Raina, Sreesanth and Karthik in for Eden test
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, after seeing the shameful performance by the Indian team in the first test which ended today, have made three major changes to the Squad for the second test match which is starting on 14th, just a 4 day gap.
Wriddhiman Saha, the Bengal keeper who played a cameo role of 36 runs has been replaced one of the most experienced wicket keeper of India, Dinesh Karthik.
The Tamil Nadu Skipper was dropped and Saha was surprisingly selected ahead of him. But now again Karthik is recalled. Everything happening is strange!
The Veteran batsman, VVS Laxman though has not recovered from his injury so he is not picked up. Rohit Sharma was a selected as a cover for Laxman, had suffered a ankle injury just before the start of first test is been replaced by the One Day batsman, Suresh Raina.
The Seamers Sudeep Tyagi and Abhimanyu Mithun have been axed from the side.
S Sreesanth who had suffered an hamstring during the Bangla tour has recovered from his injury and he has been included in the side for the Kotla test.
SQUAD FOR EDEN TEST:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt)
Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan
I have found strange decisions made by the selectors:
- Selection of Dinesh Karthik–
First of all why was Saha selected.?
As a backup for Dhoni ahead of Karthik. No one thought he would get a chance. But luckily he got. Now, he was selected as a backup and as a debutant, he did what he could do.
Now why is Karthik selected?
Saha should have been given another chance. If you would drop him, then why did you pick him? Its stupid selection.
- Abhimanyu Mithun dropped-
First of all, why was he selected?
The selectors say that youngsters need a opportunity and so on. But it is sure that he won’t get a chance. Then why did they pick him?
Even Tyagi was simply picked! Ok, I accept he was a backup.
Ok. Now, Instead of Mithun a batsman could be selected.
- Selection of Raina
Even though, Raina is a kind of experienced played, it is not great to debut a batsman in a important series.
So, there is likes of Wasim Jaffer. He is a great test class batsman. He has loads of talent and he has represented the Indian side.
So, its totally a kind of OK selection!
Posted on February 9, 2010, in india, Team news, test cricket and tagged abhimanyu mithun, india, india south africa, rohit sharma, squad, Sreesanth, sudeep tyagi, Suresh Raina, vvs laxman, world championship of cricket, wriddhiman saha. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.