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X issue is dropped, mediocrity is retained: Venkatesh Prasad sad over Kishan’s exclusion in India-Sri Lanka ODI


NEW DELHI: Former pacer Venkatesh Prasad has criticised the exclusion of Ishan Kishan from India’s taking part in eleven for the primary ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka, saying “there isn’t a means you drop a participant for scoring a double hundred”.

Forward of the primary ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, India skipper Rohit Sharma made it clear that he’ll open alongside Shubman Gill and never Kishan, who scored a double hundred in his final innings within the 50-over format.

“Suppose truthful would have been to offer likelihood to a person who scored a double hundred in India’s final ODI, and in a sequence the place India misplaced two video games and the sequence.

“Have on a regular basis on the earth for Gill, however no means you drop a participant for scoring a double ton,” Prasad mentioned in a sequence of tweets.

Prasad, who performed 33 Checks and 161 ODIs for India, additionally feels that mediocrity is being most popular over “x-factor” within the present setup.

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“There’s a cause we have now underperformed in Restricted overs cricket. Fixed chopping altering and a man who does brilliantly and is an X issue is dropped and mediocrity retained.

“In Eng, Pant scored 100 within the closing ODI and helped India win the sequence. Nevertheless, based mostly on the T20 type was dropped from ODI crew. KL Rahul alternatively barring a few innings has failed constantly however retains his place. Efficiency shouldn’t be the foremost parameter. Unhappy,” the 53-year-old added.

Rahul would be the designated wicketkeeper within the taking part in eleven.

World’s primary T20 batter Suryakumar Yadav is prone to sit out of the primary ODI with Shreyas Iyer being the popular selection.

India final gained a significant match again in 2013.

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