India tour of West Indies 2019: Sourav Ganguly surprised not to see Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in the ODI squad

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Former Team India skipper Sourav Ganguly was absolutely taken aback by Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane’s omission from the ODI squad for India’s upcoming tour of West Indies. He urged the selection committee to be more consistent while making decisions and to pick the same players in all the 3 formats.


Dada also felt that selection should not be done to make everyone happy.

Kedar Jadhav, despite being inconsistent, has yet again been given an opportunity while Shubman Gill who is in stupendous form and was ‘Man of the Series’ following his 218 runs in 4 innings against West Indies ‘A’ has been ignored.


Along with Gill, Ganguly suggested that Ajinkya Rahane too deserved to be a part of the ODI squad. Once a regular part of the team, Rahane has a total of 2962 runs in 90 matches at an average of 35.26 to his name. He has even helped India win matches under pressure in the past.

India will be playing 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 2 Test Matches against West Indies starting from August 3. Except for Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul, not even a single player are playing in all the 3 formats. While players like Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer have been given a chance to prove themselves, the exclusion of the in-form Gill has literally baffled most cricket lovers and experts.

“I was waiting for the Indian senior team to be announced on Sunday and I expected to be selected for at least one of the squads,” Gill told CricketNext. “It was disappointing not to get picked but I am not going to spend time thinking over it. I’ll keep scoring runs and performing to the best of my ability to impress the selectors.”


Meanwhile, chief selector MSK Prasad has said that Gill’s name is on the waiting list right now.

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