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'Pick youngsters for Bangladesh tour'

April 20, 2007

Kiran MoreThe national selectors have an unenviable task on Friday when they sit down to select the Indian squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Indian cricket is in turmoil following the team's dismal performance in the World Cup and subsequent unceremonious exit of coach Greg Chappell, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India is hoping for a reversal in fortunes in Bangladesh.

The selectors will hold discussions with captain Rahul Dravid and newly-appointed cricket manager Ravi Shastri before deciding the squads for the tour from May 7 to 29.

Chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has indicated that around 20 players would be chosen for the two teams, but it is unlikely that many seniors would make way for young blood.

Former chief selector and wicketkeeper Kiran More though feels talented youngsters should be picked for the tour.

'The selectors will need to get some more youngsters in the team and give them more chances,' he says.

'I hope they make the right decisions keeping in mind the future of Indian cricket,' he told Special Correspondent Harish Kotian in an exclusive chat.

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