Srikkanth Slams BCCI for ‘Favoritism’ in T20 World Cup Squad Selection, Gaikwad’s Exclusion Questioned

Krishnamachari Srikkanth, former Indian cricketer and commentator, has criticized the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for what he perceives as favoritism in the selection of India’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Srikkanth expressed his frustration in a video on his YouTube channel, where he questioned the exclusion of Ruturaj Gaikwad from the squad.

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Gaikwad’s exclusion comes despite his impressive performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. The Chennai Super Kings captain has been in exceptional form, leading the Orange Cap race with 509 runs in 10 matches, including a century and four half-centuries.

Srikanth slammed the selectors

“Shubman Gill is totally out of form, but why he’s selected in the team. There’s no doubt that Ruturaj Gaikwad deserves a place. He scored more than 500 runs in 17 innings. Also, he scored a century against Australia. Shubman Gill is selectors’ delight. He gets a chance even if he fails. He finds a place even if he fails in Test, ODIs, and T20s. There’s too much of favoritism in selection. The team selection is all about favoritism,” Srikkanth stated.

Srikkanth also criticized the inclusion of Shubman Gill, who has been named in the reserves list despite a lack of form compared to Gaikwad. He questioned the selection committee’s decision-making process, suggesting that certain players are favored over others.

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The former cricketer’s comments highlight the ongoing debate surrounding the selection of India’s T20 World Cup squad, with fans and experts alike expressing mixed opinions on the final lineup. Despite the criticism, the BCCI has defended its selections, stating that the chosen players represent the best possible team for the tournament.

Gaikwad, who has been a standout performer in the IPL, will now have to wait for another opportunity to represent India at the international level, while Gill’s inclusion in the reserves keeps him in contention for a spot in the playing XI if needed.

Srikkanth’s remarks have sparked a discussion among cricket enthusiasts, with many agreeing with his views on the selection process. However, others have defended the BCCI’s decisions, citing the complexities of team selection and the need to balance form and experience in the squad.

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Krishnamachari Srikkanth, former Indian cricketer and commentator, has criticized the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for what he perceives as favoritism in the selection of India's squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Srikkanth expressed his frustration in a video on his YouTube channel, where he questioned the exclusion of Ruturaj Gaikwad from the squad.

Gaikwad's exclusion comes despite his impressive performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. The Chennai Super Kings captain has been in exceptional form, leading the Orange Cap race with 509 runs in 10 matches, including a century and four half-centuries.

Srikanth slammed the selectors

"Shubman Gill is totally out of form, but why he's selected in the team. There's no doubt that Ruturaj Gaikwad deserves a place. He scored more than 500 runs in 17 innings. Also, he scored a century against Australia. Shubman Gill is selectors' delight. He gets a chance even if he fails. He finds a place even if he fails in Test, ODIs, and T20s. There's too much of favoritism in selection. The team selection is all about favoritism," Srikkanth stated.

Srikkanth also criticized the inclusion of Shubman Gill, who has been named in the reserves list despite a lack of form compared to Gaikwad. He questioned the selection committee's decision-making process, suggesting that certain players are favored over others.

The former cricketer's comments highlight the ongoing debate surrounding the selection of India's T20 World Cup squad, with fans and experts alike expressing mixed opinions on the final lineup. Despite the criticism, the BCCI has defended its selections, stating that the chosen players represent the best possible team for the tournament.

Gaikwad, who has been a standout performer in the IPL, will now have to wait for another opportunity to represent India at the international level, while Gill's inclusion in the reserves keeps him in contention for a spot in the playing XI if needed.

Srikkanth's remarks have sparked a discussion among cricket enthusiasts, with many agreeing with his views on the selection process. However, others have defended the BCCI's decisions, citing the complexities of team selection and the need to balance form and experience in the squad.

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