India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined the BCCI selectors via video conference from Australia, but some of the names suggested by him were turned down by the selectors.
The BCCI trimmed down the list of 30 World Cup probables to final 15 on Tuesday, including Stuart Binny but leaving out the in-form opener Murali Vijay, Yuvraj Singh and Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa, which were the only talking points of an otherwise strong squad.
But, Dhoni made a strong case of his Chennai Super Kings’ team-mates Vijay as a back-up opener and medium pacer Mohit or Aaron as the fifth pacer in the squad, but the selectors, who also consulted Virat Kohli via video conference, didn’t agree.
But there has been a lot of debate in the cricketing circles over the selection of Binny, whose father Roger is one of the selectors. However, the experts have backed his selection saying he will come in handy in New Zealand – the co-hosts of the World Cup.