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Selectors have got it wrong: More

April 22, 2007

Kiran MoreThe national selectors on Friday took a few surprising decisions when they named the Indian squad for the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were "rested" for the ODIs, but the two stalwarts were named in the Test squad.

Virender Sehwag was retained for the one-dayers despite his slump in form while off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, pacers Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarkar were dropped from both the ODI and Test squads.

Twenty-one year-old Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary is the lone new face in the 15-member ODI squad, while all-rounder Dinesh Mongia, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, off-spinner Ramesh Powar, opener Gautam Gambhir and pacer R P Singh were recalled to the team.

Former chief selector and wicketkeeper Kiran More analyses the selection.

'Virender Sehwag should have been rested for the one-dayers. I think this is where they [the selectors] have got it wrong,' he told Special Correspondent Harish Kotian.

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