Sunil Gavaskar expressed his astonishment at India's decision to exclude R Ashwin from the playing XI in the first Test Vs West Indies, with Ajinkya Rahane stating that it has been done to warrant Ravindra Jadeja as the single spinner and Hanuma Vihari as the sixth batsman.
Earlier, India's legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had criticized the selection committee led by MSK Prasad for being "lame ducks". He also questioned as to why Virat Kohli's captaincy hasn't been reviewed.
England defeated New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on July 15. Indian legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar picked his World Cup Xi, excluding Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni; but selecting the likes of Kane Williamson and Rohit Sharma.
West Indies won the first two editions of the Cricket World Cup -- in 1975 and 1979. Once invincible in both long and short formats, the Caribbeans have lost their aura over the years and are a long-shot to win a major tournament like the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 underway in England and Wales