Of late, the selection of the players in the Indian National Cricket Team has become a talk of the town. With 2 spots left in the squad, a lot of players is fighting to get the ticket for the ICC World Cup 2019. In between, the former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly makes a brave call saying that Vijay Shankar should be considered over Ravindra Jadeja.
Recently, Vijay Shankar has pressed his case for the selection in the team by playing a brilliant knock for India. He stood for the team during the crunch situations of the game thus impressing the team management and the skipper Virat Kohli on various occasions.
Ravindra Jadeja should not be in the world cup team – Sourav Ganguly
The former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly quoted that the team has got the right balance in the side. He believes that Vijay Shankar will fit in the team to perfection, especially, after his recent heroics in New Zealand and against Australia in India.
He also stressed that the selectors should not consider Ravindra Jadeja for the ICC World Cup 2019. Ganguly feels that Vijay Shankar deserves his spot to be in the Indian team for the upcoming grand event.
“Ravindra Jadeja should not be in the World Cup team. Vijay Shankar bowled beautifully in the Nagpur match. I think Vijay deserves his World Cup spot,” he said while speaking to PTI.
Virat Kohli should bat at number 3:
In between, he also spoke on the issue of number 3 and number 4 batsmen for India. The former skipper quoted that India should play Virat Kohli at number 3, who had incredible numbers to his name in the particular slot.
Further, he backed Ambati Rayudu to bat at number 4. Rayudu proved his worth in the final ODI against New Zealand. However, he isn’t that consistent though. Meanwhile, he asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bat at number 6 followed by Kedar Jadhav.
“Virat should bat in is usual number 3 slot. Rayudu at 4, Dhoni at 5 and Kedar at number 6,” Sourav Ganguly added to his lines.
Well, it would be interesting to see whether the Indian selectors consider the decision of Sourav Ganguly. Going by the recent form and the conditions in England, India might go with Vijay Shankar ahead of Ravindra Jadeja.