LAHORE Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that at a time when Pakistans selectors were groping in the dark, their Indian counterparts are busy spotting talent for the World Cup. At this stage, all nations must be planning for the World Cup early next year and I think, India seem to be making the right moves, wrote Akram in his column in ESPN. He further said that India was on right track in its preparations for next years World Cup and was resting five senior players to test bench strength in the ODI series against Australia. The decision to drop five senior players for ODI series against Australia has been a brave one. Sehwag and Gambhir are the best opening duo in the world and Sachin is getting better every day. More than the batsmen, the decision to rest Zaheer and Harbhajan will definitely impact the bowling attack. But I am sure this is for a justified cause. Even if India lose the ODI series against Australia, there will be nothing to worry, Akram said. Indian cricket is surely on the right track. The Test series win against Australia justified their status as world number one team and I must laud the national selectors for doing a good job in picking a balanced side for the two matches, Akram wrote. He said Indias bench strength is now well established and because of that the selectors rested five seniors players against a strong team like Australia. Indias bench strength has been well established now and this is a great sign. Even a few years ago, Indian selectors would not have dared to rest five of the best players in the country against Australia, he said. India are by no means a weak side (even without five senior players). Folks like Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh are good enough and Australia will not have it easy. This is a great opportunity for youngsters like Saurabh Tiwari and Shikhar Dhawan to prove themselves. I am sure, at the end of the New Zealand series, the Indian selectors will have a problem of plenty, said Akram. Akram felt that Indian board should take quick decisions in the IPL mess so that the Twenty20 league is held without any hitch next year. The only thing that is worrying me in Indian cricket is the crisis over the IPL. Whatever it is, the BCCI should quickly make its decisions so that the 'clean franchises can plan ahead and make the tournament a success. Talking about Australian cricket, the former Pakistan skipper said that Ricky Ponting is still the best man to lead the Kangaroos despite his side losing the Test series 0-2 against India. In the wake of losing to India, a lot of questions are being raised on Pontings future as skipper. This is absurd. You just cant write off a man like Ponting just because he lost a series in India. Defeat has hurt Australian ego but that doesnt mean removing Ponting from the Test captaincy will help. At 34, he is still the best man to lead Australia and also has the credentials to do so. And someone like Ponting knows when to take a bow. So the critics should hold fire, he said. PCB to send video footage of National T20 to ICC In an attempt to convince the ICC about the security situation in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to send to the International Cricket Council (ICC) video footage of the recent National Twenty20 Cup in Lahore. A top official of the board was quoted as saying that the video footage will show the ICC how security arrangements were made for the popular tournament that featured almost all the top players of the country and attracted huge crowds. The official said this step was aimed at convincing the ICC and its member nations to help resume international cricket in Pakistan. Pakistan has not hosted any international cricket since the March 2008 terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore. Many foreign teams were reluctant to tour Pakistan even before the attack but the incident has proved to be a fatal blow for the country, which was also stripped of its right as a co-host of the World Cup 2011. Pakistan was supposed to co-host the World Cup along with India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The ICCs top bosses will scrutinise the footage and will also send its task force that was formed to help Pakistan cricket come out of the current crisis.