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Why Mayank Agarwal now?

Experts, fans and the media are offering diverse reaction to this startling 3-dimensional Vijay Shankar's replacement By Francis Adams Mayank Agarwal's dramatic inclusion into the World Cup team has delighted as well as shocked cricket pundits, fans and the media. Pic courtesy: flickr.com Mayank Agarwal, who hasn't played a single One Day International for Team India is on his way to join the World Cup squad instead of traveling to the Caribbean along with his India A teammates. The Karnataka batsman, who wasn't even among the standbys for the CWC2019, has suddenly been propelled into limited overs cricket's marquee championship. This has triggered mixed and varied responses from fans, media and the experts as this decision defies every criterion that the Board of Contol of Cricket in India (BCCI), selectors and the team management had agreed upon. The criterion:  1. Performance in the IPL will not serve as benchmark for selection into th