Sharath Sridharan will lead the committee for the selection of the Junior National team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the appointment of the All-India Junior Selection Committee. BCCI.tv
The committee is as follows:
1. Sharath Sridharan (South Zone) – Chairman
2. Pathik Patel (West Zone)
3. Ranadeb Bose (East Zone)
4. Kishan Mohan (North Zone)
5. Harvinder Singh Sodhi (Central Zone)
Former Tamil Nadu captain Mr. Sharath Sridharan will head the committee. The first cricketer to play 100 Ranji Trophy matches for Tamil Nadu, Mr. Sharath in his 15-year-long domestic career, scored 8700 runs including 27 centuries and 42 half-centuries in 139 first-class matches with a highly impressive average of 51.17. He also played over 100 List A games scoring more than 3000 runs. He has also been a BCCI match referee.
From the West Zone, Ahmedabad Gujarat’s Pathik Patel is also on the list. The 49-year-old was a wicket-keeper and has played 32 First-Class matches as well as 28 List A matches. He had managed to score six fifties but was unable to convert any of them to a hundred. Nevertheless, He was a fine keeper for the stateside.
Ranadeb Bose from West Bengal is representing the East zone. Picking up over 317 wickets in First-Class cricket, his stats are very good. He was a consistent player for the Bengal state team.
The 53 years old, Kishan Mohan from Punjab has made his place. In 45 First-Class matches with an average of over 36 along with 5 centuries had a fine but small career. He was not picked for the List A’s but his First-Class stats is good for Punjab. He played between 187/88 – 1995/96 era.
Playing through from 1990/91 to 2002/03, Harvinder Singh Sodhi, represented the Madhya Pradesh team. He was a bowler who can bat if needed. Scoring over 2000 First-class runs and picking up 174 wickets in 76 matches, Harvinder had it all. He had also managed to pick up 65 wickets from 55 List A appearances.