Sourav Ganguly backs Vijay Shankar’s selection in WC squad
The former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly has finally revealed his opinion on India’s squad for the World Cup which is to be held in England from May to July. On April 15, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup tournament.
All eyes were on India’s number four spot, but the chief selector, MSK Prasad surprised everyone by excluding Ambati Rayudu from the squad. He added Vijay Shankar to the World Cup squad and also called him as a ‘three-dimensional player’.
Sourav Ganguly, who is currently working as an advisor of Delhi Capitals in the IPL, said both are good when he was asked to opt between Rayudu and Shankar. He also feels that Vijay Shankar will do his job in England.
“Both are good. The selectors have gone for Vijay Shankar. The debate is over there. We wish him all the luck. Somebody plays and someone misses out. I feel for Ambati Rayudu, but I think Vijay Shankar will do the job,” Ganguly said.
“He is a good cricketer, he can bowl in those conditions. He has earned his place in the squad,” he added.
Vijay Shankar made his international debut against Sri Lanka in 2018. So far, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder has played 9 ODIs and as many T20Is. He impressed a lot with his batting, bowling and fielding. He could play as a number four batsman for India at the World Cup.