! Moses henriques is wasted where is he batting, why not make him open and give it a go, Rampaul should have been persisted with. For the next match, all crucial . I would go with: Gayle, Henriques, Kohli, De Villiers, Rahul ,Kartik (wk), Rampaul, Kartik(bowler) Vinay Kumar, Unadkat, Harshal Patel ..

  • on May 15, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    Poor umpiring affected KXIP too. Gayle was out on 4. So one wrong umpiring decision neutralized another!!!

  • on May 15, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    @Dalena I really wonder if you know the game at all.Your trying to portray a Bechara Kholi image.Oh poor captain he did everything right and lost to bad bowling.Oh come on man picking a pacer in a spin friendly condition in match against KKR dropping your most economical bowlers ( Ravi n Murali Karthik) are all big time blunders and obviously its the captain/coach who is to be blamed for it.With regard to umpires being fired if Gilly was out in 20's and not given out dont forget Gayle was also plumb in front when he was on 4 or something which was not given had gayle got out at that RCB would have been in shatters dont give one sided justifications sounds so dumb.With regard to kholi captaining India I wish the day never comes as with his attitude he will be a prime cause for the team to goto tatters

  • RajeshNaik on May 15, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    An intriguing team with intriguing team selection most of the time. From nowhere Mithun (never economical) comes in and plays an important match, leaks runs and costs the match. All of a sudden AB is not keeping wicjets, Arun Kartik comes in and Tiwary goes out, Rahul comes in and plays down the order! Pujara continues to contribute to the slow starts. Agreed, Bowlers did not bowl well. But, the batting order is not proper as well.

  • Servin on May 15, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Good going RCB... Pujara, Saurabh Thiwary, and you just need to add to your line up a couple of more test players or useless players to make it a complete useless team...

  • crillywood on May 15, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    The t20 cricket is getting into more of a one day temperment,where batsmen take a deffensive stance during the intial overs and finally cut loose towards the slog overs.This is exactly what gayle and kohli did.Pitch conditions is just a mental block,if the batsmen are able to overcome that any pitch can get good runs for them.Gayle and kohli should stick to their natural way of playing and deliver.

  • ramli on May 15, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    It is lame to say that Azhar Mahmood would have failed to clear the fence off Muralidharan had he been batting first ... that shot had sheer power to carry it over the ropes, no matter what the nature of pitch was ... give some credit to KXIP batsmen too ... though the ineffective bowling was the cause of bright batting by KXIP

  • on May 16, 2013, 1:19 GMT

    To drop Rampaul and Murali Kartik is like dropping Gayle and AB.I hope they don't make the same mistake again.

  • Prats6 on May 15, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    RCB cannot defend 200 with this attack against any decent batting. The problem is with the bowling. Murli is not what he used to be, Zak coming out of injury, Mithun bowls 2 hit me balls every over and Vinay in known to lose it. Add to this a batting pitch a small ground and decent hitters. Why isn't AB keeping? A lot of the guys have singled out Pujara for a slow start. I feel, he is like the calming guy at the top. No issues with him. Why have we dropped Tiwary? Drop Murali, play Mcdonald. And hope like hell that CSK dont play well.

  • Sollace on May 15, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    The problem with RCB is that their top 5 cant bowl n their bottom 5 dont knw to hold a bat. Number 6 is a musical chair, with a new name occupyin d space every other match. So if two or three players in either department fail, the pressure on the rest of the players quadruples. Its more relevant in the bowlin department as every bowler is expected to complete his quota. Add the size of Chinnaswamy stadium and a batting pitch to the equation, its a death bed for bowlers...

  • Playfair on May 15, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    RCB have it all to blame themselves for the predicament they find themselves in!! Pujara is no opener, Murli was a bad choice and zaheer khan was at best a question mark !! Moses henriques is wasted where is he batting, why not make him open and give it a go, Rampaul should have been persisted with. For the next match, all crucial . I would go with: Gayle, Henriques, Kohli, De Villiers, Rahul ,Kartik (wk), Rampaul, Kartik(bowler) Vinay Kumar, Unadkat, Harshal Patel ..

  • on May 15, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    Poor umpiring affected KXIP too. Gayle was out on 4. So one wrong umpiring decision neutralized another!!!

  • on May 15, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    @Dalena I really wonder if you know the game at all.Your trying to portray a Bechara Kholi image.Oh poor captain he did everything right and lost to bad bowling.Oh come on man picking a pacer in a spin friendly condition in match against KKR dropping your most economical bowlers ( Ravi n Murali Karthik) are all big time blunders and obviously its the captain/coach who is to be blamed for it.With regard to umpires being fired if Gilly was out in 20's and not given out dont forget Gayle was also plumb in front when he was on 4 or something which was not given had gayle got out at that RCB would have been in shatters dont give one sided justifications sounds so dumb.With regard to kholi captaining India I wish the day never comes as with his attitude he will be a prime cause for the team to goto tatters

  • RajeshNaik on May 15, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    An intriguing team with intriguing team selection most of the time. From nowhere Mithun (never economical) comes in and plays an important match, leaks runs and costs the match. All of a sudden AB is not keeping wicjets, Arun Kartik comes in and Tiwary goes out, Rahul comes in and plays down the order! Pujara continues to contribute to the slow starts. Agreed, Bowlers did not bowl well. But, the batting order is not proper as well.

  • Servin on May 15, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Good going RCB... Pujara, Saurabh Thiwary, and you just need to add to your line up a couple of more test players or useless players to make it a complete useless team...

  • crillywood on May 15, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    The t20 cricket is getting into more of a one day temperment,where batsmen take a deffensive stance during the intial overs and finally cut loose towards the slog overs.This is exactly what gayle and kohli did.Pitch conditions is just a mental block,if the batsmen are able to overcome that any pitch can get good runs for them.Gayle and kohli should stick to their natural way of playing and deliver.

  • ramli on May 15, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    It is lame to say that Azhar Mahmood would have failed to clear the fence off Muralidharan had he been batting first ... that shot had sheer power to carry it over the ropes, no matter what the nature of pitch was ... give some credit to KXIP batsmen too ... though the ineffective bowling was the cause of bright batting by KXIP

  • Dalena on May 15, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    Poor Umpiring From Ravi . . he should be fired . . gilly was out when he was in 20s .. its better not to have indian umpires as they lack skill ..

  • Dalena on May 15, 2013, 8:38 GMT

    SAD that RCB lost again. . Mayank should open innings so he can make use of power play . Gayle will not use power play even if pitch suits only for batting.. RCB has very bad bowling attack so Virat cant do much about that.. RCB is loosing because of BAD bowling and not using Power play well .. Cant Blame Virat for poor Rcb Show. . he is talented Captain he can lead INDIA . . Hope SRH will loose remaining 2 matches and RCB will come on top against CSK..

  • blade_pakkiri on May 15, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    @shripadk I hope you realize the absurdity of your statement sooner rather than later. You want AB to open, presumably with gayle. You also want Lokesh Rahul to play at the top. I'd like you to know that only 2 batsmen can open the innings.

  • shripadk on May 15, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    It is bad resource management. And it is down to captain and coaching staff. Your best batsman cannot be down at No 4 or 5 or even 6 at times. AB need to open or come one down. Also it is time to give one more unplayed Indian player a chance. Preferably bowler. There are good 3-4 of them waiting on the sidelines. Bring likes of Harshal Patel into attack. If you are going to play players like Lokesh Rahul, play him at the top. These players are not superstars, but they are utility players who can get the job done. When stars are not performing, it is time to go back to the basics. It is much easier to get most out of these young kids than try to find faults with your star studded lineup.

    There is nothing much wrong with bowling. 2 bowlers had bad day yesterday. One of them is more of a batting allrounder. This is why you need 5 good bowlers or have ability to split 5th bowler quota amongst 2 or 3 players. RCB lacks that with Henriques in team.

  • TheLastJeed on May 15, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    @anwar. The RCB's downward curve did not start from the killer-miller show but more from johnson-malinga show.

    Ever since that mumbai match, they were never the same.

  • SamAsh07 on May 15, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    They should try and get Bhuvneshwar Kumar in next season, Pune don't deserve a quality bowler like him, then invest in 1-2 indian batsmen and there you go, everything will fit with an attack of Kumar, Zaheer and Ravi.

  • analyseabhishek on May 15, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    @xylo- couldn't agree more. In 2011 WC, Dhoni had only one decent bowler- Zaheer Khan. The way he used him at different times of the innings was itself a case study! And to his credit, Zaheer delivered a wicket whenever it was asked of him! RCB similarly have quite a few bowling resources- it is a question of marshalling your troops. In the previous match against KKR, they blundred by playing Mithun on a slow, low wicket and paid the price Over here, leaving out Rampaul was a mistake. Henriques should have sat out, but then RCB balance is also fragile. Perhaps next year, they should invest in some more quality Indian batsmen! The slow learning curve that Virat Kohli shows means he won't his feet till at least next 3 seasons. And its time for Ray Jennings to go!

  • anver777 on May 15, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    RCB 's remaining game is against strong CSK, its a uphill task for them to reach last 4 now.... I wonder the real turning point for their sudden downfall is "Killer Miller's" rapid century, from there onwards i think they lost the momentum....

  • RichAub on May 15, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    I believe it is unfair to say that the batsmen could have done better in the first half of the match. They could have gone out there all guns blazing and lost all their wickets before reaching a hundred and then everybody would be saying that they batted poorly. The pitch changed in the later stages of the match and so it got easier to bat on. the toss would have been better placed if RCB chased. Gayle and Kohli did the right thing in seeing off the bad conditions for a late innings assault. the problem will always be that the right combination of bowlers are not used. I love RCB, but i hope Next season they get it right and play Ravi in all the games if he is still there and utilize the skills of Gayle instead of giving him one over spells when the game is done.

  • Farce-Follower on May 15, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    Its not just the bowlers. What about accountability of the captain and the coach. I think Ray Jennings needs to be yanked out of his comfort zone. No Silverware, no Champions League success, no qualification. Kohli is a poor captain. He certainly will be a mess with Indian captaincy.

  • Aakash_27 on May 15, 2013, 6:24 GMT

    It was big selection hara-kiri by RCB yest. No matter what opposition what surface golden rule play your 5 best bowlers. With Zak back they shud have gone with Rampaul,Kartik,Unadkat,VK & Zak. I know hindsight and all that sometimes teams tend to overcomplicate on strategies with common sense being lost in the process,

  • on May 15, 2013, 6:08 GMT

    RCB should give opportunities to uncapped bowlers rather than tried and tested RP, Murali Kartik, Zaheer and Vinay. If you are losing, let it be with new lads...Atleast their experience will come good next year. If Sanju Samson is playing in RCB, he wouldn't have played a single game in this IPL.

  • on May 15, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    Well well RCB's two losses reflect a lot on Kholi and his captaincy skills.In the match against KKR on a low slow turning track he drops a spinner and picks a seamer wrong selection.Zak who has no match practice in a crucial game in place of Murali Karthik very very bad move.Ravi Rampaul who has been economical and taking wickets gets dropped to bring Murali.Ravi had to be an intergral part of the squad if murali had to make the cut maybe in place of Moises not ravi.Vinay Jaidev are not bowler who perform well all the time and esp with a captain who just about panics for every small things adds to bowlers woos. I wonder what BCCI and others saw in him to name Kholi future indian captain if he panics for small things like he does now he will do more harm to team than any good if his attitude and mentality is gonna remain the same way god save team india if he becomes captain

  • binu.emiliya on May 15, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    Here is the big diffrence between Dhoni and Kohli,Mohith Sharama is the find for Chennai this season and MS Gony was the in that position in the inagural season of IPL Dhoni is giving 3 or 4 overs in the start by Mohith & Holder and ending with Morris & Bravo they are good death over bowlers When Dhoni playing for India,he is trying to bowl out Buvi's over This is the proper resource management and that is an art that Kohli is clueless

  • SudhaMP on May 15, 2013, 5:33 GMT

    RCB badly needs a captain who can spin the coin well and win the toss(s). It would have been a different result had RCB won toss in Ranchi and in Bangalore yesterday.

  • on May 15, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    rcb has give srh team another respite. perhaps kohli captaincy did add in their loss.their bowlers just lack skills at bowling in death.

  • vikram_kmurthy on May 15, 2013, 3:40 GMT

    As much as I'm an RCB fan, it is sad to see their game coming apart in the 'death overs' of the tournament - it is probably a fitting reflection of their bowling attack failing to defend competitive scores of around 180. In a tournament like this, lack of match practice is not a reason for lack of performance - you have to be always ready and steaming to go! I hope that RCB makes it to the knock-outs stage - if they don't, I hope at least they learn their lesson :(

  • xylo on May 15, 2013, 2:46 GMT

    I don't think RCB lacks quality bowlers - Rampaul, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer, Murali Kartik, Muralidharan are not hit-me bowlers like Nehra and Agarkar. What RCB is lacking is a good captain that can marshall his troops. What Dhoni did for India in WC'11 was to expertly maneuver his limited attack in home conditions that he knew well about. That is exactly what RCB have been lacking. Kohli might get there, but certainly not in 2013.

  • Rally_Windies on May 15, 2013, 1:43 GMT

    No Rampaul eh ?

    really odd ....

    Rampaul would be in the top 5 bowlers if he played 13 games...

    but he has only played 8 ....

    and his stats rival Styne's

    Rampaul has the MOST maidens in this IPL with 1/2 the games of his nearest rival ..... "Styne " ......

    Rampaul is not a good death bowler... but why waste him at the death ????

    Rampaul IS one of the most successful bowlers at striking with the new ball ...

    So just bowl him at the top and let him take 2 top order batsmen for 20 runs at the start .....

  • Nampally on May 14, 2013, 20:42 GMT

    Honestly speaking, whilst RCB has 4 great batsmen at the top, they lack bowling so badly that even 175 is a winnable total against RCB bowling. Vinay kumar is not an economical bowler & he happens to be heart & soul of RCB bowling. There is a strong need for RCB to get at least 2 good bowlers to be a championship & to supplement their strong batting. In T20 you need XI strong players who can all field brilliantly + 6 Batsmen & 5 bowlers who are economical wkt. takers. Without this RCB cannot win championship.

  • praveen05 on May 14, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    Going into a crucial Match with Zaheer and Murali was a bad choice. They had no match practice and are poor fielders as well. Virat and the Coach made a bad choice. Should have brought in Dilshan and continued with Murali Karthik. Almost all the Matches earlier have been won by the Batsmen. Bowling is certainly a issue for RCB. Atleast next season they should bring in Specialist Bowlers and not opt for 20/20 discards like R.P.Singh,Zaheer,Murali. Sad that a star studded team like RCB may not qualify for the Play offs.

  • on May 14, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Its sad a team like RCB relies on bowlers like vinaykumar...Vinay has been luck to get wickets he is not someone who can terrorise the batsmen. .he can be belted

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  • on May 14, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Its sad a team like RCB relies on bowlers like vinaykumar...Vinay has been luck to get wickets he is not someone who can terrorise the batsmen. .he can be belted

  • praveen05 on May 14, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    Going into a crucial Match with Zaheer and Murali was a bad choice. They had no match practice and are poor fielders as well. Virat and the Coach made a bad choice. Should have brought in Dilshan and continued with Murali Karthik. Almost all the Matches earlier have been won by the Batsmen. Bowling is certainly a issue for RCB. Atleast next season they should bring in Specialist Bowlers and not opt for 20/20 discards like R.P.Singh,Zaheer,Murali. Sad that a star studded team like RCB may not qualify for the Play offs.

  • Nampally on May 14, 2013, 20:42 GMT

    Honestly speaking, whilst RCB has 4 great batsmen at the top, they lack bowling so badly that even 175 is a winnable total against RCB bowling. Vinay kumar is not an economical bowler & he happens to be heart & soul of RCB bowling. There is a strong need for RCB to get at least 2 good bowlers to be a championship & to supplement their strong batting. In T20 you need XI strong players who can all field brilliantly + 6 Batsmen & 5 bowlers who are economical wkt. takers. Without this RCB cannot win championship.

  • Rally_Windies on May 15, 2013, 1:43 GMT

    No Rampaul eh ?

    really odd ....

    Rampaul would be in the top 5 bowlers if he played 13 games...

    but he has only played 8 ....

    and his stats rival Styne's

    Rampaul has the MOST maidens in this IPL with 1/2 the games of his nearest rival ..... "Styne " ......

    Rampaul is not a good death bowler... but why waste him at the death ????

    Rampaul IS one of the most successful bowlers at striking with the new ball ...

    So just bowl him at the top and let him take 2 top order batsmen for 20 runs at the start .....

  • xylo on May 15, 2013, 2:46 GMT

    I don't think RCB lacks quality bowlers - Rampaul, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer, Murali Kartik, Muralidharan are not hit-me bowlers like Nehra and Agarkar. What RCB is lacking is a good captain that can marshall his troops. What Dhoni did for India in WC'11 was to expertly maneuver his limited attack in home conditions that he knew well about. That is exactly what RCB have been lacking. Kohli might get there, but certainly not in 2013.

  • vikram_kmurthy on May 15, 2013, 3:40 GMT

    As much as I'm an RCB fan, it is sad to see their game coming apart in the 'death overs' of the tournament - it is probably a fitting reflection of their bowling attack failing to defend competitive scores of around 180. In a tournament like this, lack of match practice is not a reason for lack of performance - you have to be always ready and steaming to go! I hope that RCB makes it to the knock-outs stage - if they don't, I hope at least they learn their lesson :(

  • on May 15, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    rcb has give srh team another respite. perhaps kohli captaincy did add in their loss.their bowlers just lack skills at bowling in death.

  • SudhaMP on May 15, 2013, 5:33 GMT

    RCB badly needs a captain who can spin the coin well and win the toss(s). It would have been a different result had RCB won toss in Ranchi and in Bangalore yesterday.

  • binu.emiliya on May 15, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    Here is the big diffrence between Dhoni and Kohli,Mohith Sharama is the find for Chennai this season and MS Gony was the in that position in the inagural season of IPL Dhoni is giving 3 or 4 overs in the start by Mohith & Holder and ending with Morris & Bravo they are good death over bowlers When Dhoni playing for India,he is trying to bowl out Buvi's over This is the proper resource management and that is an art that Kohli is clueless

  • on May 15, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    Well well RCB's two losses reflect a lot on Kholi and his captaincy skills.In the match against KKR on a low slow turning track he drops a spinner and picks a seamer wrong selection.Zak who has no match practice in a crucial game in place of Murali Karthik very very bad move.Ravi Rampaul who has been economical and taking wickets gets dropped to bring Murali.Ravi had to be an intergral part of the squad if murali had to make the cut maybe in place of Moises not ravi.Vinay Jaidev are not bowler who perform well all the time and esp with a captain who just about panics for every small things adds to bowlers woos. I wonder what BCCI and others saw in him to name Kholi future indian captain if he panics for small things like he does now he will do more harm to team than any good if his attitude and mentality is gonna remain the same way god save team india if he becomes captain