NZ vs BAN 2022: What comes as a major shocker for cricket fans is the exclusion of gleaming spinner Ajaz Patel from England’s 13 member squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh. However, the exclusion from the upcoming test series hasn’t surprised the off-spinner instead he is disappointed with the selectors’ decision & has communicated the same to Head Coach Gary Stead.
Gary Stead said that he felt bad for Patel for not making it to the 13 member squad but he justified management’s decision of excluding the off-spinner who became the third bowler to scalp 10 wickets in an innings of a test match by stating that the decision was taken by applying ‘horses-for-courses selection policy’. Considering this policy a green signal was given to spin all-rounder Rachin Ravindra who is the lone spin option for the Bangladesh Tests.
“It was more just expressing my disappointment because I think you still have to express yourself, and still be able to show that you’re passionate about playing Test cricket for New Zealand at home. There’s a good relationship there with Gary, as well, we had some honest conversations, sometimes they’re not the most pleasing, but at the same time, we can be upfront with each other and know where we stand,” said Ajaz Patel, who understood the reason for not making the team.