ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: CoA to review India's campaign with Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri following semi-final exit

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) will review India's World Cup performance with skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri as well as a roadmap for the next year's World Twenty20.

Press Trust of India, Jul 12, 2019 14:24:44 IST

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will review India's World Cup performance in a meeting with skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri and the focus is likely to be on selections made for the big event.

The CoA members led by chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge will also have discussions with chairman of selectors MSK Prasad on a roadmap for India for next year's T20 World Cup in Australia.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: CoA to review Indias campaign with Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri following semi-final exit

It is learnt that there will be few questions asked of Shastri, Kohli and the selection committee chief. Reuters

"We will certainly have a review meeting once the coach and the captain are back from their breaks. I will not put a date and time but we will speak to them. Also we will speak to selection committee head on road ahead," Rai told PTI from Singapore.

Virat Kohli and his men will be boarding the flight to Mumbai on Sunday after losing a rain-hit two-day semifinal to underdogs New Zealand by 18 runs on Wednesday.

The CoA chief refused to divulge any further details on the review meeting.

"India's campaign has just ended. How, when and where are not the questions that I will be able to tell you now," Rai said.

However, it is learnt that there will be few questions asked of Shastri, Kohli and the selection committee chief.

It is expected that Ambati Rayudu's handling is likely to come up during the review.

The team management might be asked as to why he was persisted till the final series, at home against Australia, before the World Cup if the selectors were not convinced about him being a certainty for the number four slot.

Rayudu was named a reserve in the World Cup-bound team but wasn't called even after injury setbacks, something that prompted him to retire from all cricket.

The second issue on the table is likely to be the presence of three wicketkeepers in the side, especially Dinesh Karthik, who has not performed in ODI cricket for a long time and had a wretched IPL.

Karthik, veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the fast-rising Rishabh Pant were all part of the playing XIs in various matches during the World Cup.

Third point of contention could be Dhoni's batting position in the semifinal loss in Manchester.

The team management is likely to be asked as to why Dhoni was sent at number seven after the team had been reduced to 5/3 in a chase of 240. It has been learnt that batting coach Sanjay Bangar was the one who decided on Dhoni's slot and Shastri might be asked to give his view on the decision.

While the current five-member selection panel will continue till the BCCI AGM, it is expected that chairman of selectors Prasad will be asked to be more assertive in selection meetings.

It is learnt that fellow selectors Sarandeep Singh and Devang Gandhi have not been giving enough inputs during selection meetings.

"Agreed that none of them have the stature of a Dilip Vengsarkar but together they can still hold their ground on cricketing logic. Neither Sarandeep nor Devang offer any tangible inputs.

"MSK got some respite once Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda re-joined," a senior BCCI source said.

In fact, Sarandeep's presence in India net sessions in the national kit had raised a few eyebrows but did not lead to any major controversy.

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Updated Date: Jul 12, 2019 14:24:44 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254