Mumbai: Yusuf Pathan, India's most destructive batsman in the current team comes in at No 7. And that has not gone down well with Baroda-based Kiran More, the former chairman of selectors.
Pathan did not get many opportunities during India's successful 2011 World Cup campaign in a star-studded batting order. But even in a second string outfit, he comes in too late for the liking of cricketing pundits. The ongoing West Indies series which does not feature big guns like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the best opportunity to give the Baroda man a push up the order. But he still bats at No 7 amidst a line-up of less experienced one-day players.
Pathan, a member of India's 2007 World T20-winning squad, batted at No 7 in the T20 International and first one-day international against West Indies, scoring 15 not out and 10 respectively.