Gavaskar backs decision to not change team for Kolkata Test

Updated: 27 November 2012 20:22 IST

Gavaskar feels changes could have been made if the hosts were 2-0 up in the series. He instead suggests a ruthless approach to come back strong against England.

New Delhi:

Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is fine with selectors opting to not change the Indian side after the crushing defeat at the hands of England in Mumbai.

While the hosts crumbled to a 10-wicket win to concede their lead in the series on Monday, Gavaskar told NDTV that major changes were not required. "There are quite a few youngsters who are knocking the doors. India could have tried a few youngsters if they were 2-0 up in the series. We can't make wholesale changes, it creates uncertainty," he said.

"We have to look at the situations also. The selection committees are not keen to experiment or inject young blood. That has been the trend in the last couple of years and it has not changed."

For Gavaskar, looking forward and bouncing back against the visitors meant more about changing the approach to the series and the game. "We have to look at the situations also. The selection committees are not keen to experiment or inject young blood. That has been the trend in the last couple of years and it has not changed. The only way is to be a bit ruthless. But it not in our nature to be ruthless."

Topics : Cricket England in India 2012 Sunil Gavaskar England India
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