Agarwal's selection could also mean the Indian team management wanted a back-up opener after KL Rahul - who moved to the top after Dhawan went out - missed a large part of the England innings after hurting his hip while attempting a catch on the boundary. In the statement, the BCCI said that the team management had asked the selectors for a "suitable top-order batsman" as Vijay's replacement. Rahul did come out to bat in the chase against England, but made a nine-ball duck. Bangar indicated that Rahul was fit, but having a third opener in Agarwal might be a precautionary measure. … [Read more...] about Vijay Shankar out of World Cup with toe injury
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Although Pant has not reacted in any form, Rayudu posted a message on his Twitter feed on Tuesday, saying he had ordered 3D glasses to watch the World Cup. It is understood that both the BCCI and the selectors have noted Rayudu's reaction, but have described as emotional. … [Read more...] about Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini named standbys for World Cup
"In the last one-and-a-half years, these two wristspinners who have won us games," Prasad said. "But there might be a situation where you might require an additional allrounder in the playing XI, which Jadeja brings in. In the second part of the tournament, where the wickets may be a bit more dry, that is where we felt Jadeja will come in handy. That's the reason why he's been picked." … [Read more...] about Rahul and Karthik in, Pant and Rayudu out of India’s World Cup squad
Handscomb had played each of Australia's last 13 matches, making a century and three half-centuries, averaging 43.54 and striking at 98.15. In Australia's eight-game winning streak on the tours of India and the UAE he was one of only three players, alongside Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Turner, to strike above 100. His 117 in Mohali was pivotal as Australia chased down 359, their highest chase in ODI history. Turner also made 84 not out from 43 balls in that innings but he too has been left out of the 15-man squad. … [Read more...] about Smith and Warner make World Cup return; Handscomb and Hazlewood out
So I'm not too sure whether he still knows how to play those situations. When it comes to Test matches, you can still play your natural game whether it is 100 for 5 or 400 for 5. In T20 cricket, you are not really asked to do too many different things. But in a 50-overs game, in the middle order, you have to be a little more equipped in terms of handling different situations. My only concern is whether he is ready to do that as of now. … [Read more...] about The Rishabh Pant question: In or out of India’s World Cup squad?