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World Cup | BCCI CoA Likely To Inquire About Ambati Rayudu's Handling During WC Review With Virat Kohli & Ravi Shastri

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will review India's World Cup performance with skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri
  • It is expected that Ambati Rayudu's handling is likely to come up during the review
  • Rayudu was named a reserve in the World Cup-bound team but wasn't called even after injury setbacks, something that prompted him to retire from all cricket

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will review India's World Cup performance with skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri as well as chart a roadmap for the next year's World Twenty20, as per PTI.

CoA members led by chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge will also have discussions with the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad.

One of the points which will be discussed during the meeting is why was Ambati Rayudu was persisted with till the final series when the team management or the selectors were not convinced that he was the solution for the number four slot?

Rayudu had announced his retirement from International Cricket last week. The 33-year-old was overlooked by the selectors when Team India's 15-member World Cup squad was announced earlier this year. He was once again overlooked when all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the tournament due to a toe injury and Mayank Agarwal was named as a replacement. 

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It seemed that the Andhra batsman was assured of a World Cup berth during his impressive run in 2018 and it appeared that India's middle-order woes have been addressed. However, his 2019 began on a miserable note as he could manage only 24 runs in the two matches against Australia. Rayudu made up for it to some extent in the following series against New Zealand where he amassed 190 runs in five ODI's. He scored a match-winning 90 in the final ODI after India were reduced to 18/4 as they ended up getting to 252. However, a forgettable home series against Australia meant that the veteran batsman 's name was not there in the selection committee's scheme of things for the quadrennial event.

It is expected that Ambati Rayudu's handling is likely to come up during the review.

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(With PTI Inputs)

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