New Delhi : Shikhar Dhawan’s poor technique in testing conditions along with the fitness status of Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin will come up for discussion when the selectors pick the Indian team for the two-Test series against the West Indies here on Wednesday.
The two Tests will be held in Rajkot (October 4-8) and Hyderabad (October 12-16). For some strange reason, the Indian cricket board did not issue a customary media advisory for the meeting in the capital.
Sources in the BCCI said that five-member committee may pick the side on Wednesday but wait for an official announcement till the end of the Asia Cup final on
One of the main reasons is believed to be Dhawan’s selection in the Test team while Ishant (ankle) and Ashwin (groin) are racing against time to get fit.
Since the two Tests will be a sort of dress rehearsal for the tour of Australia, selectors will be keen on giving all those players opportunity looking at the series Down Under.
Murali Vijay is back among the runs in county cricket but having been recently dropped, it will be difficult for him to make a comeback. There is a possibility that if given a chance, Dhawan will again plunder runs against a weak Windies attack on featherbeds before turning into potential ‘walking wicket’ against the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins.