IPL no base for Test, ODI selection: Dhoni

Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 8:58 [IST]
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'IPL no base for Test, ODI selection'

Centurion: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni opointed out that performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) should not be the base for players being selected for Test and ODI matches.

“The thing is you see good performances in the domestic and IPL circuit and you suddenly think of them as India prospects. But, a 50-over game is different from a 20-over match. It also tests your endurance, whether you are similarly fresh in bowling at the death," Dhoni said during a press conference in Centurion.

Dhoni also pointed out to all-rounder Yusuf Pathan"s performance to embark his point. Yusuf has always been in splendid form while playing for his IPL team Rajasthan Royals, but has failed to show a similar display in the international stage.

“Yusuf has loads of talent and he has been dominating at the domestic and IPL level. But, he hasn't translated it in international level. That's a worry," Dhoni said.


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