Twitter Reactions: Mayank Agarwal not included in the India’s ODI squad for West Indies tour

Twitter Reactions: Mayank Agarwal not included in the India’s ODI squad for West Indies tour

Mayank was a part of the World Cup squad and his omission has raised many eyebrows.

Mayank Agarwal, cricketing trends
Mayank Agarwal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India’s squads for the three series in the West Indies starting with three T20Is on August 3 were announced on Sunday, 11 days after the team crashed out of the 2019 World Cup. The Chief selector MSK Prasad announced the squads at a press conference in Mumbai and a number of changes were made – especially in the limited-overs squads.

Speculation of regular captain Virat Kohli taking a break from the T20Is and ODIs was buried as he was named as the skipper for all the three formats. India will play three T20Is and as many ODIs before the two-match Test series starts on August 22.

Ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah was rested for the limited-over series though he will join the Test squad. Manish Pandey, who is leading India ‘A’ in the West Indies at the moment, was picked for both the T20Is and ODI squads. Chahar brothers – Rahul and Deepak – made it along with Krunal Pandya while Washington Sundar made a return.

Mayank replaced Vijay Shankar in World Cup squad

However, the selection committee failed to impress many who thought Mayank Agarwal also deserved a call-up in the ODI squad. The 28-year-old batsman from Karnataka was recently picked in India’s World Cup squad in England as a replacement for an injured Vijay Shankar though he did not get a game. The selection sparked controversy as standby batsman Ambati Rayudu was ignored and after being snubbed, he retired from cricket altogether.

Mayank’s selection for the World Cup squad had raised quite a few eyebrows since the man is yet to play for India in an ODI. He was picked for India’s Test squad in Australia last year and played two vital 70-run knocks in both the matches he played. But now, after the man had already featured in an ODI squad and that too at the World Cup, questions are being asked why he was left out.

Mayank has played in 75 List ‘A’ games in which he has amassed 3605 runs at an impressive average of with 12 centuries and 14 half-centuries and looks a decent enough player to be part of the team.

Here’s how Twitter reacted over his omission: