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Team needs new fast bowler: Rathore

punjab Updated: Sep 27, 2012 20:29 IST
Rajeev Bhaskar
Rajeev Bhaskar
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Newly appointed selector of Indian cricket team Vikram Rathore, said on Thursday that the team led by MS Dhoni is a 'perfect' team to pose challenges to any tough opponent, however, the team needs a new fast bowler.

"As a selector, it would be a challenge for me to find a cricket talent in youngsters and in the present scenario we urgently need a fast bowler who could be groomed for the team," said Rathore while talking to Hindustan Times.

Rathore who played for the Indian team in 1996-97, revealed that to cater to the needs of fast bowlers, the BCCI is already organising a fast bowler's camp in different parts of the country and the National Cricket Academy was started for this very purpose.

On being questioned if he was hopeful of his appointment as a selector of the Indian cricket team, Rathore says, "Yes, I was quite positive as last time also my name was there in the list but it went to veteran cricketer Mohinder Amarnath".

Rathore who is a close associate of BCCI's joint secretary Anurag Thakur, said that the present batting line-up of the Indian team is quite strong and it is expected to prove its mettle in the ongoing T-20 World Cup being played in Sri Lanka.

On the controversy of Rahul Sharma, who was caught by Mumbai police in a rave party, Rathore evaded a direct reply and said as far as BCCI is concerned, there is nothing to say as he is currently playing in New Zealand.