Seniors still have a chance: Kirsten

Updated: 15 June 2008 18:03 IST

Kirsten says the senior players are very much part of his scheme of things even though it's time to blood some youngsters.

Dhaka:

Fresh legs and new faces may have given Team India a young look but coach Garry Kirsten believes senior players can still play a role in the side even though they are not part of the mix right now.

Kirsten said the senior players are very much part of his scheme of things even though it's time to blood some youngsters.

"You know that there are some senior players available to play one-day cricket for India. It is not that they will not be considered anymore. Certainly, they are very much part of it," Kirsten old reporters in Dhaka on Monday.

"It is an exciting phase in Indian cricket to try some young players. I think they have shown that they are capable of playing in big situations like what we saw in IPL," he said.

Among the seniors, Sachin Tendulkar remains out of action with a groin injury while Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid failed to find favour with the selectors in the one-day side.

Kirsten said it was a transitional phase for Indian cricket and a judicious blend of youth and experience is what the side needed.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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