Sanjay Patel said that the Team selection was made keeping the conditions of New Zealand in mind. India have opted for extra bowlers on this trip and speedster Varun Aaron, whose injury problems have blighted his fledgling career makes a comeback on the back of Strong domestic performances.
Stuart Binny could be the missing ingredient;that pace bowling all-rounder that Indians have so missed after Kapil Dev’s retirement two decades ago.
On the selection of Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny, son of South Zone selector Roger Binny, Patel said it was a unanimous choice. ”There are lot of considerations and after a lot of deliberation the team has been selected. Every selector has agreed to this. There was no dissidence and it was unanimously decided by all the selectors.”
Patel defended the Indian team’s poor display, which lost both the ODI and Test rubber in South Africa, saying the performance cannot be termed ‘bad’.
“It is not right to say that the performance is bad. Yes, we have lost but in any game there is a winner and a loser.
“BCCI is always working on all the issues. It is not the first time that we have lost. It is not right to say that we have always done bad [overseas]. In the recent past, we won the Champions Trophy [held in England in June] and the Champions Trophy is the second biggest (ICC) tournament,” he said.
“We have analysed things in a much better way. Our focus is on 2015 (World Cup). The Test and ODI teams have been selected after a lot of deliberation,” he added.
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