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ICC World Cup 2019 Team India Squad: India must be bonkers - Michael Vaughan reacts to Rishabh Pant’s exclusion from squad

ICC World Cup 2019 - Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who has always been a vocal admirer of young Pant, took to Twitter to express his shock over his exclusion from the Indian squad.

cricket Updated: Apr 17, 2019 12:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of Rishabh Pant
File image of Rishabh Pant(AP)
         

The Indian selectors decided to include Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant in the 15-member squad for the upcoming cricket World Cup. This selection did raise a few eyebrows and has already drawn a number of mixed reactions from fans and pundits.

While few are satisfied with the picks, different former cricketers are slightly flummoxed with the decision to axe young Rishabh Pant. Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who has always been a vocal admirer of young Pant, took to Twitter to express his shock over his exclusion from the Indian squad.

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‘No @RishabPant777 in the World Cup Squad ... India must be bonkers !!!!!’ Vaughan wrote on Twitter.

 

Also, the Indian squad has only three genuine pacers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah and this too has drawn comments from pundits who believe that the Indian side are light in the seam department. Vaughan, however, said that the conditions in England have changed and that, smart seam bowling and a good spin attack will be the key to be successful in the tournament.

 

India’s squad for the World Cup: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami

First Published: Apr 15, 2019 19:05 IST