Home > News >

Virender Sehwag axing will help Australia, feels Matthew Hayden

Virender Sehwag axing will help Australia, feels Matthew Hayden

The Indian selectors have left out Virender Sehwag from the squad for the 3rd and 4th Test against Australia © PTI

New Delhi: March 7, 2013

Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden , on Thursday, said the axing of India opener Virender Sehwag would probably be advantageous for the visiting team, making them happy.

“Personally I think the Aussies would be happy. Sehwag is unpredictable perfect! Next Test could have been 300! ” tweeted Hayden, indicating that the 34-year-old opener could have hit a triple century in the next match.

Hayden added that he was sorry to hear about Sehwag being dropped as the Delhi batsman is one of his favourites.

“Very sorry to hear that Virender Sehwag has been dropped for next test. He is my top 4 entertaining batsman to watch of all time,” added Hayden.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) axed the 34-year-old for his below-par performance in the first two Tests in Chennai and Hyderabad. Sehwag scored only 27 runs from three innings at an average of 9 in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. His figures read 2, 19 and 6.

Sehwag was also dropped from the one-day squad in January in the series against England which India won 3-2.

The Delhi batsman has an impressive record in Tests having scored 8586 runs from 104 Tests at an average of 49.34. However, he has been going through a slump in form for some time now.

He last scored a century in the first of the four Tests against England last November, where he made a swashbuckling 117. This was his first three figure score in two years as his last century before this came in November 2010 against New Zealand.

India currently lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-0. The third Test will be played at Mohali March 14-18 and the fourth at Delhi March 22-26.

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 12, 2014  at Hambantota

South Africa won by 82 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Bhuvneshwar Kumar England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014 Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2014

Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey help India A clinch victory against South Africa A

Ajinkya Rahane stand-out player for India in 2nd Test at Lord’s, says Graeme Swann

Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar climb up ICC rankings after Lord’s win

James Anderson’s disciplinary hearing to be held on August 1; Ravindra Jadeja’s hearing to be chaired by David Boon

India vs England, 2nd Test at Lord’s: Ishant Sharma’s brilliant spell

Ishant Sharma: The enigma who takes key wickets

Statistical highlights of India vs England 2014, 2nd Test at Lord’s

Ishant Sharma’s email inbox after the Lord’s Test match against England

Ishant Sharma’s house targetted by fans after expecting another failure

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Ishant Sharma: The enigma who takes key wickets

Know Your Exercise – Double leg butt kick

Ajinkya Rahane stand-out player for India in 2nd Test at Lord’s, says Graeme Swann

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Why are Akshara and Devyani fighting?

Bird droppings can be mosquito busters!

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Will Karan Tacker’s new choreographer get him a 30?

Nvidia Shield Tablet powered by a Tegra K1 processor announced

Telecom stocks ring in gain; Nifty zooms 84 points

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here