Venkatesh Prasad backs RP Singh's selection for New Zealand tour

The injury-prone former India pacer, RP Singh, might have taken just 16 wickets from five Ranji Trophy matches in the ongoing season, but has been instrumental in Uttar Pradesh's two outright wins to lead group B as they are almost certain to make the last eight.

updated: December 13, 2013 19:41 IST
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Kolkata: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad on Friday said left-arm seamer RP Singh was back in his elements and should be considered for the tour to New Zealand.

Urging the national selectors to set their eyes on RP, Prasad said: "He is taking wickets, but the only thing missing is a five-wicket haul. I think it's just a matter of time. The moment he gets a five-for, he will be a different bowler. Fast bowling is about confidence.

"I feel the selectors should not only look at the stats, but the quality in his bowling. I'm pretty sure that he would be back in a couple of months time -- probably after the South Africa series.

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