Following BCCI’s announcement of Indian squads for upcoming tours and their exclusion from the squad, some Indian cricketers – Prithvi Shaw, Nitish Rana, Umesh Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi posted obscure messages on social media on Monday.
The BCCI announced the squads for India’s upcoming tour of New Zealand and Bangladesh on Monday. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has selected the squads for the upcoming bilateral series.
The article released by BCCI’s official website reads
“Team India will play three T20Is and three ODIs in New Zealand in November. The three-match T20I series starts in Wellington on November 18 while the three-match ODI series starts in Auckland on November 25“
“India will tour Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests. The first ODI of the series will be played on December 4, while the next two ODIs will be played on December 7 and December 10 respectively. The two-match Test series will begin on December 14 and the second Test will begin on December 22.“
Prithvi Shaw wrote in his IG story with a picture of Sai Baba, “Hope you watch everything Sai Baba.” Prithvi Shaw (batter) has played well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with a score of 285 runs at an average of 47.50.
Meanwhile, Nitish Rana, the third highest run-scorer at present, was also omitted in the 2022-23 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with a score of 307 runs in seven matches at an average of 51.16. The cricketer posted a picture that read, “HOPE – hang in there, the pain will end.”
However, Umesh Yadav is only selected for the Bangladesh Test series, but the cricketer seems disappointed with the team’s announcement as he went on to post an IG story with a picture that read: “Maybe you can fool me but God sees you care. “
While Ravi Bishnoi wrote, “Comeback is always stronger than a setback.” Bishnoi had been a regular in the T20I setup and was also among the standby players for the T20 World Cup but his exclusion from all teams was unexpected.
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Comeback is always stronger than setback
— Ravi Bishnoi (@bishnoi0056) 31 October 2022
When asked about the exclusion of Prithvi Shaw, Chief Selector Sharma sure Shaw is on the right track and will get his chances soon. Chief Selector Sharma said,
“We are basically looking for Prithvi. We are in constant contact with him. He feels good. There is nothing wrong with him at all. The thing is, we have to see if the guys who are already playing and performing get their chances. Prithvi will definitely get his chance as he bats. Voters are in constant contact with him. Whenever we are there in games we talk to him, and he will get his chances very soon.”
Indian squads for upcoming tours
India Squad for New Zealand T20I: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik
India Squad for New Zealand ODI: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik
India squad for Bangladesh ODI: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur , Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal
India squad for Bangladesh Tests: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur , Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav
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