The five wise men of Indian cricket will have a serious challenge when they sit down today to pick India's teams for the two-match T20 series and three-match ODI series against Pakistan.
Since India's will play the arch-rivals, the Indian selectors know they can't get it wrong. The main points of discussion are likely to be Sachin Tendulkar's availability for the ODIs and whether Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan will be rested.
The good news for them is that according to reports Tendulkar has made himself available for selection despite a poor Test series against England. This means is not retiring just yet.
Reports also suggest India's out of form swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag could be sidelined for the 3 ODIs. But chances are his experience might help him keep his place in such a big series.
Also, India is all set to be without their pace spearhead Zaheer Khan. The southpaw has already communicated his unavailability for Pakistan's tour of India and the ODI series against England since he would like to focus on the upcoming Test series against the Australians.
It is likely in that case that India would look at the injury prone Sreesanth or the young Parwinder Awana.