Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief selector MSK Prasad’s wikipedia page displays a famous line from Ranveer Singh’s movie Gully Boy. MSK Prasad’s wikipedia page read ‘Apna time aayega’ after he left out Dinesh Karthik from the ODI squad against Australia.
Dinesh Karthik was left out from the ODI squad as he has not shown a great performance with his bat in the 50-over format till now. Dinesh Karthik was recently criticised for not taking a single in the last over of the final T20I against New Zealand, the match which India lost by 4 runs and eventually went on to lose the T20I series by 2-1.
Here’s the squad for T20I and ODI series against Australia that will start from February 24.
India’s squad for 1st and 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MSD (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohamed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Siddharth Kaul, KL Rahul
India’s squad for remaining three ODIs: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MSD (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant
Although, Dinesh Karthik will feature in the T20I team that will play two matches against the Kangaroos and the ODI series from which the wicket-keeper batsman has been left out can be a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming 2019 World Cup.
India’s squad for 1st and 2nd T20I: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande