Experiments okay till SA series: Gavaskar
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Experiments okay till SA series: Gavaskar

He says the nucleus of the team hasn't been formed and many positions are up for grabs.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2006 21:20 IST

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar has given thumbs up to coach Greg Chappell's plans to experiment with the batting order in the tri-nation series in Kuala Lumpur but believes all experimentations should be put on the back burner by the end of the series with South Africa.

Gavaskar said the nucleus of the Indian team had still not been formed and a number of positions were up for grabs.

"The opening slot, the No. 6 and 7 positions in batting, the spinners and even the quick bowlers, these positions are still not fixed," Gavaskar said in ESPN-Star'sSporscenter programme.

India are slated to tour South Africa in November-December while the World Cup will be held in the West Indies from March 13 next year.

The 'Little Master' even had words of encouragement for former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, desperate to claw his way back into the national squad.

"His bowling will be handy on Caribbean wickets," Gavaskar said.

First Published: Sep 15, 2006 14:58 IST