Suddenly, in the space of a couple days, three Indian cricketers have been linked with county cricket deals. It is very rare in Indian cricket, in the current climate. One has been confirmed, the second awaits official paperwork and the third is tinged with a bit of personal nostalgia.
Gautam Gambhir has been allowed to fly to Essex for the remainder of the season, making him the only current Indian to be with a county team. Piyush Chawla looks set for a second county stint as he waits for a UK visa, this time for Somerset, after he represented Sussex successfully in 2009. While far from official and highly unlikely, Shikhar Dhawan has attracted interest from Surrey by the man whose List A record he fell short of breaking last week, Alistair Brown, who is now coaching the club's second XI.