London, Jul 25 (UNI) ECB selection committee chairman Geoff Miller has sorted out the differences with England captain Michael Vaughan over the selection of the team for the second Test against South Africa.
''We have analysed everything,'' Miller said, adding,''We have cleared the issues that supposedly were involved in the last Test.
I've had a chat with Michael Vaughan. I sat down with the selectors and there are no more problems.'' ''We are trying, as say, make every decision on a sensible basis.
We are responsible for selecting the side and people, who know me well, knows that there is a logic and a reason behind all the selections made,'' he asserted.
Vaughan had earlier said Darren Pattinson's inclusion had unsettled the team and has called Pattinson ''a confused selection.'' ''The whole morning (the first morning of the Test) unsettled the team. You change the team by two players, there are players playing out of position, and you leave out a player like Paul Collingwood, who is a huge player in the side, of course it has an effect,'' Vaughan had said after the humiliating 10-wicket defeat to South Africa.
Further lamenting that the team spirit was lacking during the second Test, Vaughan said, ''We didn't feel as much of a unit this week. I have a huge belief that we need to be a unit in Test cricket.'' However, he defended Pattinson's performance (match figures of 2 for 96) and was unhappy with the severe criticism the fast bowler faced.
''He tried his guts out and bowled some good spells. I felt sorry for him. He's not been in the set-up and didn't know anyone.
We didn't know him, so it was difficult for him.'' Miller, however, defended the inclusion of the 29-year-old fast bowler who had played only 11 first-class matches prior to his Test debut.
''We garner opinion by talking to umpires, county coaches and other players and then we go and monitor the players that those chats throw up,'' Miller was qouted as saying by the 'Daily Telegraph'.
''Once we've got a rounded picture, and if they're the kind of player Peter and Michael are looking for, we'll consider them for selection.'' UNI XC PY AB AS1529