Some crucial mistakes made by the selectors

Some crucial mistakes made by the selectors

Post by ampar.. » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 04:59:14

1>Of course, no point in debating Ganguly's decision, but more than
that, I am not sure where he falls into the scheme of things. He is
said to be an "batting all rounder", but then what about bowling all
rounders like Pathan ( actually he is also a batting allrounder) and

Funny enough, how Ganguly slaughtered Chopra's career. and quite
possibly could have also done the same to Laxman, for Yuvraj and Kaif
and now he himself would be standing in their way. How things change.
Surely poor Laxman will be under pressure to perform every match, but
with Dravid at the helm it should be alright. Cant believe, a player of
Laxman's caliber has to struggle for a place in the team.

2>I am not sure whether Dhoni's selection was the right one. Sure he
could get runs against SL and maybe even some other teams in India, but
I am not sure if he has it in him to make it in S.A or Australia or NZ.
Karthick had a pretty decent technique.

The logic used here is something like Pietersen's, but Pietersen has a
far better technique than Dhoni's.

3>Keeping Zaheer and Nehra is a good thing. Prove your fitness for
several seasons and then you can come in. Getting injured during a
paritcular match is unpardonable.

4>Finally the team composition... I dont see why Ganguly is even needed
against SL. Considering Dhoni, Pathan and Agarkar's batting, I think
going in with 5 + 1 genuine batsmen is good enough for me.

Harbhajan Singh
RP Singh

Against other teams like Australia or SA, maybe we need one more bat,
but this should be good enough, especially when playing in India.