The new team that has taken charge of the selection committee knows the challenges that lie ahead. The current team is undergoing a transition - so Sandeep and his team might have to take some important decisions like dealing with Sachin Tendulkar's retirement. Apart from this, the team also regularly needs new faces to bolster the squad and develop a strong bench strength in the process for all formats.
Sandeep Patil was regarded as a no-non sense kind of a player during his cricket days. He was an aggressive batsmen and his behavior towards the game was also the same - with some even calling him arrogant. He needs to maintain the same kind of aggression and choose players on merit, not like some of the past selectors who chose players on the basis of their past records and reputation. He does not mind facing the wrath of the BCCI nor the players, but he is someone who would do what is best for the nation.
The BCCI needs to treat the chief selector with care as he is someone who will quit his decision-making meddled with. He has done so in the past as he quit the job of the Indian A team coach, after he felt that he was not treated well by the BCCI. If he feels that a player like Sehwag needs to be dropped, he will do so. We can expect the new selector to walk the talk.
Roger Binny (South Zone), Rajinder Singh Hans (Central Zone), Saba Karim (East Zome), Vikram Rathore (North Zone) and Sandeep Patil (West Zone) make up the new full selection committee of the Indian team with Patil at the helm of the selection committee. Rajinder Singh Hans is a known figure in the domestic circuit and the rest of the members have represented the Indian senior team.
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