> >> >> > Now that Ganguly is unfit, I think the final Test team selects
> >> >> > itself
> >> >> > (at least in the eyes of the Big 5). Again, this is the "who do
> >> >> > think will be selected" -- not "who would you select yourself".
> >> >> > Sehwag, Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar,
> >> >> > Laxman, Kaif (VVSL may have got axed were SCG fit)
> >> >> Do you think Laxman should've been dropped if Ganguly played? I
> > it
> >> >> amazing that there are so many posts
> >> >> calling for Laxman's head. I thought he did enough to survive
> >> >> for
> >> >> two series. I know this thread is not
> >> >> about that but I'm curious to know your opinion.
> >> > Turning the question around, who do you think would have been dropped
> > from
> >> > the above 6 names if Dada was also playing?
> >> I asked who should've been dropped, not who would've been. To answer
> >> your
> >> question I think Laxman
> >> would've been dropped, there is a possibility though that Ganguly or
> > Laxman
> >> would've opened instead of
> >> Gambhir.
> > So would I. And I also think that he should have because he has failed
> > this series.
> > Clearly you are implying VVSL should not be so who should (not would)
> > been dropped IYHO? And why?
> The why part answers itself I think, I mean its Ganguly vs Laxman in
> Now if you say you can't drop Ganguly becausee he's captain,
>I would have
> Laxman or Ganguly open
> and make Gambhir wait.
If Ganguly wanted to open, he would have previously instead of messing
around with Yuvi. So I presume that Dada does not wish to open in Tests.
Also IIRC Laxman has previously stated that he does not want to open.
So we have a problem but I agree with you that either Ganguly or Laxman
should open. However since neither is willing to do so and Ganguly is/was
captain and cannot be dropped, I think the only feasible option would be for
Laxman to be dropped.
P.S. I note that both Laxman and Kaif together totalled Gambhir in the
latter's debut :-)