Indian spin greats stunned by Jadeja, Ashwin's ouster from ODI squad

Indian spin greats stunned by Jadeja, Ashwin's ouster from ODI squad

Indian spin greats stunned by Jadeja, Ashwin's ouster from ODI squad

However, KL Rahul has been left out.

India's premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been ignored again.

While Umesh took fouor for 71 in the fourth ODI against Australia in Bengaluru, Shami conceded 62 runs in that match, which Australia won by 21 runs.

Karthik last played worldwide cricket for India during the 5-match ODI series against West Indies.

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But the Dutch manager believes a tough run of fixtures, and not his players' performances, is to blame for their poor start. We had two strikers in front and you need to make hard decisions in other positions behind the two strikers.

After the ODIs, India and New Zealand will also play a three-match T20I series. "There are so many quality players within the Indian squad and they have been playing so much cricket lately that it's only natural that certain players are rested certain times".

Also missing from the squad is Lokesh Rahul. "When somebody comes into the team, if he comes with a lot of runs, he will come with better confidence and will have a better chance of doing well", he said. His hefty experience and two way contribution make him a suitable prospect for the Indian team who have seen middle over collapses against Australia in the recent games and Jadeja's bat could surely have done better in the situation.

"Ish Sodhi and Tom Bruce will travel with the squad for the ODIs, having been named in the Twenty20 squad".

Squad Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

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