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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/28159133/george-bailey-round-australia-selection-panel As usual, Australia setting the benchmark for innovative thinking and continuous improvement. Bailey last played a T20I in 2017, is still playing domestic, and now will be one of 3 selectors, especially chosen for his short-format expertise. In india, we are still reluctant to try split captaincy despite massive increase in player workload, and our LOI selections are stale, as selectors are usually players who retired 15-20 years back. Most people in administration are busy fighting turf battles & power games. Either BCCI looks to totally squash player voices, or we have Dhoni/Kohli type periods where one or two players have outsized influence. When was the last time a poor series or tournament performance triggered a rational system-wide introspection like Argus review. Not every plan or program will work, and no team can remain No. 1 indefinitely, but the drive to improve the system and become a benchmark for the rest of the world in all areas related to cricket is missing. A country of our size and passion for cricket needs to develop this attitude at all levels of our cricketing structure. Hoping that Ganguly-Dravid combo now involved at top echelon of cricket admin, with backing of political strongmen like Shah & Thakur can effect such changes.
India will announce their Test squad on Wednesday, for the Test series in England.