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India have made a couple of eyebrow-raising call-ups in the last 12 months, and the latest is Dhawal Kulkarni, the precocious medium-pacer who featured in Mumbai’s recent Ranji Trophy success, having only made his debut in that competition in 2008.

Also called up is L Balaji, who completes a remarkable comeback from a stress fracture in 2005 that threatened to being his career to an end. More recently, he took the IPL’s first-ever hat-trick.

Where these selections leave the likes of RP Singh or Sreesanth (who, it has been brought to my attention, was recently voted the Sexiest Indian Vegitarian alive) isn’t entirely clear, but the tour of New Zealand could be a good opportunity for Kulkarni or Balaji to emerge as crucial elements of India’s attack.

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