1. BCCI announces ODI and T20 squad for Sri Lanka tour, Yuvraj Singh, Rishabh Pant dropped; R Ashwin, Jadeja rested

BCCI announces ODI and T20 squad for Sri Lanka tour, Yuvraj Singh, Rishabh Pant dropped; R Ashwin, Jadeja rested

BCCI announces ODI squad for Sri Lanka Tour: BCCI on Sunday announced One Day International squad for India's tour of Sri Lanka.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 13, 2017 9:28 PM
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BCCI on Sunday announced One Day International squad and T20 International for India’s tour of Sri Lanka. All rounder Yuvraj Singh and batsman Rishabh Pant have been dropped, while in-form Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have been rested. Pacer Shardul Thakur, who displayed tremendous show with the ball for Rising Pune Supergiant, has been rewarded for his performance. A senior BCCI official, who is privy to selection policy told news agency Press Trust of India that Yuvraj is no longer in contention for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. “His batting has lost sting. He rarely bowls and his fielding has gone down a few notches.

If we have to prepare a team for 2019 World Cup, we had to take a call now. In case of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, we still don’t have a replacement but Yuvraj’s place has multiple contenders,” the official, who can’t come on record, was quoted as saying by PTI. Yuvraj’s last 50 came against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy opener, however, the all rounder could hardly do anything notable as his last seven ODI innings fetched him only 162 runs.

Another player who was dropped from Team India is young keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. The youngster paved way for KL Rahul, who is also a decent glovesman. While the team also has Kedar Jadhav, another person who can keep wickets. In a surprise, the national selection committee decided to rest all senior bowlers — pacers Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav along with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. While Jasprit Bumrah is making a comeback after much-needed rest while rookie Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur has also been included in the side.

Team India for Sri Lanka ODIs & T20I: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar, Rohit (vc), Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

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  1. J
    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    Yuvraj is always champion
    1. S
      Aug 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm
      Great Squad. Good to see Shardul thakur in the squad. He is exceptionally bowling well especially in new balls. He can swing the ball as his wish. But just one thing rishab pant could have been given a chance. He is the proper replacement of msdhoni in future. This is the right time to give him a chance and able to know his performance both batting as well as keeping. He can get as much advice from the seniors like dhoni as wicketkeeping skills hence dhoni is a big asset in the team as an experience player. Ofcourse we have kedar jadhav as a subs ue keeper but he is running 31, but rishabh is a young player and deserve a chance in a team surely in future. All the bset team india for srilanka odi series.
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        Dr Sandeep
        Aug 17, 2017 at 10:37 am
        Yuvi career is over. Great team selection.
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          Pradeep pandey
          Aug 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm
          Rahane ki jagah youraj ko team me lena chahiye thaa
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            jagdev singh
            Aug 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm
            Injustice with yuvraj singh why ms dhoni in the squad if not yuvraj singh.
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              sreerag nandilath
              Aug 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm
              All are pointing out Yuvraj,who's performance was better in champions trophy ? And i want to know who is that much capable for replacing yuvi ? And all of you just remember one thing before criticising Yuvi,there was a time for him,because of his extra ordinary and mind blowing performance,India got "2007 T20 World Cup" and "2011 World cup".2 stars on the top of our jersey is the contribution of Yuvi's.So dont point out Yuvi always.
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                DR T N MURTY
                Aug 14, 2017 at 6:08 am
                Tour it self a waste. So commenting on team selection is another waste
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                  Aman Singh
                  Aug 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm
                  Raina ka q chan nahi hi
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