In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.
The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, scheduled after the conclusion of the ongoing five-Test rubber, would be picked here on August 7 by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil.
After quitting the selection panel last year as he was unable to devote time to watch local cricket due to his tight schedule as chief national selector, Sandeep Patil has accepted the offer to head Mumbai`s senior panel and has been named as the chairman of the committee by the Mumbai Cricket Association.
Hilly Wayanad district, a prominent tourist destination,will find a place in the cricket map of the country when South India`s first high altitude `table top` stadium at Krishnagiri is commissioned on tuesday by Kerala Cricket Association.
The chairman of senior selection committee Sandeep Patil today gave a 10-minute pep talk to the Services Ranji Trophy squad after the end of the third day`s play against Bengal at the Airforce ground in Palam.
Six years since enthralling the Durban crowd by smashing six humungous sixes off England’s Stuart Broad in the successful inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, Yuvraj Singh’s life on and off the field have been nothing short of a dramatic movie script.
The senior selection committee of the BCCI headed by Sandeep Patil will meet in Chennai at the end of this month to choose the Indian squad for the one-off T20 game and subsequent ODI series against Australia scheduled to be held next month.