Now that the World Cup is over, Team India will look to start afresh. It was the unstable middle-order in the batting line-up that let the team down and cost India the World Cup.
On Sunday, July 21, the MSK Prasad-led Selection Committee announced the team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.
India will be playing 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Test Matches, and they will look to forget their World Cup woes and have the last laugh against the Caribbean giants. However, some bold decisions and controversial calls were made during the selection, and clearly, the fans and experts are disappointed to the core.
Here are 6 players who were unlucky to be overlooked and deserved to be a part of the ODI side:
1.) Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill had a dream IPL run, and even though he couldn’t perform in the 2 ODIs against New Zealand, he should have been given another opportunity. An apt choice for the no. 4 batting position, this tour would have been a great chance for Gill to prove himself as he can play both the spinners and pacers with the utmost ease.
2.) Sanju Samson
If youngsters are the ones who are looking to be groomed for the future of Indian cricket, then surely Sanju Samson deserved a chance. Even though he lacks consistency, he had a super IPL and knows how to keep the scoreboard ticking under pressure and he can silence his critics with brilliant batting performances. Also, his wicket-keeping skill is a big factor as to why he should have been picked.