<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Gautam Gambhir and Chetehwar Pujara should have been selected for Champions Trophy: Dilip Vengsarakar" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130505111422.jpg" title="Gautam Gambhir and Chetehwar Pujara should have been selected for Champions Trophy: Dilip Vengsarakar" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Dilip Vengsarkar (above) also felt that Praveen Kumar should have been in the team as his experience would have counted © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: May 5, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former chairman of the selection committee <a href="/tags/Dilip-Vengsarkar/post" target="_blank">Dilip Vengsarkar</a> questioned the logic behind axing of <a href="/tags/Cheteshwar-Pujara/post" target="_blank">Cheteshwar Pujara</a> and <a href="/tags/Gautam-Gambhir/post" target="_blank">Gautam Gambhir</a> from the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Gautam-Gambhir-Yuvraj-Singh-dropped-India-announce-Champions-Trophy-squad/25988" target="_blank">15-member squad for the Champions Trophy</a>.<br /> <br /> "This team defies logic. The team should have youth and experience. The 50-over format is a full-innings match. A player like Gambhir is a must while a Cheteshwar Pujara is an ideal for the No 3 slot. He could hold one end up. For English conditions, even Yuvraj should have been there in the team," Vengsarkar was quoted as saying by <em>Times of India</em>.<br /> <br /> He spoke about the inexperience in the bowling department also.<br /> <br /> "Ishant [Sharma] and Bhuvneshwar [Kumar] are in good form and they are going to do well there. But Vinay Kumar, Irfan [Pathan] and Umesh [Yadav] will have to prove themselves. Their presence is a weak link in the team," said Vengsarkar.<br /> <br /> The former Indian skipper asserted that <a href="/tags/Praveen-Kumar/post" target="_blank">Praveen Kumar</a> should have been in the team as his experience will count.<br /> <br /> "Our ODI team has been found wanting in the last 20 overs. We need to overcome this shortcoming," he added.<br /> <br /> However, <a href="/tags/Kiran-More/post" target="_blank">Kiran More</a> felt that it was worthwhile selection.<br /> <br /> "All the youngsters have been around for a while and some of them are in good form in recent days. I somehow don't mind a team like this," former chairman of selection committee More said.