Ruturaj Gaikwad did not get the chance in the squad of Indian T20i team touring West Indies.
Ruturaj Gaikwad ignored in T20I Squad
“When the selection happens, the discussion is on who is missing rather than who all are there. You have picked three openers – Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal. A noticeable absentee is Ruturaj Gaikwad. You have to feel for him. You expected him to be there but everyone cannot come.”
“There can be a discussion about the decision to pick Kishan, as he hasn’t performed exceptionally well recently in T20Is and the IPL 2023 also wasn’t that good for him, was okay-okay and Ruturaj Gaikwad had a very good one,” he remarked.
Aakash Chopra further added that
“Yashasvi Jaiswal now is the flavor of the month. When he had an IPL season like that, we knew that he is going to do amazing things. He is already part of India’s Test squad,” Chopra added.
“You will see either Ishan Kishan or Yashasvi, one of the two left-handers, opening alongside Shubman Gill. The sort of IPL he had, you want to keep him.”
The right-hander opener Ruturaj Gaikwad is part of the test team touring the West Indies. The test series starts on July 12th. The Indian team had started their practice in West Indies. They are now playing a 2 Day practice match between the squad and local club players.