The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer missed first few matches due to an injury but made a strong comeback and in just nine matches, he picked 19 wickets.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins on May 30 in England.
Speaking to IANS, Shankar said that even when he was down and out, it was the SRH management which backed him and helped him come back strongly, so his focus is the IPL.
Interestingly, in Gambhir’s predicted squad senior off-spinner and Test specialist Ravi Ashwin, who last played an ODI in 2017, finds a place as well.
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Before the World Cup, which kicks off on May 30, India have five ODIs against Australia at their disposal to settle for the final combination.
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