Kiran More (selection committee chairman) said, “We have enough options at the moment and are looking to have a pool of 22 players from whom we can pick the final World Cup squad.” (Chappell had said earlier that he had identified about 18 players to represent India, I can’t recall the exact interview). Notice that Chappell issued a statement prior to the first ODI that Sreesanth would open the bowling and he sure did. This is quite in contrast to his earlier statements that the “captain is the boss” once the match starts. Its just a sign of Chappell’s growing influence and control.
There is a clear sign of change. So far its working well (thanks to the return of Sachin of course) and hopefully it will continue.
p.s: Coach Greg Chappell, captain Rahul Dravid and physio John Gloster attended the selection meeting.