Dravid doing a good job keeping wickets: More

Published: Thursday, September 30, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:Praising the performance of Rahul Dravid as wicketkeeper in One-dayers, new chairman of the national senior cricket selection committee Kiran More today said that he saw no reason to look for specialist stumpers for the Indian team in the limited version of the game.

''I don't think so,'' More replied when asked whether he would emphasise on roping in a specialist wicketkeeper for the One-dayers.

''It all depends on the kind of match and the situation. Besides, Rahul has been keeping wickets for the last around 100 One-dayers and doing a good job,'' the former Baroda cricketer, who had a long stint behind the stumps for the Indian team in the 80s and 90s of the last century, said hours after his appointment to the new post.

A visibly happy More said that the new post has given him a 'great opportunity' to serve Indian cricket and promised that he would go about his task with an open mind.

''I will work in complete cooperation with colleagues and keep a very open communication with the captain and coach,'' he said.

More, who left for Bangalore by an evening flight to attend his first meeting at the head of the selection panel to choose the Indian team for the first Test against Australia from October 6, said he was yet to receive any report on the fitness status of master batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who was recuperating from a tennis elbow.

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