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'I feel let down by team management'

Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria says his omission from the one-day series in South Africa has dealt a blow to his World Cup chances.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 21:43 IST

Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria on Thursday said his omission from the one-day series in South Africa has dealt a blow to his World Cup chances and felt "let down" by the team management in the matter.

"It surely does affect my chances of playing in the World Cup which is such a big tournament for any player," Kaneria told PTI on his return from South Africa on Thursday.

"I am disappointed not to make it to the one-day squad. I thought after my performances in the Tests I would be given a chance this time."

The 26-year old was a standout performer for Pakistan with 15 wickets in the recent three-Test series against the world's number two team.

He said his omission was at odds with the feedback he had received from the team management.

"I feel let down to be honest. I feel let down by the team management. Coach Bob Woolmer told me he was very satisfied with my efforts. Then why I am out I do not understand," he said.

Only the second Hindu to play for Pakistan after Anil Dalpat, Kaneria said he could not understand the logic behind keeping him out of the one-dayers.

"I bowled my heart out and gave more than a 100 percent to the team. And unless they play me in the one-day games how can anyone judge if I can survive in that format of the game."

Kaneria, who has 198 Test wickets and fashioned many Pakistan victories in the last two years, has got just 16 opportunities in the one-dayers.

He was preferred to left arm spinner Abdul Rehman against West Indies in the recent home series.