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Bengaluru, Nov 10 : The non-inclusion of Sheldon Jackson and Mandeep Singh in India’s T20I squad for the home series against New Zealand and India A squad for the South Africa tour has made veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh unhappy.
The Indian selection committee yesterday had ignored Sheldon and Mandeep’s inclusions in the senior side.
Digging out the numbers of Sheldon in the last two Ranji seasons for Saurashtra, Harbhajan said what more the batsman do better to at least get a chance to play for India A team.
“Ranji season 2018/19 scored 854 and 2019/2020 scored 809 and also Ranji champion that year plus this year current form yet not getting picked even for India A team.can selector tell him what else he need to do to ply for India apart from scoring runs #shame @ShelJackson27,” he tweeted.
Sheldon has been in the form of his life. He has cracked a hat-trick of fifties in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq T20 tournament.
Harbhajan did not stop at Sheldon, he also batted for Mandeep, who has been impressive in 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season, and asked the selectors to watch more domestic matches.
“Another top player not getting his dues @mandeeps12 forget team India not even in India A. Selectors need to see some domestic matches records or else what’s the point having Ranji seasons. Check his stats last domestic season played. Due to corona no cricket in 20/21 #shocking,” he wrote in another tweet.
BCCI, yesterday had named Rohit Sharma as India’s T20I captain and KL Rahul as his deputy. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Harshal Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel were also named in the squad.
Gaikwad and Iyer were blooded for their fantastic show in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.