Indian opener Gautam Gambhir whose heroics when India last toured New Zealand in 2009/10, is still fresh in memory stated that New Zealand, despite their lowly rank in the ICC team list will be a formidable outfit at home.


Former India opener and chairman of DDCA selection committee, Chetan Chauhan expressed his “shock and disappointment” at the exclusion of senior opener Gautam Gambhir from the 30-member probables list for theICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh.


“I am surprised and shocked that Gautam is not there in the 30-member list. You want to tell me that the guy is so bad that he is not among the top-30 T20 players in the country. I would like to know the logic behind such a selection. Look at his performance for India in T20. If I am not wrong, he is still the highest run-getter for India in this format,” an angry Chauhan told PTI on Saturday.