Selectors picked up best possible team for Oz series: BCCI

BCCI Finance and Media Committee Chairman Rajiv Shukla said Yuvraj has been dropped from the series purely because of his poor form and fitness and not for any other reason.

"I think it should be left to the selectors to decide which batsman they want to pick for the Test series against Australia keeping in mind the venues. They (selectors) have done a good job. This is the best possible team they have selected," he told reporters here.

"As far as Yuvraj is concerned, the selectors have made him captain of the Rest of India team. When they will find he is fit enough to join the team, they will call him back. I don't think we should interpret the selectors' decision," Shukla said.

The selectors today dropped out-of-form Yuvraj from the 15-member Indian Test squad for the series against Australia and replaced the left-hander with prolific Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara. Meanwhile, the BCCI official also said that water-tight security arrangements have been put in place for the visiting Australia team, which landed here this morning, in the wake of a firing incident here targeting foreign nationals.

"I don't think Australia need to worry much about the security situation in India. We have made full-proof security arrangements. They (Australians) will find their stay in the country comfortable," Shukla said.

"We are in constant touch with the Home Ministry and respective state governments. I don't think there should be any doubt related to the security situation during the series," he added.

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