Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik lashed out at the selectors for the omission of Baba Indrajith from the South Zone team in the Duleep Trophy. He said that he does not understand the selection committee’s decision and questioned his rebuff.
The Duleep Trophy is set to return as teams from six zones will participate in the tournament. The domestic tournament will take place from June 28 to July 16. The templates for the domestic tournament have already been announced and upon arrival in the South Zone there were quite a few players missing.
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The Southern Zone Associations selected a 15-man squad and Hanuma Vihari has been named as the team’s patron. The team has some quality names in the side such as Mayank Agarwal, KS Bharat, Ricky Bhui, Sai Sudharshan, Washington Sundar, R Samarth, Tilak Varma and others.
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But two key players missing from the team were Baba Indrajith along with all-rounder Vijay Shankar. The two have been prolific racers on the domestic circuit and their snub was something that did not go down well with many.
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Talking about Baba Indrajith, he has been among the best batsmen who have ever played FC cricket in India. The right-hander has been scoring runs consistently, as he has scored 4,511 runs in 66 games at a staggering average of 51.85. He has also crushed 14 hundreds and 23 half centuries.
The omission of Baba Indrajith from the team did not go down well with Dinesh Karthik, who questioned the selectors over their slight. Taking to his Twitter account, he commented:
“I don’t understand the selection committee these days. Baba Indrajith plays for Rest of India against MP in the first week of March 2023. There have been no first-class matches after that, but he is not listed for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy. Can someone tell me why?”
I do NOT understand the selection committee these days
BABA INDRAJITH plays for Rest of India against MP in the first week of March 2023.
There hasn’t been any post of first category matches, but it doesn’t figure for ZONA SUR in the duleep trophy.
can someone tell me why?#bcci
—DK (@DineshKarthik) June 14, 2023
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Duleep Trophy 2023: South Zone Team for the Duleep Trophy
Here is the South Zone roster for the 2023 Duleep Trophy:
Hanuma Vihari (c), Mayank Agarwal (vc), KS Bharat (week), Ricky Bhui (week), Sai Sudharshan, Washington Sundar, R Samarth, Tilak Varma, Sachin Baby, Sai Kishore, V Kaverappa, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, KV Sasikanth, Darshan Missal
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