The Baroda all-rounder Irfan Pathan is still the best available and can balance the team out with seam-up stuff and useful batting at the crucial No. 7 position.
The kind of mayhem Robin Uthappa can cause was evident in the IPL and it would be well worth a try to check one more time if he can do the same for India in the ODIs. If need be, he can keep wickets as well.
In comparison to Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla has more variety and looks much more likely to perform the role of a leggie in the Indian World Cup squad.
Ambati Rayudu transforms his positive vibes into breathtaking strokes and if Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli keep failing, he is a quality replacement in the offing.
Naman Ojha was in the Indian team to Zimbabwe earlier in the year. Though the shy wicketkeeper/batsman didn't perform as expected, he is not far behind Dinesh Karthik in caliber.