Thumb strain all but takes Dhawan out...
After a stupendous outing in IPL’S 2018 edition, Rayudu was a sure-shot choice for the Asia Cup. He looked like Kohli’s first choice for the World Cup squad until the home series against West Indies last October. His patchy form with just half-century to his credit was the reason the five Indian selectors ignored him for the English summer.
He replaced by all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who made his one-day debut only earlier this year versus Australia. Rayudu will be keen to make amends if given the opportunity.
Pant will be included only if skipper Kohli wants an Xfactor to psyche out opponents. His fearless attitude while batting creates fear in the minds of opponents all over the world.