[caption id="attachment_648650" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-648650" alt="Ajinkya Rahane AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Rahane.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ajinkya Rahane AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>A lot of questions have risen over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajinkya-rahane" target="_blank">Ajinkya Rahane s</a> omission for the three-T20I series against Australia. KL Rahul, on the other hand, retains his spot despite not playing a single match in the recently concluded ODI series against the same opposition. In a series that India won 4-1, Rahane scored 4 consecutive fifties. However, Rahane s coach Pravin Amre was vocal about the in-form's exclusion. <p></p> <p></p>Adding more fuel to the fire, former India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sunil-gavaskar" target="_blank">Sunil Gavaskar</a> questioned the CCI selection committee and asked them for a valid proof on dropping Rahane. Against West Indies, Rahane was adjudged Man of the Series for scoring 336 runs at 67.20, including 3 fifties and a century. <p></p> <p></p>Asking for reasons behind Rahane s exclusion, Gavaskar told <i>NDTV</i>, Rahane s omission is not understandable. He just scored four consecutive fifties (in the ODI series) why is he not in the (T20I) team? Now, KL Rahul is a fine batsman. But he did not play a single game in the five one-dayers. So why is he in the (T20I) team and not Rahane who scored four half-centuries. Some reason has to be given by the selection committee to say that Rahul is such a better player than Rahane in the one-day game, in the T20 format. <p></p> <p></p>Amre, too, expressed his disappointment to <i>cricketnext</i>, Ajinkya is a like a soldier who is waiting to serve the country whenever picked. Also, I think he has matured a lot as a player and his statement after the announcement of the squad for the T20I series against Australia shows that he is not insecure of his position in the team. While I am not someone who is in a position to say if it is the right or wrong call by the selectors, what I can say is that he is already preparing for the upcoming series against New Zealand and will look to better the performance he put up against the Aussies. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a> and Australia will clash in the first of the three-T20I series at Ranchi on October 7.