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Yuvraj Singh Slams Selectors For Not Including Ambati Rayudu In The 2019 World Cup

The selector’s panel of BCCI has always been under the scanner because of their decisions, which don’t go down well with the Indian cricket fans. Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricketer has always been very vocal about his disappointment with the selectors committee of team India.

Recently, Yuvraj Singh slammed the Indian team selectors by giving an example of Ambatti Rayudu’s exclusion from the 2019 World Cup squad. Well, Rayudu’s exclusion from the team had come out as a big surprise for the fans as one of the biggest selection conundrums ahead of the 2019 World Cup was to decide who would play at the No.4 position and Rayudu, who is considered as a pure cricketer wasn’t included in the team.

During an  Instagram Live chat with Nikhil Naz, Yuvraj slammed the selectors for ignoring Rayudu citing that he deserved a spot in the 15-member squad.

In 2019, I don’t know what was the thinking about the middle order. (Vijay) Shankar was picked to at 4, and then (Rishabh) Pant replaced him. These guys played 4-5 games before the WC, they don’t perform in crunch situations then you scrutinise him. What is their (Indian cricket team selectors’) planning? Rayudu scored 90 in NZ and they dropped him in the last minute. Rayudu, who scored 90 in NZ, failed in three innings against Australia and wasn’t in the Indian squad, because he didn’t have a good IPL,”

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He added:

:Someone needs to be challenging these calls. You can’t go into a World Cup with guys who have played just 3-5 ODIs. There has to be thought process while going into such a big World Cup. For the upcoming T20 World Cup, guys have been playing for a while and those who have experience should be picked. In the last minute if you pick a player just because you like him, it’s not fair on the guy who is being dropped,” 

 

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