Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra is all set to retire from all forms of competitive cricket after the first T20 International against New Zealand in Delhi. He came back in the national team during Australia T20I series, but couldn’t manage to play a single game.
Meanwhile, after announcing the team for T20I series against New Zealand, chairman of selection panel MSK Prasad made it clear that it is whether he will crack in the playing XI for his last game or not.
“We can’t say that [if he will surely play in the Delhi T20I]. Whether he is going to play or not, it is clearly the team management and the selector on call, whoever it is. The think tank involved will be taking a call. There is no assurance from our side that he’s going to play or not. It will be decided on that particular day,” said Prasad.
“We have clearly communicated to the player, i.e Ashish Nehra and to the team management that we are only looking at him till the New Zealand series. If you have seen the pattern with which we have selected the India A players, the same bowlers we have been continuing with for the last one and a half years on all A trips, that means they are very much in line,” he further added.
“They have really done well in South Africa, also at home against New Zealand. This message has been clearly communicated and we are very happy that the player also needs to take it in the right spirit that the new generation is coming up.”
Feroz Shah Kotla will host this game on November 1, which will bring a curtain on Nehra’s glittering career.