Jaipur, Nov 17 (UNI) Young Uttar Pradesh all-rounder Parveen Kumar is likely to make his debut for India as the three main bowlers -- pacers Zaheer Khan, RP Singh and spinner Harbhajan Singh will be rested in the fifth and final one-day match against Pakistan here tomorrow.
Announcing the composition of the team, India's cricket manager LalChand Rajput said the final eleven has not yet been decided but ''those who have not played so far will get the chance to represent the country''.
This means that apart from Parveen Kumar, Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma and pace bowler S Sreesanth also have the chance to be in the final eleven tomorrow.
The manager also said that the team will like to keep the winning momentum going.
''We want to win the last match too before the start of the test series.'' He said Sachin was happy that the team won in Gwalior though he could not score the hundred. ''We want him to get the hundred as early as possible.'' Rajput asserted that Team India's fielding is improving. ''We are working hard on this aspect and I am confident that there will be further improvement,'' he said.
He also admitted that the just concluded series against Australia has done a ''lot of good to the side'' and added that ''Pakistan is not a weak side, when the two countries play against each other, they raise the bar and the contest become exciting.'' Asked about the track , he said, ''The wicket looks good, it is hard and likely to help the batsman but dew is going to be an important factor.'' Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir who also addressed the media said he was not really disappointed for not having been included in the Test squad and was happy with his form.
''After all only 14 have to be picked. A couple of time I have come to bat at a fall of an early wicket so I had to go for a big partnership and add stability to the batting, the Delhi lad said.
Gambhir was of the view that against Pakistan it is difficult to ''lower your gaurds'' and added ''We will like to keep the winning momentum going.'' Commenting on his on-pitch spat with Afridi, he said, ''That is a closed chapter. It happened on the field and it was forgotten off the field.'' Asked how he reacted to the news that Shaid Afridi has been dropped from the Test squad, he candidly replied, ''Well I have also been dropped from the side (Test).'' UNI