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INDIA VS AUSTRALIA: FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE WORLD CUP. SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THE SELECTORS

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12.02.2019

One group of men who are usually not given a lot of credit whenever the Indian cricket team does well are the selectors. There was a time when the media and even others loved to call them the ‘five wise men of Indian cricket’ (some still do). Their ‘wisdom’ though is seldom appreciated. The glory is usually reserved for the cricketers and sometimes the support staff.

But if you put yourself in the shoes of the selectors, you will realise that the going really gets tough when there is either a dearth of real talent to pick from or when there is an abundance of it. Thankfully, for Indian cricket, it’s the latter at this stage.

So, it’s not easy being an Indian National cricket selector, especially with the World Cup around the corner. India are being tagged (as is usually the case) as firm title favourites and there are only 15 spots that need to be filled. Most of the squad of course will pick itself. It’s the remaining few places that will be really tricky to fill. And that’s where the selectors’ main challenge lies as they keep an eagle eye out for each and every World Cup probable.

When it comes to Indian cricket, it’s........

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