Though there was space for both Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni in the XI, the panel were still faced with a decision over who should stand behind the sticks and who should be relegated to a role in the outfield. In the end however, unlike with many other areas of selection, agreement was quickly reached. Here’s how the conversation unfolded:
BG: The question is though, who keeps?
YR: Dhoni? Gives Gilchrist less to do.
TH: I’d opt for Dhoni.
YR: Dhoni’s quite low in our order so gets a more of a rest.
BG: Probably on balance the better keeper too?
TH: He was more memorable as a limited-overs keeper to me too.
YR: I agree with that Taha.
BG: I know purists sneer, but his stumping technique is close to revolutionary in my opinion. And then there’s the flash run outs.
TH: The no-look run-outs? Very Ronaldinho.