Kaif, who has impressed with his stylish strokeplay, has an uncanny kack of tacking pressures. His sytle of battting comes in handy in ODIs. NatWest final at Lord's is still fresh in everyone's memory.
As skipper of the victorious Indian under-19 side in the World Cup in Sri Lanka in January 2000, Kaif also proved himself to be a skillful captain. His useful batting and athletic fielding have made him an indispensable member.