The Virat Kohli-led Indian team clinched their eighth consecutive Test series victory with their innings-and-53-run win over Sri Lanka in the second match of the three-Test series, with the team fairly well-settled in terms of balance and composition.
What adds to the competitiveness is the abundance of options that the national selectors have for every slot in the Indian lineup.
Dav Whatmore, the former coach of teams such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh and now coach of the Kerala Ranji team for a period of six months, spoke about Sreesanth, "someone who can bowl like him was always welcome in the squad," according to a report on .
With the support that he has garnered from his home cricket association, it should not be much of a problem for him to make a comeback into the state team for premier domestic tournaments such as Ranji Trophy.
Even though a teary-eyed Sreesanth had confidently voiced his hope of making a comeback down the line shortly after the verdict, the BCCI refused to budge from their stance, and continued to impose the ban on the fast bowler.
He also mentioned the fact that the Indian team is performing very well these days.
The story though, just got a fresh twist, with the Kerala High Court on Monday asking the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to lift the ban that they had slapped on the pacer in 2013, bringing back Sreesanth's hopes of making a return to cricket.
The pacer, only the second Test cricketer from the southern Indian state of Kerala, was among the 36 accused in the spot-fixing case to get cleared of all charges by an additional sessions court in Delhi on 25 July 2015.
From getting slapped by Mumbai Indians' Harbhajan Singh while playing for Kings XI Punjab in the inaugural edition in 2008, to the spot-fixing scandal in 2013, when he was named as one of the accused along with Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila in an investigation by the Delhi Police.
Even if he gets cleared, there is no guarantee he will get selected in the IPL auction that takes place in the month of February, two months before the tournament kicks off.