Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo: BCCI)
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Ruturaj Gaikwad has been picked in the IND vs SL T20 series. The right-handed batsman is one of the openers that India has picked in the T20I squad. India is set to play a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The three T20I games will take place on January 3, 5, and 7.

Hardik Pandya leads India in IND vs SL T20I series. Some key players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are not part of the T20I series. Here we take a glance at 3 reasons why Ruturaj Gaikwad didn’t deserve a place in India’s T20 squad vs Sri Lanka.

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IND vs SL: 3 Reasons Why Ruturaj Gaikwad Didn’t Deserve A Place In India’s T20 Squad vs Sri Lanka

3. Poor Stats In T20Is As Opener

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad PC- BCCI

Ruturaj Gaikwad owns a poor record as an opener in T20Is so far. The right-handed batsman has played 9 T20I games so far. In 8 innings, he has scored just 135 runs at an average of 16.88. He has only hit 1 fifty in the shortest format.

He also owns a poor strike rate of 123.85 while batting in T20Is. Hence, Gaikwad owns a poor record as an opener in T20Is, and hence, he didn’t deserve a spot in the squad.

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