Former selector Srikkanth said – Pant can turn the match in few overs
Srikanth had selected the Indian team to win the World Cup in 2011.
Sports desk The Indian team was announced for the 12th ODI in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. Dinesh Karthik was chosen as the second wicketkeeper in the 15-member team. He was given preference over Rishabh Pant. On selection of team, former captain and selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth said, "I am shocked to see Pant not in the World Cup team." At the same time, Sanjay Manjrekar said that selection of Kartik is astonishing.
Srikanth said, "Pant can turn the match in a few overs, and one could choose Shuvan Gill and Shreyas Iyer to give depth to the middle order." Srikanth was also the main selector from 2008 to 2012. He selected the Indian team winning the 2011 World Cup.
Very surprised to see that @ RishabPant777 not included in the world cup squad! He can change a game within a matter of few overs, would also like to see the likes of either Gill or Iyer
– Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) April 15, 2019
Manjrekar said – Vijay Shankar lucky player
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said, "It is not possible to make everyone happy by selecting the team, but it is wonderful to be in Dinesh Karthik's team, the selectors are not guilty of not showing consistency with them, they are out of the team in January before the selection in the World Cup. Vijay Shankar is a lucky player who gets place in the team. "
It's impossible to keep everyone happy with team selections but Karthik inclusion is surprising Selectors guilty of showing no consistency in his case Discarded after Jan 2019 to select straight for the WC Shankar is a lucky man to make it #CricketLive #StarSports
– Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 15, 2019
'Pant in test team, but not in ODIs'
Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle said, "Pant will be a little confused that on one hand he is the first favorite wicketkeeper in the Test team, on the other hand he is not in the ODI team." Wicketkeeping is generally considered to be the toughest test in the Test.
While Pant will be a bit confused given that he is the test keeper but he has left out on wicketkeeping skills, this caps a wonderful sequence of events for Dinesh Karthik. From being down and out in life to being the World Cup It is a story of hope.
– Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 15, 2019
Shankar selected for the fourth place without trying: Akash
Former India cricketer and commentator Akash Chopra said, "India has chosen Vijay Shankar for number four, and it has not been seen whether it will work or not, Karthik has been selected as the replacement of Dhoni. Do not have fast bowlers, interesting options, hope this will work. Good luck. "
So, India has picked Shankar as # 4 option. Without really knowing if it'll work DK will only play And no fourth seamer Interesting choices Hope it works ☺️🤗Good luck 👍🙌 #CWC
– Aakash Chopra (@cricaakash) April 15, 2019
Shami was not in ODI squad for 4 months: Kaif
Mohammed Kaif, a member of the 2003 World Cup team, said, "Mohammed Shami was not in the ODI team four months ago but on the basis of some excellent performance, he ensured his name in the World Cup, which would be a bit disappointing for many players. Best wishes. "
6 mnths back, Mohammad Shami washerehere near being considered for white ball cricket, but some outstanding performances have ensured he plays his 2nd World Cup. He and Jadeja have fought their way back in. There will be few disappointed players but best wishes to Team India # CWC19 pic.twitter.com/tqjm2nAwAM
– Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 15, 2019