In South Africa, New Zealand and England, Jadeja played almost every test match, but, he looked quite ordinary on the pitches that were not responding to his kind of bowling. He did not seem to have the flight and speed variation to make the batsmen commit to false strokes. Karn, on the other hand, has googly and flipper and on the down under tour with the A team of India recently, he got some wickets and like Jadeja, he is also a handy batsman down the order.
The other new face that Dravid wants to see in team India is K L Rahul, the opening batsman from Karnataka. The right hander hit the three figure mark in both the innings in Duleep Trophy final and during the last Ranji season also, he had made big scores. So, Dravid thinks he should be considered as the back-up opener instead of Gautam Gambhir.
Gambhir also scored a hundred in Duleep Trophy semi final against the Central zone, but, according to Dravid, KL Rahul is in a better shape at the moment and thus, he should go to Australia.