The spotlight would firmly be on out-of-favour veterans like Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir when India A seek revenge for the opening match humiliation against the West Indies A in their second unofficial Test starting here today. Led by Cheteshwar Pujara, India A were beaten by a massive 162 runs in the opening match in Mysore.
It will be interesting to see how Pujara handles the team filled with heavyweights such as Sehwag, Gambhir and pacer Zaheer Khan, who have been out of the national team for some time now.
Gambhir and Sehwag would be eager to get big scores under their belt and make it difficult for the national selectors to ignore them for the upcoming West Indies series.
Pujara would also look at Zaheer, who spent time in the south of France with Yuvraj Singh, to bolster the Indian attack, which was out of sorts in the Mysore Test. The West Indies A, on the other hand, would go into the series with their tails up after a win in the first Test.PTI