New Delhi: Sandeep Patil and Anurag Thakur on Sunday named little-known Brainder Sran as part of India's ODI and T20 squad for the upcoming Australian tour.
With the retirement of Zaheer Khan and an ageing Ashish Nehra, Team India lacks a quality left-arm pacer in its ranks.
Young and highly rated, Sran is being looked at as a potential solution to India's long-standing fast bowling problems.
Touted as one for the future by Rahul Dravid and compared to a young Zaheer by Yuvraj Singh, expectations are high from this 23-year-old.
In case he gets an opportunity to play on his debut tour, the Indian team management will be hoping for him to make an instant impact.
Maybe Sran can take a leaf out of Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman who stunned the cricketing world with impressive performances early on in his career.
In 9 ODI matches, left-arm pacer has picked up 26 wickets at an average of 12.43. Though he hasn't played outside his home country, bulk of Rahman's wickets have come against India and South Africa.
Despite not bowling at express pace, Rahman turned out to a nightmare for batsmen in the slog overs. His off cutters even managed to flummox ODI specialists like MS Dhoni.
The Bangladeshi youngster has proved one does not necessarily need lot of time to settle down at the international stage and that inexperienced rookies can be star performers in ODI cricket.
Sran can take inspiration from this fellow left-arm pacer to quickly cement his place in India's ODI side.