India have named their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup. Most of the squad is along the expected lines, but there are some surprises. So here are the top three things that we learned from India’s World Cup Squad Announcement:
1) Rash Rayudu
A few months ago, Ambati Rayudu looked to be a certainty in the squad. He had made the number four position in the team his own. However, he has been playing some rash shots in recent matches, and this has cost him his place in the team. It appears as if KL Rahul is likely to bat at number four for India, and this has meant disappointment for Rayudu.
2) Unlucky Pant
Many people believed that Rishabh Pant would be a certainty in the final fifteen. This young player has been performing well for India as well as for his franchise. However, he has been overlooked and India have chosen Dinesh Karthik instead. Although Karthik himself is an accomplished batsman, this decision might be one that India go on to regret later.
3) Jadeja Makes The Cut
There was some doubt regarding Ravindra Jadeja’s selection in the squad. He has been in and out of the ODI team in recent months, and it was not certain that the selectors would stick with him. Nevertheless, the decision has been made now and Jadeja will be hoping that he can do it on the biggest stage of them all!
To sum up, the Indian squad looks strong and they are one of the favourites for the World Cup. Despite the absence of Rishabh Pant, they look like they have sufficient firepower that could see them into the knockout stages!