India announced the team for the T20 and ODI matches against the West Indies on Thursday. The selectors have once again given a chance to Rishabh Pant, who has been struggling for a long time, by not giving a place to the wicketkeeper-batsman who performed brilliantly in domestic cricket this year. Questions about Pant’s wicketkeeping ability, which are not able to show anything special with the bat, have started to be raised recently. The decision to give Pant a place in the team, which was disappointing even on the Bangladesh tour, and the decision to keep Sanju Samson out again, is not digestive even with the fans.
India announced the team for the T20 and ODI matches against the West Indies on Thursday.
Cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle and Ayaz Memon also expressed surprise over the decision on Twitter. At the same time, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor expressed disappointment over Sanju not being selected. Harsha wrote, “It will be difficult for Sanju but I think he feels that he should play instead of just traveling.” Rishabh Pant has been trusted but the team will expect more from him. At the same time, Ayaz Memon tweeted, it is a strange decision not to choose Sanju Samson in the team for the India vs West Indies tour. Hopefully it will not affect their morale. Excluding Sanju means that Pant will not have to compete with him. But it also means that Pant will have to perform well without delay.