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Ambati Rayudu was controversially dropped from the squad a couple of weeks just before India departed for the 2019 Globe Cup in England

Ambati Rayudu was controversially dropped from the squad just before the 2019 Globe Cup

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ambati Rayudu was deemed to be Virat Kohli-led India’s No. four batsman ahead of their Globe Cup campaign
  • India began its Globe Cup campaign with Vijay Shankar and KL Rahul in the middle-buy
  • India crashed out of the Globe Cup following shedding to New Zealand in the semi-finals

There had been a great deal of discussion close to India’s No.four spot just before the group left for the 2019 Globe Cup in England. The spot was up for grabs for a reasonably extended time period just before the Globe Cup, and several individuals had been experimented with out for the critical place.

For some time just before the tournament, Ambati Rayudu was deemed to be Virat Kohli-led India’s No. four batsman ahead of their Globe Cup campaign. But then really all of a sudden he was controversially dropped from the squad.

Former India batsman Suresh Raina, who not too long ago retired from worldwide cricket along with the former skipper MS Dhoni on August 15, has now stated that if Ambati Rayudu was in the squad for the Globe Cup campaign, India would have won the title.

‘Rayudu was doing work really hard’

“I wished Rayudu to be India’s quantity 4 due to the fact he was doing work really tough, enjoying [for] pretty much one particular and half many years. He carried out definitely effectively and he was not there. I did not love the tour in 2018 due to the fact of the situations the place Rayudu failed his fitness check. It did not truly feel great that I was picked as he failed,” Raina was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

The swashbuckling left-hander more stated, “He was great at quantity 4. If he was aspect of the squad for the Globe Cup, we would have won the tournament. Rayudu was the very best decision and as it truly is the way he plays the game in the CSK. And he was batting definitely effectively in the camp in Chennai,” he additional.

India went into the Globe Cup with no a professional for the No.four spot. Even though India began its campaign with Vijay Shankar and KL Rahul in the middle-buy, Shikhar Dhawan’s damage prompted KL Rahul to be moved to the opener’s place.

The group management incorporated the likes of Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal just before the Males in Blue had been proven the door in the semi-finals of the Globe Cup.

Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina will be noticed enjoying for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020 in the UAE up coming month.

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