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Selectors should be consistent, Shubman should have been in team: Ganguly

Two of a kind: Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli at a book launch function. | File

Two of a kind: Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli at a book launch function. | File   | Photo Credit: AFP

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on July 24 questioned the omission of veteran Ajinkya Rahane and young Shubman Gill from the ODI squad for the tour of West Indies, urging the selection committee to be consistent with their policies.

An inconsistent Kedar Jadhav has been retained while Gill, who has been adjudged man-of-the-series in the five List A games in the West Indies scoring 218 runs, has been omitted.
 

 

Ganguly took to Twitter to take a dig at the selectors stating the main agenda should be picking the best possible team and not making people happy.

Gill has already expressed his disappointment at not being picked in the squad for the limited overs series in the Caribbean. The MSK Prasad-led selection committee picked India’s squads for the T20I, ODI and Test squads for the tour of West Indies on July 21. Barring left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, no other Indian player features in all 3 formats for the West Indies tour.

Indian T20 squad for the 2019 West Indies tour
 

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