Selectors

  • 'Seniors should be rested for Asia Cup' February 29, 2012

    CNN-IBN cricket expert Harsha Bhogle wants the senior players in the Indian team rested for the upcoming Asia Cup. ...
  • Asia Cup: Indian selectors face tough calls February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian selectors will have a lot to discuss and deliberate in the wake of the national team's pathetic show in Australia, when they meet in Mumbai on Wednesday to pick the squad for next month's Asia Cup in Bangladesh. With the team seemingly in disarray in Australia because of a...
  • Ponting's ODI career may not be over: Clarke February 24, 2012

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted on Friday that he supports the decision to drop Ricky Ponting from the one-day international squad, but says the former captain's ODI career may not be over. Speaking for the first time since Ponting was dropped, Clarke said it was unlikely but Ponting could still...
  • Hayden lashes out at selectors over Ponting axe February 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden lashed out the national selectors for dropping Ricky Ponting from the one-day squad and termed their decision as "disgraceful". Ponting said on Tuesday he did not expect to play for Australia in the one-day format but would continue to play Test cricket. "It was disgraceful treatment...
  • Haddin dropped due to poor form: CA February 17, 2012

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland confirmed that wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has been dropped from the one-day side due to poor form. Sutherland also said that he was disappointed with the confusion surrounding Haddin's status, since the player was aware of the situation and has had regular dialogue with...
  • Ponting to captain in Clarke's absence February 14, 2012

    Sydney: Former captain Ricky Ponting will lead Australia again for one limited-overs international to deputize for the injured Michael Clarke. Clarke strained his right hamstring in Sunday's four-wicket loss to India and isn't available for Friday's tri-series match against Sri Lanka. With Shane Watson out injured and Brad Haddin being rested after...
  • Haddin may not be picked for first three ODIs January 29, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's woefully out-of-form wicketkeeper Brad Haddin could be replaced by Matthew Wade behind the stumps in the first three one-dayers of the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka, starting on February 5. Haddin, who has retired from Twenty20 cricket, was criticised for a below-par show in the Test series against...
  • 'Manner of defeat will hurt seniors more' January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that the "manner of defeat" in England and Australia was more disappointing than the 0-8 scoreline. India were humbled by 298 runs in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide on Saturday, losing their eighth consecutive match on foreign soil. They were whitewashed...
  • BCCI concerned by poor show in Australia January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With India staring at their second consecutive overseas series whitewash, the BCCI expressed concern at the lacklusture performance of the Indian team in Australia and said corrective measures will be taken after the series. "Our players have not been able to perform overseas in the last two series, and...
  • Lee not in favour of rotation policy for pacers January 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Veteran pacer Brett Lee has warned Cricket Australia against the temptation to "baby" the nation's fast bowlers with a rotation system that was designed to protect them from injury, saying the selectors' job was to pick the best players to spearhead the Test attack. "I'm here or there with the...
  • Katich calls national selector to know fate December 17, 2011

    Melbourne: Out-of-favour Australia opener Simon Katich has directly approached national selector John Inverarity to know whether he is being considered for the first Test match against India, starting on December 26. The 36-year-old called Inverarity on Friday to enquire about suggestions that he was being considered for a shock recall to...
  • Mohsin may get PCB notice over interview December 16, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan's interim cricket coach Mohsin Khan is expected to get a showcause notice from the PCB for stating that he was not willing to accept any position with the national team other than being the head coach. In an unusually hard-hitting interview to the Express Tribune, Mohsin, who is presently...
  • Frustrated Clarke signals changes for Australia December 12, 2011

    Hobart: Michael Clarke's line-up has just taken one dramatic step in reverse after a couple of shuffles forward since it was branded the worst Australian Test line-up in decades. In the latest setback, New Zealand ended their long drought by winning a Test on Australian soil for the first time since...
  • Australia cricket at the crossroads December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: "Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital." This oft-used quote by an American professor in the 1960s has been bandied about by sports hacks an uncountable amount of times. If there are any defenders of the Australian cricket team, either...
  • Windies assistant coach made national selector December 9, 2011

    Port of Spain: West Indies team's assistant coach David Williams has been made a senior national selector. The 48-year old Williams, a former Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) captain and West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman, replaces former T&T captain and West Indies offspinner Ranjie Nanan. T&T Cricket Board Azim Bassarath explained the decision came about...
  • Samaraweera recalled for South Africa tour December 6, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Thilan Samaraweera, who was earlier overlooked by the selectors for the upcoming tour to South Africa, has been reinstated in the squad, sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said on Tuesday. "I had a meeting with the national selectors and I have approved their request," the minister, whose...
  • NZ to use mathematical formula to select teams November 24, 2011

    Wellington: New Zealand cricket director John Buchanan reportedly plans to implement a system in which future national teams are chosen according to a mathematical formula rather than on selectors' hunches. Selection manager Kim Littlejohn has confirmed that the selection of New Zealand teams from junior ages to Test level would be...
  • Calls for Ponting's retirement grow stronger November 20, 2011

    Melbourne: Calls for Ricky Ponting's retirement from international cricket grew stronger, with Test legend Doug Walters and former wicket-keeper Ian Healy joining the chorus saying the former Australian captain should call it a day with the two-Test series at home against New Zealand next month. The Australian media has also come...
  • Nazir, Haider may return for B'desh tour November 20, 2011

    Karachi: Some forgotten players such as Imran Nazir, Mohammad Khalil and Zulqarnain Haider may soon return to Pakistan's national cricket team as there are people in the PCB who are keen to bring them back. The national selectors will announce the squad for the tour to Bangladesh on Monday, and it...
  • Drop Sachin or keep Sourav? cricket selector's job January 9, 2010

    Their decisions are more closely scrutinised than the PM’s cabinet picks. Kiran More, former chairperson of India’s cricket selection committee, gives us a peek behind the scenes. Forbes India: How strong is the pressure to prop the region from which the selector comes? Kiran More: A lot. People from various...
  • Bhajji, Yuvi doubtful for Test squad against SA March 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Injury-ridden Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh's fitness will be put to test on Monday as selectors get ready to pick the squad for the three-Test home series against South Africa, which begins on March 26. On Monday, the National Selection Committee will pick the squad only for the first Test....
  • Two more selectors to join Vengsarkar in Australia January 5, 2008

    New Delhi: In a departure from its own guidelines, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to send two more national selectors Australia. Venkatapati Raju and Ranjit Biswal would join the Indian team in the third Test against Australia starting in Perth on January 16, BCCI...
  • Shoaib returns to boost Pak squad August 20, 2006

    Karachi: Pakistan selectors have included fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and uncapped batsman Shahid Yousuf in the squad to play five One-Day Internationals against England. "We have decided to retain Akhtar for the One-Day series as he has recovered well from his ankle injury," chief selector Wasim Bari said on Sunday....