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With India struggling in both the batting and bowling department in South Africa and now in New Zealand, the selectors might be forced to fall back on some of the experienced hands who were axed sometime back due to their poor performances, and have been toiling in domestic cricket since.

As another season of the Indian Premier League kicks off, we take a look at the most successful players in the tournament over the last five seasons

Kolkata Knight Riders 140/7 (Manoj Tiwary 41, RP Singh 2/33 Munaf Patel 1/17) Vs Mumbai Indians.

An unrepentant Nasser Hussain finally named the three Indian "donkeys." When former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar pressed Hussain to get the names that he referred to as donkeys few days ago for sloppy fielding, he hinted at Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Parthiv Patil.

If Zaheer Khan missing the training session at the Trent Bridge on Wednesday is any indication, then it's more or less certain that India will be without the services of their premier pace bowler in the second Test. And instead of raking over the coals of what went wrong at Lord's or what possibly could have happened had the 32-year-old not pulled his hamstring on the first morning of the Test, it's time to lay down plans and find out the possible replacement for the fast bowler.

Indian captain MS Dhoni on Wednesday won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third and the final Test match against West Indies at Windsor Park Stadium here.

Clouds of uncertainty continuous to hover over medium-pacer Munaf Patel availability for the first Test against West Indies at Sabina Park starting next week.