The former players are presenting their views on who will find the place in the Indian World cup squad. Some players have also announced their favourite team for the upcoming World Cup. Similarly, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly also gave his opinion and said that all-rounder Vijay Shankar will not find a place in the Indian world cup squad. Earlier, selection committee chairman MSK Prasad had said that Vijay Shankar was part of the Indian team’s strategy for the World Cup.
“Vijay Shankar improved his batting and Rishabh Pant played well too but I don’t think Shankar will go to the World Cup,”
Vijay Shankar played well against New Zealand in the recently concluded series. He was the second highest run-getter for India in the T20 series. He scored 84 runs in three matches. In the final and deciding match of the series, he played a wonderful knock of 43 runs but could not win team India the match. He also scored 45 runs in the third match of the one-day series against New Zealand.
Ganguly acknowledged that Shankar has improved his batting and Rishabh Pant has also shown some remarkable performances. He said that it was a good decision to give a chance to Vijay Shankar, Khalil Ahmed and Rishabh Pant in the limited overs format. He said that when given the opportunities, the strength of the new players and their weaknesses is revealed. If you do not give chance to new players then how will they know whether they can play under pressure or not? It was in the interest of India to find out about their potential by giving such players an opportunity he concluded. The experiment for the upcoming World Cup doesn’t end just here. The team will be facing the opponents from down under in just a few weeks.