Home > News >

Gautam Gambhir’s exclusion from India’s ICC World Twenty20 2014 probables list under scrutiny

Gautam Gambhir has been shockingly left out of India's 30-member probable list for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month
Gautam Gambhir has been shockingly left out of India’s 30-member probable list for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month © Getty Images

New Delhi: Jan 17, 2014

Former India opener and chairman of DDCA selection committee, Chetan Chauhan expressed his “shock and disappointment” at the exclusion of senior opener Gautam Gambhir from the 30-member probables list for the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh.

“I am surprised and shocked that Gautam is not there in the 30-member list. You want to tell me that the guy is so bad that he is not among the top-30 T20 players in the country. I would like to know the logic behind such a selection. Look at his performance for India in T20. If I am not wrong, he is still the highest run-getter for India in this format,” an angry Chauhan told PTI on Saturday.

Gambhir has 932 runs in 37 T20 matches with seven 50s, which is highest among the Indian batsmen followed by Yuvraj Singh (868 runs), Suresh Raina (859 runs) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (772 runs).

Chauhan, a veteran of 40 Test matches and a former national selector feels that one needs to have a clear-cut policy regarding the selection process.

“I am sad to say there has to be a proper policy for selection. While I am happy that our boys Rajat (Bhatia) and Unmukt (Chand) are in the probables, there is no denying that I am deeply hurt by Gautam’s exclusion. This year’s IPL would be crucial and I believe, he will score a lot of runs. He has not done badly in Ranji Trophy,” Chauhan said.

Former India all-rounder and Delhi captain Madan Lal said that Gambhir has had “much better performance than some in that list”.

“It is surprising and disappointing that a player of Gambhir’s calibre has not been included in the 30-member squad. There are lot of players who have not performed like Gambhir and they are still there in that list,” the hero of the 1983 World Cup win said.

DDCA president Sneh Bansal said that he will “informally speak” to the president N Srinivasan about Gambhir’s non-inclusion.

“These are selection matters and I will personally have a word with the BCCI president as to why Gambhir’s name is not there in the list. I am going to Chennai on the 22nd for the Emergent Meeting,” Bansal said.

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Brisbane

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Barbados won by 6 wkts (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Photos

Barbados Tridents vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20 2014

Videos

Arjuna Ranatunga shares his views on U-19 cricket

Jasprit Bumrah: Sachin Tendulkar giving me my debut cap was my most memorable moment with Mumbai Indians

Sachin Tendulkar fans turn Durga Puja pandal into cricket stadium

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Ernie Jones — the man who sent a ball through the beard of WG Grace

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Barbados Tridents Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab KKR vs Dolphins Kolkata Knight Riders

High Court forms selection committees for Rajasthan cricketers

Rohit Sharma ruled out of India-West Indies ODI series

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin

CLT20 2014: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will look to maintain consistency against Chennai Super Kings says George Bailey

Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss surprised at Sunil Narine’s action being reported

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, 1st Semi-Final, CLT20 2014 – Key battles

CLT20 2014: Players who impressed in the league stage

Jasprit Bumrah: Sachin Tendulkar giving me my debut cap was my most memorable moment with Mumbai Indians

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers, Match 19, Highlights

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Why a steady heartbeat is bad for you

Windows 10 Technical Preview now available, here’s how to download it

6 changes that take place in your breasts during pregnancy

Alia Bhatt goofs-up again, unaware of Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan’s resignation!

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to launch in India on October 10

Leaked: Mrunal Jain goes semi nude – view pic!

High Court forms selection committees for Rajasthan cricketers

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, 1st Semi-Final, CLT20 2014 – Key battles

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here