New Delhi: Considering a lot of factors, the Indian team for the three tests in Sri Lanka was picked by the selectors on Thursday. According to Sandip Patil and Anurag Thakur, the squad incudes Virat Kohli(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron, Harbhajan Singh , Chetashwar Pujara, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Rohit Sharma , Wriddhiman Saha and Umesh Yaday.
At the press conference, Chief Selector Sandip Patil made it clear that the best possible team has been picked considering the fitness level and form of the players. Age is not a bar to performance, felt Patil He said that although Pragyan Ojha was talked about, Amit Mishra was favoured taking into the performance in the recent past. In connection to Bengal wicket keeper, Patil was quoted saying that Mishra was always part of the scheme. Of course, a change in captain affects selection. We’ve backed Saha based on domestic performance. He’s the right option at this stage and sets a good balance, added Patil.
On the other hand, Anurag Thakkur, Secretary of BCCI said that players were also discussed for the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2016. Adding to it, he also said in connection to IPL and the Lodha Committee report, “Teams are not terminated,just suspended. We have formed a committee to look into it.” However, it was made clear that Gautam Gambhir was not discussed as a probable for the team.