As usual Harsha Bhogle writes well:
Two of our best, Ishant Sharma and Sreesanth, can’t get a decent game with their franchises; Ashish Nehra is injured; Praveen Kumar, like a thermostat, keeps going off and on; RP Singh can’t pull his weight for the Chargers; Sudeep Tyagi and Manpreet Gony and Lakshmipathy Balaji flit in and out of their team; Dhawal Kulkarni can’t get a game; Abhimanyu Mithun is rarely in the scheme of things for the Royal Challengers; Irfan Pathan is looking underdone in spite of being kept on the flame for so long; and we go “wow” over one or two performances from Umesh Yadav.
And this is just T20. There are couple of other cricket formats like ODIs (where we are ranked no 3) and tests (where we are ranked no 1). Not a very pleasant assessment, one has to say.