Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly surprised over the absence of Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane In ODI Squad for West Indies tour


Sourav Ganguly said India selectors should pick a few more players for all 3 formats.

Ganguly expressed surprise at Shubman Gill's omission from ODI squad.

India to play 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests against West Indies from August 3.

Sourav Ganguly surprise - Former Indian Cricket Team Captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he is surprised that the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill have not been selected in the ODI squad for West Indies tour. India had announced the squad for the upcoming T20Is, ODIs and Test match series against West Indies on Sunday. Many people expressed their displeasure over the omission of Gill from the squad as the player has been in good form in the recently concluded five-match unofficial ODI series between India A and West Indies A. Indian cricket team middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has only been picked into the Test squad but stylish opener Shubman Gill has not been included in any of the formats in India's tour of West Indies. The Men in Blue Indian cricket team will tour West Indies for three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in August.

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In a tweet, Ganguly wrote, "There are many in the squad who can play all formats ..surprised not to see Shubman Gill...Rahane in the one-day squad".

Sourav Ganguly feels that selectors should select the same players for all formats, which helps in building momentum and confidence.

Indian stylish young opener Shubhman Gill has top-scored for India A in the unofficial ODI series, scoring 218 runs, including 3 half-centuries against West Indies A.

Shubman Gill recently conceded that he is disappointed at having missed a chance to represent the senior national team on the tour of West Indies. "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," Gill told CricketNext.

As Indian cricket team were knocked out of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 in the semi-finals, former BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale had opined that Rahane should be the number four batsman in the ODI format.

"In my opinion, the Indian team needs a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at number four. We tried those batsmen who did not have a good record overseas. Rahane has always scored good runs in England," Jagdale had told ANI.


Shikhar Dhawan has returned for both ODIs and T20Is as he was ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2019 after suffering an injury to his left index finger and thumb. Also, No.1 ranked bowler Jasprit Bumrah was rested for three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni was rested as well, Rishabh Pant will be keeping the wickets for the team. Pant has been named across all three formats andWriddhiman Saha found a spot for the two Tests.



Indian squads for West Indies tour:

 T20Is: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

ODIs: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini

Tests: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk) Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav