‘Senior players should’ve moved on after…’: Former player makes a bold statement | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The discussion around the exclusions of Shubman Gill and Rinku Singh from India's T20 World Cup squad is not going to take a backseat with former India player Robin Uthappa expressing his views on the matter.Opener Gill and star batter Rinku did not find a spot in the main squad but barely managed to make the reserve list but Uthappa said youngsters should have been in the squad in place of senior players."I'm gonna catch a lot of flak for this, but I'll take it. I think they should've moved on after the previous World Cup itself," Uthappa said while speaking on JioCinema."I think the youngsters should've played in this World Cup. The senior players have had their go, and these guys are showing true potential. The fact that they've been performing in IPL consistently... a lot...

Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer exclusion from central contracts was chief selector Agarkar’s call: Jay Shah

Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan are seen during a practice session. File | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy The exclusion of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer from the list of centrally-contracted players was a decision that was solely taken by chairman of selectors Ajit Agarkar, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has revealed, asserting that "nobody is indispensable".Kishan and Iyer were left out after failing to show up for domestic engagements despite a directive from the BCCI. While Kishan went on a long break after the end of the ODI World Cup last year and remained unavailable until the IPL, Iyer eventually did feature in a few matches for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy including the semifinal and the final. However, Iyer still found himself at the receiving end after it emerged that he had attended a Kolk...

Jay Shah reveals who made the decision to exclude Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer from central contracts | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The decision to remove Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer from the list of players under central contract was made only by Ajit Agarkar, the chairman of selectors, BCCI secretary Jay Shah disclosed, stating that "nobody is indispensable".After neglecting to appear for domestic engagements in spite of a BCCI mandate, Kishan and Iyer were excluded.Iyer did play for Mumbai in a couple of Ranji Trophy matches, including the semifinal and final, but Kishan took a lengthy vacation following the conclusion of the ODI World Cup and did not return until the IPL.Iyer was still on the receiving end, though, when it came to light that he had gone to a Kolkata Knight Riders camp in Mumbai when his statemates were occupied with a Ranji Trophy match."You can check the constitution. I am just a c...

‘Thank you Ajit Agarkar’: KL Rahul brutally roasted for his 33-ball 29 as Sunrisers Hyderabad floor Lucknow Super Giants | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: On a batting surface at the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad where Sunrisers openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma mercilessly slaughtered Lucknow Super Giants bowlers, KL Rahul was among the visiting's batters, who terribly flopped with the bat.As Rahul's LSG opted to bat, scared that a high-flying Sunrisers might put up a massive total on the board batting first, they shot themselves in the foot, managing a mediocre 165.And even getting to 165 at one stage looked a distant dream as Lucknow found themselves tottering at 66 for 4 in the 12th over.Amid a top-order flop show by LSG batters, Rahul scored a scratchy 33-ball 29 while his opening partner Quinton de Kock fell for 2. No.3 Marcus Stoinis made just three while Krunal Pandya contributed 24 to the total. Skipper Rahul's horr...