Ganguly disappointed with test selection

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Binning, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    Kolkata, (IANS):Former team India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday expressed his disappointment at pacer Ashok Dinda and middle order bat Manoj Tiwary not getting selected for the first two Tests of the forthcoming home series against England and said he would have picked both as a selector.

    "It is disappointing to find Dinda and Tiwary are not in the squad. Dinda's selection was important. No player in the country is more deserving than Tiwary and Dinda," said Ganguly.

    "They have always performed well whenever they got the opportunity. But neither of them know when they will get the next chance in spite of doing well," he said.

    In spite of hitting a fine 93 in a practice match against visiting England, Tiwary did not find favour with the new national selection committee headed by Sandip Patil, which announced the Indian team for the first two Tests.

    On the other hand, Dinda was the highest wicket-taker in last year's domestic season.

    Batting for Dinda, Ganguly said pacers have a short life span and they should get a chance when they are in top form.

    "Ishant Sharma has been given a lot of opportunities but has not performed as desired. Dinda was the highest wicket taker last year in the domestic season and has started off well this season. It is disappointing to say the least," said the southpaw.

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  2. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    Tiwary deserved it more than Bhajji and Yuvraj imho.
  3. Bond

    Bond New Member


    Sourav should shut his trap given that his two original favorites, Bhajji and Yuvraj, are in the team (undeservedly)
  4. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

  5. bossman19TT

    bossman19TT New Member

    Ganguly has been going on about Dinda for a long while now...imo he's not good enough
  6. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    Dinda is crap... I don't know how Ganguly is rating him so big. :facepalm:

    Have you seen his bowling? He bowls short 90% of the time. Crappy Crappy bowler.
  7. Bond

    Bond New Member

    ^ as I said, BengaliBias

    Dinda could be good, but he has to realize that being 'quick' for Ranji is probably still not quick enough
  8. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    I haven't seen much of him so I am not sure he is picking up those wickets. I only saw him in a game in T20 Cup and against SL, a few months ago. He bowled filth. It looked bad.

    Aside from that, I'm not really sure how can he bowl in Test Cricket. He'll get murdered.
  9. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Well-Known Member Staff Member

    This guy always promotes groupism :facepalm1:
  10. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

  11. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    Actually I think he'd have said that when a lcoal media person asked him about the local players.. Dont be so soon to categorize as bias. Sure, there is a hint of it but think about it. You can't easily say they are crap when the locals are asking..
  12. Rain.

    Rain. Active Member

    Tiwary would be better than Yuvraj...
  13. cricmahanty

    cricmahanty New Member

    Tiwary, yes. Dinda, no. There isn't a way Yuvraj deserves a place ahead of Tiwary tbh. All it shows is that the selectors hardly give a sh!t about performances in warm-up games.

    Dinda might be the best bowler in the Ranji circuit in terms of wickets but we all know how competitive our bowling scene is :facepalm:

    But it wouldn't have been a world of wrong if he had been given a nod ahead of Ishant, who has been woeful over the last 18-odd months, to say the least.

    This. Sometimes people are too judgmental when it comes to sensing a bias or anything of that sort.
  14. Santo99

    Santo99 Active Member

    ^I totally agree with you.
  15. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member