While the BCCI has no intention of using its veto to over-rule Lal and Naik, the board's top officials are unable to wrap their heads around as to what led to recommendation of Raman's removal.
Sarandeep Singh, whose tenure ended with the tour of Australia earlier this year, was surprised that a rare talent like Prithvi Shaw did not even make the standbys for the England tour.
The 29-year-old left-hander, who will bid to make his Test debut on the tour, hopes playing the ball off kitty litter might help prepare for the variation of spin off bowlers' foot-marks.
The others in the fray were former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra and five female candidates including former chief selector Hemlata Kala.
The Indian wicketkeeper urged people to get the vaccine whenever they are eligible.
Virat Kohli's men are closely followed by their World Test Championship final opponents New Zealand.
"The classic example was when they said they weren't going to the Gabba so we didn't know where we were going," said the Australian captain.
Chappell also said that both India and England have overtaken Australia as the best side in recognising young talent and providing them a platform to succeed.
Hardik Pandya was not included in the Test team for the tour of England as he "was not in a position to bowl."
Kuldeep has seen his international appearances nosedive since the end of 2019, which was also the year that Dhoni played his last match for India.