Once again Indian selectors proved themselves joker in selecting the ODI team for South Africa Tour and World Cup probables. I think these selectors often ignore deserving players who deserves to be in team on the basis of performances. First of all we look at ODI Squad for
and then we look at 30 World Cup probables. South Africa
ODI and T20I Squad for
Selectors dropped M.Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Saurabh Tiwary from this team. I must say Ravindra Jadeja and M.Vijay don't deserve place in this team hence their non-inclusion is correct but on what basis selectors dropped Saurabh Tiwary. Tiwary is good hard-hitting batsman with good head on his shoulder and this guy had performed well in whatever limited opportunities he got. Remember his partnership with Yusuf Pathan at Bengaluru in last series against
30 World Cup Probables:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C / WK), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, S Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Wriddhimaan Saha, Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla, Cheteshwar Pujara, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar.
Rahul Dravid who captained
I think selectors have to pick players who are performing well and deserves a place in the team because they are selecting team for the country and not for the state or zone.