Friday, April 20


Er, who is supposed to open with Jaffer in the Tests? Karthik? Is this long term? Huh?

ODI squad
: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Manoj Tiwary, Dinesh Mongia, Piyush Chawla, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh.

Test squad: Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid (capt), VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Anil Kumble, Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan, VRV Singh, Ramesh Powar, Rajesh Pawar, Munaf Patel.


Indranil said...

Baffling. Karthik to open in tests while Gambhir plays the one-days and goes back!? Manoj Tiwari and Robin, who had brilliant domestic seasons in the longer version do not find a place in the test team (although seeing their aggressive nature, one can see, if not understand the selectors' logic of playing them only in the ODIs). Then Viru is dropped from the tests but kept in the ODI squad!? Dinesh-failed-a-million-times-Mongia instead of Rohit-promising-Sharma!?
We may be arm-chair critics, but do these idiots even know how ridiculous their decisions seem to all?

Homer said...

one thing is for certain - no one and I mean no one is happy with the team selection. Neither the media nor the blogosphere - nobody.

Maybe this is an indication that the selectors have done something right - or am I making a weak argument for the selectors?

Samir Chopra said...

I don't mind Karthik opening in the tests, provided he is played as a specialist batsman. I think this kid has the goods. One thing I do not want to see is a return to the bad old wicketkeeper-opener days.