India coach Gary Kirsten said although experienced players like Sachin Tendulkar would be missed in the ODI tri-series in Bangladesh but their absence has opened a window of opportunity for the youngsters drafted in to replace the old warhorses.
The Indian spin attack was short on experience, as it would be spearheaded by the 19-year old leggie Piyush Chawla, Kirsten conceded.
"Experience is always necessary in the game. Not only Sachin [Tendulkar] but all the experienced pros play a significant role in the team," the former South African batsman replied when asked whether the presence of the veteran Mumbaikar would have been beneficial for the team.
Kirsten praised the Indian youngsters for their admirable showing in the just-concluded Indian Premier League.
"All of us have seen their capabilities in the IPL. In the final, it was the young Yousuf Pathan who won the match for his side. I am hopeful about some of the young talents although I haven't seen much of them."
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