India received the just lately concluded three-match ODI sequence towards Australia 2-1, however have their very own set of plans whereas going into the 2019 World Cup, which is simply 4 months away.
The likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu couldn’t carry out as per expectations in Australia. Furthermore, it’s but not identified whether or not Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul can be chosen after their sexist feedback on ‘Koffee With Karan’.
Within the meantime, it has been stories that Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant’s spots have been contemplated for the ICC occasion in England, beginning Might 30.
Each can be enjoying for India ‘A’ within the five-match unofficial One Day sequence towards England Lions in India, set to start from January 23, the identical day when the senior crew additionally begins their New Zealand tour. Rahane will probably be enjoying within the first three matches and can be main the crew.
Pant has additionally been picked to play the final two One Day matches. He has been instructed to bat larger up the order. Furthermore, it was identified that the selectors are in determined want of a correct back-up gamers for the 2019 World Cup.
“Not too long ago, Pant has been informed by the crew administration to bat up the order and get used to the newer ball. If want be, Pant may are available as a reserve prime order batsman. The selectors don’t desire a scenario the place they don’t have a back-up prepared. Anyway, Pant was given relaxation to come back again recent for the limited-overs season,” a supply was quoted as saying within the Occasions of India (TOI).
Pant received’t be enjoying the ODIs in New Zealand however can be again for the three-match T20I sequence, which is scheduled to start from February 6.
In the meantime, Rahane final performed an ODI towards South Africa in Centurion in February 2018. Since then, he has solely been enjoying Take a look at cricket for India.