Bangalore: Many years ago, Mohinder Amarnath called the Indian selection committee 'a bunch of jokers'. These days, Amarnath is a member of that same committee, but some of the calls the body takes still make as little sense as they did then - before the selectors became paid employees of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Let's leave the Test squad for another day. It has its own share of big issues. Who takes Rahul Dravid's place? Is Ishant Sharma match-fit? But for now, let's focus on the other squad, that chosen for the World Twenty20. And just three names - Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla - account for the bafflement.
The primary thought behind bringing Yuvraj Singh back seems to be that he has a great record at ICC events - he was Man of the Tournament when India won both the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup. Secondly, now that he's getting back to full fitness, he needs the support of his team and the management at the end of a very trying personal period for him. No arguments there.