New Delhi: Chief national selector Sandeep Patil on Sunday said that Gurkeerat Maan was picked for the Indian ODI side because of his all-round abilities and recent performances.
"We have kept in mind his all-round abilities and his recent performances. He is an exciting youngster. The 'A' series has gone well and we as selectors are happy that a lot of exciting youngsters are coming up.
The moment we looked at Gurkeerat, we looked at his all-round ability. We certainly want not one but more. Looking at the need of the hour and the current playing norms, we need to have more all-rounders. Gurkeerat has been performing for last two years. He has also played for India A and we have seen him performing. We are happy that he has made the cut into the Indian team," said Patil.
The selectors announced the team for the T20 series and the first three ODIs against South Africa.