Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that the coach and the captain should have a say in the national team selection.
A captain sits in the selection committee to give his inputs, but decision making power lies with the five-member selection panel while the coach doesn’t have a seat on the table.
“I think it is extremely important that the captain and the coach should have a say in team selection. I think going forward, both should officially have a say. Especially if the coach is experienced enough, like I was and now how Rahul [Dravid] is,” Shastri told Star Sports. Head coach is part of the selection panel in Australia and England.
According to Shastri, himself a former India all-rounder and former Mumbai captain, the skipper must get to see the mindsets of the selectors. “It should happen in a meeting—not on the phone or outside—where the captain is there, so that he gets to see the mindsets of the selectors.”
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