He wasn't in the reckoning"- Wasim Jaffer credits BCCI's scouting team for selection of this youngster

Published - 18 Jun 2024, 05:16 PM | Updated - 18 Jun 2024, 05:17 PM

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India has produced some quality cricketing talent over the past few years. It is well known that the country has immense cricketing potential but choosing and backing the right talent has a big role to play in this process.

The IPL plays a huge role in the talent search but not every successful IPL player goes on to achieve the same success at the international level. Among so many names, the selectors have a tough job of selecting a handful of players for the national team.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, and Sarfaraz Khan, all of these youngsters have made solid entries into the international arena and have shown their potential. In the upcoming years, these players are expected to win a no. of games for India.

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Wasim Jaffer credits the scouting team for selecting Dhruv Jurel

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has credited the selectors and the scouting team for the selection of Dhruv Jurel in the Indian team. During a podcast on the TRS clips YouTube channel, Jaffer admitted that he was initially surprised with Jurel's selection as he was nowhere near the picture.

"I was surprised because he suddenly came into the scene. He was nowhere in the picture. Credit should be given to those who scouted him. To bring him suddenly into the Test team because he wasn't in the reckoning. Either it was Rishabh Pant, KS Bharat, or KL Rahul. They brought him out of nowhere and realized that it can work well," Jaffer said.

The former India batter also lauded Dhruv Jurel for his batting and wicketkeeping in the Test series against India.

"Jurel should be patted on the back too for the way he responded, scoring 90 against England. Then in the IPL too. He has the skills. It's not just him. Many more have it. It's just about getting a chance," Jaffer added.

Dhruv Jurel was exceptional in his maiden international series which was played against England. He scored a crucial 46 in his debut Test at Rajkot. He didn't stop there and went on to score magnificent 90 and 39* in the next Test at Ranchi.

Jurel's second innings score of 39 came when India was in a spot of bother at 120-5, chasing a target of 192 in the fourth innings of the Test match. He was adjudged Player of the Match for his performance. The 23-year-old scored 190 runs in four innings at an average of 63.33 as India won the series 4-1.

Despite Virat Kohli being absent throughout the series, India's youngsters showed their strength by guiding the team to a memorable series win. Jurel's IPL teammate Yashasvi Jaiswal emerged as the highest run-scorer of the series with 712 runs in five Tests at an average of 89. Jaiswal was adjudged Player of the Series for his brilliant performance with the bat.


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