Either Ambati Rayudu or Shreyas Iyer should have remained in India’s 2019 World Cup squad: Ravi Shastri

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Either Ambati Rayudu or Shreyas Iyer need to have been in India’s 2019 World Cup squad: Ravi Shastri

Shastri said that he had no hand in the team option.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri.(Picture by Adam Davy/PA Images through Getty Images Ravi Shastri’s tenure as Team India head coach ended last month following the verdict of the T20 World Cup 2021. While the previous Indian all-rounder appreciated a sensational run in the coach’s duty, an ICC prize would have been the cherry on the cake. India played three ICC occasions under coach Shastri but couldn’t get the magnificence when.

While India qualified for the knock-out phase in the 2019 World Cup and also 2019-21 World Test Champion, they could not clear the team stage in the 2021 T20 World Cup. As far as the 2019 occasion is concerned, a number of questions were raised over the team choice. Ambati Rayudu had not been chosen after captain Virat Kohli honestly recognized that he would certainly be the no. 4 batter in the accumulation to the ICC occasion.

What was the reasoning in having Dhoni, Rishabh and Dinesh completely?: Ravi Shastri

Nevertheless, the team administration rather chose all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Mentioning the episode, Shastri to start with asserted that he had no hand in the team choice. Nevertheless, he wasn’t amused with India’s 15-man squad having 3 wicketkeepers in MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, and also Dinesh Karthik. He also said either Rayudu or Shreyas Iyer ought to have been in the squad.

“I had no say in that (team choice). But I had not been okay with three wicketkeepers being selected for the World Cup. Either Ambati or Shreyas might’ve come in. What was the reasoning in having MS Dhoni, Rishabh [Pant] and also Dinesh [Karthik] entirely?” claimed Shastri in a discussion with The Times of India.

“However I never ever disrupted the selectors’ job, other than when I was requested for responses or as component of a basic discussion,” he included. For the unversed, India were rather remarkable in the 2019 World Cup as they topped the league phases, having actually won 7 of their nine fixtures.

However, an 18-run loss against New Zealand in the semi-finals finished their campaign in the gala competition. Going after a target of 240 in Manchester, India collapsed to 24 for 4 before half-centuries from Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni maintained the Men in Blue in the quest. India, at some point, went down by 18 runs as well as obtained knocked senseless of the event. On The Other Hand, Rahul Dravid has changed Shastri as India’s head coach and expectations are sky high from the former Indian captain.

Published at Fri, 10 Dec 2021 01:22:05 -0600

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