Amit Mishra should have played in New Zealand, says former pacer Karsan Ghavri

On the Indian pace attack's display in the second Test at Wellington, Karsan Ghavri said the bowlers should have pitched the ball up rather than use the short stuff.

updated: February 18, 2014 18:34 IST
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Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who has virtually been a passenger with the Indian touring team without getting into the playing eleven, should have been tried out by the team management during the New Zealand series to show his mettle, said former India pacer Karsan Ghavri in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Match report | Scorecard | Day 5 pics)

"I think other spinners should be given a chance. Unfortunately on such fast wickets (like in New Zealand), the spinners are not getting a chance to show their talent. I personally feel Amit Mishra should have been given a chance. Even (Ravichandran) Ashwin hasn't done really well in New Zealand (in ODIs)," Ghavri said. (India look for rare positives after horrid tour to New Zealand)

"It is a matter of how they plan it out. Strategically, they are going somewhere wrong," added the 62-year-old Saurashtra-born former left-arm bowler who was the first pacer from the country to reach 100 wickets in Test cricket. (Drawn Wellington Test helps India maintain 2nd Test team rank)

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