The selection commitee is thinking the the batsman performed will repeat the performance may have jolt, instead of 7 spiners including yuvraj& raina.They are neglrcting Manish Pande who deseves the place.
t is really shocking that the Selectors have again ignored Irfan Pathan after he led his Baroda team to the Final in the Syed-mushtaq-ali-trophy. He was the leading wicket taker along with good amount of runs scored. He is the Ideal All Rounder Indian team is looking for.
On what basis Pawan Negi is in the team. This is really bad selection by not picking up Irfan Pathan.
What better performance he needs to show to get selected in the Indian team??
I am still hopeful. If Shami is not fully fit he should be straightway replaced with Irfan Pathan
Re: Why has Irfan Pathan not been selected- Shocking
by PRASUNE JOHN on Feb 05, 2016 10:17 PM
Correct Irfan Pathan not been selected is quite questionable. It means selectors are not watching domestic performance at all. Instead of performers like him, Hardik Pandya who failed to bowl well not even in a single match in Australia is retained just because the team won??? Unbelievable. This selection committee is full of idiots.
He should have been selected ahead of one bowing alrounder Negi as we have Yuvraj, Raina as part time spinners who do well in T20s as bowlers also.No necessity of another spinner. In case some body like Shikar is out of form, then Rahane will open the innings and his place will automatically fall on Manish. As only 11 players are going to play it could have been wise to include Manish also as seven bowlers or bowling alrounders are enough where only four to be fielded so that flexibility would have been to the captain. More over both Rahane and Manish pandey are good fielders too They can cut the runs with their sharp fielding as they can be said fielding alrounders. Instead of Shami they should have fielded Irfan pathan another alrounder who is in form
Pawan Negi's selection is good, he is in great form in recent domestic matches & he is good hitter, good spinner & his fielding is also nice. He could give that low order punch to our batting which was missing.
But Yuvraj, Harbhajan & Shami selection was not expected. They should have gon for Pandey in place of Yuvraj. And should have gone for some other quality spinner than Harbhajan. Also, Shami's fitness is questionable. It's not easy to perform directly after injury unless you get lot of match practice.