September 14, 2012

Indian cricket

Those five 'wise men'

Kanishkaa Balachandran

The outgoing selection committee, headed by Kris Srikkanth, made some odd decisions especially after the World Cup triumph, which coincided with India's worst overseas slump. An analysis of the selections by Srikkanth’s committee gives the impression that neither was there a policy of building bench strength nor assessment of performing talent, writes Makarand Waingankar in the Hindu.

How could Fletcher, who did wonders for England, fail miserably in getting the Indian team to perform in Tests? It seems that Fletcher hasn’t been allowed to operate with the same freedom he had when he was the coach of England. How could unfit senior players make it to the England and Australia tours and the performing ones be left out?

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