India failed to make it to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 for the third time in a row and some of the senior players have come under the scanner. So is it time for some 'seniors' to make place for younger players? We take a look:
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Virender Sehwag: After he sat out of the playing XI on controversial terms during the match against Australia, Virender Sehwag hardly had any impact on the opposition bowlers. His 29-run knock against Pakistan seemed like a cameo and with the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Manoj Tiwary knocking on the door, Viru will decide his future course of action sooner than later.
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Gautam Gambhir: After leading his IPL team the Kolkata Knight Riders to their first ever title victory, much was expected from the southpaw Gautam Gambhir. But the Delhi-born batsman had a poor outing at the T20 World Cup and needs to start firing or else he can make way for younger breed.
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Zaheer Khan: With only 3 wickets in the T20 World Cup, one didn't expect such a poor performance from India's strike bowler Zaheer Khan. With age catching up on the left-arm pacer, it's time the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Dhoni decide to give the likes of Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav the chance to have a go with the ball!
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MS Dhoni: The skipper has faced flak from many senior cricketers for his controversial selections and especially his captaincy during the T20 World Cup. He is going through a rusty patch as far as batting goes and there have been calls for him to step down. Virat Kohli looks like an ideal candidate to lead India in T20s and if Dhoni is really feeling the T20 heat, it’s time he passed the baton to the younger lot.