The 15-man Indian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy was announced on Saturday, with Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane the surprise exclusions. Out of the eleven that started the 2011 World Cup final vs Sri Lanka, just 3 have made it to the squad over two years later.
NDTV cricket expert Farokh Engineer was "a little surprised" with the squad. "I would have picked Gautam Gambhir," said Engineer.
"I hope the recent IPL controversies that Gambhir has been involved in have not gone against him. But it's certainly not the end of the road for Gambhir. You can't beat experience and I'm sure his acumen will be useful in the years to come," added Engineer.