The selectors have been trying a lot of players to select a team for the upcoming ICC tournaments. Many new players are being given the opportunity to play for India and secure a place in the Indian Team. However, a famous name, Krunal Pandya has been absent from Indian team for a long time. Let’s see Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team for World Cup 2023?
The Selectors of Indian Cricket Team announced the squad for the upcoming World Cup 2023. A few cricketers who have been in contention to get the call have been left out from the squad for World Cup. Some players have also got called up that no one had expected. Krunal didn’t get a place in the Indian squad which was announced by BCCI. Many young players have been given the chance in the squad. Even then some deserving players failed to get a place in the Indian Team. Krunal’s exclusion from the squad is quite shocking because he has been a complete all-round package. Fans are not happy with his omission from the squad and want to know Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team for ODI World Cup 2023?
Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team for 2023 ODI World Cup?
Krunal Pandya is not included in the 2023 ODI World Cup squad because there are already two spin all-rounders in the team. Ravindra Jadeja is the regular starter in India playing 11 whereas Axar Patel has also cemented his place in the squad. Therefore, there was no place for Krunal Pandya in the squad.
All-rounder Krunal Pandya has been out of Team India for a long time. The reason behind his absence is Ravindra Jadeja. India already have the best spin all rounder in the form of Jadeja. Both Jadeja and Pandya are left arm bowler all rounders. Jadeja is ahead of Krunal in all three aspects batting ,bowling and fielding. And that’s why he is not even in contention for the selectors.
However, the CSK player has been ruled out of T20 World Cup 2022 and therefore the selectors might have look upon Krunal Pandya as a replacement. However, they decided to go with Axar Patel instead. This happened because Krunal has not played much cricket in the last few months. He also didn’t perform up to his expectations in the IPL.