Cricket’s much-awaited mega-tournament, the ICC Cricket World Cup, is just four months away. All the teams are now ready and their preparations are approaching to the final stage.
There are only a few ODIs left to be played for each team. So these are the moments which will finally decide which players will fly to England.
It is necessary for each team to use this time to fill the gaps left in their plans. India is a great example as they have already filled their gap in the middle-order. On the other hand the top-order of Australia looks highly unsettled.
India is one of the firm favourites to lift the coveted trophy. They are almost assured of booking their place in the final four stages of the tournament. Only a bit of tweaking is required in the batting order. With the time left they can surely find a reliable and consistent performer to fill that gap.
In a vast and cricket-loving country like India, it is very difficult to book your spot in the 15-member World Cup squad. As vice-captain Rohit Sharma said before the first ODI against Australia, this squad isn’t expect to change much. Only a few players will miss the flight to England in May.
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Here we look at the 5 Indian players who will not book their place for the World Cup squad:
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1. Suresh Raina
The left-handed middle order batsman represented India in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. He was crucial when India won the trophy in 2011 and broke the 28-year drought.
However after that his form has deteriorated drastically. He was given ample opportunities to seal his place in the troublesome number 4 spot. But he failed to consolidate his position in the team.
The 32-year-old veteran will not make the squad mostly because of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja’s consistency. Moreover he missed his last chance when he was picked in place of Ambati Rayudu in England tour last year. But unfortunately he failed yet again.