MS Dhoni, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was excluded from the T20 squads for the series against West Indies and Australia.
He was ‘dropped’ from the T20 squad to give a chance to youngsters as the selectors felt that he would anyway be not taking part in the ICC World T20 in 2020.
Chief selector MSK Prasad said “He [Dhoni] is not going to play the six T20Is [West Indies and Australia] because we are looking at the second keeper’s slot. So I think we will retain Rishabh [Pant] and Dinesh Karthik. So they will be getting a chance to keep and bat.
He further added that “The selectors before selection meeting had informed Dhoni through the team management that time has come to move on and give a chance to a younger player in the shortest format. Everyone knows that Dhoni might not carry on till 2020 T20 World Cup. Selectors felt the Indian board should start looking for Dhoni’s replacement from now on.”