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‘Ranji Trophy is a joke’ — Fans dismayed as Unadkat is ignored from India squad for Sri Lanka series

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by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Jaydev Unadkat’s omission from the Indian white-ball squad to tour Sri Lanka has not gone down well with the Twitter community, who have been left wondering at what more the pacer needs to do to earn a national call-up.

A few days after it came to light that the Saurashtrian might never make it to the Indian team again as he was “too old”, Unadkat was ignored from the T20I and ODI team. It further infuriated fans on Twitter, who believed that his performances warranted a selection.

Overall, the bowler has picked up 327 First-Class wickets, 141 List A scalps, and 182 wickets in T20 cricket. He has been the mainstay for Saurashtra over the years, and the continuous cold shoulder has not been taken kindly.

A few others, however, were disappointed that he was not in the Test squad already.

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