Ravi Shastri preferred a 16 men team for the ICC World Cup

India Coach Ravi Shastri preferred a 16 men team for the ICC World Cup-19 in England instead of the 15 men. The Indian coach claimed, England start the tournament as favorites before adding that any team can beat any other on its day in a tournament like the World Cup-19 too

Ravi Shastri had no involvement with team selection

Ravi Shastri talked in a cricket event in Dubai and claimed that Ravi Shastri had no involvement with team selection “I don’t get involved in selection. If we have any opinion, we let the captain known,” Shastri said. “When you only have 15 to pick, there is bound to be someone or the other who misses out, which is very unfortunate. I would have preferred 16 players. We had mentioned to the ICC that in a tournament that long, 16 players makes sense. But the diktat was 15.”

The coach consoled the dropped and advised o dream fo0r something bigger, “They (who missed out) shouldn’t lose heart. It’s a funny game. There could be injuries. So you never know when you could  call up.” Ravi Shastri asserted with the debate about the fourth position on the batting, “Total flexibility (on No. 4 position) depending on conditions, opposition. I would say the top three but after that, you can be very flexible.”

Ravi Shastri preferred a 16 men team for the ICC World Cup
Ravi Shastri preferred a 16 men team for the ICC World Cup

The coach concluded with hope for the best

The coach concludes with hope for the best and asserted the recent statistics too, “If you look at the last five years, the way the Indian team has performed, they have always been in the top two or three. To be in top two or three for five years in a row, No 1 in Tests, again top three in T20 cricket you can’t depend on one player. You have that kind of consistent record, you need a bunch of players performing all the time. Due credit to the team.”

India coach acknowledged the hosts as favorite as well, “England has been the most consistent team over the last two years. They have multi-dimensional players. They have depth in bowling and batting. And they are playing at home. So they would start as favorites.”

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Therefore, India Coach Ravi Shastri preferred a 16 men team for the ICC World Cup-19 in England instead of the 15 men. Hope team India will rescue the trophy again.

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