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KL Rahul’s Inclusion in Australian Tour Test Squad Draws Criticism from Sanjay Manjrekar

KL Rahul India vs Australia Tour 2020

The announcement of the Indian squad for ODIs, tests and T20Is for the Australian Tour has drawn harsh criticism from several veterans as well as fans. Apparently, the fans of Rohit Sharma are disappointed as the legendary opener was left out of the squad due to injury. However, the major disappointment came due to the inclusion of KL Rahul in the Indian test squad.

KL Rahul is in a blistering form in IPL 2020 and is leading an excellent comeback for his side, Kings XI Punjab. Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter to voice his disappointment against the inclusion of KL Rahul in the Indian test squad. Rishabh Pant and Wriddhaman Saha are two other wicket keeper batsmen in the Indian test squad. KL Rahul is the vice captain of the Indian ODI and T20I side while Ajinkya Rahane is the vice captain for the Indian test team in the upcoming tour against Australia.

Sanjay Manjrekar also posted KL Rahul’s statistics from his last 5 test matches against major test playing nations. With a dismal average of 10.7 against Australia in the last five tests, Sanjay Manjrekar felt that Rahul was very lucky to get a recall based on his form in IPL 2020. He also wished KL Rahul good luck in the upcoming tests against Australia.

T20I squad For India’s Tour of Australia: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy

Test squad For India’s Tour of Australia: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj

ODI squad For India’s Tour of Australia: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

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Rishabh Shetty

Rishabh Shetty

Born to Indian American Parents, Rishabh holds a strong connect to the Indian entertainment industry. Though he is glued to American drama, sitcom and web series, his connect with Bollywood and Indian celebrity buzz makes him the best candidate for associate editor, Indian division of Interviewer PR.

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