[caption id="attachment_814046" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-814046" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ajinkya-Rahane-PTI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="314" /> Ajinkya Rahane last featured in a one-day international against South Africa in Centurion last year. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajinkya-rahane/">Ajinkya Rahane</a> last featured in a one-day international against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a> in Centurion last year and former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dilip-vengsarkar/">Dilip Vengsarkar</a> reckons that the think tank are doing grave injustice to India s Test vice-captain and feels he should have been picked for the ongoing five-match ODI <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> series. The series stands 2-2 with the decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-cricket-news-ajinkya-rahane-wants-consistent-chances-in-limited-overs-cricket-808126">Ajinkya Rahane wants consistent run in limited-overs cricket</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> I feel by ignoring talented and experienced Ajinkya, the Indian think tank is doing grave injustice to him. He is a proven batsman in the English conditions and an outstanding fielder too, Vengsakar, a former chairman of selectors, told <em>Mumbai Mirror</em> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>The No. 4 slot has been thrown open since the failures of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ambati-rayudu/">Ambati Rayudu</a> and Vengsakar believes that Rahane would be the apt choice for the position. He (Ajinkya) will give the middle order the much-needed solidity besides the option as an opening batsman too as he has the experience of opening and also batting at No 4, he has felt. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/kuldeep-yadav-has-been-bowling-well-but-ravichandran-ashwin-is-still-the-best-muttiah-muralitharan-801657">Kuldeep has been bowling well, but Ashwin is still the best: Muralitharan</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>According to Vengsarkar, Rahane has the ability to take on the bowlers and can be entrusted with the responsibility to build an innings. <p></p> <p></p> Mind you, it s not a Twenty20 tournament but the 50-over World Cup where building a team total will decide the fate of the teams. We need a total of at least 280 in every game, he said. <p></p> <p></p>He also feels that the exclusions of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-ashwin/">Ravichandran Ashwin</a> has been unfortunate. They have decided on <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kuldeep-yadav/">Kuldeep Yadav</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuzvendra-chahal/">Yuzvendra Chahal</a> as spinners. That rules out R Ashwin completely. I feel it is unfortunate because he is a class spinner and he will be more than handy in the English conditions. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2nd-odi-yuzvendra-chahal-and-i-havent-pipped-anyone-kuldeep-yadav-on-shutting-the-door-on-r-ashwin-and-ravindra-jadeja-810587">Chahal and I haven't pipped anyone: Kuldeep on shutting the door on Ashwin, Jadeja</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>When asked about the performance of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/msk-prasad/">MSK Prasad</a>-led selection committee, Vengsakar believes the panel have done well so far.