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    May 24, 2006

    Test Squad for WI tour

    The test squad for the WIndies tour is out
    Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer, Rahul Dravid (capt), VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Sreesanth, VRV Singh
    Initial thought....not many surprises there - Powar was a surety given the way he's performed as well as the early indicators of the likely pitches, Kaif and Raina were the obvious choice for middle order backups, most others were automatic selection.

    The choice of VRV over Agarkar may seem contentious, but Agarkar is not likely to be effective in test matches in these condtions - especially with his new restrictive approach to bowling. VRV himself is a debatable choice, for me he's an unknown quantity...but he has spent a lot of time in the Indian dressing room, and maybe the team management is aware of his potential.
    Thus spake worma @ 4:18 PM |
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    worma: you missed out the most important line
    "Kiran More, the chairman of selectors, said that they had Mahendra Singh Dhoni to fill the opener's slot if needed."

    By Blogger Ganesh (24-May-2006, 4:50:00 PM)  

    :-) Yes he's funny. BCCI needs all its admins to shut up and do their main work.

    By Blogger worma (24-May-2006, 5:09:00 PM)  

    It is actually a scary line. If Dhoni is seriously being considered as the reserve opener, then I reckon they need not have picked Romesh Powar at all and should have given Wasim Jaffer the backup off-spinner's job: After all, he has more test wickets than Powar (2 wickets, average 9, strike rate 33!)

    By Blogger Jagadish (25-May-2006, 3:09:00 PM)  

    and infact iirc, those wickets were at the caribbean...

    By Blogger Ganesh (25-May-2006, 3:12:00 PM)  


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