Mumbai: Former pacer Karsan Ghavri feels that a "proper and balanced" Indian crew has been picked for the ICC global Cup, however in the identical vein opined that Rishabh Pant must additionally have made it to the squad.

playing the devil's endorse, the sixty eight-12 months-old Ghavri stated that Pant would possibly have lost out his spot as the second wicket-keeper within the squad to Dinesh Karthik because of the latter's superior 'maintaining competencies'.

"consistent with me it's a superb and nicely-balanced group, but I assume Rishabh Pant must have observed an area.


"The selectors, and loads of humans, think in his wicket-preserving skills he is not any in shape to Dinesh Karthik. Wicket-maintaining is (also) critical," Ghavri instructed PTI Tuesday.

"however he could have been a splendid gain because Rishabh Pant, consistent with me, is a far better batsman.

"he is a fit-winner and he can win you a healthy on his own. However whatever the selectors and the captain have concept, I (nonetheless) assume they have got picked the exceptional team," said the former left-arm pacer who opened the attack for India with the legendary Kapil Dev and changed into a member of the 1979 international Cup squad.

the second wicketkeeper's spot, with MS Dhoni conserving his spot because the crew's No. 1 stumper, became a bone of contention in the choice of the squad for the marquee occasion starting in England and Wales on 30 may additionally.

The 33-12 months-antique Karthik's revel in of 91 ODIs gave him the edge over the 21-yr-old Pant, in step with the five -member selection panel headed by way of MSK Prasad.

Ghavri felt Ambati Rayadu should have are available location of Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, but also mentioned that the latter's all-round capability has labored in his favour.

"instead of Vijay Shankar they have to have picked Ambati Rayadu, because he's a more experienced participant and he has come a protracted and difficult way.

"The benefit with Shankar is that he is a batsman who can bowl too. This group, just like the one in 1983, had 4-five all -rounders who can chip in with bat and ball and in fielding.

"i am now not criticising Vijay's selection. He's a software cricketer," brought Ghavri.

Former chairman of selectors Chandu Borde said now there are 3-four stumpers in the squad.

"Now in the team there are three or four wicket- keepers and batsmen – one is (MS) Dhoni, 2d is Karthik, (KL) Rahul can keep and (Kedar) Jadhav also can maintain and it's far a luxury as a long way as wicket-keeper-batsmen are concerned," Borde quipped.

Borde counseled the disillusioned Pant not to give up, announcing he has a shiny future.

"He ought to not (surrender) and has a bright destiny. I'm certain he could be within the crew quickly, earlier than what we (people) anticipate," delivered Borde, who is living in Pune.