Shewag's century not enough for place in Test squad

August 2, 2001

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A brilliant maiden 100 by all-rounder Virender Shewag in the crucial one-day league match of the Coca-Cola Cup tri-series against New Zealand, was not enough to earn him a place in the Test squad announced by the selectors in Mumbai today.

Even as Shewag blazed away to the 68-ball century, the sixth fastest in one-day internationals, the selectors did not pick him in the 16- member team for the three Test series against Sri Lanka starting on August 14 at Galle.

"One-day cricket is entirely dfferent from Tests," reasoned BCCI secretary and selection committee convenor JY Lele when contacted later.

"Shewag was included in the Indian team purely as a one-day player. At any cost this century is not going to help him make it to the Test squad," he said.

© PTI

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