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Pant, Rayudu, Saini on standby list for ICC World Cup

NEW DELHI: Young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and veteran batsman Ambati Rayudu have been on Wednesday named some of the standbys for India's World Cup squad, reigniting their dashed hopes of creating the commute to the UK in case an harm setback hits the facet.


Speedster Navdeep Saini also discovered a place within the record of three back-u.s.for the mega-event beginning on May 30.

Pant and Rayudu's exclusion from the squad of 15 had created relatively a stir on Monday. While Sunil Gavaskar referred to as Pant's omission sudden, the snub to Rayudu used to be questioned via Gautam Gambhir.

With the ICC removing the practice of letting international locations announce a probables' record sooner than the overall squad, the BCCI also has the choice of including anyone with the exception of those three however it is not likely to happen.

"Just like ICC Champions Trophy, we have three standbys. Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu are the first and second standbys while Saini is the bowler in the list. So if anyone gets injured, as per requirement, one of the three will be going," a senior BCCI legit mentioned.

Rayudu took to Twitter to take a dig at his omission from the squad of 15 on Tuesday.

"Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup," Rayudu wrote on his twitter deal with.

This used to be after chairman of selectors MSK Prasad justified preferring Vijay Shankar over Rayudu, citing the previous's "three-dimensional qualities".

While Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan and Deepak Chahar will likely be travelling with the workforce purely as net bowlers, they may be able to even be drafted in if the management feels so.

"Khaleel, Avesh and Deepak are not designated standbys. In case of bowlers, that possibility is there but when it comes purely to batsmen, it will be either Rishabh or Rayudu," the legit mentioned.

In other trends, there will likely be no Yo-Yo Test for the World Cup-bound players as the IPL is going to end simplest on May 12, only a few days sooner than India head to the UK. India are scheduled to play their opening World Cup match on June 5 in opposition to South Africa in Southampton.

"The players are already in the middle of a gruelling T20 season. Once the IPL ends, they are going to need restoration time.

"It's no longer like that there is a gap between two sequence and you're having a take a look at. If you're tired, the consequences might vary," the legit explained.

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