Current cricket in focus
RSS RSS

'A decision selectors had to take'

Aakash Chopra and Sharda Ugra on Virender Sehwag being dropped from the squad for the remaining Tests against Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 7, 2013

Posted by US_Indian on (March 7, 2013, 18:09 GMT)

I am surprised at these guys talking about ex india players going on A tours which i presume are to be given to the fringe players who have not made their entry into national team or guys who have been discarded from national team with a few games under their belt and long time in between but not for the guys who have played 100 or 50 games and over 10 years in service, that is just ridiculous. Look forward take Dhawan, Mukund, Vijay, Chand, Gambhir or even Jaffer to lend some experience in the opening slot. Middle order could be Pujara, Kohli, Rohit, Rayudu, Rahane, Raina,Tiwari, Suryakumar Yadav and some others who i might have missed out. Spinners- take Ashwin, Rasool, Ojha, Nadeem or iqbal, Rahul sharma. pacers- depending on the fitness anyone who is fit and raring to go but definitly not Ishant this guy has been around for over 6 + years and yet to show his potential, just potential does not provide results it needs temperament too which i dont think he has in him. IPL form no way

Posted by kluvsindia on (March 7, 2013, 16:29 GMT)

its all well and good... But there are a lot of comments about getting back Jaffer and thats surprising.. Give peoplelike dhawan a go for atleast 10 test matches.. Give him support and confidence which Dhoni does... And after that assess his performance and if he does not go well then replace him with another young blood.. Not bak with sehwag and jaffer... Pls look ahead... Take the chance... let them fail and let them learn and dont drop them immedietly... Give them time to fill in the big boots of the seniors..

Comments have now been closed for this article


Play Video
'Court unsympathetic to BCCI's AGM problems'

Sep 1, 2014 ESPNcricinfo's Sharda Ugra and Gaurav Kalra analyse the implications of the Supreme Court allowing the Mudgal Committee a two-month extension to submit its report on the IPL corruption case (04:23)

Play Video
Mudgal Panel gets extension

Sep 1, 2014 A round-up of the top stories on September 1, 2014 (00:56)


Play Video
Edwards belts 62* off 54

Highlights: England captain Charlotte Edwards top-scored with 62* in a nine-wicket win over South Africa in the first women's T20I at Chelmsford (01:11) | Sep 1, 2014

Play Video
Highlights: England v South Africa, 1st women's T20

Highlights: Full highlights from the first women's T20I at Chelmsford between England and South Africa (04:01) | Sep 1, 2014

Play Video
Morgan can't live on past reputation

Match Preview: Andrew McGlashan looks ahead to the fourth ODI between England and India and asks how long Eoin Morgan can rely on his previous form (01:26) | Sep 1, 2014