The BCCI yesterday announced the team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which is scheduled to be held in England. While players like KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik made it to the cut, Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu missed the bus for to England. The news sent a wave of shock amongst the fans especially because of the fact that Rayudu had been in a good form against West Indies. However, the Hyderabadi batsman was a little out of form during the series in New Zealand.ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.
This cost Rayudu a spot in the World Cup 2019. Post his exclusion, the International Cricket Council out a tweet which looked as if they posed a question over BCCI’s decision. India Team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Announcement Updates: Dinesh Karthik Included, No Place for Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant.
“Highest batting averages for India in ODI cricket (min. 20 innings): 1. @imVkohli – 59.57
Rayudu was excluded from India's @cricketworldcup squad. Do you think he should have made the cut?,” read the tweet by the ICC.
Highest batting averages for India in ODI cricket (min. 20 innings):
1. @imVkohli – 59.57
2. @msdhoni – 50.37
3. @ImRo45 – 47.39
4. @RayuduAmbati – 47.05
5. @sachin_rt – 44.83
— ICC (@ICC) April 15, 2019
The point raised by the ICC went on to become a matter of debate for the netizens as they posted their opinion on the exclusion of the Hyderabadi batsmen.
Average vs Australia, NZ, England, South Africa, Pakistan
Virat - 62
Dhoni - 45
Rohit - 44
Sachin - 43
Rayudu - 39
Hope this helps!
— Saurabh (@imsgshinde2) April 15, 2019
Here’s another one.
Virat - 200+ match
Rohit - 200+ match
Sachin - 400+ match
Dhoni - 300+ match
Rayudu - 50+ ODI
What was the point ???
— Shark🦈 (@imShariqueRizvi) April 15, 2019
Ambati Raydu right now pic.twitter.com/guPCSZEGJb
— Sudhanshu (@agiftby_santa) April 15, 2019
— DIVYANSHU (@MSDivyanshu) April 15, 2019
Here's the India squad for World Cup: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.