Chennai: Chairman of the BCCI selection committee, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, said on Monday that the 15-member squad selected for the World Cup "will do the job for us."
Speaking to reporters after the selection committee meeting, which had India coach Gary Kirsten and skipper MS Dhoni on teleconference from South Africa, Srikkanth said the team was selected after considering a lot of things.
"We had a thorough discussion on what will the best combination that could win us the World Cup.
"Various considerations were taken into account: the wicket condition, the opposition we are playing... Taking all this into account, I think we have selected a very well-balanced team," said the chief selector.
He also backed India's batting lineup to fire in the quadrennial event.
"I am confident that with the kind of balance that we have, the kind of batting lineup that we have, that this Indian team... will do the job for us," said the former opening batsman, who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team.
Srikkanth also praised India's win in the second ODI against South Africa on Saturday, stating that a team that can defend a small total "against South Africa in South Africa" is certainly the favourite to win the World Cup.
"This team was able to defend a small total of 190, that too against South Africa in South Africa..This team will do well and win us the World Cup."
The 15-member squad was more or less on the expected lines, with the only new face being leg-spinner Piyush Chawla who edged out Rohit Sharma for the final spot.
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