As the Indian Test squad starts out on November 15 against England in Ahmedabad, how about trying out two of Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane for the opening slots?
India are going through a 'period of transition' - two senior players have retired - and this apparently explains the team's craven clinging to heroes from better times.
Right now, Virat Kohli is the only member of India's Test Top Six who fits into the team, whether playing at home or abroad. Cheteshwar Pujara does, too, though he is yet to prove himself in alien conditions. But with most of the current season to be played in India, Pujara will have the chance to settle down, get some big runs against his name, and prime himself for the tougher tests later.