Be Consistent, Pick Best Team: Sourav Ganguly To Selectors

Be Consistent, Pick Best Team For The County: Sourav Ganguly To National Selectors

Sourav Ganguly, ICC World Cup 2019

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has asked the national selection committee to be consistent while picking teams and do the best for the country. In his tweet, Ganguly also wrote those same players should play all formats of the game. Here is what he wrote –

His tweet came a few days after Indian selection committee named the squads for the tour of West Indies. Surprisingly, there were a number of changes in the T20I squad. The selectors have given chances to youngsters.

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There was no place for either of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja made his comeback to the shortest format of the game while Rahul Chahar was handed his maiden India call-up.

Navdeep Saini was also called up to the white-ball squad for the first time. Deepak Chahar also made his comeback to the national team.

While team India has a settled Test lineup, there is no consistency in ODI and T20I squads. India try a lot of players in the shorter formats of the game and the squad for West Indies is another example of it.

In the home season, few more changes are expected to happen with the regulars expected to take rest after the completion of West Indies series.

Then again, the team will see new faces coming into the side and there will be no consistency.

Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli

The continues trial in the middle-order has seen India not being able to solve the number four batsman issue. The race that started in 2017 is yet to be solved. When Ambati Rayudu seemed to have fixed his place, he was dropped from World Cup squad and the Hyderabad cricketer has also retired from the game now.

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With Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey back in the squad, either of these two is expected to seal that spot.

Apart from asking for consistency, Ganguly also questioned the exclusion of Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill from the ODI squad for the upcoming series.

Gill is in the scheme of things and is in waiting for list while chances of Rahane making a comeback, for now, are bleak. He will have to play List A cricket in the upcoming season to force a comeback in the national squad.