Pant left out, India pick Karthik and Rahul for World Cup


Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper’s spot in India’s World Cup squad on Mon and all arounder Vijay Ravi Shankar additionally created the cut.There wasn’t abundant suspense hanging over chief selector M.S.K Prasad’s group discussion to announce a 15-member squad diode by Virat Kohli as most of the players picked themselves.With Mahendra Singh Dhoni the undisputed first-choice wicketkeeper, the selectors most well-liked Karthik’s expertise to the raw aggression of 21-year-old Pant.“We felt Rishabh Pant or DK can inherit the enjoying XI provided that Mahi (Dhoni) is separated,” Prasad told reporters, expression Karthik’s superior keeping and name as a “finisher” tight it for the 33-year-old.“In crunch matches, UN agency may be the simplest guy who will handle the pressure? For that reason, the choice went in favour of Dinesh Karthik. Otherwise Pant is stuffed with talent, there’ll be time for him. It’s unfortunate for him that he skipped over.”There were additionally speculation regarding UN agency Asian country choose as their variety four batter and Ravi Shankar pipped Rayudu.“What Vijay Ravi Shankar offers is 3 dimensional,” Prasad aforementioned.“Apart from his batting, he will bowl and he’s an amazing fielder…We are viewing him as variety four. we’ve got Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav additionally, therefore we’ve got lots of choices at variety four right away.”Lokesh Rahul created the squad as a back-up opener, however may additionally bat at variety four, Prasad aforementioned.The World Cup in European country and Wales starts on might thirty.Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Vijay Ravi Shankar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami