Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and veteran batsman Ambati Rayudu were named among the standbys for India’s World Cup squad.
“Just like ICC Champions Trophy, we have three standbys. Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu are the first and second standbys while Saini is the bowler in the list. So if anyone gets injured, as per requirement, one of the three will be going,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Wednesday.
Rayudu took to Twitter to take a dig at his omission from the squad of 15 on Tuesday.
“Just ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup,” Rayudu wrote on his twitter handle Tuesday.
This was after the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad justified preferring Vijay Shankar over Rayudu, citing the former’s “three-dimensional qualities”.