BCCI Announce Squad For Australia, New Zealand ODI, T20I: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 16-man squad for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) against Australia and T20Is against New Zealand on Monday. The highlight certainly was the call-up of MS Dhoni for T20Is and also ODIs. Yet, what baffled the social sphere was the KL Rahul pick. He has not been among the runs in red ball cricket as well and hence his inclusion in the squad despite his woeful form so far has drawn criticisms from the followers. Twitterverse is questioning BCCI and the management over his selection.
The batsman has displayed sluggish performances in the test series against Australia, where India is currently tied with the hosts at one-all. Averaging an appalling 12 in two Tests, Rahul just managed to knock 48 runs in the four innings of the two tests so far.
Here’s how the fans reacted at the inclusion of out-of-form KL Rahul:
India’s squad for T20I series against New Zealand: Virat(Capt), Rohit (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed
India’s squad for ODI series against Australia and New Zealand: Virat (Capt), Rohit (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar, Rayudu, DK, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami